We geeks are pixel pushers, and we love charts and scientific testing of camera systems. It’s an essential part of understanding where the system breaks, and it informs your creative freedom on-set. That said, it is sometimes refreshing to see a comparative test from a common real-world shooting situation – working with available light. This is one such test, compliments of John Brawley. Watch below…
The test is simple…six cameras and formats, all shooting the same short film, in the same locations. All available light, with each graded to their unique advantages in post. Cameras used were as follows:
Sony PMW F3 (was an engineering sample)
Aaton XTR PROD (Super 16)
Thanks to John Brawley for putting together such a well-thought-out comparison, with incredible consistency between each setup. Well done. And if you want more details on how they did it, read the blog post here.