"XL2 Could be a 10...it's close!"4.0 starson by mikeandbecka
Pros: Pro Design & Expandability; Audio XLR ports; Telephoto standard Lens with stabilization
Cons: LCD/Eyepeice, IRIS control, Weight (in some cases)! Low light grain, Price for Expansion!
Summary: There's no doubt that this is a great camera, I had the pleasure of using it for 2 weeks before giving it up. There were some issues that I had with this camera, first of all and my main concern is that the LCD viewfinder is not the best for finding you focus point, this can be frustrating at times knowing that this camera has the best lense for focusing ability. There is also no separate "pop-out" LCD, so inorder to correct this problem, you will need to add a monitor somewhere on the camera (on top mount or on sled/stabilizer) this increases weight and cost. Another great option for the viewfinder is to purchase the optional evf monochrome viewfinder; this would be ideal to use with an additional 4"+ mounted LCD (as this viewfinder eliminates the standard evf's flip-up LCD screen) but this comes at a heavy price tag of $1500. The Iris control is a step system, which is noticable when using and not fluid.
This camera has great options if you want to pay for them, no doubt a great choice for any pro or amature film maker, great for event shooting, but would take some getting used to for artistic shooting.