October 1, 2016 at 7:46PM
No love for the JVC LS300?
Like many people, I have an assortment of gear all rigged together, and I'm sick to death of it. All the various batteries, cables, cards, clamps, etc...it's just too many things waiting to go wrong, especially outside of a studio setting. So, it's time for a change.
There's no end to discussions about the FS5/7, C100/300, and Ursa Mini, but almost nothing about the JVC LS300.
Okay, the LCD isn't great. The same can be said for the C100 and FS5, yet people dismiss that with a shrug. Sure, it doesn't shoot RAW, but you're not dropping a grand on SSDs or CFast cards either. It's not a showstopper, but it's affordable and ticks most of the feature boxes a person could want, plus some extras like the prime lens zoom.
So, what is it about this camera that cause everyone to ignore it? Am I missing something? Or heck, maybe it's the lack of drama that's caused it to fade into the background. Thoughts?