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Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera

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Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera
Key Features
  • Supports up to UHD 4K120 Video
  • Sony E-Mount Lens Interchangeability
  • 4K Full-Frame Sensor
  • 12G-SDI, HDMI & Streaming Output
Capture cinematic, full-frame footage in PTZ form for broadcast use, reality shows, houses of worship, and live events and sports with the black FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera from Sony. This versatile camera features the unique ability to use interchangeable Sony E-mount lenses and is currently compatible with up to 70 E-mount lenses ranging from 12 to 1200mm. The large image sensor provides 15+ stops of dynamic range, captures up to UHD 4K120 video, offers live streaming, supports S-Cinetone, Cine EI, and MLUT looks for matching select Sony cameras, and enables you to create shallow depth-of-field bokeh effects.
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Sony ILME-FR7 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2FR7: Cinematic PTZ
  • 3Expressive 4K Imaging
  • 4Remote and Robotics Functions
  • 5Cinematic Multicamera Use
  • 6Up to 100 Presets
  • 7Interfaces
By B&H Photo's
FR7: Cinematic PTZ
Capture cinematic, full-frame footage in PTZ form for broadcast use, reality shows, houses of worship, and live events and sports with the black FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera from Sony. This versatile camera features the unique ability to use interchangeable Sony E-mount lenses and is currently compatible with up to 70 E-mount lenses ranging from 12 to 1200mm. The large image sensor provides 15+ stops of dynamic range, captures up to UHD 4K120 video, offers live streaming, supports S-Cinetone, Cine EI, and MLUT looks for matching select Sony cameras, and enables you to create shallow depth-of-field bokeh effects.
Expressive 4K Imaging
Full-Frame Sensor
  • The FR7 combines a 4K full-frame sensor and compatibility with Sony E-mount lenses to produce outstandingly expressive, cinematic imagery
  • 15+ stops of dynamic range and a base ISO of 800 that is expandable from 12,800 to 409,600 for capturing optimal video in an array of lighting conditions
Sony E-Mount
  • Compatibility with up to 70 Sony E-mount lenses covers a range of 12 to 1200
  • Enables you to capture the widest vistas and the closest details
  • Use with G Master (GM) lenses to obtain impressive resolution and pleasing bokeh
Imaging Functions
Capture rich detail and wide color using Sony S-Log3 and create nuanced contrast with Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Built-In ND Filters
  • An integrated, electronic ND filter offers variable ND filtration ranging from 1/4 (2 stops) to 1/128 (7 stops)
  • Use the ND filter to compensate for changes in exposure without affecting your depth of field
  • Create shallow depth-of-field effects by adding the ND and opening the iris
SDI Raw Output
The FR7 can output raw video via the SDI (BNC) output to an external recording for color grading and other post-production tweaking
UHD 4K 120p Recording
Record UHD 4K video at rates up to 120 fps for slow-motion effects
Remote and Robotics Functions
IP Control
Use the IP remote function to control your camera from a distance like a broadcast truck and/or to control multiple cameras
Smooth Movement
Slow, smooth pan and tilt movements enable you to unobtrusively zoom in on the action and reframe accordingly
Video Output and Streaming
  • Output video using the HDMI and up to 12G-SDI video outputs
  • Stream RTSP, SRT, or NDI|HX (requires NewTek license) using the LAN port
Control Options
  • The included IR remote can be used for pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ), focus, recording, playback, and other camera settings
  • Use with the separately available RM-IP500 control panel with joystick zoom rocker, and buttons
  • Web app remote control can be accessed from a tablet or PC browser
Mounting
  • Mount on a tripod or riser using the two 1/4"-20 threads
  • Use the optional mount to attach the FR7 camera to a ceiling
  • Attach camera accessories using the 15mm rod mounts
Cinematic Multicamera Use
Cine-Style Capture
  • Bring a cinematic look to your PTZ capture and match footage from other Sony cameras with the S-Cinetone picture profile
  • The Cine EI mode with MLUT management can be used with S-Log3 or raw recording
  • XAVC recording with metadata capture supports up to 10-bit, 4:2:2 color and HDR recording
Hybrid Autofocus
Fast hybrid autofocus with face detection and touch tracking enable you to keep even dynamic action in focus
Up to 100 Presets
Quick control with up to 100 preset positions
Interfaces
  • A robust interface includes a LAN port for network and PoE++ use, timecode input, a genlock connector, and red/green tally indicators
  • Dual media slots are compatible with both CFexpress Type A and SDXC memory cards

Sony ILME-FR7 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E
Image Sensor
Size-Unspecified CMOS
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 1 Second
ISO Sensitivity Range
800 to 12,800 (Extended: 409,600)
External Recording Modes
Raw 16-Bit via SDI/BNC
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
HDMI
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
720 x 480 at 59.94 fps
720 x 576 at 50 fps
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s VBR]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080 at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [89 to 222 Mb/s]
XAVC-L
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080 at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [35 to 50 Mb/s VBR]
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
IP Streaming
NDI|HX, RTSP, SRT
640 x 360 to 4096 x 2160 (0.5 to 80.00 Mb/s)
Supported Control Protocols
IR
VISCA
PoE Support
PoE++ 802.3bt
Mounting
2x 1/4"-20 Female for Tripod
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E
Image Sensor
Size-Unspecified CMOS
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.9 Megapixel
Effective: 10.3 Megapixel
Lens Communication
Yes, with Autofocus Support
Built-In ND Filter
2 to 7 Stop Electronic ND Filter
Focus Control
Autofocus
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 627
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 1 Second
ISO Sensitivity Range
800 to 12,800 (Extended: 409,600)
Gain
-3 to 30 dB
Advertised Dynamic Range
15 Stops
Flip / Mirror Support
Image Flip
White Balance
2000 to 15,000K
Presets: ATW, Set A
Video Capture
External Recording Modes
Raw 16-Bit via SDI/BNC
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
HDMI
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
720 x 480 at 59.94 fps
720 x 576 at 50 fps
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s VBR]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080 at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [89 to 222 Mb/s]
XAVC-L
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080 at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [35 to 50 Mb/s VBR]
Audio Recording
4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
Gamma Curve
HDR-HLG, Rec709, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3, Standard
IP Streaming
NDI|HX, RTSP, SRT
640 x 360 to 4096 x 2160 (0.5 to 80.00 Mb/s)
Control
Presets
3 via IR
100 via IP
Move Speed
Pan: 0.02 to 60°/sec
Tilt: 0.02 to 60°/sec
Movement Range
Pan: 340° (-170 to 170°)
Tilt: 225° (-30 to 195°)
Tally Light
Yes
Supported Control Protocols
IR
VISCA
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
Video I/O
1x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x XLR 5-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
Other I/O
1x SFP
1x BNC (Timecode)
1x RJ45 (LAN) Control
1x BNC (Genlock)
1x RJ45 (Tally)
Power
PoE Support
PoE++ 802.3bt
Power I/O
1x Barrel (19.5VDC) Input
Power Consumption
PoE: 71.3 W
Power Supply: 80 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Mounting
2x 1/4"-20 Female for Tripod
Mobile App Compatible
No
Netflix Approved
Yes
Sound Level
NC35
Dimensions (W x H x D)
11.4 x 9.2 x 8.9" / 289 x 233 x 227 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
10.1 lb / 4.6 kg (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
15.305 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
16.4 x 16.2 x 13.2"

Sony ILME-FR7 Reviews

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Will this camera also work with the RM-IP10 ...

Will this camera also work with the RM-IP10 Controller?
Asked by: David
Yes. The following system adapts to the following protocols systems. IR VISCA
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-09-15

can I use Sony fr7 cinema line ptz with ptz ...

can I use Sony fr7 cinema line ptz with ptz optics super joy?
Asked by: Sandra
The Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera can be operated with the PTZOptics SuperJoy NDI|HX/IP & Serial PTZ Camera Joystick Controller using the VISCA protocol.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-12-06

Does this have an auto tracking function?

Does this have an auto tracking function?
Asked by: Robert
The Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera (B&H# SOFR7) offer Sony's Real Time Tracking, as found on its mirrrorless line of cameras. As for the PTZ movement of the camera, any tracking would be manual unless there is some kind of future firmware update designed to automate that feature.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2023-02-19

Does the Sony FR7 output an NDI signal at ...

Does the Sony FR7 output an NDI signal at 3840x2160 (UHD), 29.97fps?
Asked by: Peter
Yes, the Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera Kit with 28-135mm Zoom Lens would support NDI streaming output at 3840x2160 with 29.97fps frame rate. Please note you must add the NDI license to output in NDI. NewTek NDI HX Upgrade for Select Sony Cameras BH #NENHUSC
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-06-08

One of the pictures shows the ptz on a motorized ...

One of the pictures shows the ptz on a motorized slider. Is there a specific one that works best or a recommendation?
Asked by: Christian
There is no specific requirement when using the Sony FR7 PTZ Camera regarding a slider. The main importance is that the slider and support for the slider can handle the entire payload of the full system.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-10-11

Which formats are you able to shoot with ...

Which formats are you able to shoot with Cfexpress cards vs. SD cards?
Asked by: bartholomew
Just like the Sony FX6, a CF Express card is needed to shoot in the XAVC Intra format and UHS-II cards can be used for all other recording formats
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-12-20

Will the FR7 work with Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G ...

Will the FR7 work with Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G E-Mount Lens with full functionality?
Asked by: Tom
According to Sony the Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G E-Mount Lens is compatible with the Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera Kit with 28-135mm Zoom Lens, but it will not have SteadyShot support and "The rotational direction of the zoom lens cannot be assigned". See: https://bit.ly/3DWSGiO
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2022-11-04

What version of NDI does the Sony FR7 support? ...

What version of NDI does the Sony FR7 support? NDI HX 3? Thanks!
Asked by: Matt
The SONY FR7 supports the NDI|HX protocol. It does not support NDI|HX 3.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2024-02-02
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