December 11, 2014 at 1:15PM
Should I buy the C100?
I recently sold my 5D mark III and was planning to upgrade to a video dedicated camera. I do narratives/documentary in film school while I do events and music videos on the side to build my portfolio & some side money.
The reason why I want to choose the C100 is because of it's full package capability for run&gun work as well as filmmaking. (ND-filters, top handle, built-in XLR audio, great ergonomics overall compared to dslr videoshooting)
I've considered many other cameras (GH4, A7S, BMCC) but I would have to buy additional accessories when I already have to consider my other equipment. (Lighting, tripod, stands, etc.)
In my experience on kijiji/craigslist, people tend not to pay extra for a used camera with additional accessories so I try to keep my additional spending to a minimum hence why I think the C100 is a great buy even though it's a bit pricey; I can sell the camera out and not lose out on much in the future.
If you guys disagree with my thought process, I'm more than open to feedback. I have a few unorthodox questions about the c100. I would greatly appreciate some insight from this amazing community.
1. I'm planning to purchase a used C100 with 120 hours on it for 4000$. Is this a good deal?
2. How many hours of recording can I get from the C100 before I have to send it in for servicing?
3. Are there any other cameras to consider for what I'm looking for?