Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System

Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System

Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System

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Product Highlights

  • Super 35 Sized CMOS Sensor
  • Sony E-Mount
  • DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) Up to 60p
  • UHD Up to 60 FPS, HD Up to 180 FPS
  • 4096 x 2160 Via External Recorder
  • XAVC-I, XAVC-L, MPEG-2
  • XAVC-I Up to 600 Mb/s
  • Dual XQD Memory Card Slots
  • Dual HD/3G-SDI & HDMI Output
  • Ergonomic Handgrip with Camera Controls
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Overview
  • 1Description

Designed as a camera that is at home on productions as diverse as "Cinéma Vérité"-style documentaries, reality TV, commercial and corporate applications Sony's PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System is a flexible 4K camera system. It features a Super 35mm size sensor that allows you to capture images with cinematic depth of field. The camera's E-mount is machined from stainless steel and allows you to use E-mount lenses or with the use of optional adapters to accept most 35mm lenses including PL, EF, Leica, and Nikon. The camera can capture footage to optional on-board XQD media cards in either DCI (4096 x 2160), UHD (3840 x 2160) at up to 60 FPS or HD at up to 180 FPS.

The camera records in your choice of XAVC-I, XAVC-L, or MPEG-2. However, MPEG-2 recording does not support the high data rates the camera is capable of generating when shooting in UHD, and is limited to recording HD video only. The camera incorporates Dual XQD media card slots that support simultaneous or relay recording. An ergonomically designed handgrip provides control of many of the camera's functions and features an adjustable length support arm.

XQD-G-E Card Firmware
To use the the faster XQD-G-E cards requires an update to firmware 4.00 available from the Sony website.
Firmware 2.0
The Firmware 2.0 update is installed on the camera, it is a free download and user install for camera owners who do not already have it installed in their camera. The firmware 2.0 update adds the following features to your camera:
  • 1.Expands audio recording to four channels audio at 24-bit, 48 KHz.
  • 2.Supports DCI compliant 4096 x 2160 XAVC-Intra-frame recording up to 60 fps.
  • 3.Adds HD Apple ProRes codecs to enable progressive and interlaced HQ and 422 recording.
  • 4.Eliminates "Magenta Cast" in WB preset mode.
  • 5.Renames "Color Temp

    " menu parameter to "Preset White"

  • 6.Eliminates need to re-enable "Steady Shot" after power ON/OFF cycle.
  • 7.Retains "Paint Menu" settings after power OFF/ON cycle.
The 4K Super35 EXMOR sensor features 14 Stops of latitude and a wide color gamut. It offers a choice of XAVC or MPEG-2 codecs. The XAVC codec can be used for 4K and HD recording, while MPEG-2 is limited to HD recording. XAVC comes in two flavors, XAVC INTRA, and XAVC Long, allowing you to encode from HD to UHD using Intra-Frame or Long GoP compression with 10-bit 422 for HD and the choice of 10-bit 422 or 8-bit 420 for UHD. XAVC intra compression is very efficient, recording at modest bit rates and XAVC Long also substantially extends the recording time while attaining very high quality and low noise.
The PXW-FS7 is equipped with an E-Mount machined from solid Stainless Steel for stability and strength. It accepts optional E-Mount lenses from Sony, Zeiss and other manufacturers. The shallow flange distance allows you to mount most 35mm lens types such as PL, DSLR and legacy SLR lenses including Canon EF, Leica, and Nikon as well as many others with mechanical adapters.
The camera body is made from magnesium, which is lighter and stronger than aluminum. This allows the camera body to weigh only four pounds. It's incorporates a shoulder pad and is designed to sit on the operator's shoulder or by extending the support arm of the SmartGrip to be held in front of the operator without requiring a support rig.
The camera includes an ergonomic handgrip that Sony calls a SmartGrip, which features Zoom, Start/Stop and Assign controls. The SmartGrip facilitates camera operation with the right hand, leaving the left hand free to operate the lens. Both the arm and handgrip can be positioned at different angles permitting great flexibility.
FS7 records internally in 4K up to 60fps in UHD 3840x2160 and in HD up to 180fps using XAVC-I or up to 120fps with XAVC-L. Recording Apple ProRes to the internal XQD slots requires an optional EXCA-FS7 extension box and future upgrade.
4K (4096 x 2160) is available when using an optional external recorder.
The camera features two XQD media slots that support simultaneous or relay recording. The camera also has an SD card slot that is only used for saving configuration data, and cannot be used to record video.
UPC: 027242884724
In the Box
Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System
  • Body Cap
  • Viewfinder
  • Eyepiece
  • Grip Remote Control
  • Wireless LAN USB Module (IFU-WLM3) for Sony VPL-E200 Series Projectors
  • Wireless Remote Commander (RMT-845)
  • WA Adaptor Bracket
  • MPA-AC1 AC Adapter for EVI D100 CCD Camera
  • BC-U1 Battery Charger
  • BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 2 x Power Cord
  • USB Cable
  • CD Rom with Manuals
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty Parts, 90-Days Labor
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    Specifications
    Image Device Super 35mm Single-Chip Exmor CMOS
    Effective Picture Elements 17:9 4096 (H) x 2160 (V)
    16:9 3840 (H) x 2160 (V)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 57 dB (Y)
    Sensitivity 2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance
    T14 (3840 x 2160/23.98p mode 3200K)

    ISO Sensitivity
    ISO 2000 (S-Log3 Gamma D55 Light source)
    Minimum Illumination 0.7 lux: +18dB,23.98P,Shutter OFF,ND Clear, F1.4
    Signal System NTSC / PAL
    Built-in Filters Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
    LCD Monitor 3.5" / 8.8 cm
    Approx: 1.56M dots
    Speaker Monaural
    Shutter Speed 1/3 to 1/9000 of a sec
    White Balance Preset
    Memory A
    Memory B (1500K-50000K)/ATW
    Gain Selection -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
    Gamma Curve STD
    HG
    User
    S-log3
    Shooting Formats 4K 4096 x 2160
    12-bit RAW

    UHD 3840 x 2160
    10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC-I
    8-bit 4:2:0 XAVC-L

    2K 2048 x 1080
    12-bit Raw

    HD 1920 x 1080
    10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC-I
    10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC-L
    MPEG2 4:2:2

    HD 1280 x 720
    MPEG2 4:2:2
    Audio Recording Format LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels (Recording/Playback 2 channels)
    Recording Formats XAVC-I QFHD MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
    59.94P CBG, bit rate 600 Mb/s
    50P CBG, bit rate 500 Mb/s
    29.97P CBG, bit rate 300 Mb/s
    23.98P CBG, bit rate 240 Mb/s
    25P CBG, bit rate 250 Mb/s

    XAVC-I HD MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
    59.94P VBR, maximum bit rate 222 Mb/s
    50P VBR, maximum bit rate 185 Mb/s
    59.94i VBR, maximum bit rate 111 Mb/s
    50i VBR, maximum bit rate 112 Mb/s
    29.97p VBR, maximum bit rate 111 Mb/s
    23.98p VBR, maximum bit rate 89 Mb/s
    25p VBR, maximum bit rate 112 Mb/s

    XAVC-L QFHD MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
    59.94p/50p mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 150 Mb/s
    29.97p/23.98p/25p mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 100 Mb/s

    XAVC-L HD 50 MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
    VBR, maximum bit rate 50 Mb/s

    XAVC-L HD 35 MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
    VBR, maximum bit rate 35 Mb/s

    XAVC-L HD 25 MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
    VBR, maximum bit rate 25 Mb/s

    MPEG-2 Long GOP
    CBR, maximum bit rate 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL

    XAVC-I QFHD 3840 x 2160/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

    XAVC-I HD
    1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

    XAVC-L QFHD 50
    3840 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
    XAVC-L 35
    1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

    MPEG-2 Long GOP
    1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p 1280 x 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
    Recording Frame Rate XAVC-I QFHD
    3840 x 2160/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

    XAVC-I HD
    1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

    XAVC-L QFHD
    3840 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

    XAVC-L HD 50
    1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

    XAVC-L 35
    1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

    XAVC-L 25
    1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i

    MPEG-2 Long GOP MPEG HD422
    1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
    1280 x 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
    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)
    Maximum Recording Time 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 23.98p
    When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 55 minutes
    When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 27 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 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 23.98pM/b>
    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-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
    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

    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

    MPEG HD422 mode
    When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 262 minutes
    When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 131 minutes
    Media Card Slots 2 x XQD
    1 x SD (for configuration data only)
    Input and Output Connectors Audio Input
    2 x 3-pin XLR
    Line/mic/mic +48
    Mic Reference: -40. -50. -60 dBu

    SDI Output
    2 x BNC HD/3G-SDI
    SMTPE292M/424M/425M

    HDMI 2.0
    1 x Type A

    USB
    USB device, miniB

    Headphone
    1 x Stereo mini jack
    -16 dBu 16 Ω

    Remote
    Stereo mini jack (Φ2.5 mm)
    Accessory Shoe Multi-Interface (MI) shoe
    Power Requirement 12 VDC
    Power Consumption Approx. 19 W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
    Battery Operating Time BP-U30: Approx. 1 hr while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device
    BP-U60: Approx. 2 hr while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device
    BP-U90: Approx. 3 hr while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device
    Temperature Operating: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage: -4 to 140°F / -4 to 140°C
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.14 x 9.41 x 9.72" / 156 x 239 x 247 mm
    Weight 4.4 lb / 2.0 kg: Body Only
    9.9 lb / 4.4 kg: Body, Viewfinder, Eyepiece, Grip Remote Control, BP-U30 Battery, SELP28135G Lens, an XQD Memory card
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.8 x 13.5 x 12.5"
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