4K Super35 camcorder with E-mount (lock lever), variable neutral density filter and RAW 4K/2K and XAVC recording. Sony's Super35 sensor offers "bokeh", a background blur that is achieved with a smaller depth of field. which is much easier to achieve with a large sensor size. If no other factor varies, a larger sensor means better sensitivity in low light and less image noise. In addition, larger sensors also offer a wider field of view for lenses of any focal length.
- 14-step exposure latitude provides accurate grayscale reproduction, without compromising shadow tones or losing high beam details.
- ISO 2000 sensitivity, allowing perfect shots after sunset, without the need for high levels of illumination.
- 4K Resolution: The sensor incorporates 11.6 million total pixels (8.8 million effective pixels) to provide full 4K resolution. Even in HD, the recordings will capture the level of detail and texture of images that HD sensors fail to appreciate.
- Sony's Exmor® CMOS sensor design makes extremely fast reading possible, offering frame rates of up to 180fps and reducing image distortion.
The E-mount offers compatibility with Sony or other lenses. In addition, the FS7 II features a completely new lock lever design. Simply position the lens and rotate the locking ring until it snaps into place. The lens release lever offers greater safety and the lens change process is simplified to save time. Of course, the E-mount supports cinema lenses and SLR lenses with adapter, as well as E- and A-mount lenses from Sony.
The SELP18110G electronic zoom lens offers excellent performance in Super35/APS-C video applications, with a zoom range from 18mm wide-angle to 6.1x zoom, with a constant maximum aperture of F4. Optical performance of G lens suitable for 4K over the entire zoom range.
- Non-delayed mechanical manual zoom for versatile, high-level zoom control.
- Manual focus optimized for fine adjustments.
- Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to prevent image blurring, as well as reduce the need to increase ISO in low-light environments.
- Compact and lightweight design, ideal for active capture and gimbal use.
- Reliable in adverse conditions due to dust and moisture resistant design.
FS7II can be purchased alone (PXW-FS7M2) or with SELP18110G lens (PXW-FS7M2K).
In this version, the number of assignable buttons increases from six to ten, all larger, while the LCD monitor arm and microphone stand are interchangeable, for use on the left side during recording. The telescopic arm offers more configurations, allowing the camcorder to be mounted closer to the body without the need for adjustment tools.
The FS7-II camcorder offers continuous recording at a maximum of 180 frames per second in Full HD. If the project is played back at 24fps, you get a 7.5x super slow camera. No bit depth is sacrificed, no sensor trimming, so no angle of view is lost. The camera also performs the slow and fast motion (S&Q) function from 1 to 180fps in 1fps increments. This allows the narrative to be altered by increasing or decreasing the speed of the action.
Long-term projects are possible thanks to Sony's XAVC™ L (Long GOP) recording. You can record in QFHD at 59.94p/50p, with a maximum bit rate of 150Mbps, or take advantage of the excellent grayscale reproduction of 10bits in high definition, along with the 4:2:2 color detail level. With affordable data transfer rates of 50, 35 or even 25 Mbps in HD mode. You can also record 4K (4096x2160) internally, in the cinematograﬁc standard 24p, 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p or 25p. In addition, the camera captures various color spaces, including the large ITU-R BT.2020 for Ultra High Definition.
Other formats include XAVC I (Intra) 4K at 600Mbps, QFHD (3840x2160) and FullHD (1920x1080), as well as the extended MPEG HD422, Apple ProRes 422 (with the XDCA-FS7 extension unit sold separately) and even external RAW recording (with the XDCA-FS7 and external recorder sold separately).
Approved by the Compact Flash Association, XQD memory cards comfortably meet both requirements. Reliability is given by the internal recovery in the camera. The cost per minute is very low compared to CFast cards. Sony's G-series XQD card extends these advantages with EB transmission technology to offer a powerful 400Mbps write speed and 440Mbps read speed. Sony's G-series XQD card extends these benefits with EB transmission technology to deliver a powerful 400Mbps write speed and 440Mbps read speed. Using the 256GB G-series card, approximately 45 minutes of 4K at 60P or 3.5 hours at 30P at 2K can be recorded. The card protrudes 8mm to make it easier to pinch.
Originally developed for the Sony PXW-FS5, the integration of electronic variable neutral density filters into the body of a Super35 camcorder allows for fast and agile recording. Moving from shaded interiors to bright exteriors is no longer a problem with the FS7 II. Unlike conventional neutral density optical filters, the electronic ND filter can be controlled linearly from 1/4ND to 1/128ND and set to fully automatic mode. It is even possible to adjust the depth of field manually with the iris lens ring, while using the FS7-II to maintain a constant exposure, without changing the gain or shutter speed.
To keep the PXW-FS7 II compact, lightweight and easy to handle, Sony engineers reserved some specific features for an external module, the XDCA-FS7 extension unit, which is sold separately. This unit adds powerful features:
- External RAW Recording: In order to preserve the highest level of color, contrast and resolution, the XDCA-FS7 allows RAW recording when connected to external recorders. The XDCA-FS7 supports the 12-bit linear RAW format in both 4K and 2K resolution. A single BNC cable connects the XDCA-FS7 to compatible RAW recorders, such as Sony's combination HXR-IFR5/AXS-R5 and Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+, equipped with the FS RAW option. In addition, the Atomos Shogun Inferno and Shogun Flame offer compatibility with Apple ProRes and CDNG recording from the XDCA-FS7 output. Even when making external RAW recordings, you can still record FullHD material synchronized with internal timecode, a handy proxy for offline editing.
- Apple ProRes 422 Recording: The XDCA-FS7 is compatible with Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 HQ recording at 1920x1080, on an in-camera XQD™ card.
- Multi-camera operation: The XDCA-FS7 also provides genlock and timecode input/output for multi-camera recordings.
Sony PXW-FS7M2 Shoulder camcorder features
- 4K Super35 Camcorder
- Exmor CMOS sensor with 11.6M pixels, 8.8M effective
- Electronic Neutral Variable Density Filter from 1/4ND to 128ND
- Latitude 14 stops, ISO 2000
- Recording up to 180fps
- E-mount with lock
- 10 assignable function buttons
- Interchangeable monitor arms and microphone stand
- Recording in XAVC L (Long GOP), QFHD, XAVC I (Intra) and MPEG HD422, Apple ProRes 422 and RAW (with optional expansion).
- Two XQD card slots and one SD slot
- 3G-SDI or HD-SDI video output
- 2x XLR 3p Audio input switchable Mic/Line with Phantom power +48V