Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System
Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System
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Sony's newest addition to its large sensor line is a complete camera system that delivers long-form recording capabilities with 4K resolution in a compact, hand-held design. The new PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 camcorder combines the flexibility of native E-mount technology, the recording efficiency of the XAVC-L codec; the transfer speed and intelligence of XQD memory cards; and comfortable, handheld ergonomics, including a new 'Smart Grip'.

The new camcorder is designed for a range of long-form shooting and production applications.

  • Sony's Super 35 Exmor CMOS Sensor 
  • Native E-Mount; Compatible with A-Mount lenses (LA-EA4 A-mount lens adaptor required), 18 mm flange back distance 
  • On-board UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) and Full HD (1920 x 1080) recording 
  • Wide choice of recording systems 
  • XAVC (Intra/Long GOP) 
  • MPEG HD, 4:2:2, 50 Mbps (HD only) 
  • Apple ProRes codec (with future upgrade and extension unit, sold separately) 
  • RAW recording (with extension unit and outboard recorder, sold separately) 
  • Slow & Quick Motion for over-and under-cranking 
  • Dual XQD card slots 
  • 16-bit analog-to-digital converter 
  • ISO 2000 
  • Supports S-Gamut3Cine/S-Log 3 encoding 
  • Die-cast magnesium frame 
  • Environmentally sealed electronics 
  • Wireless operation with CBK-WA100, sold separately 
  • GPS 


The PXW-FS7 is a native E-mount camcorder designed to give users maximum lens options and flexibility, smooth and silent iris, focus and zoom control, with auto exposure and SteadyShot stabilization. An extremely shallow, 18 mm flange-back distance enables the use of a range of 35mm lenses. Sony's optional LA-EA4 A-mount lens adaptor allows compatibility with a wide range of high-quality A-mount lenses.

The new E-mount lens is the world's first 35mm full-frame interchangeable power zoom lens. It features constant F4 value, independent rings for iris, zoom and focus control, and is dust- and moisture-resistant. The SELP28135G has SteadyShot stabilization, minimum focus breathing and is enabled with Sony's new Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) to reduce zoom noise while shooting.

The PXW-FS7 is compatible with Sonys new XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP formats, each supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 recording (XAVC-I, 180fps; XAVC-L, 120fps). Recording in UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, slow motion up to 60fps and Full High Definition (1920x1080) with 60/50 progressive frames is possible. A firmware update in early 2015 will enable native HD recording in the Apple ProRes HQ 422 codec, when using an optional extension unit (XDCA-FS7).

Through the XDCA-FS7's FS-RAW interface, the PXW-FS7 is capable of 4K/2K RAW recording with Sony's HXR-IFR5 and AXS-R5, or with a compatible thirdparty external recorder.

The PXW-FS7 features 2 XQD card slots that support simultaneous recording and relay recording. To support the FS7's Slow and Quick motion and internal 4K recording, a new 128 GB XQD G series with ultra-high speed transfer up to 440MB/s (read) and 350MB/s (write) has been developed. XQD cards are also available in 64 and 32GB capacities.

The camera includes a low-pass video filter, progressive pixel reading and advanced camera processing to give users a broad span of creative treatments and options such as high speed recording, high resolution and high sensitivity, with less aliasing and less rolling shutter.

The camera's 4 built-in ND filters allow full exposure control in a range of lighting conditions, without requiring external ND filter equipment. SGamut3/ SLog3 & S-Gamut3.Cine/SLog3 are supported for flexibility of postproduction options.

The camera's 11.6 million-pixel Super35 Exmor CMOS sensor delivers enhanced sensitivity, shallow depth of field, a high signal-to-noise ratio for fantastic low light performance.

The new camera is designed to provide a range of creative shot options. It can be used hand-held, and is also designed for balanced shoulder-mount use without the need for additional rigs. The flexible viewfinder mounting system lets users easily relocate it for changing shooting positions.

The supplied Smart Grip provides easy access to key camera functions including focus magnification; the user menu; REC start/ stop; and zoom. Its assignable wheel allows control of Iris, Focus, Audio Level and Gain.

The camera's image sensor and signal processor are contained in an environmentally sealed chamber. Heat is directed to an external radiator with a fan for active cooling.

Sony is also introducing an optional accessory, the VCT-FS7 light-weight rod support system featuring 15mm rods and an adjustable shoulder pad. This lets shooters use additional peripherals and easily attach follow focus systems or an external recorder.

  • Native E-mount
  • Sony A-Mount lenses supportes with adapter provide fast accurate phase detection autofocus in virtually any light condition.
  • Third party lenses such as Canon EF, PL Leica etc support with inexpensive adapters.
  • 4K Super35mm EXMOR sensor w 12 million pixels
  • UHD 3840 XAVC-Intra & XAVC-Long both up to 60fps
  • HD 1080p XAVC-Intra (up to 180fps) & XAVC-Long up to 120fps
  • 1080p & 720p MPEG-2
  • Records to XQD Memory (dual recording with simultaneous or individual trigg

Camera Section SpecificationsDetail:
Built-in Optical Filters CLEAR
1/4 (2 Stops)
1/16 (4 Stops)
1/64 (6 Stops)
Effective Picture Elements 11.6 MillionTTL 8.9 in 4K; 8.3 Million in UHD snd HD
Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Imaging Device Super35mm Progressive Scan EXMO Sensor
Minimum Illumination 0.7 lx (+18 dB, 23.98p, Shutter OFF, ND Clear, F1.4)
Optical System Bayer
S/N Ratio 57 dB (Y) (typical)
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) T14 under the following conditions: Video Gamma, 3840 x 2160; 23.98p mode 3200K
Shutter Speed (Time) 1/3 sec to 1/9,000 sec
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)
Slow Shutter Up to 1//3 of a second
White Balance Preset, Memory A, Memory B & ATW (1500K-50000K)

General SpecificationsDetail:
Battery Operating Time Approx. 1 hrs with BP-U30 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p with SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON and not using external device)
Approx. 2 hrs with BP-U60 battery(while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p with SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON and not using external device)
Approx. 3 hrs with BP-U90 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p with SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON and not using external device)
Built-in Microphone Built-in Omni-directional monoaural electret condenser microphone.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 156 x 239 x 247 mm (body without protrusions)
Mass Approx. 9.9lbs (4.5 kg) fully equipped, with Viewfinder, Eyepiece, Grip Remote Control, BP-U30 battery, SELP28135G LENS, an XQD memory card
4lbs Camera head only
Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Power Consumption Approx. 19 W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Power Requirements DC 12 V
Recording Format XAVC-I 10-bit 4:2:2
UHD (3840x2160) 59.94p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
HD (1920x1080) 59.94p; 59.94i; 50p; 50i; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
XAVC-L 8-bit 4:2:0
UHD (3840x2160) 59.94p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
HD (1920x1080) 59.94p; 59.94i; 50p; 50i; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
MPEG-2 8-bit 4:2:2
HD (1920x1080) 59.94i; 50i; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
HD (1280x720) 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
RAW 12-bit linear with optional EXCA-FS7 and external recorder solution
4K (4096x2160) 60p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p 23.98p
2K (2048x2160) 60p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p 23.98p
Recording Frame Rate XAVC-I UHD (3840x2160) 59.94p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
XAVC-L UHD (3840x2160): 59.94p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
XAVC-I HD (1920x1080) 59.94p; 59.94i; 50p; 50i; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
XAVC-L HD (1920x1080) 59.94p; 59.94i; 50p; 50i; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
MPEG-2 Long HD (1920x1080) 59.94i; 50i; 29.97p; 25p; 23.98p
MPEG-2 Long HD (1280x720) 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25pHD
RAW 12-bit linear with optional EXCA-FS7 and external recorder solution
4K RAW(4096x2160) 60p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p 23.98p
2K RAW (2048x2160) 60p; 50p; 29.97p; 25p 23.98p
Recording Mode Exposure Index (EI) and Custom
Recording/Playback Time XAVC INTRA
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 25p When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 52 minutes When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 26 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 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 23.98p 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 Long QFHD
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 mode: 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 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 Approx. 262 minutes
MPEG-2 Long
MPEG HD422 mode When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 262 minutes When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 131 minutes
Storage Temperature 4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)

Inputs/Outputs SpecificationsDetail:
Audio Input MI Shoe plus XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable Mic Reference: -40, -50, -60 dB
Audio Output Headphone Stereo mini jack (x1) -16 dBu 16 Ω
Composite Output Via SDI or HDMI connectors
DC Input DC Jack with camera body or 4-pin XLR when optional XDCA-FS7 is used.
DC Output 4-pin Hirose when optional XDCA-FS7 is used.
Genlock Input With optional EXCA-FS7 (H phase adjustment is possible)
HDMI Output Type A (10-bit 4:2:2 HD all frame rates and UHD up to 30fps. Above 30fps UHD HDMI out is 8-bit 4:2)
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1) -16 dBu 16 Ω
Lens Remote By included SmartGrip, Externally via LANC or WiFi remote
MIC Bulit in: Monoaural Omnidirectional Electret Condenser Microhone
Remote RMt845 IR remote and WiFi
SDI Output BNC (x2), switchable with 3G-SDI/HD-SDI SMTPE292M/424M/425M
Speaker Output Monaural
Timecode Input BNC when optional XDCA-FS7 is used (no looping)
Timecode Output BNC when optional XDCA-FS7 is used.
USB USB device, mini-B (x1)
VF 8.8 cm (3.5 type) Approx. 1.56M dots
Video Output BNC (x2), switchable with 3G-SDI/HD-SDI SMTPE292M/424M/425M

Lens SpecificationsDetail:
Filter Diameter Lens not provided
Focal Length Lens not provided
Iris Lens not provided
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Zoom Ratio Lens not provided

Monitoring SpecificationsDetail:
Viewfinder 3.5 inch (8.8 cm) LCD Approx.1.56M dots
    • Viewfinder
    • Eyepiece
    • Grip Remote Control
    • USB wireless LAN module IFU-WLM3
    • Wireless Remote Commander RMT-845
    • WA Adaptor Bracket
    • MPA-AC1 AC Adapter
    • BC-U1 Battery Charger
    • BP-U30 Battery Pack
    • Power Cord
    • USB Cable
    • Sony 1 Year Warranty
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    Brand: Sony

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