Solo shooter today. Canon EF glass by way of EF to E-mount adapter. Initial thoughts:
Whoa, awesome, I can shoot super slow motion by myself on my 5D glass!
This handholding in front of the body instead of on the shoulder is annoying. (Same as...EVERY other prosumer many pro cameras).
Image quality seems to be good - limited to 1080.
Good ol' Sony contrast curve. Mid range feels empty but plenty of low and high end on the histogram. Any overexposure in skin tones looks like milky dogsh*t. Just let it blow, don't make it orange.
On that note - no histogram in high-speed mode :( Zebras work well. Peaking is useless on the Nikon F1.2.
Lightweight - relief for the strange form factor. EVF is just a clip-on thing - not separate module. Meh.
480fps image quality quite good. 960fps looks like SD with MASSIVE crop factor on lens.
Problems with infinity focus - attribute to lens adapter.
Great battery life. Still a little distrusting of SDHC media but no problems today.
Did not shoot anything today at 24fps. Only 480fps and 1fps (nice time lapse, homie).
Conclusion: Remarkable to shoot 480fps of decent video for a $250/day rental price tag ( www.brainboxcameras.com ). Its no Phantom or Weisscam but acceptable for the right application (e.g. one-man-band BTS on fashion shoot). Could also see a reasonable application for high-speed crash-cam. Once again, Nikon F1.2 outperformed Canon glass for image "soul", Canon glass performed better on sharpness and ease of use. Had a LOT of fun shooting with this camera - just don't take it too seriously. Stills and video (aka "proof") coming soon.
We flew back from NYC.