Hi, has anyone had a chance use the new Sony PMW-100 XDCAM camera yet? I'm trying to find some reviews but all I can locate are articles that repeat the press release. There is one review on YouTube of a pre-production model (not too complimentary)
Used it last week. Very good for very specific applications. EXT run and gun doc for EG. Nice crisp image, better lens (image wise) that I thought. PRORES 422 recording which helps A LOT in pulling colour out.
Ergonomics... You have to live with swithchable zoom and focus ring, and fiddly aperture knob. UGH, PD150 stuff.
1/3 " chip ... but pretty good in my limited experience. DOF forever because of chip size; but for run and gun doc, this is OK.
Lens ... slow, and not wide enough for my purposes even with Century WA adaptor.
For me... semi-disposable run and gun camera, cheap, great in a situation where I could put it in a backpack and look unobtrusive, and get NEAR pro quality image. A compromise, but in a situation (rough 3d world country, no filming permits) where having a full pro camera would be a BIG problem, It was a good solution.