Technically, it should be able to carry a stripped back FS7 with a lightweight lens on (no cp.2s or anything).
But I don't think the mount would be big enough, especially since the full sized Ronin is a squeeze for the FS7.
4K RAW for $3K in a useable form factor? That's a pretty darn sweet deal, even if it is with the older sensor which lacks in Dynamic Range and doesn't have crazy high frame rates.
I mean, really, that is the perfect entry level camera. No need to recommend DSLRs and the hassles of their rigs to any newbs from now on.
If they're releasing firmware paths for upgraded sensors, then that means those sensors are already out there. Anyone know which one they might have in mind?
The specs are decent enough to compete with a lot of cameras in its range, and what that lacks, the Canon image quality will more than make up for.
I'd personally opt for the FS7 because I'd rather save the extra $7-8K and I love slow month too much. But plenty of people will use these.
I wonder if Canon will drop the whole threat of going after anyone who takes a crack at hacking the C100/300 firmware? Especially now that they're going to be old hat and have dropped in price dramatically. Might be a way to get some extended life out of the line if industrious people can milk a bit more out of it? But it might also cannibalise their own product line...
I think people are selling the C300 short, as the image quality on that bad boy still holds up. It's just that some of its limitations are quite crippling now that slow-mo has become standard, and the 4K rollout has happened much faster than expected with the influence of digital platforms.
$1500 to future proof yourself with the FS7 is just too good to turn down. But if you're already operating in a C300 based system, (and plenty of reality TV is), then you could have a $6500 camera paid off in just a few weeks.