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Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

2019 Camera Comparison Chart

This chart was compiled by Thomas Fletcher and Gary Adcock with information gathered from conversations with numerous cinematographers, rental houses and manufacturers. This chart will help you make the best camera decision for your project.

Please report discrepancies to It is our sincere goal to have an accurate chart.

Updates will be posted as necessary. Please note we only include cameras that are available for sale and rent.

Please note that portions of this chart are subjective. This is not scientifically tested and collected data. Thomas Fletcher and Gary Adcock have sincerely tried to assemble accurate information to share with the industry. Their goal is to help producers make an educated decision in our rapidly changing camera and optical landscape - that said - numbers do not tell the whole story. Look at the images and consult your cinematographer. You are encouraged to test for yourself!

Thank you to all that offered assistance and feedback in the collection of the data:

Geoff Boyle, NSC, Cinematographer Scott Dale, VER/PRG Megan Donnelly, AbelCine Burbank Stosh Durbacz, Fujifilm Phil Holland, Cinematographer Michael Koerner, Koerner Camera Jim Mathers, Cinematographer Mike Sippel, Arri Rental David Stump, ASC, Cinematographer Marcelo Trotta, ABC Cinematographer Bruno Vieira, Cinematographer

ARRI Marc Shipman-Mueller, Frederick Merten, Marina Aytpakov

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN Tor Johansen, Tim Schumann

CANON Larry Thorpe, Tim Smith, Michael Bravin

RED Kenta Honjo, Alan Zarnegar, Loren Simons, Naida Albright

PANASONIC Barry Russo, Mitch Gross

SONY Simon Marsh

KODAK Mike Brown, Bob Mastronardi, Anne Hubbell