A Comparison between Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera and the Canon MKIII

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Hey everyone!


It's been a while since I've put anything up but. To make up for lost time, here's a really good comparison of the new Blackmagic Designs Cinema Camera and the Canon 5D MkIII by One River Media. The video takes a comprehensive look at sharpness, dynamic range, rolling shutter and much more. At 15min, it's longer than the typical internet attention span but well worth the watch if your interested in using these two cameras.

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I saw this video and you are right, it does a great job of showing the difference between the two cameras, and I really want a Black Magic Cinema more than before

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Another Black Magic Cinema Camera comparison/shootout - this time from eoshd - between the $2995 BMCC, the $3300 Canon 5D Mark III, a hacked Panasonic GH2, the soon-to-be-released $1299 Panasonic GH3, and the $3300 Sony NEX-VG900.  Very very interesting results, considering the relative prices of these cameras:&nbsp


Read Andrew's blog post on the shootout here: http://www.eoshd.com/content/9214/the-eoshd-blackmagic-cinema-camera-shootout


All I can say is that Andrew must have gotten a bad copy of the VG900.  The footage I have seen from this camera (not from Sony, but from the folks here at Videomaker) has been amazing: http://www.videomaker.com/video/watch/product-spotlight/748-highlight-footage-from-the-sony-vg900


Sadly, I can't afford a $3000 camera yet - so I will have to "settle" for the GH3, which I have on pre-order.  But I can rent a BMCC for $205 for 3 days at borrowlenses.com when I need one :)





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But from what I've seen you're going to need some seriously wide lenses to get a medium wide shot. My 2 pennies worth is that it still needs a bit of work... don't get me wrong, I think they're seriously onto something with this camera. Just too much work and too many daft things about it at thew moment.

Charles Meadows