In my last camera post The Revolution Evolves I talked about Sony taking baby steps with the crippled NEX VG10 compared to Pany’s AG-AF100 which has folks like Phil Bloom preparing to open their wallet.
Sony heard the call and took another big step announcing the PMW-F3. With a large Super 35mm sensor, large pixels (no line-skipping) and a rating of 800 ISO. It’s essentially an EX3 with a large sensor and PL mount, for about $16K. A proper video camera with all the ENG and other video features you’ve come to expect including variable frame rates and the same codec as the EX1 and EX3.
Here are some sample films already hitting the net.
But Sony didn’t stop there and also announced this smaller camera for direct competition with the AF-100.
Canon, where are you?