Check out the BTS video also!
Please come out w/ the Windows version soon! Thanks!
Well the one thing good is that it's NOT the $70,000 Alexa XT, but rather it's the discontinued Alexa Plus, which goes for around $30,000 nowadays. The lens, though is a $14,000 ARRI Ultra prime.
Close. It's actually an Alexa Plus, which is discontinued and sells for about $30k used.
I can tell that the XEEN is sharper, especially wide open. The fall off into the out of focus area is also more pleasant. The bokeh when stopped down is more pleasant as well.
The warmth of the XEEN is probably the best and most noticeable difference. Really, really liking its tone. I've seen some positive videos on skin tone, too.
Overall, I do think it's enough of a price premium between the two, although I still wish the XEEN is $2,000, though =D
I've been using the 702 for a couple of months and one thing that really irks me is that there's not a really easy way to color-calibrate or color-match the 702 (and presumably the 502) to your screen. Adjsuting the brightness and contrast on SMPTE Bar/check field output from camera helps, but there's no way to adjust color, tint, temperature, etc., either.