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The Great Camera Shootout 2011

The Great Camera Shootout 2011Just like last year, Zakuto produced a camera shootout with the currently available digital cinema camera’s.

The following camera’s (and 35mm film) where tested in a wide range of situations: 35mm Kodak 5213 Film, 35mm Kodak 5219 Film, Arri Alexa, RED ONE M-X, Weisscam HS-2, Phantom Flex, Sony F-35, Sony F3, Panasonic AG-AF100, Canon 7D, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 1D Mark IV and Nikon D7000.

Episode One is available now. It focuses on dynamic range and handling of under exposure and over exposure. I think this series is a very “scientific” approach to comparing these camera’s and really shows, in an as objective manner as possible, what these camera’s can and can’t do.

I don’t think there will be a clear winner, but that doesn’t matter. The point of this series is to show the strengths and weaknesses of the tested camera’s so you know what to watch out for when using them in a production. All these camera’s can, in the right hands, provide beautiful images!


One response to “The Great Camera Shootout 2011”

  1. Too bad they didn’t provide a direct download link such that you could watch it on your HD television…

    Luckily I could use chrome’s developer tools to capture the url send to the vimeo server and perform a wget on that 🙂

    Nice shoutout, I must however agree that the brightness test is a bit strange, you would indeed more likely just expose for the highlights and see how it performs.. You certainly saw the different cameras performing different within the same range..