reviews the Atomos Ninja Blade:
So what don’t i like? Well… It tops out at 1080. 4k is now the golden child, and i don’t plan on purchasing anymore 1080 cameras, so it seems a bit like investing in the past. It’s not entirely wise to think that way though, because 1080 didn’t all of a sudden become poor looking because of 4k, on the contrary; it looks incredible. Hundreds of big movies back this up. But if you’re a working shooter, and your clients are asking about 4k, than that’s a story you should tell to the shogun, Atomos’s $2000 4k recorder.
The dilemma atomos created for me was the introduction of the ninja star, their tiny, screen-less, $300 recorder. Adding that to my C100 would be a pretty unobtrusive way to up the codec, and would give me the option to have an external monitor or not as i so choose based on what i’m shooting. But to have it all in one polished package is very compelling indeed.
Read the full review here.