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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
The 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.
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.
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.
FS7 v4.30 Firmware
Sony's new firmware version has been designed to improve ISO sensitivity in CineEI mode and improve the overall stability of the camera. For more details please visit Sony's firmware upgrade page
|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||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 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/AVC|
|MPEG HD422 mode:||CBR, maximum bit rate 50Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL|
|Recording Format (Audio)||LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels (Recording/Playback ONLY 2channels)|
|Recording Frame Rate|
|XAVC-I QFHD mode:||3840x2160/ 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P|
|XAVC-I HD mode:||1920x1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P|
|XAVC-L QFHD mode:||3840x2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P|
|XAVC-L HD 50 mode:||1920x1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P|
|XAVC-L 35 mode:||1920x1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P|
|XAVC-L 25 mode:||1920x1080/59.94i, 50i|
|MPEG HD422 mode:||1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P 1280x720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P|
|XAVC-I mode QFHD 59.94P, When using QD-G128A(128GB):||Approx. 22 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 11 minutes|
|XAVC-I mode QFHD 50P When using QD-G128A(128GB):||Approx. 26 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 13 minutes|
|XAVC-I mode QFHD 29.97P, When using QD-G128A(128GB):||Approx. 44 minutes , When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 22 minutes|
|XAVC-I mode QFHD 23.98P, When using QD-G128A(128GB):||Approx. 55 minutes , When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 27 minutes|
|XAVC-I mode QFHD 25P, When using QD-G128A(128GB):||Approx. 52 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 26 minutes|
|XAVC-I mode HD 59.94P, When using QD-G128A(128GB):||Approx. 59 minutes,|
|XAVC-I mode HD 50P, When using QD-G128A(128GB):||Approx. 71 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 35 minutes|
|XAVC-I mode HD 59.94i, When using QD-G128A(128GB):||Approx. 118 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 59 minutes|
|XAVC-I mode HD 50i When using QD-G128A(128GB):||Approx. 141 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 70 minutes|
|XAVC-I mode HD 29.97P, When using QD-G128A(128GB):||Approx. 118 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 59 minutes|
|XAVC-I mode HD 23.98P , When using QD-G128A(128GB):||Approx. 147 minutes , When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 74 mins|
|XAVC-I mode HD 25P, When using QD-G128A(128GB):||Approx. 141 mins, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 70 min|
|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 3840x2160:||1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)|
|XAVC-I mode 1920x1080:||1 to 180 frames (59.94P, 29.97P, 23.98P)1 to 150 frames (50P,25P)|
|XAVC-L mode 3840x2160||1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)|
|XAVC-L mode 1920x1080:||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|
|Audio Input||XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable Mic Reference: -40, -50, -60dBu SDI OutputBNC(x2), switchable with 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SMTPE292M/424M/425M|
|USB||USB device, mini-B (x1)|
|Headphone Output||Stereo mini jack (x1) -16dBu 16Ω|
|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 LCD Monitor||8.8cm (3.5 type) Approx. 1.56M dots|
|Built-in Microphone||Omni-directional monoral electret condenser microphone.|
|Media Type||XQD Card slot(x2)|
|SD Card slot(x1) for saving configuration data|
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-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.
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.
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.
Catalyst Browse software from Sony
Free clip management tool for both PC & Mac that supports all Sony professional formats.Review footage on location, add metadata and review colour corrections.Seamless upgrade to advanced Catalyst Prepare media preparation tool.
PXW-FS7 Firmware V4.0 June 2016
Record on-board 4K (4096x2160) at cinema standard 24p in XAVC Intra Format.
Flexible spot Auto Focus allows you to select the autofocus area in any place on the screen
Meet all-new XDCAM. The popular pro camcorder family has been reinvented for a new generation. With spectacular picture quality, multi-codec flexibility and wireless streaming, it’s never been easier to create and share great-looking content with absolute confidence.
Explore Sony’s latest handheld camcorder line-up – and discover the evolution of XDCAM by Sony: PXW-X70 - PXW-X180/PXW-X160 - PXW-X200 - PMW-300K1/2 - PMW-400K&L - PXW-X500 - PXW-FS7/K. The moment is yours
Who knows what’s going to happen next? With all-new XDCAM, you’re ready to capture and to share the excitement and drama of every special moment.
Sony’s legendary XDCAM family of professional camcorders is made for busy content creators whose creative ambitions know no limits. From ultra-compact handhelds to tough shoulder-mounting workhorses, every model in the next-generation XDCAM family serves up the creative flexibility, sure handling and sheer reliability that broadcasters the world over depend on.
Better pictures when it matters
Whatever you’re shooting – news, docs, sports or web TV – XDCAM puts fabulous pictures right at the top of the agenda. Sony’s famous image sensors give you crisper detail, richer colours, wider dynamic range and ultra-low noise, even when you’re chasing the light indoors or at dusk. Wherever your creative impulse or the action takes you, you’ll be rewarded by HD images with that extra wow factor that audiences love. Agile new XDCAM is more flexible than ever, slotting right into today’s file-based workflows with multi-codec support that now includes XAVC. So you can be sure that your pictures will look better than ever, whether they’re destined for broadcast, Blu-ray or the web.
XAVC - tomorrow’s pictures today
We’ve created new XDCAM to suit the way today’s content creators really work. And at the heart of XDCAM is support for the XAVC format that’s rapidly becoming the new standard for image quality and flexibility – whether you’re making news, music promos or no-budget movies.
XAVC is based around the H.264 coding standard, giving XDCAM the next step in codec performance with reduced bitrates and file sizes without sacrificing brilliant on-screen quality. It’s also an extremely flexible and scalable coding scheme, supporting pixel resolutions from low-res proxies right up to 4K.
Better still, there are now two version of XAVC to meet different workflow needs. The first intra-frame version of XAVC that encodes each frame individually, with no need to refer to preceding or successive frames. And that means it’s easier to edit , perform instant slow motion replay and produces fewer on-screen artefacts, especially with scenes containing rapid motion.
There’s also a new Long GOP based, providing files at HD4:2:2 with 10-bit precision right up to a maximum 50 Mbps for spectacular picture quality at normal broadcast bitrates. XAVC has been developed by Sony as an open format. Over 50 leading companies are already supporting the XAVC format and workflow with a fast-growing ecosystem of NLEs, servers and other products that makes it an even more appealing solution for media professionals everywhere.
In touch with your audience
You can’t afford to hang around, and XDCAM is made for a fast-paced socially connected world. Stream content live over Wi-Fi, or send web-friendly MP4 files wirelessly right to your smartphone at a single touch for instant sharing. Getting your story in front of a global audience has never been easier.
The moment is now. Record, share and bring your own creative vision to life with XDCAM. The world’s favourite professional camcorders, reinvented for a new generation.
Meet the all-new XDCAM camcorder family
You’ll find an XDCAM camcorder from Sony to suit your creative ambitions, workflow needs and budget.
The brand new PXW-X70 unleashes unprecedented creative power at an extraordinary price.
A new benchmark in handheld camcorders, it’s the first 4K-ready XDCAM ultra-compact featuring a huge 1” sensor for extraordinary low-light sensitivity plus up to 24x Clear Image zoom and ultra-fast autofocus.
You’ll see the difference with sensational picture quality and a host of workflow-friendly features, from GPS to Wi-Fi with NFC and live streaming.
The PXW-X180 maximises your creative options with three 1/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors for high sensitivity, low noise and wide dynamic range. You’re covered in virtually any shooting situation with a premium G Lens that an industry-leading 25x optical zoom range and wide angle performance. For even greater production flexibility there’s a unique variable ND filter, plus wireless connectivity, NFC and GPS. The PXW-X160 offers exactly the same imaging performance as the PXW-X180, but does not include its sibling’s wireless, NFC and GPS functions.
Replacing Sony’s immensely popular PMW-200, this worthy successor has plenty more to offer in a wide range of broadcast news and corporate production applications.
Full HD picture quality is all ready for prime time, thanks to three ½-inch type CCD sensors that combine low noise with extended sensitivity. Optical zoom range now stretches to 17x, giving wider opportunities to grab great-looking images from a highly portable camera with legendary Sony ergonomics.
Multi-format support now includes XAVC Intra and Long GoP codecs alongside MPEG-2 HD422 and SD. Wi-Fi with NFC One-touch connection to mobile devices allows speedy wireless file transfers and live streaming (TBC). And with GPS on board for geo-tagging footage, you’re all set to see the world.
Compact but uncompromising, this feature-packed semi-shoulder mounting camcorder delivers superb low-light performance thanks to three 1/2-inch type Exmor CMOS Full HD sensors.
Now upgraded to support XAVC Intra.
The ubiquitous camcorder choice for newsgathering and field-based production, this immensely versatile yet cost-effective workhorse now benefits from a XAVC Intra upgrade. Assuring spectacular Full HD picture quality, three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS Highly Sensitive sensors are teamed with a powerful 16x optical zoom lens yet cost effective (on K model).
Sony’s power-packed new XDCAM flagship camcorder combines class-leading ergonomics with three 2/3-inch type CCD sensors for unsurpassed Full HD picture quality.
Today’s workflow options are amply covered, with multi-codec support spanning SD, MPEG-2 HD422 and – naturally – new XAVC Intra and Long GoP up to MPEG-4 (HDCAM SR) as standard. As a further refinement, DNxHD and ProRes codecs can be specified as additional options – so you’re covered for virtually any production scenario.
Real-world workflow is further enhanced with built-in Wi-Fi for speedy wireless file transfers and live streaming (TBC). Best of all, fibre or triax adapter options transform the PXW-X500 into a fully-fledged live production system camera.
Whether you’re producing documentaries, music videos or corporate productions, the shoulder-mounting PXW-FS7 combines legendary Sony picture quality with immense creative flexibility and class-leading ergonomics.
Optimised for single-user shooting, the PXW-FS7 is light and easy to handle with a sealed die-cast magnesium chassis for robust usability in dusty or humid environments.
The Super35 “Exmor” CMOS sensor delivers stunning 4K images with 422 10-bit sampling at up to 600 Mbit/s, with support for recording formats including XAVC Intra& Long GOP, MPEG-2 HD 422 and Apple ProRes 422*. Sony’s versatile α Mount System offers near-limitless artistic options plus the benefits of Silent Focus Technology and Electrical Iris Control.
*XDCA-FS7 is required. Apple ProRes 422 will be supported via Firmware Update early 2015
Feefo on 2015-09-07