Ursa Mini Pro (with Blackmagic RAW) versus Canon C200 RAW Light

This is an interesting comparison. While Blackmagic’s new BRAW is not identical to their true raw, it’s close enough for most purposes and it it produces nicer looking noise, grain, and skin tones. We expect most people will happily shoot in BRAW without ever looking back.

This comparison pits the new BRAW (on a Ursa Mini Pro) against Canon’s C200 Raw light:

Blackmagic Pocket 4K versus Panasonic GH5

Interestingly the reviewer states that he’s observed these two cameras having pretty much the same dynamic range. We expected a one stop advantage to the Blackmagic camera. When dynamic range is measured we still expect a better result than the GH5. What’s not clear is if that advantage will be a stop or significantly less. Either way, the Blackmagic Pocket 4Ks footage looks great.

More Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K Footage

Blackmagic is our favourite company presently. The amazing products they produce at an affordable price have truly changed the industry and lowered the bar to entry. Their newest 4K pocket camera leaves nothing to complain about for the price.

If you need autofocus then this isn’t the camera for you. But that was always to be expected.

Canon SX70: A Canon SX60 with a slightly better sensor and 4K video

Canon makes some products we like, but they have not been showing love to their consumer and prosumer products for a while.  At least Nikon gave their camera crazy zoom.  The lens is 21-1365mm equivalent.  Same tiny sensor (which may have worked for 1080p video but struggles with 4K).

Price is expected to be $549 on launch.

Wow: Fuji X-T3 has 10bit 4:2:0 4K 60P 400Mbit H.265

We did not see this coming.

Here are some relevant specifications:

  • New 26MP sensor (BSI)
  • 4K 60FPS 4:2:0 interal (and 4:2:2 external)
  • No crop except in 50/60FPS where the crop becomes a tolerable 1.18 times
  • $1500
  • F-Log
  • BT.2020 colour and Hybrid LOG Gamma will come as a future free firmware update
  • 17ms rolling shutter
  • Film simulation in 10bit
  • New vertical battery grip