Cinema Camera Shootout of 2021

Here is another camera shootout. Although last year because of a lot of reasons we were not able to get together for a comprehensive camera comparison like we do every year. This year we took the latest and greatest camera that we could get access to so that we can test them out side by side.

All camera’s were tested with the same lens and in the same lighting setup. Each camera was filmed in their native (lowest) ISO for the outside test with the 2 girls. All cameras were shot in their native LOG formats. Red Komodo in IPP2. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro in BRAW Film Log. Sony FX3 and FX6 in SLog3 S-Gamut3.Cine. ZCam E2 F6 in ZCAM Log. All footage was graded by simply applying the camera manufacturer’s native LOG to Rec709 LUT.

Cameras we used in this comparison are:
➡ Sony FX3:
Amazon Canada
Amazon UK​
Amazon Germany
Amazon France

➡ZCam E2 F6:
Amazon Canada
Amazon UK

➡Red Komodo:
Amazon Canada

➡BM Pocket 6K Pro:
Amazon Canada
Amazon UK
Amazon Germany
Amazon France
Amazon Spain

➡Sony FX6:
Amazon Canada

➡ Dual Cup Holder for filmmakers that is a must on every film set

Special thanks to:
Softyspillow Entertainment
Ketak Dhiman
Craig and Ruthy from UbiFire
Krisia Vaca
Jonathan Edwards
Qbah Rico

Let me know which camera you think is the best A,B,C,D or E. Just leave a comment below so that I can add up the score for the most voted for camera. I will be doing a part two of this comparison in a follow up post where I will show the voting results plus some more camera tests.

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Test 1

Test 2

Low Light Tests

Once you voted go to see PART 2 to find out which camera was voted as the best camera of 2021!

Camera Specs:

Sony FX3
12.1MP Full-Frame CMOS Exmor R Sensor
UHD 4K up to 120 – 1080p up to 240
Compact Form for Cage-Free Operation 10-Bit 4:2:2 XAVC S-I,
16-Bit Raw Output S-Cinetone/S-Log3/HLG, 15+ Stops DR Phase Detection AF/Face Tracking/Eye AF
80 to 409,600 Expanded ISO Range
Dual CFexpress Type A/SDXC Card Slots

Sony FX6
4K Full-Frame 10.2MP CMOS Exmor R Sensor
DCI 4K60p | UHD 4K120 – 1080p240
15+ Stops of Dynamic Range in S-Log 3 EI
Compact Form Weighs Just 2 lb
Phase Detection AF/Face Tracking/Eye AF
Base 800-12,800 ISO / 320-409,600
Max S-Cinetone, S-Log3, HLG Modes
10-Bit 4:2:2 XAVC-I/16-Bit Raw Output
Dual CFexpress Type A/SDXC Card Slots

BM Pocket 6K Pro
Bright 1500 cd/m² Tilting HDR LCD
Super35 HDR Sensor, Gen 5 Color Science
Dual XLR Inputs, Canon Active EF Mount
NP-F570 Battery
Built-In ND Filters
Record 6K 6144 x 3456 up to 50 fps
Dual Native 400 & 3200 ISO to 25,600
CFast 2.0 & SD/UHS-II Card Slots
Record up to 120 fps Windowed HD
USB Type-C Recording
13-Stop Dynamic Range

Red Komodo
19.9MP Super35 Global Shutter CMOS
Compact, 2.1 lb All-in-One Design
Canon RF Lens & ARRI CFast 2.0 Support
16+ Stops Dynamic Range
Up to 6K40, 5K48, 4K60 & 2K120 Recording
Integrated 2.9″ 1440 x 1440 Touchscreen
Wireless Control & Preview via Wi-Fi
CFast 2.0 Card Slot
RED IPP2 Support

ZCam E2 F6
12-Bit ProRes RAW recording over HDMI to the Ninja V 5”
6K @60fps & 4K @120fps max,
10-bit color
Full Frame CMOS sensor
15 stops dynamic range ZRAW
EF mount with optional M, MFT, and PL mount accessory
Accepts ZCam Variable Electronic ND Filter

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