It was time to buy a new video camera for my video production needs. I had used a Red Scarlet in my role as a freelance cameraman, and so had experienced a level of image detail and dynamic range that created a dissatisfaction in my Canon 550d and even the current crop of DSLRs that are available. So the search began about 2 months ago. My criteria were simple. Number one, I wanted a better image than my DSLR was giving me. Number 2, the new camera had to accommodate my Canon lens investment. Number 3, it had to work straight out of the box.