Originally Posted by brunerww
You've hit part of the revolutionary nature of this camera right on the head - BlackMagic seems to have made a conscious effort to minimize the expense of the peripherals you have to buy.
I have to give them nothing but high praise for this. This camera is very close to what the original Red Scarlet (3k for $3k) was supposed to be, bu has a bigger sensor and no lens, which of course evolved into a $16,000 (to even get it up and running) 4K Super 35mm camera, over about 3 years.
They are true PIONEERS with what they are doing here and it's going to change the video/cinema world in a way even the 5D Mark II never did. I feel like Panasonic kind of started this all with the DVX100 for $3,500 and then came the Canon HV20 followed by the 5D Mark II which set the world on fire, on down to the 7D, Canon T2i and then GH2. Unfortunate thing is.....they are NOT listening. They are MILKING their products with small upgrades and intentionally crippling their cameras....ESPECIALLY Canon. It's sad they refuse to capitalize on it.
I am surprised Nikon didn't really take advantage of this. It seems like they kind of tried, but came up short with the D4 and D800. They over clean HDMI and such, but they could have done a lot better. They have no highend video/cinema markets to protect as Canon, Sony & Panasonic do. They should have smashed them in the video department and would have a big advantage.
I'm glad SOMEONE out there (cough....Black Magic Design...cough) was listening for a change.
No proprietary and expensive recording media (like SxS, P2 and REDMAG), no proprietary batteries (like just about every consumer cam), no proprietary lens mount (sorry, m4/3 users, you're going to have to switch back to EOS lenses), no proprietary codec, etc.
Something else that made me thrilled to see. Everything RED accessory is RED proprietary and costs and arm and a leg. Their SSD drives for even the minimal acceptable recording space is nearly $2,000 (almost as much as this BMCC camera including DaVinci Resolve 9.0 & UltrasScope for just TWO RED recording SSDs). Ridiculous.
I'm hoping so too.
I'm a Panasonic GH2 guy, but the GH3 is going to have to have global shutter, 1080/60p and clean, uncompressed HDMI out (at the very least) to get me to cancel my MagicCam pre-order.
I doubt they will have all of that. Plus, they still will have a baked in picture style. The problem with Global shutter though is it is said to noticeably reduce Dynamic Range. I'd hate to see a GH series camera lose any of its dynamic range. It's already not one of its strong suits.