Very unusual…Sony letting a cat out of the bag that’s not due out till 2011…no doubt about it, this looks the business though my first impressions it looks to be a tad front heavy, the lens must weigh a ton yet it’s sitting on a very small body but one things for sure it looks the part unlike Panasonics cine camera effort.
UPDATE : The camera has a 35mm sensor and records video on SxS. It seems that the camera has an Alpha Mount and you will be able to use current Sony Alpha Lenses though the lens on this prototype looks nothing like an Alpha lens…thank goodness. On sourcing a blow up of this picture we can see it is using a 65mm prime lens this is fantastic news for the film boys although I do think this will come at a price.
Once again we are seeing a video manufacturer coming out with a film like camera with SDoF, proper video Hi-Rez swivel viewfinder and XLR sound, I reckon the HDSLR has had a good run for it’s money…but the boys who know how to design proper cine like camcorders will take over…not before time !