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  • Sony PXW-FS7

Sony PXW-FS7

  • Brand: Sony
  • Product Code: PXW-FS7
  • $8,499.00

 

Specifications
Camera Section
Built-in Optical Filters CLEAR
1/4 (2 Stops)
1/16 (4 Stops)
1/64 (6 Stops)
Effective Picture Elements 11.6 MillionTTL 8.9 in 4K; 8.3 Million in UHD snd HD
Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Imaging Device Super35mm Progressive Scan EXMO Sensor
Minimum Illumination 0.7 lx (+18 dB, 23.98p, Shutter OFF, ND Clear, F1.4)
Optical System Bayer
S/N Ratio 57 dB (Y) (typical)
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) T14 under the following conditions: Video Gamma, 3840 x 2160; 23.98p mode 3200K
Shutter Speed (Time) 1/3 sec to 1/9,000 sec
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)
Slow Shutter Up to 1//3 of a second
White Balance Preset, Memory A, Memory B & ATW (1500K-50000K)
General Specifications
Battery Operating Time Approx. 1 hrs with BP-U30 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p with SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON and not using external device)
Approx. 2 hrs with BP-U60 battery(while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p with SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON and not using external device)
Approx. 3 hrs with BP-U90 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p with SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON and not using external device)
Built-in Microphone Built-in Omni-directional monoaural electret condenser microphone.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 156 x 239 x 247 mm (body without protrusions)
Mass Approx. 9.9lbs (4.5 kg) fully equipped, with Viewfinder, Eyepiece, Grip Remote Control, BP-U30 battery, SELP28135G LENS, an XQD memory card
4lbs Camera head only
Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Power Consumption Approx. 19 W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Power Requirements DC 12 V
Recording Format XAVC-I 10-bit 4:2:2
UHD (3840x2160) 59.94p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
HD (1920x1080) 59.94p; 59.94i; 50p; 50i; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
XAVC-L 8-bit 4:2:0
UHD (3840x2160) 59.94p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
HD (1920x1080) 59.94p; 59.94i; 50p; 50i; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
MPEG-2 8-bit 4:2:2
HD (1920x1080) 59.94i; 50i; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
HD (1280x720) 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
RAW 12-bit linear with optional EXCA-FS7 and external recorder solution
4K (4096x2160) 60p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p 23.98p
2K (2048x2160) 60p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p 23.98p
Recording Frame Rate XAVC-I UHD (3840x2160) 59.94p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
XAVC-L UHD (3840x2160): 59.94p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
XAVC-I HD (1920x1080) 59.94p; 59.94i; 50p; 50i; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
XAVC-L HD (1920x1080) 59.94p; 59.94i; 50p; 50i; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
MPEG-2 Long HD (1920x1080) 59.94i; 50i; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
MPEG-2 Long HD (1280x720) 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25pHD
RAW 12-bit linear with optional EXCA-FS7 and external recorder solution
4K RAW(4096x2160) 60p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p 23.98p
2K RAW (2048x2160) 60p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p 23.98p
Recording Mode Exposure Index (EI) and Custom
Recording/Playback Time XAVC INTRA
XAVC-I mode QFHD 59.94p When using QD-G128A (128 GB):Approx. 22 minutes When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 11 minutes
XAVC-I mode QFHD 50p When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 26 minutes When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 13 minutes
XAVC-I mode QFHD 29.97p When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 44 minutes When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 22 minutes
XAVC-I mode QFHD 25p When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 52 minutes When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 26 minutes
XAVC-I mode QFHD 23.98p When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 55 minutes When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 27 minutes
XAVC-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 23.98p 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 Long QFHD
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 mode: 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 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 Approx. 262 minutes
MPEG-2 Long
MPEG HD422 mode When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 262 minutes When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 131 minutes
Storage Temperature 4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)
Inputs/Outputs
Audio Input MI Shoe plus XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable Mic Reference: -40, -50, -60 dB
Audio Output Headphone Stereo mini jack (x1) -16 dBu 16 ?
Composite Output Via SDI or HDMI connectors
DC Input DC Jack with camera body or 4-pin XLR when optional XDCA-FS7 is used.
DC Output 4-pin Hirose when optional XDCA-FS7 is used.
Genlock Input With optional EXCA-FS7 (H phase adjustment is possible)
HDMI Output Type A (10-bit 4:2:2 HD all frame rates and UHD up to 30fps. Above 30fps UHD HDMI out is 8-bit 4:2)
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1) -16 dBu 16 ?
Lens Remote By included SmartGrip, Externally via LANC or WiFi remote
MIC Bulit in: Monoaural Omnidirectional Electret Condenser Microhone
Remote RMt845 IR remote and WiFi
SDI Output BNC (x2), switchable with 3G-SDI/HD-SDI SMTPE292M/424M/425M
Speaker Output Monaural
Timecode Input BNC when optional XDCA-FS7 is used (no looping)
Timecode Output BNC when optional XDCA-FS7 is used.
USB USB device, mini-B (x1)
VF 8.8 cm (3.5 type) Approx. 1.56M dots
Video Output BNC (x2), switchable with 3G-SDI/HD-SDI SMTPE292M/424M/425M
Lens (PXW-FS7K Package)
Filter Diameter 90mm
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
Monitoring
Viewfinder 3.5 inch (8.8 cm) LCD Approx.1.56M dots

 

 
4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor XDCAM camera with α Mount lens system, 4K/2K RAW and XAVC recording options  

Available Model
PXW-FS7
Price: $8,499.00



PXW-FS7K (With lens 28mm to 135mm) (Discontinued: Use PXW-FS7 with SELP28135G lens)


End users who purchase a  PXW-FS7 with one of the monitors listed below will receive an Instant Rebate.

$100.00 Instant Rebate with an LMD-A170 or LMD-B170

$200.00 Instant Rebate with an LMD-A220 or LMD-A240

Expires March 31, 2018



Sony Electronics, Inc. is pleased to offer an End User Mail-In Rebate of one (1) Metabones Smart Adapter (Mark IV) with the purchase of a  PXW-FS7 or PXW-FS7K camcorder.   This is a $399 retail value!This 3rd party adapter (non-Sony) lets you mount EF-type lenses to our flexible E mount system. It has active electronic circuitry to communicate between the 3rd party lens and the Sony camera. No glass is present in the adapter so no light loss occurs. Please note that most EF lenses available on the market are designed for still photography as such end users should expect operational limitations when using the adapter with these camcorders.

Expires June 30, 2017

Sony is pleased to announce a $300 instant rebate promotion for a PXW-FS7 when purchased with the BPU-60 battery. 
Expires June 30, 2017


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 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. 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.
** QFHD 3840 x 2160 resolution from launch. 4096 x 2160 resolution with firmware update, early 2015.
** Firmware update, early 2015.

• Lightweight ergonomic design and low power consumption ideal for one-man operation and lower investment costs
The PXW-FS7 has a host of ergonomic design features including a grip design for easy handling and operability, and adjustable arm section.

• High-sensitivity 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor supports 4K* motion-picture shooting
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), and provides outstanding sensitivity of ISO2000 and the dynamic range of 14-stops.
* QFHD 3840 x 2160 resolution from launch. 4096 x 2160 resolution with firmware update, early 2015.

• Super Slow Motion continuous recordings
The PXW-FS7 offers continuous recording in Full HD image quality and a frame rate of up to 180 fps on internal XQD media. Using external RAW recorder images can be captured in 2K up to 240fp

• α Mount System for a wide selection of E-Mount and A-Mount lenses
The PXW-FS7 incorporates the α Mount System with an E-mount lens mount, ideal for the SELP28135G 35mm full frame powered zoom lens. The use of A-mount lenses via the 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.
* QFHD 3840 x 2160 resolution from launch. 4096 x 2160 resolution with firmware update, early 2015.

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-P2 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.
* Support for SLog2, requires firmware update, early 2015.

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.
* Firmware update, early 2015.

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.
To clarify XQD Memory Card use in the FS7 camera
Please be aware that both the G Series and S Series can record available codecs on this camcorder. The S Series will simply read and write at slower speeds. Example: 180MB/s read speed for S cards vs 400MB/s with G cards.

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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