This is a teaser set by Sony for the up and coming IBC 2015 video show. As soon as I saw the outline of this camera I envisaged the X70 in a new form factor. The PXW-X70 has been a good seller for Sony so it makes sense to bring out a more professional version. Remember the X70 was a bastardised AX100 from the domestic line.
Take away the XLR unit and the fold out LCD and add the following…
1. A new LCD higher up on the handle
2. Interchangeable lenses
3. Use the space from the LCD to add 2 XQD card slots and more manual switches plus sound controls.
4. Add XLRs to the body
5. Using the same codecs as the FS7 with I frame and L-GOP.
This is only an educated guess but I am betting its a cross between an X70 and some features from the FS7.
Either Alister is giving me a red herring or he is genuinely telling me I am off on the wrong foot…OK its a cut down FS7 !