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Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera Kit with 28-135mm Zoom Lens

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Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera Kit with 28-135mm Zoom Lens
Key Features
  • Supports up to UHD 4K120 Video
  • 28-135mm Zoom Lens
  • 4K Full-Frame Sensor
  • Sony E-Mount Lens Interchangeability
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 Kit from Sony. This kit combines the versatile FR7 camera with a 28-135mm zoom lens. The camera's 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. Read more below about the components in this kit.
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Sony ILME-FR7 Overview

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Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera
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 FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Full-Frame Power Zoom Lens
Designed to satisfy professional capture in 4K formats and beyond, the Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Lens offers high-quality cine-style imagery when paired with a high-performance 35mm full-frame format camera or Super35 format camcorder. This lens features a powered, variable-speed zoom control with direction reversal and minimal breathing, aberration, and image shift.
Smooth Powered Zoom
This quiet and smooth powered zoom provides a 28-135mm focal length range, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. It features individual rings for independent focus, iris, and zoom control with ideal levels of torque for comfortable, responsive operation.
Smooth Motion Optics
Aimed at large-aperture interchangeable lenses, Sony's SMO (Smooth Motion Optics) technology helps you obtain the highest image quality and resolution while capturing video imagery. SMO helps minimize focus breathing, shifts while zooming, and lateral movement of the optical axis when zooming.
Reliable Operation
The Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS zoom lens has a dust and moisture-resistant design that enables reliable operation in a variety of conditions.
Compact, Lightweight Design
This zoom lens is notably compact and lightweight, offering maximum mobility in demanding shooting situations.

Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera 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 FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Full-Frame Power Zoom Lens Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
28 to 135mm (35mm Equivalent: 42 to 202.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full Frame
Filter Thread
95 mm
Image Stabilization
Yes
Electronic Communication
Yes
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full Frame
Image Circle
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Angle of View
Full Frame
Horizontal: 75 to 18°
APS-C (1.5x)
Horizontal: 54 to 12°
Focus Scales
Metric, Imperial
Optical Design
18 Elements in 12 Groups
Filter Thread
95 mm
Zoom Ratio
4.8x
Minimum Focus Distance
From Camera Sensor (Wide to Tele): 1.3 to 3.12' / 0.4 to 0.95 m
Maximum Magnification Ratio
1:6.67
Diaphragm Blades
9
Image Stabilization
Yes
Lens Mounting
1x 1/4"-20 (via Included Support Foot)
Gear Standard
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Gear Rotation
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Electronic Communication
Yes
Diameter
4.1" / 105 mm
Length
6.4" / 162.5 mm
Weight
42.9 oz / 1215 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.86 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.05 x 7.1 x 6.95"

Sony ILME-FR7 Reviews

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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: Camera Operator
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

Can I use a Blackmagic Design Mini Converter ...

Can I use a Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber 12G with the Sony FR7 PTZ Camera?
Asked by: Jerod
The Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera Kit with 28-135mm Zoom Lens (B&H# SOFR7K) has a port for adding an SFP+ (optical) module so that it can communicate with a compatible module used with the Blackmagic Design Mini Converter Optical Fiber 12G-SDI (B&H# BLCONVMOF12G). You'll want to make sure the module is compatible with the one you're using in the Mini Converter. For information about module compatibility with the FR7, see p.418 of the manual: https://bhpho.to/40FdnrY
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2023-03-27

Does the controller allow you to zoom in and out ...

Does the controller allow you to zoom in and out or is that manual?
Asked by: Corey
Yes the RMIP500 allows zoom in and out, you may also use the webpage to control the camera.
Answered by: Daryoosh
Date published: 2024-07-17

Can this camera output 1080i over SDI? (I do ...

Can this camera output 1080i over SDI? (I do productions for traditional network news and need the interlace for those clients.)
Asked by: Shaun
The Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera can output 1080i through HD-SDI and can be integrated into a traditional broadcast workflow.
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2022-12-13
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