In this article, I share a definitive list of every available digital video/cinema camera that is capable of recording to ProRes internally.
Almost any camera with a clean HDMI/SDI output can record to ProRes externally, using monitor/recorders like the Atomos Ninja. But very few can record ProRes internally (straight to the memory card in camera), which can be an essential feature.
For instance, if you need to build out a minimalist camera rig in order to keep a small footprint, you might not want to use yet another peripheral device – like an external recorder. Being able to record ProRes straight to your camera helps streamline your workflow both on set and in post.
Most of the cameras on the list below are cinema cameras, but there are a handful of consumer/prosumer level cameras on the list too. It seems that more manufactures are making ProRes a priority, and I hope this trend continues in the future.
For now, the list below represents all available options for recording ProRes internally – from entry level mirrorless cameras to professional cinema offerings, and everything in between.
Cameras That Record ProRes Internally
Please note that each camera on this list offers different flavors of ProRes (from ProRes Proxy to ProRes RAW). So be sure to research any specific camera you are interested in to ensure it meets your technical needs.
- Arri Alexa Classic
- Arri Amira
- Arri Alexa 65
- Arri Alexa Mini
- Arri Alexa SXT
- Arri Alexa LF
- Arri Alexa Mini LF
- Arri Alexa 35
- Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K
- Blackmagic Cinema Camera 4K
- Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
- Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 1080p
- Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
- Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
- Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro
- Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2
- Blackmagic URSA
- Blackmagic URSA Broadcast
- Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2
- Blackmagic URSA Mini
- Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
- Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2
- Canon C700
- DJI Zenmuse X7
- Fuji X-H2S
- iPhone (with Filmic Pro, select models)
- JVC GY-HC500USPCU
- JVC GY-HC550
- JVC GY-HC500U
- Kinefinity Mavo Edge 6K
- Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8K
- Nikon Z9
- Panasonic Cinema VariCam S35
- Panasonic Cinema VariCam LT S35
- Panasonic Lumix GH6
- RED Gemini (all models)
- RED Helium (all models)
- RED Komodo (all models)
- RED Monstro (all models)
- RED Raven (all models)
- RED V-Raptor (all models)
- Sony Venice
- Z Cam E2
- Z Cam E2-F6
- Z Cam E2-F8
- Z Cam E2-M4
- Z Cam E2-S6
That should cover every camera currently available that is capable of recording ProRes internally. If you think I’ve missed anything or want a camera added to the list, leave a comment below!