Have you seen PART 1 of Zacuto’s Camera Shootout 2012? If you haven’t go here. If you have, you’re probably eager to find out which camera was which in their scientific and philosophic comparison between the most important up to date small and big digital film cameras. If you’re serious about being a cinematographer you shouldn’t miss this series. It’s free to watch on Zacuto’s page. They just released the second part, continuing an in-depth look at today’s most important tools for cinematography ranging from the Sony F65 down to the iPhone 4S. Just like last year a professional team of cinematographers compared the cameras in a controlled studio environment, later presented the results to filmmakers in the form of a digital cinema projection and eventually made a documentary about the whole thing which gives you a great scope of opinions and thoughts on the matter. This year they added some life to the test by allowing the shooting teams to alter the light setup to perfectly fit each camera’s needs which I think is a very cool approach to show what each camera is really capable of. Because as we know each camera’s strength also depends on what people make out of it. Here’s part 2: LINK Cameras used: Arri Alexa, Canon C300, Canon 7D, Panasonic GH2, Sony F3, Sony F65, iPhone 4S, RED EpicRead more
Zacuto presents its much anticipated Camera Shootout 2012. A both scientific and philosophic comparison between the most important up to date small and big digital film cameras. If you’re serious about being a cinematographer you shouldn’t miss this series. It’s free to watch on Zacuto’s page. Here’s part 1: LINK Excerpt from the site: We’ve got a lot to prove in Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012. Some of it will surprise you, some of it will shock you, and some of it will change the way you work forever. Let’s make this clear: This is not the shootout you’re expecting. Watch last year’s shootout series here. Cameras used: Arri Alexa, Canon C300, Canon 7D, Panasonic GH2, Sony F3, Sony F65, iPhone 4S, RED Epic So what letter was your favorite camera? Have you written down your rankings?Read more
If anything the new Canon 5D mark III has created a lot of debate. Some call it a “massive failure“, others “the best camera you can spend $3,500 on“. What is true? We’ve had a 5D mark III for testing and having worked with HDSLR from the start I’d like to point out the most important plusses and minuses of the camera in this short review.Read more
This is a comparison of image detail between the new Canon 5D mark III, 7D and RED Scarlet-X @4K and @2K This test turned out pretty interesting: When comparing the image detail of Canon 5D mark III to RED Scarlet-X footage @ 2K mode, the 5D mark III matches and almost outperforms the Scarlet-X. (recorded 2K, scaled down to match HD)Read more
It’s Canon 5D mark III time! Here’s a quick comparison between the Canon 5D mark II and mark III at high ISO levels. This was the test setup:Read more
Well, the short answer is: Buy the T3i. Dave Dougdale did this nice comparison video between two cameras that are almost identical in terms of movie recording. One of Dave’s reasons to go for the T3i was the price difference of $100. But I give you a better reason: The price difference is $200.Read more
One of the nice things about Dave Dougdale’s videos over at learningdslrvideo.com is his honest attitude. Dave looks at the stuff from a non professional standpoint and shares his experiences and observations while “learning dslr video”. This time around he compares the video capabilities of the relatively new Canon T3i / 600D with it’s flip out monitor to the older Canon T2i / 550D dslr camera. One of his notes: Very interesting; watch the comparison at the beginning at full screen and then look at the aliasing on my sweatshirt on the left (T3i), why is the T3i worse? The Canon T2i is currently $699 The Canon 60D is currently $999 See Dave’s post on learningdslrvideo.comRead more
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