I rented it late last year for a job, I was able to take .cube files from Resolve 12 and save them to an SD card and use them immediately on the pix-e5. Worked very well.
Overall I loved the size and quality of the device. It seemed a little power-hungry, my b-cam op had his Odyssey 7q+ running and we both were going through a Dionic HC every couple of hours.
I definitely spent 10 mins looking for an image flip mode, now I see that it wasn't ready yet.
I hope there will be a servo handgrip accessory for it like the one for the FS7. I've been trying to determine if the Movcam accessory cable for the A7s that enables servo zoom with the Sony PZ lenses like the FE 28-135mm f4 would be compatible. Time will tell.
yes the lens is f2.8 from 8-73mm. It's a software corrected, all servo operation: switchable zoom/focus ring, all operated by motors, not mechanical. This takes some getting used to. The original RX10 had a flaw where the zoom was only a single speed when recording: SUPER SLOW. It took almost a full 60 seconds to zoom the length of the lens. Hopefully this has been fixed and you can adjust the zoom at a decent speed while recording. Still love the original one but its flaws kept it from being first rate.
Hopefully this means an updated PXW-X70 is in the future!
Honestly this chip, software, and lens in an PMW-EX1 style body with 4k xavc 10bit 4:2:2 would work hard for a long, long time...and that's why it won't ever happen!
These promos were certainly not shot in log gamma. Sony promos are always strictly rec709 video that will look sharp and colorful on a Sony demo tv somewhere.
The film grain bug was fixed in 8.4:
Grain effect now varies from image to image to facilitate editing time-lapse and video frame sequences.
That said I still like filmconvert grain better, but this is cheaper!