Thanks. Every time I look at footage from the C100 I'm impressed. No 4K, but in reality maybe that's a blessing in disguise. My real issue is the lack of 60p: I shoot a lot of birds, and slowing them a bit on playback opens up a new world. The Mark II (with 60p)? Hm....
OK, suggest an alternative; I'm not interested in being ripped off by Canon, but I can't seem to find a better option.
I shoot outdoors, in natural, uncontrolled light, and the camera is frequently left unattended...I'm not there to tweak settings. This is what you might call "drop and run" video, so I need to set-up, hit record, and be gone. (It's wildlife, you see.)
I previously owned the GH4, but the DR was limited compared with what I'm seeing in the XC10, and noise at even 800 started creeping in in shadowed foliage. m43's a bigger sensor, but performance at moderately high ISO looked worse to me than the XC10.
The Sony X70, and all Sony 1" cameras, seems to have MUCH worse dynamic range, and bluntly clips highlights. The workaround seems to be to run manual and underexpose to protect the highlights, making the already limited DR look even worse.
The A7s and an external recorder is a little too cumbersome for drop and run, but the real issue is that I'd actually prefer a smaller chip to maximize DOF. That's also why the lens limitation of the XC10 isn't really a problem for me, as I'm usually stopped down pretty far.
So, FF's out (sensor size), m43's out (noise), Sony's out (DR). The BM pocket cam is great (also noise, but better DR than GH4), but lacks the semi-automation that I absolutely must have.
What are my options?