Thank you Guy, I really appreciate your comments. I also prefer the idea of the canon color. One of my inspirations for cinematography is the Chefs Table Netflix series. I love the gorgeous image and how they use slow motion to achieve a modern/cenematic look. And as you say, they ARE using RED EPIC DRAGON. It's what I aspire to.... but to start, FS7 might just be the way to go to practice the craft!! Thanks a million for the suggestions.
Thanks, Ben. I was seriously debating between the canon C series and FS7 - I will go and download the FS7 manual and give it serious consideration. Also thanks for the advice about the lenses, and that they retain their value better than the camera body. It's super helpful to know in making the decision about my first camera.
That is really great feedback, thanks Walter. I was worried that c300 might become 'old' before I even figure out how to use it! I was also worried that c100mk1 might be "old" already, but it seems that quite a few comments here are advising it - I will definitly give it serious thought now.
Thanks, Guy. That's a thought. I would really like to work with slow motion, I will look into the C100 MK2 to see how well that does. I know the C300 is not as good as the Sony FS7 as far as slow motion, and the FS7 is cheaper than C300. FS7 is not as ergonomic as the C series, from what I hear though, and I'm a petite person - this is mainly what got me looking at the Canon.
Thank you Michael, that's good advice.
Thank you very much, Clark!