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2012 Camera Comparison Chart for High-End Commercial HD Video Production

Posted by Andrea Keating on May 6, 2011

Are you in the market for a new imaging device? Are you focused on upgrading to a new model or manufacturer but are unsure of how compatible it will be with the digital production technologies and postproduction workflow you use now? Are you concerned that the info you’ve found to compare cameras is unreliably biased? Well, you just hit the broadcast camera information jackpot thanks to Fletcher Camera & Lenses!

Fletcher’s updated the 2011 camera comparison chart with the top 14 most widely used professional HD and High Speed cameras for 2012. The camera comparison chart features the specs on each model’s imager size, lens mount, base ISO, latitude, frame rates, digital sampling on recorded media, bit depth format and recording time, and weight of the camera for the following:

Click on the images to view the 2012 Camera Comparison Chart for 2012 below.

Page 1 features:

  • Alexa Studio
  • Alexa Studio/Plus/EV
  • Sony F65 and SR-RA
  • Sony F35 and SRW1
  • Red Epic
  • Red One MX
  • Sony F3

2012 Camera Comparison Chart

Page 2 features:

  • Canon EOS C300
  • Red Scarlet
  • Canon 7D PL Mount
  • Arricam ST
  • Phantom Flex
  • Phantom HD Gold
  • Weisscam HS-2

2012 and 2011 Camera Comparison Chart Crews Control Blog camera comparison chart

The 2012 Camera Comparison Chart is available for download here.

As with Fletcher’s 2011 Camera Comparison Chart (featured below), the 2012 comparison chart also features expert reviews on each broadcast camera’s best features with notable credits on its use in shooting HD video for film and television.

The 2011 camera comparisons featured the following broadcast camera packages:

  • Arri Models: Arri Alexa Plus and Arricam ST
  • Sony Models: Sony F3, Sony F35 and Sony F23, Sony PDW-F800, Sony PMW-EX1
  • Red Models: Red Epic and Red One MX
  • Panasonic Models: Panasonic AF-100, Panasonic HPX-2000/2700, HPX-3000/3700
  • Canon Models: Canon 5D, Canon 7D

Click on the image to enlarge the full camera comparison chart for 2011 below.

Page 1 features:

  • Arri Alexa Plus
  • Sony F35
  • Red Epic
  • Red One MX
  • Sony F3
  • Panasonic AF-100
  • Canon 5D DSLR
  • Canon 7D DSLR

page 1 camera comparison chart

Page 1 features:

  • Sony F23
  • Panasonic HPX-3000/3700
  • Sony PDW-F800
  • Panasonic HPX-2000/2700
  • Sony PMW-EX3
  • Sony PMW-EX1
  • ArriCAM ST

page 2 camera comparison chart

Download the 2011 the full chart here.

We’re quite impressed with this layout of information and hope you find it useful, too!

Sony also provided us with a snapshot of a side-by-side comparison of their Super35mm Camcorders: the PMW-F3 and the FS100.

Super 35 Sensor Comparison

We’re looking forward to what new cameras, workflow, and gear advancements will be announced at NABShow 2012 by Sony, Red, Arri, Panasonic, and Canon. Stay tuned to CrewsControl Tweets here for updates– no login is required to follow our tweets!

Now that you’ve seen a side-by-side comparison of highlighted positives and specs, which camera best meets the needs of your production? Use the comments below to share which camera package you plan to purchase next.

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