Well we are in the process of gearing up again and in lieu of the recent camera announcements will be doing a great deal of testing as we get our hands on this gear.
OK guess it's time to get out the chart and compare specs on all these new cameras...The latest entries being the CANON C300 and Red's SCARLET-X. So lets take a look and the features list will grow as more data comes in from the manufacturers.
Right off the bat some glaring differences:
CANON's C300 is configurable only in EF or PL mount not interchangeable...hmm. The Canon of course will out perform both the EPIC and Scarlet when it comes to low light so once again you just need to choose the right tool for the job!Good old Vincent was up on stage for the intro and in good company I might add, Scorcese, Ron Howard and Jon Favreau were on hand as well. Checkout Vince Laforet's MOBIUS film here that shows the beautiful look and feel of the C300. Here's the "Behind the Scenes" as well.
RED SCARLET-X you can order in your choice and add the other mount later-SIGNIFICANT FLEXIBILITY for those of us with Canon L glass and PL lenses.One peculiar item would be that at 60FPS and 2K RED is really CROPPING the sensor so if your shooting a scene and then want Slow MO your framing of that scene will now be considerably closer. You will now either be faced with a Lens change or moving your camera further back, a bit annoying wouldn't you say. Seems to me that the Scarlet is really an EPIC in sheeps clothing and that maybe the EPIC abilities can be bought in the form of firmware upgrades to remove these type of annoying work arounds...
*SONY F3: 2K; 4:4:4 UNCOMPRESSED SLOG option 4400.00, OUCH!
*with BIRGER OPTION contender. Still no RAW but close...
RED SCARLET-X: 5K Stills at 12fps, 4K video 25-30fps, RAW video built-in.
CANON C300:4K, UNCOMPRESSED, no RAW capability
|FEATURE/SPEC||RED SCARLET-X + OPTIONS||CANON C300|
|Resolution 50/60 Fps.||2k||720p|
|HDRx™||2K up to 25fps||NO|
|Dynamic Range||13.5 stops, up to 18 stops with HDRx™||less then 12stops|
|Acquisition formats||1K HD REDCODE RAW||Canon XF codec|
|4K HD REDCODE RAW||50Mbps 4:2:2 1080p30 MPEG2|
|3K HD REDCODE RAW||MXF|
|1080p REDCODE RAW|
|5K FF REDCODE RAW (Stills @ 12fps)|
|Recording Media||Red Mag SSD Module (64 GB included)||Double CF Card which is not included|
|Monitoring||RED LCD 5" Touchscreen Display (included)||“Small” LCD and Viewfinder (build in)|
|Has a Fan||YES||YES|
|Autofocus canon lenses||YES||NO|
|Build in NDs||NO||YES|
|Titan Mounts available||YES (CONFIGURED EITHER PL OR EF)||NO|
|Price:||~ $15,000.00||$20,000.00 +|
Your comments are of course welcome