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Fletcher, Adcock unveil 2018 Camera Comparison Chart
Thomas Fletcher

The 2018 Camera Comparison Chart, compiled by industry vets Thomas Fletcher and Gary Adcock, has been released, based on info gathered from numerous conversations with various cinematographers, rental houses and manufacturers. Fletcher began publishing the Camera Comparison Chart in 2007 and it has become an annual industry reference source ever since, providing a handle on a rapidly changing camera and optical landscape.

Yet while the Chart can prove valuable, it does not tell the entire story as Fletcher and Adcock issue the caveat that portions of the Chart are subjective and not scientifically collected data--though every effort has been made to gather accurate information to help producers make educated decisions on camera and format. Fletcher and Adcock urge producers and others to look at camera images and to consult with a cinematographer.

The 2018 Camera Comparison Chart spans offerings from the likes of ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Kodak, Panasonic, RED and Sony. Fletcher and Adcock thanked those offering assistance and feedback in the collection of data, including cinematographers Geoff Boyle, Phil Holland, Jim Mathers, David Stump, ASC, Marcelo Trotta, ABC and Bruno Vieira; Scott Dale of VER; John Deboer of Sim; Megan Donnelly of AbelCine; Stosh Durbacz of Fujifilm; Michael Koerner of Koerner Camera; Mike Sippel of ARRI Rental; and technologist Adam Wilt. Also providing their expertise were Susanne Mayer, Fredrick Merten and Marc Shipman-Mueller of ARRI, Tor Johansen and Tim Schumann of Blackmagic Design, Joe Bogacz, Alan Craig Lewis, Tim Smith and Larry Thorpe of Canon, Brent Carter, Brian Henderson, Kenta Honjo and Alan Zarnegar of RED, Steve Cooperman, Mitch Gross, Stephen Mahrer and Barry Russo of Panasonic, Peter Crithary and Simon Marsh of Sony, and Mike Brown of Kodak.

Here’s the 2018 Camera Comparison Chart:

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