I had a chance to play with a Sony PMW-F3 prototype last night. It’s a very neat little package. The sensor is uses a standard Bayer pattern, not the new Q67, and is impressively clean and noise free. With a 50mm Super Speed at T1.3, and set to 18db gain, the images amazingly noise free and bright, and at 0db it pretty much matched my eye in quite a dark room with one key light.
This unit is on my gear list for next year.
The Alexa is getting closer to being feature complete. Latest update brings Prores to 60fps now, and a few more bits.