Top Menu

Shop

Sony FS7 4K XDCAM Super 35mm CMOS Sensor Camcorder Body

Brand: Sony
SKU: PXWFS7

Overview

The new redesigned PXW-FS7 is a reflection of years of intense conversations with the fields professionals and documentary shooters. The new features include the perfect grip, improved viewfinder, optimised balance and redefined ergonomics. This model also reflects Sony’s expertise in 4K and HD codecs, Super 35 sensors and memory recording. This is a perfect camera for documentaries and the optimum tool for magazine shows, reality TV, unscripted TV and more.

Mount comfort

Its design is different, designed to perfectly rest against your chest or sit well on your shoulder. Zoom, Start/Stop and Assign controls are carefully located on the sculpted, telescoping smart grip. Sony supplies a proper viewfinder that’s perfectly offset to the left with a huge range of fore-aft.

α Mount flexibility

Sony’s α mount lens system offers great compatibility with Sony and the third-party lenses. The FS7’s E-Mount can take Cinema lenses and SLR lenses with a third party adaptor, as well as Sony’s E-mount and A-mount lenses.

180 fps High Frame Rates

Now with the high frame rate shots, you can turn every action into slow-motion ballet or elegant movement. The FS7 delivers a maximum of 180 frames per second (fps) continuous shooting in Full HD. If your project plays at the cinematic 24 fps, you get beautiful 7.5x Super Slow Motion. There’s no sacrifice in bit depth and no windowing of the sensor. So there’s no crop factor, no loss in angle of view. The camera also performs Slow and Quick (S and Q) motion from 1 to 180 fps in 1 fps increments. So you can alter the narrative by selectively speeding up or slowing down the action.

Next-generation memory

With this camera, the reliability comes from in-camera recovery and robust communication between the camera and the card’s controller enables read/write speeds up to a sizzling 600 Mbps.

Amazing colours

Long-form projects shine with Sony’s XAVC™ L (Long GOP) recording system. Here’s the superior grayscale rendition of 10-bit High Definition, plus the uncompromised detail of 4:2:2 colour — all at budget-friendly data rates of 50, 35 or even 25 Mbps in HD mode. You can also record on-board 4K (4096×2160) at cinema standard 24p, 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p or 25p. Other formats include the same XAVC I (Intra) QFHD (3840×2160) and Full HD (1920×1080) recordings as Sony’s high-end F55, well-accepted MPEG HD 422, the Apple ProRes 422 codec (with XDCA-FS7 extension unit, sold separately), and even outboard RAW recording.

Comfortable Handheld

Sony’s engineers developed a sculpted handheld design that remains comfortable even over the course of long shoots. It supports hour after hour of recording without changing memory cards, provides latest resolutions, exposure latitude, and colour reproduction. With PXW-FS7 your mission can be a success at affordable pricing.

4K Super 35 Exmor sensor

Size definitely matters, when it comes to image sensors. Sony’s Super 35 sensor delivers ‘bokeh’, the defocused backgrounds made possible by the shallow depth of field. A common technique for directing audience attention within the frame, shallow depth of field is far easier to achieve with a large sensor. Other things being equal, a bigger sensor also equates to better low-light sensitivity and lower image noise. And with bigger sensors, the field of view is wider for any given focal length lens.

Built-in ND filters

A built-in Neutral Density (ND) filter wheel includes positions for Clear, 1/4 (2 stops), 1/16 (4 stops), and 1/64 (6 stops).

Support for 4-channel audio input and recording

The FS7 supports 4-channel audio input. In an application such as interview, this function enables the simultaneous use of an external microphone for recording ambient sounds, the built-in microphone for voice memos by the operator. And two optional UWP Series wireless microphones for voice of interviewer and interviewee. In addition, by the use of an optional XLR adapter XLR-K2M or XLR-K1M which provides additional 2 XLR inputs, possible applications are further expanded.

 

Specifications

Mass
Approx 2.0 kg (body only)
Approx. 4.5 kg (with Viewfinder, Eyepiece, Grip Remote Control, BP-U30 battery, SELP28135G LENS, an XQD memory card)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1
156 x 239 x 247 mm (body without protrusions)
Power Requirements
Power Requirements DC 16.5V (battery pack)
DC 12.0V (AC adaptor)
Please use genuine Sony batteries to ensure correct and safe operation *3
Power Consumption
Approx. 19W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Battery Operating Time
Approx. 1 hrs with BP-U30 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Approx. 2 hrs with BP-U60 battery while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Approx. 3 hrs with BP-U90 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Recording Format (Video)
XAVC-I mode: 4K 59.94P VBR, bit rate 600Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode: 4K 50P VBR, bit rate 500Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode: 4K 29.97P VBR, bit rate 300Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode: 4K 23.98P VBR, bit rate 240Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode: 4K 25P VBR, bit rate 250Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
Recording Format (Video)
XAVC-I mode:QFHD 59.94P CBG, bit rate 600Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode:QFHD 50P CBG, bit rate 500Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode:QFHD 29.97P CBG, bit rate 300Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode:QFHD 23.98P CBG, bit rate 240Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode:QFHD 25P CBG, bit rate 250Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode:HD 59.94P VBR, maximum bit rate 222Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode:HD 50P VBR, maximum bit rate 185Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode:HD 59.94i VBR, maximum bit rate 111Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode:HD 50i VBR, maximum bit rate 112Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode:HD 29.97P VBR, maximum bit rate 111Mbps, MPEG-4
Recording Format (Video)
XAVC-L QFHD 59.94P/50P mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 150Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-L QFHD 29.97P/23.98P/25P mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 100Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-L HD 50 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 50Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-L HD 35 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 35Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-L HD 25 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 25Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVCMPEG HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate 50Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL
Apple ProRes 422 HQ: VBR, maximum bit rate 220Mbps, 4:2:2 10 bit
ProRes 422*2
Apple ProRes 422: VBR, maximum bit rate 147Mbps, 4:2:2 10 bit
Recording Format (Audio)
LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels (Recording/Playback ONLY 2channels)
Recording Frame Rate
XAVC-I QFHD mode: 3840×2160/ 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-I HD mode: 1920×1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25PXAVC-L QFHD mode: 3840×2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L HD 50 mode: 1920×1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L 35 mode: 1920×1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L 25 mode: 1920×1080/59.94i, 50iMPEG HD422 mode: 1920×1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P 1280×720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
Recording/Playback Time
XAVC-I mode 4K/QFHD 59.94P
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 22 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 11 minutes
XAVC-I mode 4K/QFHD 50P
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 26 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 13 minutes
XAVC-I mode 4K/QFHD 29.97P
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 44 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 22 minutes
PXW-FS7
Recording/Playback Time XAVC-I mode 4K/QFHD 23.98P
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 55 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 27 minutes
XAVC-I mode 4K/QFHD 25P
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 52 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 26 minutes
Recording/Playback Time
ProRes 422 HQ*2
“ProRes 422 HQ
59.94i/29.97P mode
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 60 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 30 minutes”
“ProRes 422 HQ
50i/25P mode
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 72 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 36 minutes
ProRes 422 HQ
23.98P mode
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 74 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 37 minutes
Recording/Playback Time
ProRes 422 HQ*2
ProRes 422
59.94i/29.97P mode
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 90 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 45 minutes
ProRes 422
50i/25P mode
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 108 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 54 minutes
ProRes 422
23.98P mode
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 112 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 56 minutes
Filter Diameter
95 mm
Focal Length
28mm to 135mm
Focus
Internal
Iris
Nine blades (circular perture) F/4 to F/22 (click or click-less)
Lens Mount
Sony E-Mount
Zoom Ratio
4.8x
Note
SEL-28135G 28-135mm lens is supplied as standard with PXW-FS7K model. PXW-FS7 model is supplied without lens.
Imaging Device (Type)
Super35 type Single-chip Exmor CMOS
Effective Picture Elements
17:9 4096 (H) x 2160 (V)
16:9 3840 (H) x 2160 (V)
Built-in Optical Filters
Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64ND
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
Video Gamma: T14 (3840 x 2160/23.98P mode 3200K)
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 2000(S-Log3 Gamma D55 Light source)
Minimum Illumination
0.7 lx (+18dB,23.98P,Shutter OFF,ND Clear, F1.4)
S/N Ratio
57 dB (Y) (typical)
Shutter Speed
1/3 sec to 1/9,000 sec
Slow & Quick Motion Function
XAVC-I mode 3840×2160: 1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)
XAVC-I mode 1920×1080: 1 to 180 frames (59.94P, 29.97P, 23.98P)1 to 150 frames (50P,25P)
XAVC-L mode 3840×2160:1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)
XAVC-L mode 1920×1080: 1 to 120 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)
White Balance
Preset, Memory A, Memory B(1500K-50000K)/ATW
Gain
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve
STD,HG,User,S-log3
Audio Input
XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable Mic Reference: -40, -50, -60dBu
SDI Output
BNC(x2), switchable with 3G-SDI/HD-SDI
SMTPE292M/424M/425M
USB
USB device, mini-B (x1)
Headphone Output
Stereo mini jack (x1) -16dBu 16Ω
Speaker Output
Monaural
DC Input
DC jack
Remote
Stereo mini-minijack (Φ2.5 mm)
HDMI Output
Type A (x1)
Option
4-pin, Type A for W-LAN (x1)
Built-in Microphone
Omni-directional monoral electret condenser microphone
Type
XQD Card slot(x2)
SD Card slot(x1) for saving configuration data

Enquire about 'Sony FS7 4K XDCAM Super 35mm CMOS Sensor Camcorder Body'

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.