In a nutshell, the camera boasts a VistaVision sensor, which they claim will be the largest available sensor in the world for purchase. A fact that the article itself seems to dispute when pitting it against the Alexa 65’s sensor at 1300+ millimeters vs Fran’s 999mm. But if you want to get very technical, please dive right into the article for ALL of the data.
My initial thoughts toward this camera are less optimistic than when Red came out with the One way back when. Red seemed to have a much simpler game plan getting into the high-end cinema camera market than Cinemartin does. It seems as though this company is throwing everything they possibly can at the camera without worrying too much about ease of use, graphical interface, compatibility, etc etc. I don’t see a system like this catching on quickly enough or widely enough to warrant continued production.
But alas, I am further removed from this thing than I was with the Red when it was launched so who knows. Hopefully, Phillip Bloom will be posting his thoughts and results about and with the camera soon enough for us all to get a better understanding of where this thing sits on the cinematic totem pole. He does have one early note; “It’s bloody heavy that’s for sure!”. That does NOT bode well.