April 13, 2016 at 2:57AM
Panasonic VariCam LT vs C300mii vs Sony F5
I know it ain't NAB just yet but wondering what you guys reckon would be the go to choice between these cameras.
Having recently been given the demo VariCam before its released here in Australia, I think I've fallen in love with it. It was a pain in the ass working with the 4K codec as FCPX and Premiere didn't read it (it could read the 2K codec though). Looking forward to June when they release the RAW output firmware update! (so I can couple it with my Shogun or Odyssey). I've gone into all the pros and cons in the short amount of time I've played with it: http://www.bendevelin.com/blog/varicamreview
The C300mii in my opinion probably doesn't provide as much value for the cinematographer. The thing going for it is probably the image quality but I'd argue that the VariCam beats it still.
The F5 is starting to get a little dated now and with the FS7 really taking a lot of that market share, I can definitely see Sony replacing the F5 at NAB. I'd argue you may as well just get the F55 if you have bit of extra cash.