SONY PXW FS7
The Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 camcorder is designed for a range of long-form shooting and production applications, from “cinéma vérité”-style documentaries and reality TV to magazine shows, commercial and corporate applications.
The PXW-FS7 camcorder combines the flexibility of native E-mount technology, the recording efficiency of the XAVC-L codec; the transfer speed and intelligence of XQD memory cards; and comfortable, handheld ergonomics, including a new “Smart Grip.”
- Sony XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit for FS7
The PXW-FS7 features a 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor and support for shooting in 4K, 60p or Full HD at high frame rates up to 180 fps (frames per second). Selectable recording formats include XAVC, which supports 4K 60p, Full HD 60p even in 4:2:2 10-bit recording, as well as the common MPEG-2 HD 422 format used by many broadcast stations around the world.
The PXW-FS7 is a native E-mount camcorder designed to give users maximum lens options and flexibility, smooth and silent iris, focus and zoom control, with auto exposure and SteadyShot stabilization. An extremely shallow, 18mm flange-back distance enables the use of a range of 35mm lenses. Sony’s optional LA-EA4 A-mount lens adaptor allows compatibility with a wide range of high-quality A-mount lenses.
The camera is compatible with Sony´s new XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP formats, each supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 recording (XAVC-I, 180fps; XAVC-L, 120fps). Recording in UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, slow motion up to 60fps and Full High Definition (1920×1080) with 60/50 progressive frames is possible.
Through the XDCA-FS7’s FS-RAW interface, the PXW-FS7 is capable of 4K/2K RAW recording with Sony’s HXR-IFR5 and AXS-R5, or with a compatible third-party external recorder.
Features include 2 XQD card slots that support simultaneous recording and relay recording. To support the FS7’s Slow and Quick motion and internal 4K recording, a new 128 GB XQD G series with ultra-high speed transfer up to 440MB/s (read) and 350MB/s (write) has been developed. XQD cards are also available in 64 and 32GB capacities.
The low-pass video filter, progressive pixel reading and advanced camera processing give users a broad span of creative treatments and options such as high speed recording, high resolution and high sensitivity, with less aliasing and less rolling shutter.
4 built-in ND filters allow full exposure control in a range of lighting conditions, without requiring external ND filter equipment. S-Gamut3/SLog3 & S-Gamut3.Cine/SLog3 are supported for flexibility of post-production options.
The camera’s 11.6 million-pixel Super35 Exmor CMOS sensor delivers enhanced sensitivity, shallow depth of field, a high signal-to-noise ratio for fantastic low light performance.
The PXW-FS7 is designed to provide a range of creative shot options. It can be used hand-held, and is also designed for balanced shoulder-mount use without the need for additional rigs. The flexible viewfinder mounting system lets users easily relocate it for changing shooting positions.
The supplied Smart Grip provides easy access to key camera functions including focus magnification; the user menu; REC start/ stop; and zoom. Its assignable wheel allows control of Iris, Focus, Audio Level and Gain.
The camera’s image sensor and signal processor are contained in an environmentally sealed chamber. Heat is directed to an external radiator with a fan for active cooling.
|Sensor||Super 35mm Single-Chip Exmor CMOS|
|Recording Format (Video)||4K: 4096 x 2160, 12-bit RAW|
UHD: 3840 x 2160, 10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC-I, 8-bit 4:2:0 XAVC-L
2K: 2048 x 1080, 12-bit Raw
HD 1920 x 1080: 10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC-I, 10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC-L, MPEG2 4:2:2
HD 1280 x 720: MPEG2 4:2:2
|Recording Format (Audio)||LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels (Recording/Playback 2 channels)|
|Recording Frame Rate||XAVC-I QFHD 3840 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p|
XAVC-I HD 1920 x 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
XAVC-L QFHD 3840 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
XAVC-L HD 50 1920 x 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
XAVC-L 35 1920 x 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
XAVC-L 25 1920 x 1080: 59.94i, 50i
MPEG-2 Long GOP MPEG HD422 1920 x 1080:59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
1280 x 720: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
|Recording/Playback Time||128GBXAVC-I mode QFHD 59.94p: 22 minutes|
XAVC-I mode QFHD 50p: 26 minutes
XAVC-I mode QFHD 29.97p: 44 minutes
XAVC-I mode QFHD 23.98p: 55 minutes
XAVC-I mode QFHD 25p: 52 minutes
XAVC-I mode HD 59.94p: 59 minutes
XAVC-I mode HD 50p: 71 minutes
XAVC-I mode HD 29.97p: 118 minutes
XAVC-I mode HD 23.98pM: 147 minutes
|Shutter Speed (Time)||1/3 to 1/9000 of a sec|
|White Balance||Preset Memory A, Memory B (1500K-50000K)/ATW|
|Mass||4.4 lb / 2.0 kg: Body Only|
9.9 lb / 4.4 kg: Body, Viewfinder, Eyepiece, Grip Remote Control, BP-U30 Battery, SELP28135G Lens, an XQD Memory card
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||6.14 x 9.41 x 9.72″ / 156 x 239 x 247 mm|
|Battery Operating Time||BP-U30: Approx. 1 hr while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device|
BP-U60: Approx. 2 hr while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device
BP-U90: Approx. 3 hr while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device