Just watched this promo piece from Videomaker on the new Canon XC15. I like Videomaker, and they make it very clear that it is sponsored. I looked briefly at the XC10 in late 2015. I really wanted it to be the solution. Unfortunately, it just had too many shortcomings, especially in terms of operation. I thought the factory loupe was a nice touch. Unfortunately, it blocked access to the touch screen, where most of the controls were.
In short, I ended up buying the C100. More money, and not 4K. Otherwise a wonderful camera. I’ve been a Canon fan for some time, and also own a 5DMKII, which was a benchmark at the time, that the rest of the industry scrambled to follow. This one, I believe is a miss. The addition of the C300 XLR bridge does address some shortcomings in the audio department. Overall, I think there is still a ways to go. They must be aware of what Panasonic is doing in this space? I still plan to roll my C100 for some time, but if I was looking at 4K capable cameras for this price, it would be the either the Panasonic HC-X1000, or the AG-UX90 hands down.
Lok from DigitalrevTV is now doing his own thing. Well worth a look if you’re considering either the Canon EOS M5, or the DJI Osmo. Canon has long been timid in the mirrorless space, but maybe now, they are now all in? Good thing if so. no doubt, mirrorless is the future. Just ask Sony.
DJI has refined gimbal technology from years of experience on their drone platform. And then, there is a long pole.
An excellent comparison of these two cameras. These are easily the two most significant large sensor cameras for videographers with a sub $2000 budget at this time. Sony virtually owns the space in the $2000 to $3000 range with the A7 series.
While I have only had my hands on the GH4 briefly, it felt good in the hand. I’d not want to shoot with anything smaller. Since the GH2, these cameras feel very well made, and ergonomics are quite good. Battery life is good, and lots of support in terms of accessories.
Two things about Sony. They have a great record for well crafted cameras. However, Sony has a long history of creating devices as small as they can possibly be produced. Even at the cost of ergonomics and functionality.
I’ve owned a number of Sony cameras over the years, and there are two other areas that make Sony stand out. They have long been leaders in autofocus, and low light performance. Flaws and all, these are two very compelling points.
Well done review on the Sony A6300.