February 28, 2017 at 11:25AM


Looking for Camera Suggestions...

Hey guys,

I'm quite new to this board, but figured I'd give my question a shot.

Basically, I've set aside £2200 ($2700 - damn you Brexit...) and I'm looking to upgrade from my Canon 7D (Generation 1...).

I've been eyeing up the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, but with NAB around the corner, I have a feeling a price drop is imminent.

The main purpose of the kit is to act as a one mand band - Small Music Videos, model videography and run and gun shooting.

I've already got a bunch of Canon lenses, and one thing that puts me off the BMMCC is the £700 Metabones speedbooster that goes with it, an excessive price to pay to use my glass :(

So I would greatly appreciate some opinions:
- Is the BMMCC worth getting now, or should I wait til NAB for a price drop
- Are there alternatives that would work better, vDSLRs etc?

Sorry if the question comes across as naive but it would really help me out a lot to get some opinions from people in the know :)



In my experience with Blackmagic, there won't be any price drop because of NAB. There was a temporary price drop for the pocket cam a few years ago, but other than that I don't recall BM dropping prices much. I could be wrong. If you wait for NAB you'll never buy a camera and you'll always be waiting for NAB. There's always something better right around the corner.

March 3, 2017 at 5:29AM

Don Way
Writer/Director of Photography

I've been put off of most MFT cameras for the foreseeable future, as their value drops rapidly and using them feels a little restricted. But if you're going to go this route, you might as well spring for a GH5 when it does come out, or try and find a used a7s/a7sii/a7rii. I can see most of the BM cameras becoming pricey pretty quick, with all the add-ons you'll need to make them work properly. Both the Sonys and the GH5 will however work pretty much out of the box, but can be rigged up if needed.

March 3, 2017 at 12:29PM

Sebastian Kammonen

Look at the canon C100. They are a few years old but they have great picture quality built in ND's a shotgun min, XLR inputs all straight out the box. No 4k video but shoots a 4k image and internally down scales it to 1080p.

March 3, 2017 at 7:33PM

Michael Militscher
Director / Commercial Producer

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