Ep. 4 - The Sony FS5/A7RII/A7SII Conundrum

In this episode Paul talks opportunity costs for using the Sony PXW-FS7 vs the new FS5 vs the Sony A7RII and A7SII. Which to pick for B-cam/run n gun for documentary work? Paul talks personal experience, as well as what he has seen on the web, and asks for your input as well.

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The FS7 and A7RII (in S35 mode) are not this bad... 

But shoot with fast glass and in the Cinema profiles and low light CAN look good... 

This is great but shows the limits of the compression engine of this camera. Extremely noisy in Slog 3.

Add a shogun and you can get great results from these cameras. I shot this last year with the A7S Mark 1 and the Shogun in very very low light. With a Speedbooster, the A7RII can get close. So can the FS7. But I don't think it looks like the FS5 can. Maybe?