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The Canon C300 Preferred by Documentarians

A great info-graphic compiled through a PBS survey of documentarians.

POV asked documentarians to share their experiences with equipment and documentary tools - from cameras and lenses to animation software and mobile apps - to create a comprehensive equipment list based on what filmmakers are actually using in the field. Whether you're a novice or veteran, this unique resource will help you make some big decisions.

The results are a bit surprising. Such as Canon's large presence in the space both in camera use and lensing, Apple's iPhone being listed as a go-to resource, FCP 7's dominance in the NLE space even though it's been dead for 2.5 years now (FCPX and Adobe CC seem to be at about similar take-up rates according to this survey), and Sennheiser's control of the audio portion of documentary filmmaking.  

Take a look for yourself.