DoPChoice is pretty freaking great gear.
I spent some time with the EVA-1 at Hotrod Cameras in Burbank. It truly is an awesome little camera. For me, I'm waiting until the high bitrate upgrade is done: I don't like hanging a recorder off a camera, and 150 looks good but we push stuff around a lot in post and I'm used to thick files like the Atomos records. I definitely like the color better than Sony (although Sony properly exposed and graded looks fantastic). I wonder if Panasonic will be releasing a Varicam LT in 5.6K shortly, too, though. In post I don't need more than 4K (most of our deliverables are still 1080p), but having that downsampled 5.6K sensor pumping out 4K is reaaaalllllly nice. It almost makes me not feel bad about selling our REDs.
Yes, I'm curious about RED too- where's it fall?
"Convenience is the arch nemesis of cinematic."
I tend to agree, but Sharegrid's the same way and so are brick-and-mortar rental houses. If you have your own insurance policy they don't charge you for that (worth it). But the shipping ought to be clear in all cases.
This was sort of inevitable. It's probably not bad for filmmakers, but I do like competition and this does remove some of that. So, yeah, it's good Sharegrid exists.