I needed to use the steadicam for a job coming up, so I figured I'd try and see if the EA50 could balance on the rig without being too heavy. The Merlin is rated for cameras up to 8 pounds, which is why I usually use the 60D with a wide lens (3 pounds). The lighter the rig, the easier it is to balance on the Merlin. The EA50 with the matte box and Tokina 11-16mm lens in this video was about 9 pounds. Surprisingly (with a lot of patience) I was able to balance the EA50 on the Steadicam Merlin. This is great since the EA50 can shoot 60p in 1920x1080, which is very slick and cinematic on the steadicam.
This footage was all shot at my lovely parents house and I figured the hard lighting and solemness at the time would produce some cool footage. This was all shot in 60p and conformed to 29.97fps. Side note: I own a Sony 16mm Pancake Lens just for its sheer portable size when I need that. The glass in it is crap compared to the Tokina 11-16mm and nowhere near as sharp.
I've resolved some (not all) of the moire/aliasing problems by adding a denoiser to the footage and decreasing the sharpness in a custom Picture Profile. It's by no means perfect but the image is better.
Steadicam Merlin w/Vest
Genus Mattebox w/ polarizer (outside)
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 - Sony 16mm Pancake Lens f2.8