Had a play with the C700 today.. not as bad design wise as I had thought just from looking at stills pic,s.. on the long side, body wise.. esp with the codex back on.. and quite wide too.. more Alexa size than F55..
Nice pic in the basic 709 set up they had.. on a very good monitor.. I wouldn't see it as run and gun type camera myself.. bit on the large side for any confined locations.. but a nice beast and not as tacky looking as i had thought.. admittedly it had the bells and whistles on.. and the buttons light up really nicely when powered up..
The Variable ND on the Sony Fs7II is pretty amazing too.. has to be the future for all camera,s I think.. totally smooth.. very clever engineering.. funny they have it in the Fs5 bottom of the pile camera.. but the F55 doesn't have it... dont think it can be a retro up grade either.. even for feature/high end stuff this will be very handy.. real control over DOF.. and just very quick too.. as its electrical current, not effecting the image.. as glass ND can..or cheaper internal physical ND,s.. but also you can have it exactly where you want level wise.. I wonder if Sony will license this tech out,if they have patented it ?to other makers.. if they don't Sony will really be at an advantage over the others.