I've looked at the first two examples and of those two the detail is better in the BM. With that said, I do not agree that the detail would be class leading (for 1080p). I see the same level of detail in the RX10 and the 3-chip Panasonics.
As for color, when it's good, it's excellent. Nice job Mark. There's still too much variability for my taste, but I appreciate the learning curve you're going through. However, and most importantly, here again I see this as nothing more than struggling to simply get back to what good OOC color gives you anyway, when using a quality DSLR/camcorder.
As for my favorite, dynamic range, once again throughout the video I saw nothing particularly challenging that a good conventional camera would have much problem with.
The most distracting issue with the footage is the very obvious jitter. This, for me, really ruins what is otherwise very nice material. I am all too familiar with this issue since I have that same problem with the RX10 at the extreme end of the zoom range. As a result, I try to stay away from that as much as possible.
However with the BM, it's obvious in shots of any focal length. I'm sure this is a combination of not having OIS with some lenses and the generally poor ergonomics of the camera itself. Honestly, for me, that alone would be a deal break even if there wasn't the hassle of grading. There is no way I'd carry a tripod around with me.
Mark, with all that said, you still have the best looking footage from this camera that I've seen. Not having to suffer through the inevitable look of 'stylized footage' (whether accidental or intentional
) is a big plus.