Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/14 11:04:01 AM
Documentarians Olly Lambert and Jezza Neumann explain why they choose the Sony PMW-200 for their work shooting in combat zones.
Says Lambert, "What I’m looking for in a camera is not just it being able to take very good pictures; it has to be quite an all-round tool in terms of it being very ergonomic, very adaptable, to be able to manage things automatically if I need it to, and to be able to rig it and de-rig it very, very quickly and for it to be very portable. The 200 has a bigger sensor than most cameras, so if I have time, I can sit down and be quite measured, get quite a nice shallow depth of field. But similarly, if something is happening that’s very kinetic, that’s unrepeatable, where I’m having to not only watch my characters in my story but watch my own personal safety, then it’s a very ergonomic camera and I can switch it to automatic functions if I need to.”