This was all handheld with the $200 Canon 55-250mm IS lens and there was no color correction applied.
The beta firmware version had some limitations like I couldn’t adjust the white balance or had wrong exposure at times. This should be resolved in the final version.
The handling of the camera was nice, although I didn’t find the button layout perfect for video (having to reach with the wrong hand to the wrong side of the camera).
I didn’t test audio or autofocus with the dedicated STM lenses (see announcement: LINK).
There is a kit version with Canon’s new Video-AF lens the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM for $1199.
Europeans get the Canon 650D here
[UPDATE:] Noise Test
This is a comparison between the noise on Canon EOS 7D and a beta Canon EOS 650D.
All internal noise reduction was switched off, same picture profile.