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Sony PMW300 LargeSony’s PMW-EX1 and its bigger, more shoulder-friendly brother the EX3 came as pretty powerful and versatile tapeless solutions to prosumer shooting. Though they filled out a more modest lower-end to Sony’s XDCAM and CineAlta lines, they still saw action in some pretty impressive places, perhaps best known (’round these parts at least) for the DIY indie monster movie Monsters as well as District 9, albeit for a purposely ‘more video-y’ look in the latter. Now, Sony is attempting to pump some fresh blood into this 1/2″ three-chip prosumer family with the newly-announced interchangeable-lens PMW-300. More »

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This camera seems to be getting as much vitriol in the comments on this website as the Canon 1D C, but the Canon C100 also has its share of defenders. It might not be priced perfectly considering the features, but it’s a camera that should just work out the box without much fuss, and Canon has made some key changes compared to the C300 that might be a deal-breaker for some, but well worth the cost-savings for others. I’ve said quite a bit about where I think this camera can fit in, but don’t take my word for it, here is Philip Johnston with his review (which is also available for download): More »

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While large sensor digital cinema cameras are all the rage in narrative filmmaking right now, there is still a huge market for small sensor 3-chip cameras that are convenient for broadcast news, documentary, and event shooting. The PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3 deliver a fantastic image, but the 35mbps 4:2:0 minimum compression does not compare very favorably to other small sensor cameras in the $5,000-$10,000 range — like the Canon XF300 series, which features a 50mbps 4:2:2 recording mode (though the Sony cameras should be slightly better in lower light situations thanks to the larger sensors). We recently discussed that the BBC was not likely to approve the PMW-100 as an officially supported camera because it only features a single CMOS sensor. This 3-chip, 1/2″ camera, however, should have no problem getting through the strict European standards. More »

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Are DSLRs really more sensitive than cameras that cost several times as much? Video guru Adam Wilt compares the Canon 5D and 7D with the Panasonic HPX370, Sony EX1, and RED ONE (including the new Mysterium-X sensor) at ProVideo Coalition. What did Adam find? More »