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Sony F55 vs. ARRI Alexa vs. Blackmagic Cinema Camera vs. Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

In pre-production for a new television series, cinematographer John Brawley did a camera test pitting the Sony F55 against the ARRI Alexa, Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.

He explains, “I was keen to compare the Sony F-55 against the Alexa as this new show will probably feature a lot of on camera flashes, always a problem for rolling shutters like that found on the Alexa. The global shutter of the F55 should take care of that issue, and the smaller size and apparently very wide colour gamut are also interesting. I was also interested in testing their 4K RAW recording as well, so I set up a bit of a dynamic range test to compare them.  I also threw a 4K and 2.5K Blackmagic camera into the mix.”

Brawley is offering to send the full files of the test to anyone who leaves their email address in the comments here.