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Sony PXW-FS7

Sony PXW-FS7

What if you built a camera from the ground up for hand-held and long-form shooting? What if you were free to optimize everything from the lens mount to the recording codec to the media? What if you reconfigured and refined the body for an entirely new level of comfort? Now imagine giving it 4K resolution and a Super 35 sensor. The result would be Sony's PXW-FS7. It's the ideal camcorder for documentaries, unscripted TV, newsmagazines, indie features, corporate video and more.

Product Features

  • Sony's Super 35 Exmor® CMOS Sensor
  • Sony α-mount system with 18 mm flange back distance
  • On-board 4K (3840 x 2160) and Full HD (1920 x 1080) recording
  • Wide choice of recording systems
  • XAVC (Intra/Long GOP)
  • MPEG HD, 4:2:2, 50 Mbps (HD only)
  • Apple Pro Res codec (with future upgrade and extension unit, sold separately)
  • RAW recording (with extension unit and outboard recorder, sold separately)
  • Slow & Quick Motion for over-and undercranking
  • Dual XQD card slots
  • 16-bit analog-to-digital converter
  • ISO 2000
  • Supports S-Gamut3Cine/S-Log 3 encoding
  • Die-cast magnesium frame
  • Environmentally sealed electronics
  • Wireless operation with CBK-WA100, sold separately
  • GPS

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Sony’s PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System is a flexible 4K camera system. It features a Super 35mm size sensor that allows you to capture images with cinematic depth of field. The camera’s E-mount is machined from stainless steel and allows you to use E-mount lenses or with the use of optional adapters to accept most 35mm lenses including PL, EF, Leica, and Nikon. The camera can capture footage to optional on board XQD media cards in either UHD at up to 60 FPS or HD at up to 180 FPS. the camera can capture 4K (4096 x 2160) images and send the signal out over its SDI or HDMI connectors.

Sony’s Native E-Mount System: the smarter choice for moving pictures.

Unlike still photography, motion pictures benefit from lenses with ultra-quiet and continuously variable power zoom and iris. That’s what Sony’s new generation of E-Mount lenses delivers, superb optical quality along with auto focus and the perfect balance of build quality, affordability and light weight. With an extremely shallow, 18 mm flange-back distance, the camera’s E-Mount also accepts an extensive range of PL, Canon EF and other SLR glass via third-party adaptors.

Exceptional 10-bit 4:2:2 imagery at just 50 Mbps.

Long-form projects shine with Sony’s XAVC-L recording system. Here’s the superior grayscale rendition of 10-bit recording, plus the uncompromised detail of 4:2:2 color—all at a budget-friendly 50 Mbps (HD mode). Other options include on-board 4K (3840 x 2160) recording, the same 113 Mbps XAVC-I recording as Sony’s high-end F55, well-accepted MPEG HD 422, the Apple® ProRes™ codec (with future upgrade and extension unit, sold separately), and even outboard RAW recording (with extension unit and outboard recorder, sold separately).

Next-generation memory.

Long-form programs need media that’s both reliable and affordable. As specified by the CompactFlashAssociation, XQD™ memory cards score big on both accounts. Reliability comes from in-camera recovery. You get very low cost per minute compared to CFast™ cards. And robust communication between the camera and the card’s controller enables read/write speeds up to a sizzling 600 Mbps.

Shoulder-mount comfort without rigs—or rigmarole.

It’s ironic that so-called affordable cameras need to be outfitted with expensive rigs, cages, hand grips and accessory viewfinders before you can put them on your shoulder. The PXW-FS7 is different. It was designed from a clean sheet of paper to balance beautifully on your shoulder. Zoom, Start/Stop and Assign controls are comfortably located on the sculpted, telescoping hand grip. Sony supplies a proper viewfinder that’s perfectly offset to the left with a huge range of fore-aft adjustment. Want more? A viewfinder extension box and a 15 mm rod mount provide even greater flexibility.

FS7 records internally in 4K up to 60fps in UHD 3840×2160 and in HD up to 180fps using XAVC-I or up to 120fps with XAVC-L. Recording Apple ProRes to the internal XQD slots requires an optional EXCA-FS7 extension box and future upgrade. 4K (4096 x 2160) is available over the 3G-SDI outputs or the HDMI 2.0 output of the camera so you can capture the 4096 x 2160 video using an optional external recorder.

The camera features two XQD media slots that support simultaneous or relay recording. The camera also has an SD card slot that is only used for saving configuration data, and cannot be used to record video.

Product Specifications

Image Device Super 35mm Single-Chip Exmor CMOS
Effective Picture Elements 17:9 4096 (H) x 2160 (V)
16:9 3840 (H) x 2160 (V)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 57 dB (Y)
Sensitivity 2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance
T14 (3840 x 2160/23.98p mode 3200K)ISO Sensitivity
ISO 2000 (S-Log3 Gamma D55 Light source)
Minimum Illumination 0.7 lux: +18dB,23.98P,Shutter OFF,ND Clear, F1.4
Signal System NTSC / PAL
Built-in Filters Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
LCD Monitor 3.5″ / 8.8 cm
Approx: 1.56M dots
Speaker Monaural
Shutter Speed 1/3 to 1/9000 of a sec
White Balance Preset
Memory A
Memory B (1500K-50000K)/ATW
Gain Selection -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve STD
HG
User
S-log3
Shooting Formats 4K 4096 x 2160
12-bit RAWUHD 3840 x 2160
10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC-I
8-bit 4:2:0 XAVC-L2K 2048 x 1080
12-bit RawHD 1920 x 1080
10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC-I
10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC-L
MPEG2 4:2:2HD 1280 x 720
MPEG2 4:2:2
Audio Recording Format LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels (Recording/Playback 2 channels)
Recording Formats XAVC-I QFHD MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
59.94P CBG, bit rate 600 Mb/s
50P CBG, bit rate 500 Mb/s
29.97P CBG, bit rate 300 Mb/s
23.98P CBG, bit rate 240 Mb/s
25P CBG, bit rate 250 Mb/sXAVC-I HD MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
59.94P VBR, maximum bit rate 222 Mb/s
50P VBR, maximum bit rate 185 Mb/s
59.94i VBR, maximum bit rate 111 Mb/s
50i VBR, maximum bit rate 112 Mb/s
29.97p VBR, maximum bit rate 111 Mb/s
23.98p VBR, maximum bit rate 89 Mb/s
25p VBR, maximum bit rate 112 Mb/sXAVC-L QFHD MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
59.94p/50p mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 150 Mb/s
29.97p/23.98p/25p mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 100 Mb/sXAVC-L HD 50 MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
VBR, maximum bit rate 50 Mb/sXAVC-L HD 35 MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
VBR, maximum bit rate 35 Mb/sXAVC-L HD 25 MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
VBR, maximum bit rate 25 Mb/s

MPEG-2 Long GOP
CBR, maximum bit rate 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL

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 50
3840 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
XAVC-L 35
1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

MPEG-2 Long GOP
1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p 1280 x 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

Recording Frame Rate XAVC-I QFHD
3840 x 2160/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25pXAVC-I HD
1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25pXAVC-L QFHD
3840 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25pXAVC-L HD 50
1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25pXAVC-L 35
1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25pXAVC-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

Slow & Quick Motion Function XAVC-I mode 3840 x 2160: 1 to 60 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p)
XAVC-I mode 1920 x 1080: 1 to 180 frames (59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p)
XAVC-I mode 1920 x 1080: 1 to 150 frames (50p, 25p)
XAVC-L mode 3840 x 2160: 1 to 60 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p)
XAVC-L mode 1920 x 1080: 1 to 120 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p)
Maximum Recording Time XAVC-I mode QFHD 59.94p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 22 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 11 minutesXAVC-I mode QFHD 50p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 26 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 13 minutesXAVC-I mode QFHD 29.97p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 44 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 22 minutesXAVC-I mode QFHD 23.98p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 55 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 27 minutesXAVC-I mode QFHD 25p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 52 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 26 minutesXAVC-I mode HD 59.94p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 59 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 30 minutes

XAVC-I mode HD 50p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 71 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 35 minutes

XAVC-I mode HD 59.94i
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 118 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 59 minutes

XAVC-I mode HD 50i
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 141 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 70 minutes

XAVC-I mode HD 29.97p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 118 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 59 minutes

XAVC-I mode HD 23.98pM/b>
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 147 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 74 minutes

XAVC-I mode HD 25p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 141 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 70 minutes

XAVC-L mode QFHD 59.94p/50p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 87 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 44 minutes

XAVC-L mode QFHD 29.97p/23.98p/25p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 131 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 66 minutes

XAVC-L 50 mode
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 262 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 131 minutes

XAVC-L 35 mode
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 374 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 187 minutes

XAVC-L 25 mode
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 524 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 262 minutes

MPEG HD422 mode
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 262 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 131 minutes

Media Card Slots 2 x XQD
1 x SD (for configuration data only)
Input and Output Connectors Audio Input
2 x 3-pin XLR
Line/mic/mic +48
Mic Reference: -40. -50. -60 dBuSDI Output
2 x BNC HD/3G-SDI
SMTPE292M/424M/425MHDMI 2.0
1 x Type AUSB
USB device, miniBHeadphone
1 x Stereo mini jack
-16 dBu 16 ΩRemote
Stereo mini jack (Φ2.5 mm)
Power Requirement 12 VDC
Power Consumption Approx. 19 W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
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
Temperature Operating: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage: -4 to 140°F / -4 to 140°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.14 x 9.41 x 9.72″ / 156 x 239 x 247 mm
Weight 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
Weight 4.4 lbs
Dimensions 6.14 x 9.41 x 9.72 in

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