April 21, 2015 at 9:52AM
My first Camera: Can you help me decide?
So, my first camera isn't quite accurate but; it is the first camera I will be spending ~£3000+ on with the view of returning my investment.
I'm in the process of setting up a Small video production company with a fellow partner with the view to produce corporate videos for small to mid range businesses and am finding it hard to make a definite decision on what camera to invest in.
My initial thought was the Canon C100 MKI with DAF (Digital auto focus upgrade), but in the same week I had set my mind on it, the NAB came along to confuse me and threw the Blackmagic URSA mini right in to the mixing pot.
The long term goal with the camera we eventually invest in, is to use to to produce our own short films along side anything we do as part of our corporate production side of things. As well as this, we are also (to begin with) looking down the wedding/event videography side of things as well.
My question is, which is better for my needs? I have produced a feature by feature comparison and get the result I expected but this is from no real world testing of either camera (especially since the URSA mini is set for a July launch - I have been using the standard URSA as a fill in for any blank information such as ISO performance.)
Any help / advice / suggestions or alternatives are highly appreciated!