What you got is just fine. It's a great camera and you bought it for the ergo and low-light capabilities. Nothing has changed there. As a professional commodities trader I can tell you that you are reacting like a lot of bad traders. Second-guessing or chasing the latest thing only to take a loss on your current position. Forget the "Camera-Envy" and focus on using what you got and honing your craft. In the long run you will be a lot better off.
I completely agree with your point on technology but film school from my experience is predominantly taught by a gaggle of film-maker fan-boi's that couldn't explain the aesthetic difference between Robert Bresson and Henri Cartier Bresson.
Pick up your camera, shoot everything, try everything, experiment with everything. There is no right or wrong way to make a film it all depends on context. There is nothing you will learn in film-school that you can't learn on your own. Watch everything you can by the masters, Dreyer, Godard & Tarkovsky, Eisenstein etc.. as well as contemporary, exemplary artists like Jost, Jarmusch & Hartley etc... and watch the junk too. Learning what not to do is important as learning what to do, maybe even more important.
Read all the books you can get on every topic you can take. Semiotics by Christian Metz, to Theory & Practice by David Bordwell, Peter Wollen, E. Ann Kaplan. Read the reviews of great movie critics which is a great way to introduce yourself to a new director or cinematographer or writer you never heard of.
About the only value I can see from film school is about the same thing I can see for college. Contacts & Friendships but with the advent of Social media (like right here for example where there are some great people) college is offering you a glass of water for 40K a year when the guy down the block is giving it to you for free.
You can't underestimate the importance of relationships but this also depends on what you want to do. i.e. work in a traditional system = film school. But if you want to make art and you love film-making. Go out and do it. Don't let some condescending, pretentious jackass make you feel like you can't because you don't have some pseudo-degree or 4K camera. If you are passionate and motivated and realize that it isn't all fun (a lot of it is business) the there is very little is stopping you today and you certainly don't need 4K to do it.
Best of luck to everyone here.
Completely agree. I will take 14 stops of dynamic range over 4K any day
Damn, I mean, "Writing With Light". They need a post edit tool here.
Just so people can find it, isn't it called "Writer with Light"? And yes it is a great book
It's value is seeing with your own eyes pretty much everything that is wrong with American cinema today