Pocket 6K vs ALEXA Mini vs URSA Mini Pro vs RED Raven – Can You Guess Which is Which?
There is strange allure, a fascination, in participating in a blind test. Putting your knowledge at risk of being disproven, but also the fun excitement of a trivia quiz, we know why we enjoy them. Now, what could be the most exciting trivia quiz for a filmmaker?
You’re right! A blind test between four of the most interesting cameras of the last few years: the Pocket 6K, ALEXA Mini, URSA Mini Pro, and the RED Raven. Well, this edition of the “ultimate camera comparison“ will be conducted by Tom Antos, there are no prizes if you guess correctly, but you’ll get a lot of fun in the process. Shall we start the spin?
it’s a collage of the first test shot we see. Now, what should we look for? In a shot like this, where we have a well-lit subject and a bright overcast background, we can start with dynamic range. Which one does seem to have the wider range? Do the shadows feel noisy? Is there detail in the brighter parts? And the colour science? Is there a colour cast? Is it green or magenta? How do you like the skin tones? Does it feel like the legendary ALEXA skin tone, or instead do you see the trademarked Blackmagic’s tint? Take your time and just like a modern Sherlock Holmes let’s try to solve the puzzle! Here are some other shots, this time with no crop.
Via: 4K Shooters
Image Credit: Tom Antos