Polish film company Film Cyfowy has created a very interesting blind comparison test of many of the major large sensor cameras currently being used for film, commercials and TV production. 


It has shot and graded identical footage shot by the likes of the Arri Alexa, Red Dragon, Sony F55, Canon C500 and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and presented it in a film, with a number representing each camera so the viewer has no idea which camera footage they are viewing. 


The names of the cameras are then revealed in a separate film. Have a look and see if you can match the following models (and recording formats) to the clips then check your answers in the second film!


Arri Alexa – ArriRaw

Red Dragon – R3D 6K

Red Epic – R3D 4K

Kineraw Mini – CinemaDNG 2K

Sony F55 – MXF 4K

Sony FS700 + Odyssey 7Q – CinemaDNG 4K

Canon C500 + AJA KiPro Quad – ProRes 4444 4K

Canon 1DC – MOV 4K

Canon 5D Mark III (with Magic Lantern) – CinemaDNG

Blackmagic Production Camera – ProRes 4K

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (once with a PL adapter and again with a Metabones Speed Boster adapter) – CinemaDNG

Lumix GH4 – MOV 4K


Thanks to nofilmschool.com for pointing us in the direction of Film Cyfowy’s camera shootout.


The test



12 CAMERAS TEST – PART I – "THE RIDDLE" from Film Cyfrowy on Vimeo.


The reveal



12 CAMERAS TEST – PART II – "THE ANSWERS" from Film Cyfrowy on Vimeo.

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