I've been thinking seriously about investing in this camera but the true costs of buying either 4K or 4.6K are much more than advertised. What you need to really get going is a couple of C fast cards (£500-800), the viewfinder (£1,000), possibly the shoulder mount (£300), batteries + charging station (£300-600) some cine lenses (£400-1100 min), filters etc. Sure if you have these already then it's a worthy and cost effective investment but for people looking at this camera as a first buy low cost option I'd be wary. No doubt the 4.6K and the 4K do give gorgeous image acquisition irrespective of NFP or moire issues present here in the 4K but for my needs (a first time buy for run-n-gun doc work/newscasting mixed with a bit of film) its clear all these things will add up as will the weight. I am a little surprised no one has called out BMD for having you pay an additional grand (almost half the price of the body) for the EVF. So if being seduced by these camera prices online first add 1K immediately to the price you see. Or am I wrong? Please someone tell me I am wrong. Gorgeous camera and great work by BMD - this will definitely be perfect for many of you out there but for my needs which are pretty specific I'm torn between this and something a little more accessible - but god dammit I like the idea of this camera!
That looks like compression artefacts. Is that really occurring on capture?
Are we sure about Rec709 "only". What about firmware updates etc? Also what is the actual spec? This guy was very vague and JVC have not really made things clear. Can it really not do 10bit? This is left wide open. Please could you go back there and nail down the details as this camera has sooooo much potential
Great article thank you Hugo.