Dynamic range test – EOS R / X-T3 / Z7 / A7 III / GH5S / who has the best LOG?

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On the Nikon Z7 how much difference does 10bit N-LOG make?

Is there a step up from the Canon EOS R when you record 10bit externally?

How does the Fuji X-T3 compare in F-LOG at 10bit internally?

All the questions and more I set out to answer here…

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DXOMark rates GH4 at 13 stops dynamic range – 1 stop better than 5D Mark III

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DXOMark have tested the raw sensor output of the GH4. Raw stills have 12.8 stop dynamic range vs 11.7 stops on the 5D Mark III, illustrating just how far ahead almost everyone is on sensor performance over Canon.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera tips – ‘overexpose’ it for best results – and interview with John Brawley

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Above: my Blackmagic Cinema camera with ReWo cage – a shootout with the Red Epic is coming soon

BlackmagicUser.net recently did an interview with John Brawley, the cinematographer close to Blackmagic Design and main tester for the cinema camera.

His experience exposing the camera goes along with what I am finding, that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera works best when you ‘expose to the right’.

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Most significant clue so far about Blackmagic Cinema Camera performance

New Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage is in the wild, and this one is downloadable in glorious high bitrate 1080p.

Although it isn’t the original DNG or ProRes rushes it is the closest we’ve come to a representative video yet.

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Sony FS700 – the image quality verdict – incredible 14 stops of dynamic range in AVCHD

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Above: 240fps at 120mph by Bill Totolo shot on the FS700

Adam Wilt over at ProVideoCoalition has done the first really comprehensive look at the Sony FS700’s image quality with a lab test. So far we’ve had field reports but nothing that goes into depth about image quality. How does it perform?

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NEX 5N ‘easter egg’ found to increase video quality

Occasionally you stumble on something completely unexpected.

It’s great when this happens. The 5Ds and 7Ds, workhorses of the DSLR world, have nothing more to give; the lure and mystique of those early days in 2009 have all but vanished. The Sony NEX 5N however is different. A tempting new mistress who has yet to remove her makeup and demand you clean crusty left-over fries from the oven. I’ve only had the camera a few days I am still discovering new things about operating it and optimising the image. Usually the obvious stuff hits you first and then the smaller incidental bits. Well, I thought I’d try out the Sunset picture profile and I’m glad I did.

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