Used mine for three weeks now. I see improvements in file quality compared to my previous HD3 II 39, did a small upgrade to HD5 50.
The new battery is a big improvement compare to the old one, the screen display too and focus is faster
The RRS L-plate works on the new model too... thanks
You can now also shoot RAW+JPG.... The CF memory compartment is much improved as it was a bit scary to see the electronic card inside when open the card cover door on HD3 II when there was snow or rain
Few things that I am not happy with is the on/off button, it is impossible to use with gloves on
. My wish is to have one of the other button set to on/off instead... perhaps a firmware update? Did they not test the camera with glows on???
Also you can have the "Grip" information on the sensor unit display but you can not see the exposure compensation. When you have the camera high on a tripod and need to change some settings (I always use M-mode) I need to see the exposure compensation for not under/over exposure... firmware update?
Focus confirm could be better, now you need to press a button for activating and then move the cursor to the area of focus and another press on the button to see 100 %. I want 100 % directly on one press on a button and yes it can be centred because I can move the window if needed then... firmware update?
You have bracket settings you can set what ever you want, but how about focus stacking!?? Would be a nice feature, you focus on the front object and then the camera move the focus (depending on the lens) for the next exposure. They have all the knowledge of the lenses and certainly know the best settings for focus stacking as well... just a wish (of course there is HTS 1.5)
Now we need to find a company that can do firewire to wireless so you can hook up the Hblad to an iPad with Phocus, that would be something