i used and tested the 1d-C, nice camera, but i would never buy a camera for 12k that doesnt shoot raw, its ridiculous.
its a 6-7 thousand dollar camera at best.
Well a 1DX is a 6-7 thousand dollar camera, and the 1DC is literally the exact same thing + lots of other video options, so why wouldn't you expect it to cost the same price? Canon is a business, not a charity. And so far everyone is raving about how much they love the 1DC, so it must be worth it to some people.
Regardless, it's still really cheap for 4K. Most cameras that shoot 4K take a lot of time/accessories to set up, but with the 1DC you can take it out of the box, put in batteries and CF cards and be shooting 4K in under a minute. It's seriously like all the advantages of shooting video on a DSLR but with the quality of a legit cinema camera. And the image quality is night and day better than any other Canon DSLR.
And all the people screaming about wanting RAW always seem to forget the fact that RAW files are massive and require lots of storage space (both for shooting and storing) and computing power. You can drop MJPEG files from the 1DC straight into Premiere and it will run without a hiccup. I mean it's nice to have raw, but even if I had a camera that did shoot it I'm sure I'd only use it a fraction of the time.
When are people going to get that this isn't a prosumer camera at all? It's not in the same class as the 5D2/3 or 7D, wasn't made for that demographic. You think this is expensive? Look into other cinema gear. $200,000 sets of primes, $40k-$50k zooms, $60k-$80k bodies, $300k dollies and lots of motion control. The film industry pisses $12k before they even get to work, I mean that's nothing for a body compared to some of the other stuff they use. And at $12k at least the rentals will be reasonable, the majority of legit video production is done on rented equipment, no shame in it. Most of you already have great DSLR's, you don't need to have 4K video on tap all the time.