Panavision® Large Format System 65

65mm Cameras

Panavision 65mm cameras use a 5-perforation pull-down, 65mm film, and many of the same accessories as our 35mm cameras. The 65mm format uses the maximum negative area for highest possible widescreen image capture quality. 

65MM Panaflex System 65 Studio Camera - 65SPFX

Panavision introduced the Panaflex® System 65 camera in 1991 as an update to their earlier Panavision System 65 or Panavision Super 70. It uses all Panavision 65mm lenses and 65mm accessories. It's 400 foot or 1000 foot displacement film magazines may be top-mounted to minimize camera length or rear-mounted to minimize height.

Its standard, color corrected optical viewfinder – one of the brightest viewfinders on any 65mm camera – features the familiar Panaglow® illuminated frame lines found on all Panavision cameras and a brightness control for the Panaglow. Viewfinders are available in short, intermediate and long configurations, allowing both studio and hand held configurations. The intermediate and long viewfinders contain an image magnifier for critical eye focus. Panavision offers a wide variety of ground glasses with any marking or combination of markings.

The camera has a crystal-controlled speed range of 4-36 fps forward. (The camera does not run in reverse.) An adjustable focal plane shutter range of 50-180 degrees, full-fitting dual registration pins with guide blocks on one side of the film, and dual two-pin pull down claws make this one of the quietest film cameras in the world, with sound levels measured at less than 26 dB with film.

A standard Panavision video tap – available for both PAL and NTSC – offers flicker free filming at all available speeds. Dual displays provide data to both sides of the camera and includes film speed, exposed footage in feet or meters, and shutter angle.  A panel on the side of the camera contains warning lights for low battery, illegal speed, film jam, low film, and out of film. Other camera features include a switch to block light from the eyepiece, two contrast-viewing filters (0.6 and 0.9 neutral density), and built in camera body and eyepiece heaters.

The System 65 comes with Panavision's standard package of accessories. Panavision offers a wide variety of additional accessories based on the needs of the production.

65MM HR Spinning Mirror Reflex Camera System - 65HSSM

The Panaflex® 65mm HR Spinning Mirror Reflex Camera uses all Panavision® 65mm lenses and 65mm accessories and 400 foot or 1000 foot displacement film magazines. The fixed optical viewfinder is one of the brightest viewfinders on any 65mm camera and features the standard Panaglow® illuminated frame lines found on all Panavision cameras.  A wide variety of ground glasses are available with any marking or combination of markings.

This MOS camera has a crystal-controlled speed range of 4-72 fps forward. (The camera does not run in reverse.) The camera features a fixed, 170-degree shutter, full-fitting dual registration pins, and dual pull down claws, and is suitable for time lapse or time exposure cinematography. A standard Panavision video tap – available for both PAL and NTSC – delivers flicker free filming at all available speeds.

The camera comes with Panavision's standard package of accessories. Panavision offers a wide variety of additional accessories based on the needs of the production.