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Is Full Frame the Future?

“All the major brands are bringing out professional digital cinema cameras packing full-frame in more affordable packages.”

The article “Full-Frame Cinema: the Next Frontier” originally appeared on B&H Explora.

Sony PXW-FX9

“Yes, it looks like full frame will become more and more normal for video production,” asserts Shawn C. Steiner of B&H’s Explora in his essay and buying guide, “Full-Frame Cinema: the Next Frontier.”“This isn’t solely because bigger sensors are ‘better.’ There are many other advantages to going with larger, higher-resolution sensors for video.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

“Among the easiest to understand is versatility. Users will have access to full-frame, Super 35, or smaller crops to achieve different looks, perspectives, or even frame rates. Full-frame makes a single camera much more capable and gives filmmakers more control over how they want their image to look.

Canon EOS C500 Mark II
Canon EOS C500 Mark II

“Full-frame technology is also getting cheaper,” he continues. “We already had quite affordable options ever since the 5D Mark II delivered our first taste of full-frame digital video, but now all the major brands are bringing out professional digital cinema cameras packing full-frame in more affordable packages. The added versatility is an outstanding option for many shooters, and having a bit more resolution or improved low-light performance is a nice bonus.Similar to how Super 35 slowly became more affordable and mainstream, I expect full-frame to be the next ‘big’ thing.” Read the full article and buying guide here.

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The article “Full-Frame Cinema: the Next Frontier” originally appeared on B&H Explora.

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