Cine Gear 2017: New Cameras, Lenses, and Accessories
Canon and Panasonic go head-to-head with their latest cameras, and Sony and Panavision announce major updates to their cine cameras.
Several major camera manufacturers compete for the best of Cine Gear, and shooters everywhere are the real winners. Let’s dive into the announcements from Canon, Panasonic, Sony, and Panavision.
Canon came out swinging with the announcement of the 4K- and RAW-capable Canon C200. The camera uses Cinema RAW Light to capture RAW footage on CFast 2.0 cards, giving users up to fifteen minutes of RAW footage on a 128GB card.
Here is a glimpse at the specs:
- Internal 4K (up to 4096×2160) recording with Cinema RAW Light or MP4 format
- Continuous 120fps (maximum) high frame rate with no crop at full HD
- 15 stops dynamic range with Cinema RAW Light
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with touch control and manual assist functions
- Dual DIGIC DV6 image processor
- New touch screen monitor
- Optional EVF
- 10 stops of ND density
- Available July 2017
- $7,499 fully equipped ($5,999 body only)
Read more about the Canon C200 here.
Not to be outdone, Panasonic later announced the impressive EVA1 Super35 camera. The new Panasonic camera comes with a native EF mount, and it can capture crisp 4K footage up to 60fps using its 5.7K sensor.
Take a look at the camera in this video from Cinema5D.
Here are the Panasonic AU-EVA1 specs:
- 5.7K sensor
- Super 35mm-sized sensor
- 4K, UHD and HD at 60p
- 2K and HD up to 240p
- ND filter wheel in 2, 4, and 6 stops, plus IR filter
- Dual Native ISO
- Dual XLR Input
- Available Fall 2017
- Under $8,000 (body only)
Read more about the Panasonic AU-EVA1 here.
Sony Announces Full Frame CineAlta
During Cine Gear 2017, Sony sent out a press release announcing a new full-frame CineAlta camera. While they haven’t announced the camera’s name or released any photos, they did mention that their engineers are researching the body in collaboration with cinematographers, directors, and DITs.
Here are the CineAlta specs they were willing to announce:
- Full Frame 36x24mm sensor exclusively designed for this digital motion picture camera
- Aspect ratio agnostic — including full frame, Super35 4K 4-perf 4:3 anamorphic and 4K spherical 3-perf 17:9
- Maintains the workflow established with Sony’s 16bit RAW/X-OCN and XAVC
- Compatible with current and upcoming hardware accessories for CineAlta cameras (DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder, AXS-R7 recorder, AXS-CR1 and AR1 card reader, AXS and SxS memory cards).
Panavision DXL Artiste Lenses and Accessories
A year after announcing the revolutionary DXL camera from Panavision and RED, the camera earned quite a few upgrades and updates.
The Primo Artiste lenses offer fast wireless control over focus while covering the full 8K HDR image. The Primo viewfinder is the world’s first HDR OLED viewfinder. Also announced: a new PX-Pro color spectrum filter, the DXL Control iPhone app, and updated firmware.
Read more about the updates to the Panavision DXL at No Film School.
What are your thoughts on the latest camera announcements? Let us know in the comments.