Sony PXW-FS7 4K XDCAM Camcorder
4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor XDCAM camera with α Mount lens system, 4K/2K RAW and XAVC recording options.
High mobility professional camera with continuous Super Slow Motion capabilities and α Mount lens system compatible with wide variety of E-Mount and A-Mount* lenses
PXW-FS7 XDCAM camera has an ergonomic grip design for easy handling and operability, making it ideal for one-man operation in situations where the extraordinary flexibility of its α Mount lens system and compatible interchangeable lenses can be used to maximum advantage. The PXW-FS7 features a 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor and support for shooting in 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. Attach an optional Extension Unit (XDCA-FS7) to open up the possibilities of multi-camera shooting and ProRes 422 encoding. Connect an HXR-IFR5 interface and AXS-R5 recorder to support parallel recording and 4K/2K RAW recordings up to 240fps in 2K.
*A-Mount* lenses require LA-EA4 lens adaptor.
Ergonomic grip design and adjustable arm and Viewfinder System
The PXW-FS7 grip, designed for easy handling and operability, is the result of exhaustive consultation with videographers and cinematographers, as well as the production of various prototypes. The shape supports long periods of camera use and flexibly accommodates subtle differences among various users' gripping styles. The angle of the grip can be easily adjusted with the press of a button. In addition to a zoom button and Rec Start/Stop, the grip also has several programmable buttons that can be customized for easy access to any other functions such as the expanded focus function. The length of the arm section of the PXW-FS7 can be adjusted just by turning a knob. Another knob at the joint makes it easy to adjust the angle of the camera. So a user can choose a comfortable style that suits his or her physique and shooting position.
Easy settings during one-man operation
The Peaking and Zebra function buttons and contrast knob are positioned on the side of the PXW-FS7 viewfinder for easy adjustment of focus, contrast and exposure. Also, by turning a single knob, the position of the finder can be set, allowing for degrees of freedom. The viewfinder system is designed that even people with a dominant left eye can use it comfortably.
Dust-proof, drip-proof design for use even in harsh environments
The body of the PXW-FS7 is constructed to withstand tough conditions, with buttons, dials and other parts specially sealed to prevent dust and water spray from entering. Also, the air passageways from the cooling fan are separated from the interior of the camera.
Built-in Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
The PXW-FS7 is equipped with a Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe that supports connection to wireless microphone packages such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 (sold separately). When connected to the shoe, the HVL-LBPC light (optional) can be turned on or off from the camera, and power and audio connections are provided to the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 without cables.
Equipped with high-sensitivity 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor
The PXW-FS7 is equipped with a Super 35mm CMOS image sensor with approximately 11.6 million total pixels (4352 x 2662) and 8.9 million effective pixels. The high image readout speed of the image sensor allows the PXW-FS7 to support 4K motion-picture shooting and Super Slow Motion. The sensor also realizes a high sensitivity of ISO2000 and a wide dynamic range of 14 stops. Thanks to its full-pixel readout capability without pixel binning and sophisticated camera processing, jaggies and moire. are minimized.
Internal recording in 4K resolution up to 60fps
The PXW-FS7 supports internal recording at 4K resolution as well as a wide range of frame rates (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P and 23.98P). When viewed on a 4K monitor, footage shot in 4K is reproduced so clearly down to the finest details that it gives a viewer the illusion of actually being within the scene. When viewed on a Full HD monitor, 4K footage boasts even higher resolution than footage shot in Full HD.
Super Slow Motion continuous recording is possible
The PXW-FS7 offers continuous recording at Full HD image quality and a frame rate of up to 180 fps. This makes it possible to attain up to 7.5x Super Slow Motion when played back at 23.98 fps. Furthermore, support for unlimited shooting at Super Slow Motion means no more mistimed shots leading to extra takes. It also lets you pick out footage at exactly the point that you want.
α Mount System for a wide selection of lenses and E-mount that is suitable for movie shooting
The PXW-FS7 incorporates the α Mount System, with an E-mount lens mount. This is especially useful for motion-picture shooting because the system supports power driven silent auto focus, iris control, power zoom and more, as well as SteadyShot image stabilization and other functions. Moreover, the E-mount system's short flange-back distance (the distance from the lens-mounting surface to the image sensor) enables use of A-mount lenses via LA-EA4 lens adaptor, as well as various other lenses via third-party adaptors. The E-mount system thereby makes it possible to take advantage of a wealth of lens resources suitable for creative, versatile video expression.
Supports various formats, including XAVC Intra and Long GOP
The PXW-FS7 supports two formats, XAVC and MPEG-2 HD 422, which can be selected to suit the application. Two XAVC compression systems (Intra and Long GOP) are provided through an H.264AVC codec. Intra supports recording with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling for 4K and Full HD, as well as a high bit rate of up to 600 Mbps. In Long GOP, image quality and recording time are balanced to allow Full HD recording in 1080/50P with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling at only 50 Mbps, making this format suitable for longer duration shooting. Support is also provided for the MPEG2 HD 422 recording format, which is mainly used at broadcast stations. Supported formats and bit rates are indicated below.
Support for S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3, SGamut3/S-Log3 and other log curves
The PXW-FS7 supports such log gamma curves as S-Gamut3. Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3. Due to the fact that 18% grey is set at a bright level, S-Log3 is noted for delivering a wider dynamic range than the 1300% achieved by S-log2 incorporated in cameras such as the NEX-FS700, a difference equal to 1.5 stops. The log gamma itself is close to Cineon log, so colour correction is easier to perform and it is possible to achieve cinematic expression with the look of film. In addition, compared to the colour gamut of S-Gamut3. Cine, which is geared toward reproducing the wide colour gamut of DCI-P3 colour space used in digital cinema, the colour gamut of S-Gamut3 is geared toward the reproduction of almost all actual colours, and is thereby suitable for archival purposes.
Extension Unit XDCA-FS7 for shooting support
Extension Unit XDCA-FS7 can be connected directly to the PXW-FS7K to enable the use of functions that support the operator's shooting style or workflow, including Apple ProRes 422 recording to an XQD card in the camera.
Built-in ND filter unit
ND filters for adjusting the amount of light are provided in a built-in ND filter unit. This allows shooting to be done with a shallow depth of field without having to stop down the iris, even under bright conditions. The settings are Clear, 1/4 (2eV), 1/16 (4eV) and 1/64 (6eV).
Two XQD media slots support simultaneous and relay recording
The PXW-FS7 has two XQD card slots that enable simultaneous and relay recording. During relay recording, when one medium becomes full, recording continues automatically to the other media. During simultaneous recording, not only can the same footage be recorded on both channels at the same time, but also one channel can be used for random shooting while the other is being used for continuous recording as backup.
RAW output for external 4K/2K RAW recording*
The FXW-FS7’s FS RAW Interface that can be connected to an HXR-IFR5 interface unit and RAW AXS-R5 recorder to enable external 4K/2K RAW recording. The interface also allows the use of compatible third-party external recorders. Full HD footage shot with the unit is time code-synchronized to allow offline editing of the content.
*Requires XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit.
Support for multi-camera shooting*
Precise timecode synchronization provided by Genlock and Timecode In/Out functions in the XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit enable multi-camera operations.
*Requires XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit.
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Support for 4-channel Audio Input and Recording
The FS7 supports 4-channel audio input. In applications such as an 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.
- Boyd Cap
- Grip Remote Control
- USB wireless LAN module IFU-WLM3
- Wireless remote commander (RMT-845)
- WA Adaptor Bracket
- MPA-AC1 AC Adapter
- BC-U1 battery charger
- BP-U30 battery pack
- Power cord (2)
- USB cable
- Operating Guide (2)
- CD-ROM "Manuales for Solid-State Memory Camcorder"
- 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 × H × D)*1
- 156 × 239 × 247 mm (body without protrusions)
- Power Requirements
- DC 12 V
- 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-Modus: QFHD 59,94p CBG, Bitrate 600 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
XAVC-I-Modus: QFHD 50p CBG, Bitrate 500 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
XAVC-I-Modus: QFHD 29,97p CBG, Bitrate 300 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
XAVC-I-Modus: QFHD 23,98p CBG, Bitrate 240 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
XAVC-I-Modus: QFHD 25p CBG, Bitrate 250 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
XAVC-I-Modus: HD 59,94p VBR, maximale Bitrate 222 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
XAVC-I-Modus: HD 50p VBR, maximale Bitrate 185 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
XAVC-I-Modus: HD 59,94i VBR, maximale Bitrate 111 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
XAVC-I-Modus: HD 50i VBR, maximale Bitrate 112 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
XAVC-I-Modus: HD 29,97p VBR, maximale Bitrate 111 Mbit/s, MPEG-4
Recording Format (Video)
- XAVC-L QFHD 59,94p/50p-Modus: VBR, maximale Bitrate 150 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
XAVC-L QFHD 29,97p/23,98p/25p-Modus: VBR, maximale Bitrate 100 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
XAVC-L HD-50-Modus: VBR, maximale Bitrate 50 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
XAVC-L HD-35-Modus: VBR, maximale Bitrate 35 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
XAVC-L HD-25-Modus: VBR, maximale Bitrate 25 Mbit/s, MPEG-4/H.264/AVC
MPEG HD-422-Modus: CBR, maximale Bitrate: 50 Mbit/s, MPEG-2 422p bei HL
Recording Format (Audio)
- LPCM 24 Bit, 48 kHz, 4 Kanäle (Aufnahme/Wiedergabe NUR 2 Kanäle)
Recording Frame Rate
- XAVC-I QFHD-Modus: 3.840 × 2.160/59,94p, 50p, 29,97p, 23,98p, 25p
XAVC-I HD-Modus: 1.920 × 1.080/59,94p, 50p, 59,94i, 50i, 29,97p, 23,98p, 25p
XAVC-L QFHD-Modus: 3.840 × 2.160/59,94p, 50p, 29,97p, 23,98p, 25p
XAVC-L HD-50-Modus: 1.920 × 1.080/59,94p, 50p, 59,94i, 50i, 29,97p, 23,98p, 25p
XAVC-L-35-Modus: 1.920 × 1.080/59,94p, 50p, 59,94i, 50i, 29,97p, 23,98p, 25p
XAVC-L-25-Modus: 1.920 × 1.080/59,94i, 50i
MPEG HD-422-Modus: 1.920 × 1.080/59,94i, 50i, 29,97p, 25p, 23,98p 1.280 × 720/59,94p, 50p, 29,97p, 25p, 23,98p
- XAVC-I-Modus QFHD 59,94p, bei Verwendung von QD-G128A (128 GB): ca. 22 Minuten, bei Verwendung von QD-G64A (64 GB): ca. 11 Minuten
XAVC-I-Modus QFHD 50p bei Verwendung von QD-G128A (128 GB): ca. 26 Minuten, bei Verwendung von QD-G64A (64 GB): ca. 13 Minuten
XAVC-I-Modus QFHD 29,97p, bei Verwendung von QD-G128A (128 GB): ca. 44 Minuten, bei Verwendung von QD-G64A (64 GB): ca. 22 Minuten
XAVC-I-Modus QFHD 23,98p, bei Verwendung von QD-G128A (128 GB): ca. 55 Minuten, bei Verwendung von QD-G64A (64 GB): ca. 27 Minuten
XAVC-I-Modus QFHD 25p, bei Verwendung von QD-G128A (128 GB): ca. 52 Minuten, bei Verwendung von QD-G64A (64 GB): ca. 26 Minuten
XAVC-I-Modus HD 59,94p, bei Verwendung von QD-G128A (128 GB): ca. 59 Minuten
- XAVC-I-Modus HD 50p, bei Verwendung von QD-G128A (128 GB): ca. 71 Minuten, bei Verwendung von QD-G64A (64 GB): ca. 35 Minuten
XAVC-I-Modus HD 59,94i, bei Verwendung von QD-G128A (128 GB): ca. 118 Minuten, bei Verwendung von QD-G64A (64 GB): ca. 59 Minuten
XAVC-I-Modus HD 50i, bei Verwendung von QD-G128A (128 GB): ca. 141 Minuten, bei Verwendung von QD-G64A (64 GB): ca. 70 Minuten
XAVC-I-Modus HD 29,97p, bei Verwendung von QD-G128A (128 GB): ca. 118 Minuten, bei Verwendung von QD-G64A (64 GB): ca. 59 Minuten
XAVC-I-Modus HD 23,98p, bei Verwendung von QD-G128A (128 GB): ca. 147 Minuten, bei Verwendung von QD-G64A (64 GB): ca. 74 Minuten
XAVC-I-Modus HD 25p, bei Verwendung von QD-G128A (128 GB): ca. 141 Minuten, bei Verwendung von QD-G64A (64 GB): ca. 70 Minuten