Side by side comparison – AF100, FS100, F3, 5D

The new wave of large chip cameras

Hello all,

The fast explosion of DSLR shooting speed it up the development of large chip camcorders. Today the major video camcorder manufacturers are fighting for the best large chip cameras. There are 2 options in the market for the prosumer level and one option for the entry professional level.

The prosumer level cameras are:

AF100 – made by Panasonic
FS100 – made by Sony (release at the end of the summer)

Both in the range of US$5,000

The professional entry level is the Sony F3. It goes for US$15,000 with no lenses and US$18,000 with three prime lenses.

There are a lot of good places to research and understand the best option for every person. One of the best places is the personal website of Philip Bloom. He is a filmmaker with a lot of experience in all of these cameras as well DSLRs.

I took a video from his vimeo page and I removed some frames so we could compare side by side the 3 video cameras and the DSLR 5D. The full video can be seen at the bottom of the page.

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Killer Priest

After shooting Feed Me, I was hired to shoot another feature. This time was with the director Damian Chapa for Amadeus pictures.

We worked together in Brando and we both knew what to expect from each other. I fixed the schedule for him and helped him with the production. This time the crew was way smaller than usual.

Killer Priest is a conspiracy film about mind control victims of religious groups. A hitman is hired by the church to kill powerful people. He discovers that he is a mind control puppet of high ranking Illuminati. He goes after everyone that stands on his way to find the truth. In the midst of this, he falls in love to another mind control victim.