For narrative pieces: blackmagic - pick your flavor, add a Nikon speedbooster, you've got tons on lens options.
For client work: gh4 or c100 or a7s.
Don't buy a canon dslr at this point, or a Nikon dslr.
Nice answer Ben. thanks.
Joe: ursa mini 4.6k body $5000
Viewfinder ,Tripod/shoulder mount & battery plate $2000
Extra CFast storage due to raw shooting - let's say $600
Total $7600Fs7 body $8000
Thanks Dennis! Great answer.
I have completely understood that blackmagic has been making cinema cameras - it's just that the majority of shooters I know dont shoot cinema (or even in that way) and yet they have been so excited for the camera! I just couldn't understand why!
It's nice to hear you say you work harder for your images, because that has been my experience. however, In my world clients don't care enough for me to need to work harder and I'm generally more pressed for time than I would ideally care to be.
I honestly didn't know that about the ISO in prores eventhough I always stick to native ISO with my bmpcc. But, you sound like the kind of user Blackmagic is aiming for. Maybe someday I will be. :)
I'm sure people who buy Arri don't mind so much. People who buy a cheap DSLR don't want to pay $140 for this.
Wow. I really thought they were going to say 60 bucks. I won't be getting one at $140. Give it a month or two and Chinese knock offs will be all over the place for 30 bucks.
What am I missing about the Ursa mini? 4.6k images look fantastic - but why would this camera be a competitor to the fs7 or even a c100? I get it if you are shooting in very controlled environments but.... For corporate video or run and gun Blackmagic seems like the last choice i would make.
I own a bmpcc. It sits on the shelf because my GH2 is much easier to use. But now that's on the shelf and the c100 is my main cam. Why does black magic make me hit a button 15 times to change the white balance or the ISO?
We know the max ISO on the Ursa mini will be 1600. That pretty much sucks for me. And - who would want the 4k version? Same sensor as the production cam at 12 stops of dynamic range? I'm not even close to interested. Just stick with the C100 with built in nd's, great low light, super easy to shoot with, fantastic image quality etc.
The 4.6k will be the same price as the fs7 basically - why on earth would I buy the Ursa for what I do?
I want to love this camera. But I need some help understanding how people
Will actually use it and why they are raving about it.