This has the POTENTIAL be a great camera! I know it's being compared to the FS7 but I don't really believe that they are in the same class. The FS7, in my experience, is difficult to work with along with a very weird form factor. It's not a bad camera but it does compromise is many areas. Now of course the C300MII does not have 60fps 4K but really, how many people need that? Honestly.
One thing to note is that the C300MII can shoot 12-bit 4:4:4 files in 2K/Full HD at 15 stops of latitude. That's pretty awesome. The FS7 only shoots 10 Bit 4:2:2 Full HD internal with 14 stops. Not only is there more luminary latitude but there is more color latitude. I think that while 4K is something we all look for in a new camera the majority of us still work and finish at 1080P even in this price bracket (this will change in the next 2-4 years). In theory, this could compete with the Alexa. Forget the FS7 - the Alexa might be in trouble! Of course, we can only know that once we see the footage but I know that when it comes down to it we care more about the IMAGE of the camera than the specs. If this can produce something similar to an Alexa (color-wise) this will be an amazing camera at a great price.
Not in Japan.
Wouldn't we all want that? But that's not relevant to my claim. Also, the a7s doesn't shoot 4K internally.
I think most people would have rather seen 4K in the C100 and not the 5DIV. Although, a 4K DSLR from Canon would be very appealing to me. I somewhat enjoy the small form factor of the 5D but cameras like the GH4 are just TOO small.
Everyone keeps looking to Canon to meet all their needs in a single affordable camera. That's not going to happen. This is a great camera for a starting filmmaker that wants to diversify their services. Having the ability to market yourself for both photography and film with just one tool can really help pay the bills.
...but it's DSLR not a video camera.
You're right but maybe I missed the part where it's relevancy was discussed in the blog post. I mean, yea, writers/producers can use it. It should allow for long writing sessions without a charger. The screen space should allow for better document editing. It's full sized keyboard is a great benefit for writing in contrast to normal tablet sized keyboards. All great things - none mentioned.