And you think a Red Brain camera isn't a big black brick?
@Saied M. Yes of course! I think that even if the primary purpose that the 5D isn't video, it's a very capable video camera and you can surely shoot larger project with it. People have people doing amazing things with nothing, and I don't believe the 5D is nothing ;)
I'm not comparing a Red and a 5D, what I'm saying is, the 5D isn't intended for shooting large project video like a cinema camera would. But as a photographer carrying my still camera with my all the time, I like the fact that the 5D can shoot proper video.
Well, I'm staying with Canon. I used and I shot with many many cameras....
I purchased a Sony A6300 when it came out. I had a great time with it but I never took one single photo with it. I just can't stand looking at an electronic viewfinder for photography. I wanted a nice compact video capable camera but now that the 5DIV is out, I'll be selling the A6300. I also couldn't stand carrying 5 batteries with me all the time for a day video shoot. (also the stress of turning the camera off to preserve battery life)... and the need of carrying a cage and support in order to get no shakiness from using adapters.
I do primarily photography and sometimes, I like to film. BUT I primarily do photography. So with that in mind, I do believe the 5D4 is the perfect camera for me. Maybe I'll be missing the log profil from the A6300 but less time in grading and there's always picture profil to play with.
AND for larger, bigger, project, I'll be renting a FS7, a C300 MKII, a Red or an Alexa dependings on my production budget, needs, and desired look.
There's no perfect camera, there's just a good camera for your needs.
Were people really expecting a 5D to be thier camera for everything?
I'm super happy with this release.
I wanted a still camera that can also shoot proper video for a long time and I think this is it. I can surely live with 1.64x with the 17:9 ratio of the DCI 4K. Too bad no C-log but hey, there's the Vision Tech picture profils to play around with. Also, having used the A6300 and A7 series for sometimes now, I never took a single photo with them 'cause I can't stand the electronic EVF and the poor battery life. If my primary focus in live was video, I wouldn't buy a still camera that does video.
What I personnaly use for my A6300 is a 15mm rod clamp that I screw on the top or bottom of my cage. Then, I use a 18mm rod and two 8" 15mm rod handle and attach them to the rod. This way I can handle freely my camera and be very stable since I keep my two elbow agaisnt my body for stability. I can either put the handle going up or down very rapidly depending if I wanna go really high or low.