I think there's a lot of sacrifices made in order to get it sub-$3K. No XLR input, no HDMI out, no buttons to adjust settings (all touch screen), no ND filter, etc.
It also doesn't seem like a very clean sensor at higher ISO's. The videos online have visible noise at ISO 800...by today's sensor standard that is pretty poor performance. But 2.5K resolution in RAW format with 13 stops of latitude for $3K may just be a great b-camera for a whole bunch of people (or maybe an A camera for some). I know I'm certainly interested...
i really depends how you will use it. if you have all workflow in mind from raw to resolve you will be fine.
You can not cut corners on light anyway. i see here daily people use red or alexa and result is big pile of s... so it really depends who and how uses the camera.
i see it as fantastic alternative for canon and nikon cameras and even alexa.
[Margus Voll]"i really depends how you will use it. if you have all workflow in mind from raw to resolve you will be fine.
You can not cut corners on light anyway. i see here daily people use red or alexa and result is big pile of s... so it really depends who and how uses the camera."
Yeah, can this camera match an Epic at its best? Obviously not. But I see Epic-originated footage on a regular basis that looks worse than some of Blackmagic's sample footage. People have been saying for years now that talent trumps tech specs, but until recently it really was true that there were severe limitations to the sort of production values you could achieve with low-cost gear regardless of how talented you were. Those are mostly gone now. From what I've seen so far, this camera (and the raw workflow it enables with the bundled copy of Resolve) might be the final nail in the coffin.
and with D7 it is even worse, so we have to wait for the actual camera and see how it behaves
before any critics.
i will get my superb hobby camera to film my personal stuff uncompressed.
just was wondering if to get nikon d4 and bm recorder for that. now there is camera that has
both features in one body and one can use those on small tv spot stuff if needed.
beats canon any day. more stuff to make stabilizations etc on 2,5 k compared to hd h264.
by description and price point i see it as great product. still you have to have nice glass
and good light.