Is it G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) or is it actually keeping up with the times?
In either case my new camera purchase of the Canon C100 was made after literally months and months of research and personal experimentation. This camera is the future for wedding, event, and documentary videography.
Ansel Adams said “The best camera is the one you have with you”, and that statement is very true. Without a compelling story as well as a variety of other elements you just won’t have a good final product. With that said, it doesn’t hurt to have a camera that is capable of filming up to 20,000 ISO has real video camera features such as waveforms, peaking, zebras, built in ND filters, log picture profiles, as well as a very usable flip LCD screen.
Those reasons listed above is why I made the purchase of this camera. Can I film a wedding on my Canon Dslrs? Absolutely! Yet a great example of filming with standard DSLRs VS the C100 would be comparing pulling a decently heavy sized load with a mid-sized pick up truck as opposed to using a truck that is more built for the job like a 3/4 or 1 ton truck. Both can do the job, but one does it much better.
Once I learn some of the other features and am more familiar with the camera I’ll do a full review of it and post it here.