A Look at the Sony FS100's Dynamic Range
Abel Cine continues their helpful camera tests on their blog with an insightful look at the dynamic range of the post-HDSLR Sony FS100 camcorder. They find the camera gets a respectable 11.5 stops, which according to similar tests is the same as the Sony F3 and Canon DSLRs like the 5D Mark II. They also look at the different CinemaTone settings, which are the customizable knee settings in the FS100. Along with pro audio inputs and interchangeable lens mounts, these settings help separate it from its cheaper HDSLR brethren:
Before anyone comments, “why would I pay $5k for the FS100 when I can get a [insert DSLR here] for less than $1k,” yes, it’s true: you can’t beat DSLRs in the bang-for-buck department, especially when it comes to personal ownership or hobbyist use. But if you’re shooting a feature or a production on which anyone’s actually getting paid, it makes a whole lot more sense to use a (more) professional tool for the job. Either way, the more options (and the more competition), the better…
- The Sony FS100 Goes Up to 16,000 ISO
- More Revealing Tests of the Sony F3's Dynamic Range and Gamma Settings
- How Does the Sony FS100 Compare to the 3X More Expensive Sony F3?