And now we have a few more camera choices – woo hoo!!!
The Canon 5D Mark III is finally on the horizon with the Nikon D800 giving it a good run for the money. The flagship DSLRs are also coming out soon. Then onto the big boys, the Sony PMW-F3 now has S-Log built in and the RED Scarlet-X is more then we were really hoping for (or at least the proposed version =) The Canon C300 seemed to be the best of all worlds except for the price tag… As for me, I’m caught in a spiral of full frame DSLR or Super35 camcorder.
I currently have an EX3 and a 5D Mark II both of which get pretty regular work. The 5D2 has picked up a little more action this year which is great. I’m waiting to see what happens at NAB – it’s going to be crazy this year!!! The acceptance of 35mbs /sec has been hanging in there for a while but now with the Mark III at an estimated 90+ mb/sec it could set a new standard for most cameras. If I go on with the DSLR plan I’ll likely go to the 5D3 first and then the next offering (4K ?) after that. I do have to say the Nikon line up is looking pretty good. I was all Nikon for years and then moved to the Canon side of the street when the 5D came out. Clean – uncompressed 4:2:2 is a step in the right direction for sure… I’m waiting for a box with any mount and a clean out, place for a monitor and external recorder!!! This would be the best solution ever — just change out the body when a new one comes out. Maybe later this year??
At any rate the next 2 months will be really exciting!!!
Until next time, good shooting.