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Cameras + Formats

Everything you need to know about every camera worth using. "How much drive space will I need for this Alexa...

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Everything you need to know about every camera worth using.

"How much drive space will I need for this Alexa shoot?”
How long will these batteries last me on a C300 Mk II?”
"What's the dynamic range of the FS7?”
"How big is this H.264 file going to be when I export?”

If you've ever asked these questions, this is the app for you. Whether you’re making decisions on set, troubleshooting in an edit bay, or figuring out which camera to buy, we’ve got you covered.

• Search over 125 cameras with a list that includes Arri, Canon, Red, Sony, Blackmagic, Panasonic and more. Or browse by format, from modern standards like ProRes and DNxHR to older ones like DVCPro-HD and Betacam.

• Specs include dynamic range, sensor size, native ISO, lens mounts, resolutions, frame rates and more. You’ll see how well each camera and format performs with the latest versions of Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and DaVinci Resolve. Plus there's a link to the manufacturer's website for firmware & manuals, and a phone number for support in your country.

• Use the Storage Calculator to determine how much footage you can fit on your camera card or hard drive-- or how much storage space you'll need for a given recording time. The Transfer Time estimate shows how long it should take to copy that footage. And the Power Calculator can tell you how long your batteries will last, with the option to factor in accessories like your monitor or wireless transmitter.

"With the abundance of camera formats now out there, it’s easy to get lost with which system can do what. With the Cameras + Formats app this information is now at your fingertips."

"This is one of my favorites. It has every single piece of information for nearly every single camera on the market today. Comparing recording formats between cameras has never been easier."
-Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Special Thanks

Ivailo Velinov @ CVP
Jan Heugel @ Arri
Doug Bierschenk, Tom Crocker and Christian Branteghem @ Sony
Juliet McNally @ AbelCine
Fred Merten and Jan Heugel @ Arri
Justin Kwan @ Avid
David Newman @ GoPro
John Kreidler @ Leica
Tony D’Agostino @ the VFX Camera Database


Visit to vote on the next cameras to be added, report bugs, or send feedback. Or follow us at or for news, announcements and support!

For a full list of supported cameras and formats, visit

Current countries for manufacturer phone support are the US, UK, Canada, France and Germany.


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Cameras + Formats is designed and maintained by Gray Hour Media in NYC. Gray Hour produces fresh and original content for film, episodic and the web. Head to to check out our work!

Coding is done by Ryan Powell in the UK. Thanks Ryan!

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May 8, 2020

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