UPDATE – don't know how I messed up the title, but it now reflects the content appropriately – sorry!
I found this interesting article about a RED Scarlet user who decided it was better for him to switch from the Scarlet to the Canon EOS C100. I think he's got some pretty valid reasoning.
What do you think?
Of course, I think some of the issues involve post processing and color grading, but the original source is very different between the cameras.
The RED Scarlet is easily one of the best cameras to come out in the past 5 years. The fact that I owned and shot with the same camera as Peter Jackson or David Fincher without going into debt is incredible. That being said, I feel that the RED wasn’t a good fit for me and hurt my creativity and content.
I’ve learned that you should buy a camera based off of your own needs, not your idols’ needs.
Movies like The Social Network may look amazing, but owning a RED doesn’t mean that your footage with look anything like David Fincher’s. Sometimes less is more. In my case, I’d much rather shoot with a $6,000 rig than a $20,000 rig.
Read the complete story on Fstopper's article: “Why I Sold My RED and Downgraded to a C100”
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(cover photo credit: snap from Fstoppers)