Well yeah, film has a greater dynamic range than an A7s.
But film stocks don't go to ISO 409 600 :)
The Amira is a beautiful beast for handheld work. A little lighter than her big sister, feels absolutely fantastic on the shoulder, and the controls are thought out for a single operator. Would rent again 10/10 #arri.
Well, arguments can be made for both sides. One very valuable thing I got from film school though is a very solid network of friends/collegues/filmmakers/mentors. I think it makes a big difference to have that when you're starting out.
What's wrong with GoPro-wearing dolphins? I think they're awesome.