I'm a DP and Producer in Minneapolis Minnesota.
It's interesting how certain cameras have a crazy long working life. The c100 is one of those cameras. Even with 4k making up MOST of the TV's sold in 2019, most content is streamed on mobile devices at 1080p (at best) if not even lower resolution. While we would certainly lose out on some paid work if we only had the c100 since some clients require 4k, if we still only had the C100 (or purchased one today starting out) - it would still be a solid camera given it's sub-$2k price now used. Definitely better than most DSLR's in terms of professional image and connections and client perception (which is part of show business).
That said - it's cool seeing the Canon c200 replace it and the price inching down on that one as well given 4k has so many perks. Sure, storage space is a real cost and goes up every year as we shoot more and more with larger files... But so does our budgets and projects (more than offsetting that storage space cost). Either way, the History will likely look back on this camera as quite a stepping stone for the industry much like the Canon 5d mark II did with HD.
- Travis Johansen
Creative in Minneapolis MNwww.providfilms.com
Coming from background in photography, I would love this camera for photos. But for filmmaking - both commercial and promotional branding type video production - the lack of a more robust full sized HDMI port screams that video is purely an afterthought. It's definitely a photography first camera at over 100MP and 16bit raw (which is mind blowing) - and IBIS!
I have got to think that the rolling shutter on a sensor this size is pretty poor (and never mentioned in the video).
Regarding color science in this camera, it's only sporting 4:2:0 color which is VERY limiting (imagine being forced to shoot low-quality JPG versus Raw for photographers).
The lack of anything over 30fps at 4k is also sad. Our aging 2 year old Panasonic GH5 (which has a APS-C sensor size effectively with my speedbooster) can do 4k DCI, 400mbps, with IBIS at 60fps. Oh, and 10 bit 4k DCI internally. Sure - every camera is different (it also has a screen that flips off to the side so you can place it in tight spaces or against a wall and flip the screen back towards you to verify your shot before hitting record... The little things...
Enough hating though - The real benefit from this camera I see is hopefully giving some pressure on the people at Canon to release full frame 4k readout on their upcoming full-frame models, to encourage manufacturers to do dual-memory card slots, to allow 10 bit HDMI readout, to have a dual display on the back so you don't have to clutter up your screen with ISO, shutter, etc. I'll add that their high resolution EVF does look really cool and alone can be a very costly add-on (if it's truly bright and sharp and works on your rig in a way you need it).
Lastly, as a CYA, all this geeking out is just us gear heads getting excited about tools we use for our trade. Some say "you don't need a fancy camera to tell a good story" > which is true. But as a craftsman who cares about your work - a good one would value quality tools because of their design, build, balance, and how it enables them to do their best work. Sure, a great carpenter can take your Walmart hammer and saw and build a beautiful piece of furniture. But give a great carpenter world class tools - and they can make world class furniture that's a piece of art. Of course that assumes that they were a world class craftsmen to begin with - as a great tool does not make you one. So if you're reading this, thinking tools don't matter, then perhaps you haven't reached the limits of your tools yet. For those that have - then higher quality gear can help you bring your story and vision to life.
Cheers to the future and telling great stories,
Travis - Creativewww.providfilms.com
"The industry is too big and too competitive to wait around for somebody to give you a job."
- you are 100% right!
Aputure is CRUSHING it again and again. I can't believe how small of a light this is to give you that pre-programmed fake tv lighting - or the fact that it's brighter than the MX?
Since the MX had that boost setting - I'm curious if this does as well?
Sad day :(
The EOS R would be a phenomenal camera if they didn't cripple it via software.
Wonder how long it will take until Magic Lantern unlocks it's full potential without 4k crop.