This began as a 10 point list. It grew… I am huge fan of the 1D C’s image but not the camera itself and especially not the price. The 1D C when it was introduced offered an absolutely lovely image and still does but now the playing field is rapidly changing. Exactly how does the Sony A7S compare on paper to the 1D C?
Already we have 2 affordable 4K interchangeable lens cinema cameras due and we’re only a month into 2014. Red Dalsa created the first 4K cinema cameras and these were first shot with on set in 2006 (The Dalsa Origin – Wikipedia) Since then the rate of progress needed to commercialise such powerful hardware and sell it to consumers for $2000 in the case of the GH4 and $4000 for the Blackmagic Production Camera has been relatively speedy. Quicker than the time taken for full frame DSLRs to break the $2000 price barrier. Red never did succeed in making an affordable …
The €3199 KineRAW MINI is the latest affordable raw cinema camera to be released. Featuring a 4K Super 35mm sensor it is a rival to the Blackmagic Production Camera and an alternative to shooting raw on the 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern. It shoots 2K / 1080p Cinema DNG uncompressed raw internally. Having now spent more time with the camera for the full review (coming soon), I was curious to see how 5D Mark III raw video stacks up against a dedicated cinema camera with a sensor purpose built for video – not stills. With the help of a new …
To learn more about using raw video on the 5D Mark III, get your copy of the EOSHD 5D Mark III Raw Shooter’s Guide here What is the real advantage of installing Magic Lantern for raw video on your Canon DSLR, specifically the powerful full frame 5D Mark III? Is it possible to finally SHOW it? Yes it is. Here is the most in-depth comparison yet between the standard video mode and raw and why the image quality is worth your attention.
When I reviewed the Sony RX100 exactly a year ago it was genuinely novel. The closest image quality yet to a DSLR in a pocket camera. Can the RX100 Mark II improve enough to stay interesting?
Fancy grading yourself? Download my pack of original files from the 5D Mark III and KineRaw S35. The file contains selected Cinema DNG frames and CineForm RAW .Mov clips from both cameras. The Kinefinity KineRaw S35 is the most complete debut camera I’ve ever seen. Packed with features, it simply doesn’t feel like an S35 version 1.0.
Let’s pit the $700 Nikon D5200 against the $3000 Canon 5D Mark III and see which one comes out alive.
Above: the Epic with anamorphic lens In the second and final part of this mini-shootout with the Epic and Blackmagic Cinema Camera, we take a look at the resolution chart.
How does the Blackmagic Cinema Camera compare to an established film industry standard, the Red Epic? Along with ReWo and MBF Filmtechnik in Berlin we decided to find out.
Check out the Blackmagic Cinema Camera versus 5D Mark III footage and blog post at EOSHD here With both cameras around the $3000 with a Canon lens mount, and the DSLR being such a popular choice for video, I thought I’d examine the reasons for buying one or the other. Which should you choose?