Hi everyone, I'm not trolling at all. I genuinely want advice.
I was planning on purchasing an Ursa Mini 4.6 K for a while now. However, I just built out everything that I would need and the total price comes to about $11,000. This is way more than I anticipated when I first started looking at this camera. It seems like FS7 II and the C300 II would make certain things much easier and more convenient (built-in ND's, smaller batteries, no rails or anything to worry about). But I just don't know!
All 3 cameras have great dynamic range.
The Ursa Mini seems to have the worst low-light (not a deal breaker, but still).
The Ursa Mini doesn't have built-in ND's, requiring a matte box, rails, expensive IRNDs and a slower, more complicated switching mechanism.
The C300 supports excellent continuous autofocus.
They are all a little heavy on a gimbal, though C300 II seems to fit the best.
Ursa Mini and FS7 do great high speed.
Ursa Mini records to RAW and ProRes out of the box (better menus as well)
FS7 has much cheaper media than C300 II or Ursa Mini
Any advice?? I need to be able to use the camera to shoot event coverage (that is later edited into a promo piece) AND scripted stuff like commercials/music videos.
FYI, These are the items I had in my kit that pushed it over $10,000:
Ursa Mini 4.6k EF
Anton Bauer Battery
Anton Bauer battery charger
Anton Bauer batter plate for Ursa Mini
Ursa Mini EVF
Ursa Mini Shoulder mount Kit
Sony VCT14 Quick Release
3x Firecrest ND Filters 2.4, 1.2, and 0.6 (these cut IR, right??)
1 256 GB CFast Card