The Varicam has been the “go to” HD camera for a number of years and there’s a good reason why: it works beautifully. Shooting native 720p, the Varicam is a documentarian’s dream with it’s ability to shoot frame rates from 4-60fps in single frame increments. The CineGamma gives the camera an expanded dynamic range that allows a DP to keep details in the highlights that other cameras would lose. The Varicam is, quite simply, one of the best cameras ever made.
The Letus B4 Relay and Ultimate can be used with this camera to achieve a more filmic shallow depth of field.