Been at it since the early 90's with VHS mega cams. Love shooting and editing video. Short films, documentary, or music videos. I love telling stories.
I have had that same camera before, it's not going to ever look cinematic. You are going to want to get a camera that has interchangeable lenses, that's gonna let you have blurred out background or (depth of field) thats common in pretty much any film. Frame rate must be 24 fps to get that motion blur effect, video looks fake and "news broadcasty" at 60 fps and no depth of field. Canon t2i or t3i or t4i or t5i is a good starting place to get into changeable lenses.
Disagree completely and I'll back it up with proof.https://vimeo.com/144063304
This as an example shot on the sony a7s II and there are no black sunspots, and only color banding shot noticeable on 1 sky shot and yes I shot every single scene with slog3. If you don't know how to grade, then buy a canon t3i or something.
Not all units do this, I own an a7s II and it's never done that and I've shot directly into the sun many times already.
Yeah if you have a laptop with 4 GB of RAM and 256 GB harddrive you might have a point...
I am an indie film maker and 4K was great in post production for reframing some of my shots, and any interview I've done in 4K is basically a close up and medium shot in one clip. I don't see where your coming from at all man, the times are changing, why refuse to adapt? It's pretty much mainstream now, even phones shoot UHD now and it gives you more options in post production, what really do you have to lose?
Man, the score of that TV show "The Knick" is so great, it's a period piece show but the music is all electronic pulses and beats, and it just works so well. Mr. Robot also has similar music style but a completely different type of show. Music is great when you feel the visual and audio are perfectly intertwined so much so that one cannot exist without the other.
I'd go with the A7s, it's one of the best HD cameras out there, it's great for run and gun and you have the option to shoot 4K externally down the road if you ever needed it. I just got an A7s II but I've had the first model for a year and I got some great use out of it. It's a low light beast. Canon may have better natural colors on the C100 but if you get the hang of shooting in Slog2 you'll be able to get so much out of your image. Also the a7s has a timelapse app that's pretty cool too. Here is some stuff I shot in Slog for your consideration.