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The Gearator – A Gear Comparison Tool

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A gear aggregator; a curated list of many of the different tools available for purchase related to the field of digital media. This list isn’t comprehensive, but it’s something I developed for personal use and then started publicizing because it’s helpful. If you want to know what Fenn thinks of a specific piece of gear, this is the quickest way to find out. It’s a high level way to make sense of a lot of options.

Cameras

Rating
Brand
Model
Gist
Price
Date Available
Resolution
Sensor Size
Internal Stabilization
ISO
Framerates
Connectivity
Codec
Log Profile
Rolling Shutter
ND
AF Photo (1–10)
AF Video (1–10)
Phone App (1–10)
Media
≈Price (USD 2019)
2CanonC200$7,500
3SonyA7RII$3,0001080 60AVSC-SS-log2NoSDXC ONLY!
3SonyA7SII$3,0001080 120AVSC-SS-log3No
3Canon5D3$1,000
4SamsungNX1$1,000USB3, NFC,WiFi, BTh.265NoBadNoSD
2PanasonicLX100$400
2PanasonicGX85
4SonyFS51080 240
5RedHelium 8k Epic$30,000RED MAG
4BlackmagicBlackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k$6,000CFAST
5BlackmagicBlackmagic URSA Mini Pro
1PanasonicGH5MFT 'small sensor', poor video AF and low light, great stabilization
3SonyRX100 V$900
3PanasonicZS100$450
3PanasonicZS200$800
3PanasonicGX9
3Sonya6400No internal stabilization; 425 Phase- & Contrast-Detect AF Points
,180º LCD, Intervalometer
1SonyA73Best hybrid photo/video camera
2BlackmagicPocket Cinema Camera 4kNo EVF, Poor AF,
2FujiXT-3
3NikonZ6
SonyVeniceInterchangeable sensor, 6 micron pixel pitch, updated color science, support for true 4-perf anamorphic lenses (cropped sensor), standard Bayer sensor, claimed 15 stop DR, 16-bit linear to AXS-R7 recorder and X-OCN for full frame raw 6k (2Gb/sec), native ISO 500, up to 8-stops built-in ND, cons: not a high speed king (only 60fps@Super35); anamorphic 4k and full frame are both paid firware upgrades$40,000Fall 20186048x403236mmx24mm
ArriAlexa 65Rental6k54mmx26mm
ArriAlexa LF$89,0004.5k37mmx26mm
ArriAlexa
RedMonstro 8k VVVista Vision (close to full frame) sensor$54,00041mmx22mm
RedHelium 8k S35S35 sensor
CanonC700 Full FrameFull frame at high frame rates to external recorder$33,0005952x314038mmx20mm

Lighting

Rating
Brand
Model
Gist
Price
Date Available
Resolution
Sensor Size
Internal Stabilization
ISO
Framerates
Connectivity
Codec
Log Profile
Rolling Shutter
ND
AF Photo (1–10)
AF Video (1–10)
Phone App (1–10)
Media
≈Price (USD 2019)
2CanonC200$7,500
3SonyA7RII$3,0001080 60AVSC-SS-log2NoSDXC ONLY!
3SonyA7SII$3,0001080 120AVSC-SS-log3No
3Canon5D3$1,000
4SamsungNX1$1,000USB3, NFC,WiFi, BTh.265NoBadNoSD
2PanasonicLX100$400
2PanasonicGX85
4SonyFS51080 240
5RedHelium 8k Epic$30,000RED MAG
4BlackmagicBlackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k$6,000CFAST
5BlackmagicBlackmagic URSA Mini Pro
1PanasonicGH5MFT 'small sensor', poor video AF and low light, great stabilization
3SonyRX100 V$900
3PanasonicZS100$450
3PanasonicZS200$800
3PanasonicGX9
3Sonya6400No internal stabilization; 425 Phase- & Contrast-Detect AF Points
,180º LCD, Intervalometer
1SonyA73Best hybrid photo/video camera
2BlackmagicPocket Cinema Camera 4kNo EVF, Poor AF,
2FujiXT-3
3NikonZ6
SonyVeniceInterchangeable sensor, 6 micron pixel pitch, updated color science, support for true 4-perf anamorphic lenses (cropped sensor), standard Bayer sensor, claimed 15 stop DR, 16-bit linear to AXS-R7 recorder and X-OCN for full frame raw 6k (2Gb/sec), native ISO 500, up to 8-stops built-in ND, cons: not a high speed king (only 60fps@Super35); anamorphic 4k and full frame are both paid firware upgrades$40,000Fall 20186048x403236mmx24mm
ArriAlexa 65Rental6k54mmx26mm
ArriAlexa LF$89,0004.5k37mmx26mm
ArriAlexa
RedMonstro 8k VVVista Vision (close to full frame) sensor$54,00041mmx22mm
RedHelium 8k S35S35 sensor
CanonC700 Full FrameFull frame at high frame rates to external recorder$33,0005952x314038mmx20mm

Sound

Rating
Brand
Model
Gist
Price
Date Available
Resolution
Sensor Size
Internal Stabilization
ISO
Framerates
Connectivity
Codec
Log Profile
Rolling Shutter
ND
AF Photo (1–10)
AF Video (1–10)
Phone App (1–10)
Media
≈Price (USD 2019)
2CanonC200$7,500
3SonyA7RII$3,0001080 60AVSC-SS-log2NoSDXC ONLY!
3SonyA7SII$3,0001080 120AVSC-SS-log3No
3Canon5D3$1,000
4SamsungNX1$1,000USB3, NFC,WiFi, BTh.265NoBadNoSD
2PanasonicLX100$400
2PanasonicGX85
4SonyFS51080 240
5RedHelium 8k Epic$30,000RED MAG
4BlackmagicBlackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k$6,000CFAST
5BlackmagicBlackmagic URSA Mini Pro
1PanasonicGH5MFT 'small sensor', poor video AF and low light, great stabilization
3SonyRX100 V$900
3PanasonicZS100$450
3PanasonicZS200$800
3PanasonicGX9
3Sonya6400No internal stabilization; 425 Phase- & Contrast-Detect AF Points
,180º LCD, Intervalometer
1SonyA73Best hybrid photo/video camera
2BlackmagicPocket Cinema Camera 4kNo EVF, Poor AF,
2FujiXT-3
3NikonZ6
SonyVeniceInterchangeable sensor, 6 micron pixel pitch, updated color science, support for true 4-perf anamorphic lenses (cropped sensor), standard Bayer sensor, claimed 15 stop DR, 16-bit linear to AXS-R7 recorder and X-OCN for full frame raw 6k (2Gb/sec), native ISO 500, up to 8-stops built-in ND, cons: not a high speed king (only 60fps@Super35); anamorphic 4k and full frame are both paid firware upgrades$40,000Fall 20186048x403236mmx24mm
ArriAlexa 65Rental6k54mmx26mm
ArriAlexa LF$89,0004.5k37mmx26mm
ArriAlexa
RedMonstro 8k VVVista Vision (close to full frame) sensor$54,00041mmx22mm
RedHelium 8k S35S35 sensor
CanonC700 Full FrameFull frame at high frame rates to external recorder$33,0005952x314038mmx20mm
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