« on: September 20, 2014, 08:09:45 AM »
I think we all agree on this: the C100, C300 has been wonderful cameras for the past 3 years, in my experience the most well-designed AND the best HD image I've ever seen come out of a video camera, they are just truly remarkable when you actually use them and see the image. That's why the C300 became the de facto standard in HD broadcast, taking the Digibeta place in 2012-13-14. That specific camera is a true example of how sepcs are absolutely meaningless when evaluating a camera, everybody dismissed it immediately for the lack of specs yet it turned out to be workhorse you can trust and produce high quality images with, easily, this is what Canon is all about in both videography and photography fields. Look how many people are buying and using the C300 now compared to the Scarlet which was announced at the same time with remarkable specs that everybody predicted the failure of the C300.
BUT, that was alright and good for the past couple of years, now, Canon HAS to offer 4K resolution, high frame rate, and 10 bit aqcuisition path. They just have to offer these solutions in order to compete with the upcoming (current?) market. Even if people are not in need for those right now, they WANT them. Especially when investing in a camera for their business, they will surely want it to be future proof 4K ready, with HFR and 10bit, that's why I believe the C line will not be purchased in quantities anymore after the FS7 release, it's just not a smart investment to buy a 12K$ 1080p camera right now, even if you don't need it.
Pretty much agree with everything you've said, including DPAF comment above.
I am hoping Canon goes to town on the C100 mk II soon, I love it's compact size! But that FS7 looks very compelling and is going to be hard to beat from the looks of it.