Arri have announced a more budget friendly version of their Alexa; an incredibly successful camera which is the go-to workhorse for many professional productions.
The Arri Alexa HD shares many of the same characters as it’s bigger brother (and many will argue the most important); same 14 stop dynamic range, native ISO of 800, SXS card capture, C-log recording in 10bit up to 120FPS. It does this by offering the same 2880X1620 sensor found in the standard Alexa (not the later 4:3 version which is designed for anamorphic recording).
Convergent Design, maker of the famous nanoFlash & Gemini 4:4:4 just announced a new recorder that looks very nice and promising. This field recorder + oled monitor is targeted at HDSLR indie filmmakers as well as professionals with a codec license lease system.
Many filmmakers, especially in documentary are often struggling with too much gear hanging from their camera rig and cameras taking too long to setup. Harddisk recorders and monitors could be built into cameras, but so far the camera manufacturers have not come up with a device that fulfills those needs. Once again a gear manufacturer wants to make our lives easier: