Video test: $700 Panasonic camera beats $65,000 competition

In a comparative shoot out of nine HD video cameras, the winner was the Panasonic GH2 — a $700 Micro Four-Thirds camera.


Filmmaking accessories provider Zacuto USA produced “The Revenge Of The Great Camera Shootout 2012.” Judges included accomplished filmmakers such as Francis Ford Coppola. Cameras ranged from the $65,000 Sony F65, the Red Epic, Canon’s C300, the Arri Alexa… down to the iPhone 4. Zacuto paired each camera with a professional cinematographer and a pre-staged scene. Judges did not know which clips viewed came from which camera.

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