Improving on the already popular Mark I FS7, the new PXW-FS7M2 carries several useful upgrades, including BT.2020 colour space, a more secure lever-locking E Mount and internal variable ND filtration (with custom presets). The camera body also includes other enhancements, such as a redesigned EVF mount with square rods, better lever locks and a better-designed loupe.
Sony's new PXW-FS7 MKII features the same 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor as its predecessor, with support for shooting in 4K up to 60p or Full HD at rates up to 180 fps.
This new Sony camera also continues the exciting trend of utilising internal 4k recording, helping to save weight and removing the need for separate expensive 4K recording media.
Selectable recording formats include Sony's own lower compression XAVC codec, which supports 4K 50p, HD 50/60p 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.
The camera is designed for a Sony E Mount, which can be converted to EF mount using the familiar Sony Metabones adapter, allowing you to use standard L Series lenses as well as EF Mount Cinema Primes. The option for a PL mount is also available.
Sony FS7 Vs. Canon C300:
Designed better ergonomically
Less top-heavy design
More flexible codecs for post workflow
Higher dynamic range of 14 stops lattitude
4K vs 1080p resolution
180fps (1080p) vs 60fps (1080k)
Super35 type Single-chip Exmor CMOS
4096 x 2160
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
Mbps range from 25 - 600.
XAVC-I QFHD mode: 3840x2160 (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)
XAVC-L 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 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)
MPEG HD422 mode: 1280x720 (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)
(Apple ProRes 422 recording possible with XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit).
.MXF (MPEG-4 for Proxies)
XQD Card (recording)
SD Card (saving settings)
|RECORDING TIME EXAMPLES||
(In XAVC-I mode 4K/QFHD at 25P)
QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 52 minutes,
QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 26 minutes
|MOUNT||Sony E-Mount with a new lever-lock design (EF & PL mounts available)|
4:2:0, 4:2:2 (UHD)
8-bit, 10-bit onboard. 12 bit externally.
STD, HG, User, S-Log3
|NATIVE ISO||EI 2000|
Electronic Variable ND System - from 1/4 ND to 1/128 ND
XLR, line/mic/mic +48 V, Stereo mini jack, SDI, USB mini-B, DC jack, Remote Stereo mini-minijack, HDMI Output Type A, 4-pin, Type A for W-LAN
(Additional I/O connectors like Timecode and Genlock for multi-camera operation possible with XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit).
|SHUTTER||Electronic Rolling Shuttter 1/3 sec to 1/9,000 sec|
V- Lock & AC Power via XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit
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)