Fletcher Camera & Lenses' Digital Cinematography Camera Comparison Chart

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Complied with information gathered with numerous conversations with various cinematographers, colorists, colleagues and manufacturers. Please understand this is subjective. This is not a scientific collection of data. We have sincerely tried to collect the accurate information to share with industry and help producers make an educated decision on a camera and format. Please report any discrepancies to tom@fletch.com. It is our sincere goal to have an accurate chart. Updates will be posted. Copyright 2011 Fletcher Camera & Lenses www.fletch.com
Video tourRelease YearImager Imager SizeDiameterLens Mount Base ISO Latitude Frame Rates  Digital Sampling on Media Bit DepthFormatRecord Times Weight Power    Highlights Positives        Notable Credits      Average National Daily Rental WebsiteLikeLast updateName
http://youtu.be/wwke7EpFo8k201123.8 x 13.4mm27.2 mm ØPL80014 Stops.75-120 fps @
1920x1080
for HD-SDI

.75-60 fps ARRIRAW

1920 x 1080

2880 x 1620 (ARRIRAW)
12 BitUncompressed
ARRIRAW

Uncompressed HD-SDI
256 GB Mag
25 min @ 4:4:4

512 GB Mag
50 min @ 4:4:4
21 lb- Uncompressed Workflow popular w/ VFX heavy work

- Production-tested, reliable workflow

- Efficient workflow from Production through to Post
"Five-Year Engagement"
"The Avengers"
"Now"
"Anonymous"
Life of Pi"
$3500
- Alexa Plus
- Codex Recorder with 3 Mags
http://www.codexdigital.com/products/onboard.php 0 2011-11-10 15:14:27ARRI ALEXA & Codex
http://youtu.be/kAB73P1tE2g201123.8 x 13.4mm27.2 mm ØPL w/LDS80014 Stops.75-120 fps @
1920x1080

1920 x 1080

10 Bit

12 Bit


ProRes 4:2:2

ProRes 4:4:4
(2) 32GB
SxS Cards

40 min @ 4:2:2
28 min @ 4:4:4
13.8 lb85w-Low Light Performance

-Wide Latitude

-Cost Effective Workflow

-Bright EVF w/ Overscan Great Color Separation
"Law & Order LA"
"Playboy"
"The Chicago Code"


Numerous National Spots
$1900 Plus
$1500 EV
with
(2) 32G Cards
http://www.arridigital.com/ 0 2011-11-10 15:14:27ARRI ALEXA Plus
200835 x 24mm43 mm ØPL
Canon
100
Still

160
Video
9
Stops
24, 25, 30
1920 x 1080

1920 x 10808 Bit
H.264(1) 16GB Card

49 Min - 4:2:0
1.8 lb-Cost vs Performance

-Compact Size

-Low Light Performance

-Popular for Commercials, Music Video & webisodes
Numerous Regional & National Spots

Numerous Credits as a "C" & "D" camera for Television & Feature Films
$350
w/
(2) 16GB Cards
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_ii 0 2011-06-02 16:42:55Canon 5D
200922.3 x 14.9mm26.8 mm ØPL
Canon
100
Still

160
Video
9
Stops
24, 25, & 30@
1920 x 1080
&
60 @
1280x720
1920 x 10808 Bit
H.264(1) 16GB Card

49 Min - 4:2:0
1.8 lb-Cost vs Performance

-Compact Size

-Low Light Performance

-Popular for Commercials, Music Video & webisodes
NumerousRegional & National Spots

Numerous Credits as a "C" & "D" camera for Television & Feature Films
$250
w/
(2) 16GB Cards
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_7d 0 2011-06-02 16:42:55Canon 7D
http://youtu.be/KP1yyB1Qilw200024.9 x 18.1mm31.1 mm ØPL50015-16
Stops
1-60 fps6K
4K
2K
1920 x 1080
16 Bit (Linear)
Uncompressed3 Perforation
14m48s 1000'

4 Perforation
11m 06s 1000'

Full RGB 4:4:4
25 lb55w-4:4:4 Color Sampling

-Established Workflow

-Widest Available Latitude

-Proven Archival Value
"The Black Dahlia"
"Chicago"
"King's Speech"
"Quantum of Solace"
$1,400
with
Mags
http://www.arri.com/camera/35_mm_film/arricam_studio.html 0 2011-06-02 16:42:55For Comparison - ARRICAM ST
http://youtu.be/0UVI37Bnrhg201017.8 x 13mm20.3 mm ØMicro
4/3"
(MFT)
PL
32010 Stops24, 25, 30 @
1920 x 1080

24, 25, 30 & 60 @
1280 x 720

12-60 fps
1920 x 1080

1280x720
8 Bit
AVCHD (H.264)(2) 32GB SDXC Cards
180 Min @ 4:2:0
5.5 lb12.5w-Cost-Effective Large Imager for Depth of Field

-Uncompressed Audio Highly Accepted Workflow on virtually all platforms
New Camera Check Back Later for Updated List of Credits$350

(2) 32GB SDXC Cards
http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ModelDetail?storeId=11201&catalogId=13051&itemId=473159&catGroupId=112502&surfModel=AG-AF100&displayTab=O 0 2011-06-02 16:37:14Panasonic AF-100
http://youtu.be/koVCPOC66gE20078.8 x 6.6mm11 mm ØB464010
Stops
HPX-2000
24p, 25p, 30p, 60p
1280 x 72010 Bit
AVC-Intra 100(5) 32 GB P2 Cards

200 min - 4:2:2
10 lb43w-HD D-5 quality at Relatively low data & Rental rates

-Record 1080i
Numerous Regional Spots$700
w/ five 16GB Cards
http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ModelDetail?storeId=11201&catalogId=13051&itemId=103537&surfModel=AJ-HPX2000 0 2011-06-06 13:13:36Panasonic HPX-2000
http://youtu.be/0evJEFSIS_020088.8 x 6.6mm11 mm ØB464010
Stops
HPX-2700
1-60 fps
1280 x 72010 Bit
AVC-Intra 100(5) 32 GB P2 Cards

200 min - 4:2:2
10 lb43w-HD D-5 quality at Relatively low data & Rental rates

-Record 1080i

-Popular Slow Motion Camera
Numerous Regional Spots$800
w/ five 16GB Cards
http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ModelDetail?storeId=11201&catalogId=13051&itemId=298737&surfModel=AJ-HPX2700 0 2011-06-02 16:37:14Panasonic HPX-2700
http://youtu.be/Qfrdvri-ua020078.8 x 6.6mm11 mm ØB440010 StopsHPX-3000
24p, 25p, 30p
1920 x 108010 Bit
AVC-Intra 100(5) 32 GB P2 Cards

200 min - 4:2:2
10.5 lb43w-"HD D5" Quality

-Cost vs. Performance

-3700 Offers 4:4:4 Out
Numerous National & Regional Spots$1000
with 2 16GB Cards
Numerous National & Regional Spots
http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ModelDetail?storeId=11201&catalogId=13051&itemId=116556&surfModel=AJ-HPX3000 0 2011-06-06 13:13:36Panasonic HPX-3000
http://youtu.be/OO8oHqUqCcw20088.8 x 6.6mm11 mm ØB440010
Stops
HPX-3700
1-30 fps
1920 x 108010 Bit
AVC-Intra 100(5) 32 GB P2 Cards

200 min - 4:2:2
10.5 lb43w-"HD D5" Quality

-Cost vs. Performance

-3700 Offers 4:4:4 Out
"Doll House"
"Detroit 187"

Numerous National & Regional Spots
$1100
with 2 16GB Cards
Numerous National & Regional Spots
http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ModelDetail?storeId=11201&catalogId=13051&itemId=299732&surfModel=AJ-HPX3700 0 2011-06-06 13:13:36Panasonic HPX-3700
20018.8 x 6.6mm11 mm ØMAKING TEST CHANGE320
Film Rec
9
Stops
4-60 fps960 x 7208 BitDVCPRO HD
DVCPRO
Tape
32 Min @ 4:2:2
16.8 lb36w- Variable Frame Rate

- Industry Workhorse
"Arrested Development"
"Waiting for Superman"
"Borat"
$600http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ModelDetail?storeId=11201&catalogId=13051&itemId=94208&surfModel=AJ-HDC27H 0 2011-06-02 16:37:14Panasonic Varicam
http://youtu.be/pfogNfGkWo4201025.6 x 16mmPL
PV
Nikon
Canon EOS
Hasselblad, Mamiya 645
12001-1617 fps @ 2560x1440

1-2564 fps @ 1920x1080
2560x1440

1920x1080
12-bitUncompressed
RAW
32G Internal RAM
4.5s@2500fps

512G CineMags
1m14s@2500fps
11.7 lb100w- Compact size
- Uncompressed RAW
- 4:4:4 Output
- CineStation Workflow
- 12-bit RAW
NBA
NFL

Numerous National Spots
$5500 with 2 CineMags
(1 TB)

$3000
Camera Only
(32 GB)
http://www.visionresearch.com/Products/High-Speed-Cameras/Phantom-Flex/ 0 2011-06-02 20:43:13Phantom Flex
200925.6 x 25.6mm36 mm ØPL
PV
Nikon Canon
25010
Stops
5-1052 fps
@
1920x1080
2048 x 2048

1920 x 1080
14 Bit
Uncompressed RAW32G Internal RAM
8.9s@1000fps

512G CineMags
3m14s @ 1000fps
12 lb80w-Compact Camera Size

-Uncompressed RAW

-CineStation Workflow Anamorphic Lenses

-14 Bit RAW
"Hurt Locker"
"Max Payne"
"The Spirit"

Numerous
National Spots
$5000 with 2 CineMags
(1 TB)

$2500
Camera Only
(32 GB)
http://www.visionresearch.com/Products/High-Speed-Cameras/Phantom-HDGOLD/ 0 2011-06-02 20:43:13Phantom Gold
201127.7 x 14.6mm31.4 mm ØPL - w/ LDS
PV
Nikon
Canon
80012+
Stops

16-18 with HDRx
1-120 fps @5K
1-150 fps @4K
1-200 fps @3K
1-300 fps @2K
5K
4.5 K
4K
3K
2K 1920x1080
12 Bit
R3DSSD (Solid State Drive)
64GB - 15 min
128GB - 30 min
256GB - 60 min
5K w/ 5:1 Compression @ 4:4:4
5 lb60w-Small - Ideal for 3D HDRx High Dynamic Range

-Touchscreen LCD Established R3D workflow

-EVF with overscan

-12-14bit REDCODE
"Spiderman 4"
"Hobbit"
"Jack the Giant Killer"
"Prometheus"
(Alien Prequel)
$2700
with
(2) 128GB SSD
http://www.red.com/products/epic 0 2011-06-06 13:16:42RED EPiC
200724.4 x 13.7mm27.9 mm ØPL
Nikon
Canon
3209 Stops1-30 fps @ 4K
1-60 fps @3K
1-120 fps @ 2K
4.5 K
4K
3K
2K 1920x1080
16GB Card - 9 min
120GB RAM - 60 min
320GB Drive - 120 min
10 lb75w- Cost vs. Performance

-Established .R3D Workflow on virtually all platforms

"The Book of Eli"
"Knowing"
"The Informant"
"Che"
"District 9"
$800
with (2) 16GB Cards
0 2011-06-02 16:59:57Red One (Original Imager)
201024.4 x 13.7mm27.9 mm ØPL
Nikon
Canon
80012
Stops
1-30 fps @4K
1-60 fps @3K
1-120 fps @2K
4.5 K
4K
3K
2K 1920x1080
12 Bit
R3D16GB Card - 9 min
120GB RAM - 60 min
320GB Drive - 120 min
10 lb75w- Low Light Performance
- Cost vs. Performance

-Established .R3D Workflow on virtually all platforms

"The Social Network"
"Pirates of the Caribbean 4"
"Winter's Bone"
$1200
with (2) 16GB Cards &
RAM Drive
http://www.red.com/store/red-one/product/red-one-s35-mysterium-x 0 2011-06-02 16:42:55Red One MX
20078.8 x 6.6mm11 mm ØB432011
Stops
1-60 fps1920 x 108010 Bit
HDCAM SRHDCAM SR
Tape

50 min @ 4:2:2
50 min @ 4:4:4
24 lb106w-4:4:4 Recording

-Established Workflow

-Popular for Greenscreen
"Speed Racer"
"Public Enemies"


Numerous National & Regional Spots
$2500 with
SRW-1M
& SRPC-1
http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-broadcastcameras/cat-cinealta/product-F23/ 0 2011-06-02 16:37:14Sony F23
http://youtu.be/4PnVjIdoL6M201123.6 x 13.3mm27.1 mm ØSony F3
PL - w/ LDS
80011
Stops
1080
1-30 fps

720
1-60 fps @29.97
1920 x 10808 Bit
on SxS Cards

10 Bit
4:4:4 SLog Coming Soon
XDCAM EX(2) 32GB
SxS Cards

100 Min @ 4:2:0
5.3 lb24w-Small Size Ideal for 3D

-Low Light Performance

-Low Power Consumption

-S Log 4:4:4 HD-SDI Out
New Camera Check Back Later for Updated List of Credits$450 with
(2) 16 GB Cards
http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/product-PMWF3L/ 0 2011-06-06 13:16:42Sony F3
200823.6 x 13.3mm27.1 mm ØPL32012 Stops1-50 fps
@
1920 x 1080
1920 x 108010 Bit

12 Bit Coming with SRMemory
HDCAM SRHDCAM SR
Tape

50 min @ 4:2:2
50 min @ 4:4:4
24 lb106w-4:4:4 Recording

-14 bit A/ D

-Established HDCAM SR or Codex Workflow
"Tron Legacy" (Codex)
"Red Tails"
"Law & Order:
Criminal Intent"
$3250
with SRW-1
& SRPC-1
http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/product-F35/ 0 2011-06-02 20:11:15Sony F35
20008.8 x 6.6mm11 mm ØB43209 stops24, 25, 30p1440 x 10808 BitHDCAMHDCAM
Tape
50 Min @ 3:1:1
12 lb34w-10 yr. Industry Workhorse

-Proven Easy Workflow
"Attacks of the Clones" - Star Wars
"Star Trek: Enterprise" "Once Upon a Time in Mexico"
"Baadasssss!"
$900http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/product-HDWF900R/ 0 2011-06-02 16:37:14Sony HDW-F900
http://youtu.be/c48SgfxqiSs20098.8 x 6.6mm11 mm ØB450010
Stops
1080
1-30fps

720
1-48 fps @ 23.98
1-60 fps @ 29.97
1920 x 1080

1280 x 720
8 Bit
XDCAM EXOptical Disk
95 Min - 4:2:0
9.5 lb44w-Combines the best of a tape and tapeless world

-Low Cost Media

-Native support by Major NLE
"Parks & Recreation"

Mark Burnett Productions
$1,000http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-broadcastcameras/cat-xdcam/product-PDWF800/ 0 2011-06-02 16:37:14Sony PDW-F800
http://youtu.be/j2E7UQuTBss20076.4 x 4.8mm8 mm ØFIXED LENS4007
Stops
1-30fps @1080p

1-60fps @ 720p
1920 x 10808 Bit
XCCAM EXSxS Cards
(2) - 32GB
200 min @ 4:2:0
6.2 lb6.2w-Cost

-1/2" Imager

-Full 1920x 1080

-imager and recording
Numerous Regional Spots$375
w/ two 16GB Cards
http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/product-PMWEX1R/ 0 2011-06-02 16:33:31Sony PMW-EX1
http://youtu.be/NVWp_A6USdY20086.4 x 4.8mm8 mm ØEX Mount

B4
4007
Stops
1-30fps @1080p

1-60fps @ 720p
1920 x 10808 Bit
XDCAM EXSxS Cards
(2) - 32GB
200 min @ 4:2:0
7.9 lb13.5w-Cost vs. Performance

-Size

-Flexibility to mount Professional 2/3" Lenses
Numerous Regional Spots$500
w/ two
16GB Cards
http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-broadcastcameras/cat-xdcam/product-PMWEX3/ 0 2011-06-02 16:33:31Sony PMW-EX3
http://youtu.be/EYR1DJ4fzMU201023.7 x 13.4mm27.1 mm ØB432012 Stops1-50 fps
@
1920 x 1080
1920 x 108010 BitHDCAM SR
Tape

HDCAM SRMemory Coming Soon
HDCAM SR
Tape

50 min @ 4:2:2
50 min @ 4:4:4
14.5 lb-14 bit A/ D

-Low Light Performance

-Easy and Established HDCAM SR Workflow
"Justified"

New Camera Check Back Later for Updated List of Credits
http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/product-SRW9000/ 0 2011-06-02 16:33:31Sony SRW-9000PL
200822.2 x 22.2mm31.4 mm ØPL
PV
Nikon
Canon
32010.5 Stops1-2000 fps
@
1920x1080
2048 x 1536

1920 x 1080
12 Bit
Uncompressed
RAW
Uncompressed RAW32G Internal RAM
12s @ 1000fps

2 TB DigiMags
12m30s @ 1000fps
13.2 lb70w-Simultaneous

-HD-SDI & RAW

-Wireless Interface

-Anamorphic Lenses

-Master Quality HD-SDI Out
"House"
"The Three Musketeers"
"The Lucky One"


Numerous National Spots
$3750 with 1 Digi-Mag
(2 TB)

$3000
Camera Only
32 GB
http://www.weisscam.com/products/hs-2/features.html 0 2011-06-02 16:37:58Weisscam HS-2
20054.8 x 3.6mm6 mm ØFIXED LENS3207 Stops6p, 12p, 18p
20p, 22p, 26p
30p, 32p, 36p
48p, 60p @
720
960 x 720
Using Pixel Shifting
8 BItDVCPro2 32GB P2 Cards
160 min
5.4 lb14w- Cost
- P2 Workflow
- Most Established Tapeless Workflow
- Familiar Camera
Numerous Regional Spots$250 with 2 cards 0 2011-06-03 01:42:32Panasonic HVX-200
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