Atomos Ninja

If you are thinking about moving to a Atomos Ninja to take advantage of the soon to be released 5d mark III firmware update. You might want to take a look on ebay. Right now there is an original Ninja with a buy it now price of $550 plus $25 shipping, that’s about $200 less than the latest version. The original Ninja is missing a few recording formats, the extra HDMI out, and the upgraded screen, but for the price it might be worth it.

On a side note, 750gb hard drives are down to $69 on amazon. That will get you about 12 hours worth of recording time on the Ninja’s highest settings. That’s less than the price of a 64GB SDXC card and just about right as delieverable media to clients.