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Currently I am working on the pre-production for 6 month project that will involce heavy travel and a lot of video work. My team is looking for a portable digital camera(we'll be uploading content as we go). We were looking at something like a c100 but purchasing the lenses will hit our budget way too hard. I've heard Sony has some good options that can be an all in one as far as going from wide to zoom and they can take a beating. Our budget for a camera right now is around 5k. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Instead of the 1080p C100, you might want to consider the Ultra High Definition $3995 Super 35mm JVC GY-LS300 bundled with the free ($799 value) Rokinon 24mm T1.5 lens.
It has 4 times the resolution of the C100, in addition to fast autofocus (with Panasonic/Olympus/Sigma MFT system lenses) – something you'd have to pay an extra $500 for with the C100.
Here is what this camera can do:
Here is a nice overview from Zacuto:
…and a review from Philip Johnston in Scotland:
I have shot with this camera, and it is a very good value for the money.
Hope this is helpful and good luck with the assignment!