I Purchased a C200 3 weeks ago and have shot 4 projects on it. As someone who primarily shoots on Alexas or REDs I have to say I am blown away by the C200.
By no means does this camera replace those cameras but it does fill a nice gap for my work. I have been using my C200 for light commercial work Shooting mostly raw and using the mp4s for interview coverage. I find even though it is an 8 bit codec, it is quite robust and more than good enough for an online delivery.
To be honest the main thing holding me back from buying the C200 was the fact it didn't have a 10 bit option in camera. Having shot 4 projects so far I can tell you for me, that isn't a problem anymore. Going RAW > Prores 444 is the way to go anyways if you need the extra color information but you really can get away with the mp4s depending on the project.
Its always project dependent and given the choice I will obviously still be picking up an Alexa for certain projects but The C200 is a viable option for anyone working on mid-high tier projects that can handle the workflow.
This could not be more true. I feel like this camera is a step backwards sadly.
And Arri will still be leading the pack in image *quality* ;)
I'm not questioning the fundamentals of filmmaking as I'm sure you wouldn't question the fact that having gear that helps you tell the story always helps. Or maybe you would...
Time to break the bank
That's not really true at all. The comparable model with the same specs is the Razor Blade Pro HD. With a GTX 1060 and an 8th gen i7, You're in the same ballpark as this so it is a completely viable option. Not to mention you are getting a lower resolution display with the Razor with no touch screen capabilities. If you want the touch screen capabilities you need to go up to the 4K model that costs 5,799.
You're comparing apples and oranges my friend.