Infographic: The Most Anticipated Cameras of 2017
Art and Experience: Panasonic takes the cake.
A new infographic from Zacuto shows that the most highly-anticipated camera of 2017 is the Panasonic GH5. According to the 200 customers that Zacuto surveyed, the GH5 beat out the Sony FS7 II, which recently shipped in February, by a wide margin. It’s also interesting to note that DSLRs are still very much in the game.
Even though the survey had a relatively small sample size, its findings seem to echo the general buzz surrounding each of these cameras.
Redesigned both inside and out, it sports a new 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor and the Venus Engine processor, which enables 4K. Add to that 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording with select settings, Full HD video at up to 180 fps, 12 fps continuous shooting, and sensitivities up to ISO 25600. — Zacuto
In September, we wrote, “the GH5 gives us what we want: 4K, 60p, 10bit, 4:2:2…. It currently appears to be built with a body very similar to the GH4, and you should expect most of your accessories, rigs, and batteries to work in the new body.”
Sony FS7 Mark II
The Cinéma Vérité darling of the camera world? If you’ve got the cash. It features some solid upgrades from the excellent first-generation Sony FS7, like a stronger locking E-mount lens mount and the electronic variable ND system. The FS7 II is compatible with all our FS7 accessories including the FS7 Recoil. — Zacuto
In November, we wrote, “Bucking the trend of many ‘mark’ upgrades that tend to evolve but not innovate, the camera has several hardware refinements that will be much appreciated, including a new internal variable ND (that will be very useful in the field), a revised lens mount, and a host of software and internal upgrades sure to be attractive even to existing owners.”
The latest from the Canon EOS C-Series line looks very different from its predecessors–it’s much more traditional and ergonomic in shape. There’s a lot to like about the Canon C700: top features include a 4.5K CMOS sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range, and the Dual Pixel Focus Guide. — Zacuto
In September, we wrote that “Canon’s new flagship cinema camera is everything you want—though the price will be too much for most to love.”
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon has made some notable improvements to the MKIV, like the DIGIC 6+ image processor and the touchscreen LCD. It’s a solid workhorse camera, but Canon has been getting some blowback for not offering full-frame 4K recording and thinking ahead with the specs of the 5D MK IV. Is it worth the upgrade? Only time will tell. — Zacuto
In August, we wrote, “to not bring H.265 into the Mark IV is a big missed opportunity….if you are 100% filmmaker, the lack of H.265 or other advanced codec support is possibly a deal breaker.”
This little camera is not to be forgotten. It sports a 24.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 4 image processor, and offers a sensitivity range from ISO 100-25600, making it well adapted to a wide variety of lighting conditions. Shoot up to 5 fps, record full HD 1080p video, and create time-lapse movies in-camera. — Zacuto