If you haven't already had a hard enough time picking a new camera, NAB 2016 is here to give you a harder time.
The Craft Cinema Camera is a Modular Design HD or 4k camera starting $699
You add separate modules that add up to the ability to have 4k recording to dual Cfast cards, Built in ND, Interchangeable mounts (PL, EF, MFT), LCD, Side Handel, Two Batteries, 2x XLR inputs and a headphone jack.
The HD body is a Super 16mm Sensor and the 4k sensor is Super 35mm. Both sensors will feature Global Shutter and supposedly 13 stops of dynamic range. They will each shoot ProRes and Cinema DNG Raw. Craft says they will shoot up to 120fps but not at which resolutions that will be at.
Although the camera may seem deceivingly cheap with HD body only costing $699, a fully kitted out camera would cost $3,200. That seems like a steal. For $3,200 you would get a Super35 EF mount 4k global shutter camera with XLR inputs and an ergonomic handle. That puts it in the range of the not so popularly reviewed URSA mini. The great benefit of camera is that you can upgrade. For example if you can do without ND filters then you can buy it without them and buy the ND filter upgrade down the line.
To learn more go to http://www.craftcamera.com/
The great benefit of camera is that you can upgrade. If you can do without ND filters then you can buy it without them and buy the ND filter upgrade down the line.
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