By site editor Dan Chung:
Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn of Zacuto have put together a first look video on the Sony F5 and F55 cameras with Kari Hess of Abel Cine Tech. Both cameras look set to challenge established rivals Red and Arri in the movie world, but the ergonomics also look very good for real world shooting. As our own Matt Allard has previously reported, the cameras seem to have all the essentials that a documentary shooter requires (if their pockets are deep enough). The video clearly demonstrates the differences between the two cameras and also how they can be set up for handheld shooting.
It’s also interesting to get a first look at the latest incarnation of the Zacuto Recoil shoulder mount system. A shoulder pad that mounts via a dovetail plate is something that I have been suggesting for a long time – I hope that this new one from Zacuto is compatible with existing Really Right Stuff and Kesslercrane release plates.