Canon C300 versus Arri Alexa on Game of Thrones

Alexa vs C300

Above: Shane Hurlbut ASC shoots a talking heads promo trailer for HBO’s Game of Thrones with the Canon C300 (right) and Arri Alexa (left)

How is this for a camera test to end them all? Shane Hurlbut was asked to shoot a trailer for Game of Thrones and he took along a couple of C300s to use as C & D cameras to the Alexa A & B. How do they compare?

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Sony F3 – Who would have thought film industry dogma would be worth so much money?


Above: notice zoom rocker switch on camera body

Sony’s F3 is here, a competitor to the Panasonic AF100 in all but price.

The F3 is the reason for the lack of 24p in the NEX-VG10 and Sony’s DSLRs, the F3 is aimed squarely at the film, TV, broadcast and video industry in competition with Arri and RED and features a new Exmor Super35 CMOS. They have saved all the good stuff for this but it comes at a significant price – $28,000 with lenses and $20,000 without. 4 times more than the AF100.

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Sony’s AF100 competitor to cost $50,000?

Jim Jannard can breath a sigh of relief. According to a Japanese sales manager, Sony’s ‘affordable’ S35mm pro video camera will cost in the region of $50,000 – in league with the Arri Alexa.

I should however emphasise that in no way is this the official, confirmed price yet.

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Why the time is right for Fujifilm to produce a digital cinema camera

Right now, 35mm film stock producers Fujifilm are missing a huge opportunity to shape cinema’s future

Band of pirates though they are, RED are a profitable company and right now their only competition comes from some unlikely sources – Arri’s Alexa and Canon’s consumer DSLRs.

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