Movie Making Manual/Cinematography/Cameras and Formats/Table of Cameras

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This Module is part of the Cinematography section of the Movie Making Manual

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Please see the Comparison table of formats for details such as datarate, luma sampling frequency etc


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Model Manufacturer Price Format(s) Medium(s) Sensor resolution Sensor technology # Sensors Sensor size Recording resolution(s) & frame rate(s) Chroma subsampling b/p/c Low lux Lens View finder LCD size DR @ 0db SNR @ 0db Video outputs Video inputs Audio Digital IO Weight Notes
HVR-Z1 Sony $5k HDV, DVCam mini DV tape 1280x720(0.9MP) with pixel shift CCD 3 1/3" = 8.4mm 1440x1080/25i 4:2:0 8 bit ? 3lux 4.5 - 54 mm Colour 3.5" HD 6 stops ? Composite MPEG layer II IEEE1394 1.9kg


AG-HVX200 Panasonic $6k DVCproHD, DVCpro50, DVCpro, DV MiniDV, P2 1280x720 (0.9MP) with pixel shift native 1080/60 progressive CCD (not confirmed by Panasonic, might be smaller and use pixel-shifting) 3 1/3" 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/30p, 720/60p, 720/24p, 720/30p, 480/60i, 480/24p, 480/30p
Some variable framerates in 720p
4:2:2 6 lux Wide angle Leica Dicomar high definition lens with optical image stabilizer electronic 3.5" 7 stops? HD component (D4), composite, s-vid composite, s-vid PCM IEEE1394, USB2 not yet released


XL H1 Canon $7-10k HDV, miniDV HDV/DV tape 1440x1080 ?
non-square pixels
CCD 3 1/3" = 8.4mm 1440x1080(HDV)
1920x1080(HDSDI)
4:2:0(HDV)
4:2:2(HD SDI)
8bit(HDV)
10bit(HD SDI)
interchangable 1/3" XL color, B&W switchable 2.4" combo LCD & Viewfinder HD-SDI (BNC), Component(RCA), S-video, Composite (BNC), Firewire (4-pin) Component(RCA), S-video, Composite (BNC), Firewire (4-pin) PCM Linear, MPEG1 Audio Layer II HD SDI out only, Firewire (4-pin) Body:5.4 lbs (2.4 kg), Total:8.3 lbs (3.7 kg)


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VariCam Panasonic $66k DVCproHD DVCproHD tape 1,019,280 CCD 3 2/3" 720
4-60P FPS
4:2:2 12-bit 0.7 lux Interchangeable, 2/3" bayonet mount electronic none 7 stops? HD SDI x 2


VariCam HD D5 P2?


Kinetta Kinetta Uncompressed HD DDR Sensor agnostic 1 1920x1080/p (2.1MP) 4:4:4(dual HDSDI) 4:2:2(HDSDI) 10bit log cine Uncompressed dual HD SDI not yet released


F900 Sony HDCAM HDCAM tape 1920x1080(2.1MP) 3 1440x1080(1.6MP) 3:1:1 5 stops under, 2 stops over key
F950** Sony HDCAM SR 1920x1080(2.1MP) 4:4:4

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Origin** DALSA upon request uncompressed DPX 2.0 DDR 4096 x 2048 CCD 1 34mm x 17mm 4096 x 2048, 0-36.00fps variable 16 bit linear 35mm PL mount Optical 12+ stops 4xInfiniband Rental only
Genesis Panavision rent-only HDCAM SR HDCAM SR tape 12.4 MP RGB (not Bayer) CCD 1 Super 35 (23.6mm x 13.3mm) 1920x1080 (2.1MP)
1-50fps
4:4:4 10 bit log spherical 35mm inc. Primos electronic none 12 stops? dual HD SDI dockable to Sony SRW-1 VTR


35mm neg* Celluloid ~7000x~2900 (~20MP) 24x18mm 18 stops (best)


Human Visual System Evolution/God rent-only Action potentials Grey matter Per exposure:
total: 2MP
Integrating over saccades: ~400MP
Biochemical 2 1 MP sent down optic nerve 3 photons biological Per exposure:
6.5 stops
Integrating over saccades:
20 stops
optic nerve FFT-like transform  ;-)


Notes
* Obviously, celluloid can't be measured absolutely in these terms. These estimates provide an interesting comparison to the electronic formats.
** Some people may object to these cameras being called "HD Cameras" and may prefer terms such as "Film-style cameras".