Zacuto's 'Great Camera Shootout 2011' Episode 2 Explains Sensors and Sensitivity
Zacuto's second episode of their documentary on the Single Chip Camera Evaluation conducted by Robert Primes, ASC is now live. The cameras tested include 35mm film (Kodak 5213 and 5219 stock), the Arri Alexa, RED ONE M-X, Weisscam HS-2, Phantom Flex, Sony F35, Sony F3, Panasonic AF100, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 1D Mark IV and Nikon D7000. This episode includes a lot of great explanations about camera sensors, sensitivity, and noise, and even features an appearance by yours truly (at 27:00) where I try to explain sensitivity as "an alchemy that you can't measure":
Click on the below chart for episode two; episode one, in case you missed it is embedded below.