FIELD GUIDE / CAMERA COMPARISON CHART

7/2017

 

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| model                                        | netto street price [€]      | sensor                                                      | mount      | internal ND                                         | recording format                                               | media                                       | I/O                                              | pro                                                             | con                                                           | comments                                                      |

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| Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera              | 827                         | s16 1.9k                                                    | MFT        | n/a                                                 | HD RAW lossless compressed CinemaDNG 12bit                     | SDHC, SDXC                                  | micro HDMI                                       | similar to 16mm film                                            | no OLPF/aliasing                                              |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | rolling shutter                                             |            |                                                     | HD Prores422HQ10bit 184Mbit/s @25fps                           |                                             |                                                  | Resolve Studio incl.                                            | weak mic amplifier                                            |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | 800 ISO                                                     |            |                                                     | HD Prores422, Prores422LT Prores422proxy                       |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | fixed pattern noise                                           |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | max. fps: 30                                                   |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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| Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera               | 819                         | s16 1.9k                                                    | MFT        | n/a                                                 | HD RAW lossless compressed CinemaDNG 12bit                     | SDHC, SDXC                                  | HDMI                                             | similar to 16mm film                                            | no OLPF/aliasing                                              |                                                               |

|                                              | requires monitor/viewfinder | rolling shutter                                             |            |                                                     | HD Prores422HQ 184Mbit/s @25fps 422 10bit                      |                                             |                                                  | Resolve Studio incl.                                            | fixed pattern noise                                           |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | 800 ISO                                                     |            |                                                     | max. fps: 60                                                   |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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| Panasonic GH5                                | 1619                        | MFT 20MP photo/4k video                                     | MFT        | n/a                                                 | UHD 150 Mbit/s 422 10bit up to 29,97fps (400Mbit/s summer 2017)| dual SD                                     | HDMI                                             | ergonomics                                                      | limited dynamic range and low light capability                |                                                               |

| V-log Upgrade                                |   81                        | rolling shutter                                             |            |                                                     |  HD 100 Mbit/s 422 10bit up to 59,94fps (200Mbit/s summer 2017)|                                             |                                                  | codec's reproduction of noise                                   | vlog sold separately                                          |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | sensor stabilization                                        |            |                                                     |                                                                |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | low bitrates till firmware update mid 2017                    |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | ISO 400                                                     |            |                                                     |                                                                |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | no OLPF                                                       |                                                               |

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| Sony a6300                                   | 797                         | s35 24MP photo/4k video (6k to 4k oversampling)             | E          | n/a                                                 | UHD XAVC-S 100Mbit/s interframeHD mode shows aliasing          | SDHC, SDXC                                  | micro HDMI                                       | 6k to 4k oversampling                                           | slog3 and internal XAVC-S can show artifacts                  | Alister Chapman: USING S-LOG2 AND S-LOG3 WITH THE SONY A6300  |

|                                              |                             | rolling shutter                                             |            |                                                     |                                                                |                                             | sony hot-shoe: xlr mic in                        | autofocus                                                       | if exposed incorrectly                                        |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | 800 ISO                                                     |            |                                                     |                                                                |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | low bitrates                                                  |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     |                                                                |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | very slow rolling shutter                                     |                                                               |

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| Sony a6500                                   | 1176                        | s35 24MP photo/4k video (6k to 4k oversampling)             | E          | n/a                                                 | UHD XAVC-S 100Mbit/s interframeHD mode shows aliasing          | SDHC, SDXC                                  | micro HDMIsony hot-shoe: xlr mic in              | 6k to 4k oversampling                                           | slog3 and internal XAVC-S can show artifacts                  |                                                               |

| (a6300 with sensor stabilisator)             |                             | rolling shutter                                             |            |                                                     |                                                                |                                             |                                                  | autofocus                                                       | if exposed incorrectly                                        |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | 800 ISO                                                     |            |                                                     |                                                                |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | low bitrates                                                  |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | sensor stabilization                                        |            |                                                     |                                                                |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | very slow rolling shutter                                     |                                                               |

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| Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5k                | 1428                        | s16 CMOS                                                    | MFT        | n/a                                                 | 2.5k RAW lossless compressed CinemaDNG 12bit                   | 2.5" SSD                                    | SDI 10bit 422 headphone 2x1/4"audio-in           | film-like image                                                 | aliasing, but less than pocket/micro needs rig or tripod      |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | rolling shutter                                             |            |                                                     | HD Prores422HQ 184Mbit/s @25fps 422 10bit                      |                                             |                                                  | slight oversampling to HD                                       |                                                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | 800 ISO                                                     |            |                                                     | HD Prores422, Prores422LT Prores422proxy                       |                                             |                                                  | Resolve Studio incl.                                            |                                                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | HD DNxHD185x 185Mbit/s @25fps 422 10bit                        |                                             |                                                  | 2.5" SSD media                                                  |                                                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | max. fps: 30                                                   |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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| Blackmagic PC4k EF                           | 2518                        | s35mm UHD                                                   | EF/PL      | n/a                                                 | 4000x2160 RAW lossless compressed CinemaDNG 12bit              | 2.5" SSD                                    | 6G-SDI 10bit 422 headphone 2x1/4" audio-in       | film-like image                                                 | fixed pattern noise                                           |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | global shutter                                              |            |                                                     | UHD&HD Prores422HQ 737&184Mbit/s @25fps 422 10bit              |                                             |                                                  | global shutterResolve Studio incl.2.5" SSD media                | limited dynamic range and low light performance               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | 400 ISO                                                     |            |                                                     | UHD&HD Prores422, Prores422LT Prores422proxy                   |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | needs rig or tripod                                           |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | max. fps: 30                                                   |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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| Sony a7sII                                   | 1179                        | 35FF 4.2k                                                   | E          | n/a                                                 | UHD XAVC-S 24/25fps 8bit 420 100Mbit/s                         | SDHC, SDXC                                  | HDMI                                             | low light performance                                           | rolling shutter                                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | rolling shutter                                             |            |                                                     | HD XAVC-S 24/25fps 8bit 420 50Mbit/s                           |                                             |                                                  | sensor stabilization                                            | low bitrates                                                  |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | 1600 ISO @4k                                                |            |                                                     | max. fps UHD: 30p 60Mbit/s                                     |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | 3200 ISO @HD                                                |            |                                                     | max. fps HD: 120p 60Mbit/s                                     |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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| Sony a7rII                                   | 2217                        | 35FF 42Mpixel s35 crop: 5.2K                                | E          | n/a                                                 | s35 crop mode, full frame readout not clean!                   | SDHC, SDXC                                  | HDMI                                             | high res still fotos                                            | rolling shutter                                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | rolling shutter                                             |            |                                                     | UHD XAVC-S 24/25fps 8bit 420 100Mbit/s                         |                                             |                                                  | sensor stabilization                                            | no slog3                                                      |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | 800 ISO                                                     |            |                                                     | HD XAVC-S 24/25fps 8bit 420 50Mbit/s                           |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | low bitrates                                                  |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | max. fps UHD: 30p 100Mbit/s                                    |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | max. fps HD: 60p 50Mbit/s                                      |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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| DJI OSMO RAW/ZENMUSE X5R                     | 2940                        | MFT 4k                                                      | MFT        | n/a                                                 | 4k RAW up to 30fps 1,7Gb/s (2,4 Gb/s max.)                     |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | rolling shutter                                             |            |                                                     |                                                                |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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| Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k PRO                | 5029                        | s35 4.6k                                                    | EF/PL      | 2, 4, 6 f-stops                                     | 4.6k RAW 12bit lossless compressed cDNG 2,5Gbit/s @24fps 60fps | CFAST                                       | SDI                                              | shoulder camera design                                          | non pro edition: magenta issue (-> AG DOK Camera Test 2016)   |                                                               |

| Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k EF(no NDs, etc.)   | 4081                        | rolling shutter                                             |            |                                                     | (dual card mode)                                               |                                             |                                                  | Resolve Studio incl.                                            | no internal ND                                                |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | 800 ISO                                                     |            |                                                     | 4.6k RAW 3:1 and 4:1 compressed cDNG                           |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | CFast media instead of 2.5" SSD                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | UHD Prores 4444XQ, 4444, 422HQ, 422, LT, Proxy 40 fps          |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | fixed pattern noise                                           |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | HD Prores 4444XQ, 4444, 422HQ, 422, LT, Proxy 60 fps           |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | low light performance                                         |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | max. fps: 120fps @2k&1080p (sensor crop)                       |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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| Sony FS5                                     | 4551                        | s35 3.8k (UHD)                                              | E          | 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 and linear variable ND:1/4 to 1/128 | UHD XAVC-L 30p max. 100Mbit/s 420 8bit                         | 2xSDXC                                      | HDMI2x XLR                                       |                                                                 | low bitrate                                                   |                                                               |

| + RAW upgrade                                |  473                        | rolling,shutter                                             |            |                                                     | HD XAVC-L 60p max. 50Mbit/s 422 10bit                          |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | highly compressed XAVC-L requires too much CPU power to edit  |                                                               |

| + ext. recorder (e.g. here shogun inferno)   | 1049                        | 3200 ISO in Slog3                                           |            |                                                     | HD XAVC-L 25p                                                  |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 | directly                                                      |                                                               |

| =                                            | 6073                        |                                                             |            |                                                     | max. 35Mbit/s 422 10bit                                        |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | max. fps: 240 @HD                                              |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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| Sony FS7                                     | 6580                        | s35 4k                                                      | E          | 1/4, 1/16, 1/64                                     | 4K XAVC-I VBR 23,976p 240Mbit/s                                | XQC                                         |                                                  | shoulder camera design                                          |                                                               | Guides by Sony Expert Alister Chapman: www.xdcam-user.com     |

|                                              |                             | rolling shutter                                             |            |                                                     | 4K XAVC-I VBR 25p 250Mbit/s                                    |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               | ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR CINE EI ON THE SONY PXW-FS7                |

|                                              |                             | 2000 ISO                                                    |            |                                                     | HD XAVC-I 29,97p 112Mbit/s                                     |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | max. fps: 60p @600Mbit/s                                       |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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| Sony FS7 II                                  | 8598                        | s35 4k                                                      | E          | 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 and linear variable ND:1/4 to 1/128 | 4K XAVC-I VBR 23,976p 240Mbit/s                                | XQC                                         |                                                  | shoulder camera design                                          |                                                               | Guides by Sony Expert Alister Chapman: www.xdcam-user.com     |

| (S7 with sensor stabilization & variable ND) |                             | rolling shutter                                             |            |                                                     | 4K XAVC-I VBR 25p 250Mbit/s                                    |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               | ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR CINE EI ON THE SONY PXW-FS7                |

|                                              |                             | 2000 ISO                                                    |            |                                                     | HD XAVC-I 29,97p 112Mbit/s                                     |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | max. fps: 60p @600Mbit/s                                       |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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| Canon C300 II                                | 10399                       | s35 4krolling,shutter                                       | EF         | 2, 4, 6, 8, 10                                      | 4k XF-AVC (H.264 intra) 422 10bit 410Mbit 23,976,24,25 fps     | 2x CFast 2.01x SD                           | dual 3G-SDI4CH audio                             |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             | 800 ISO                                                     |            |                                                     | HD, 2k RGB 444/422 10/12bit intra 110-225Mbit                  |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | max. fps: 100, 119,88, 120fps @ 420Mbit/s                      |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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| Panasonic Varicam LT                         | 14700                       | s35 4k                                                      | EF/PL      | 0.6, 1.2, 1.8 IR cut filter removable               | 4k/UHD/2k/HD AVC-Intra                                         | 1x expressP2 1x SD Card for Proxy/Meta Data | 3G-SDI OUT x3 (SDI OUT 1/ SDI OUT2/VF SDI)4CH    | shoulder camera design                                          |                                                               |                                                               |

| Varicam LT viewfinder                        |  5001                       | rolling shutter                                             | field swap |                                                     | HD Prores 444,422                                              |                                             |                                                  | low light capability                                            |                                                               |                                                               |

|                                              | 19701                       | 800&5000 dual base ISO                                      |            |                                                     | max. fps: 60 (uncropped), 240 (cropped)                        |                                             |                                                  | color science                                                   |                                                               |                                                               |

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|                                              |                             |                                                             |            |                                                     | RAW via SDI firmware update announced                          |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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| Arri Amira incl.                             |                             | s35 2.9K (3.2K UHD)                                         | EF/PL      | 0.6, 1.2, 2.1                                       | 2K, HD (3.2K to UHD internal upscale)                          | 2x CFast 2.0                                | Sensor and color science considered as reference | shoulder camera design                                          |                                                               |                                                               |

| viewfinder                                   |                             | rolling shutter (almost global)                             |            |                                                     | ProRes 4444 XQ                                                 |                                             |                                                  | color science                                                   |                                                               |                                                               |

| standard prores422:                          | 26755                       | 800 ISO native                                              |            |                                                     | ProRes 4444                                                    |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

| advanced prores422HQ:                        | 29831                       |                                                             |            |                                                     | 422 HQ, 422, 422 LT8 or 10 bit 4:2:2 Avid DNxHD                |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

| premium prores4444&2k:                       | 33948                       |                                                             |            |                                                     | max. fps: 200                                                  |                                             |                                                  |                                                                 |                                                               |                                                               |

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