Boy, I'm sorry to report I'm way behind on this one – I just found it and others reported it last fallâ€¦ a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Sony Betacam mashup. I sort of actually remember maybe seeing a still image of this and thinking it was just a joke, but I was wrong if I thought that. The creator of this (electricfilms pty ltd in Australia) says “The Hyper 35 is a Hybrid of the Canon 5DMKII and a Sony Betacam.”
From the youtube promo:
“The Hyper 35 is a Canon & Sony Hybrid 35mm ENG camera. It makes the new generation of 35mm cameras easy to operate. The new Hyper 35 MKII has a high quality exterior Marshall monitor and quick release plates for the Canon 5D or 7D cameras.”
They have a web page with more info. Oh, and it appears you can now have one of these for yourself. Originally, reports indicated that it was rental only, but they now have a page where they will set you up with the whole kit – but you provide the camera and the betacam.
Update: In case you are wondering (like I was) ENG = noun – the use of small TV cameras, video tape recorders, and transmission equipment in covering news events – Origin acronym of Electronic News Gathering.
(Photo credit: snap from the video)