It was a tuff decision but I definitely did not buy it just because of the slow motion (although it is a very useful tool IMO).
I was looking into getting a camera that will hopefully last me up thru college (I am a sophomore in HS now so that is quiet a ways off) but also I needed a camera for now that could:
A) Record continuously for documentary/short film work
B) Have interchangeable lenses
C) Be relatively "future Proof" (*Because I am living with my parents now and dont have to pay for nearly anything so all the money I get now is profit and I know that this will not last long*)
D) Have a frame rate above 30 (Ruled out the blackmagic option that I was considering, I think this is a huge thing for any type of commercial work as well as short films)
So far the requirements have left the sony FS100 and 700 (as well as the af100 which I really didnt like) in the match and I was very convinced into getting the FS100 but the scares of RAW and 4K have been something to worry about (not that it will be immediate but it is something that will grow in popularity in the coming years...). I was wondering how much longer the FS100 would be able to "outdo" that of a DSLR and with no huge update Possibilities it made me re-think The FS100
I still wasn't sold on the FS700 until I saw that something Like the Odyssey 7Q could substantially boost the FS700 into a much more powerful cam without having to re-buy the thing (like the $5,000+ sony option). At first the idea of the cost was insane and not considered an option but with my increase in business I Started to look at it more seriously and found that it does have quiet a few edges to the competition such as the Sensor, Slow motion, Ability to upgrade via firmware and record to faster codecs as well as use better chroma subsampling possibly in the future.
And I have to admit I really love the slow mo capabilities.... This is something that was a seller for the cam because there really aren't that many other cams that can do it and it really is an important feature IMO (just watch TV for 15 minutes and watch how many times it is used)
I know it seems absolutely crazy but as a business I figured that this cam would overall be the most versatile option and give me the most uses for the money and be something that could last me as long as a camera or any electronic for that matter could. And at the end of the day I know alot of what I want to do could be done on a FS100 or a 7d or a t2i or whatever else but I think the few things that give me an edge to the rest can help me create better stories and express that of the stories in a more creative way.