October 26, 2016 at 8:42AM, Edited October 26, 8:43AM
Experience/Advanced Cinematographers, what low budget Cinema Camera impresses you the most?
I'm looking for a low budget Cinema Camera priced around $2,000-4,000. I'm wanting a device that would steer me to craft the look-feel I'm wishing to accomplish when I'm more experienced w/ better opportunity/gear.
I'm interested in cameras that have A. great color science-helping me bend and craft alluring skin tones B. A wide dynamic range C. sensor that can retain impressive highlight data D. Can support a range of lenses w/ or without add-ons E. Versatile in natural light
Of course if I had a genie I would acquire an Arri Alexa or a film camera with unlimited film/processing but unfortunately I don't. I'm looking for something that with hard work I can squeeze the most out of.
I'm very eager to hear your answers - free from camera manufacturer loyalty and instead based on pure science and your knowledge. Again I'm looking for something that I would need to put hours and handwork into in order to master what I would want in the future.
So cinematographers, what low budget cinema camera impresses you?
Extra: Examples of my desired look of course when I get more opportunity and skill. It's more towards the natural color palette.