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Sony PXW-FS7

Sony FS7

£100+VAT per day

Included with hire:

  • 1 x Sony Monitor and Eye Piece

  • 1 x Grip Remote Control

  • 1 x Metabones EF-Emount Speed Booster ULTRA

  • 3 x Sony BPU-60 Batteries

  • 1 x Dual Battery Charger

  • 3 x Sony 128Gb Cards

  • 1 x USB Card Reader

  • 1 x Sony/Rode Mic.

  • 1 x Top Cheese Plate

  • 1 x Zacuto Shoulder Rig

  • 1 x Universal VCT-Plate

  • 1 x Pelicase

Sony XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit

2 x IDX Endura 75 batteries

£60+VAT

per day

Manfrotto tripod with 504HD Head

£10+VAT per day

Camrade cover

£5+VAT per day

Sony FS7 Overview

The Perfect Camera For Documentaries

Equipped with high-sensitivity 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor, the PXW-FS7 is equipped with a Super 35mm CMOS image sensor with approximately 11.6 million total pixels and 8.9 million effective pixels. The PXW-FS7 supports 4K motion-picture shooting (4096x2160), Super Slow Motion, thanks to the high image readout speed of the image sensor. The sensor also realises a high sensitivity of ISO2000 and a wide dynamic range of 14 stops. 

Internal recording in 4K resolution up to 60fps, as well as a wide range of frame rates (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P and 23.98P). 
Super Slow Motion continuous recording is possible, which means no more mistimed shots leading to extra takes. It also lets you pick out footage at exactly the point that you want.  Our Sony PXW-FS7 offers continuous recording at Full HD image quality and a frame rate of up to 180 fps. This makes it possible to attain up to 7.5x Super Slow Motion when played back at 23.98 fps.

180 fps High Frame Rates

The FS7 delivers a maximum of 180 frames per second (fps) continuous shooting in Full HD. If your project plays at the cinematic 24 fps, you get beautiful 7.5x Super Slow Motion. There’s no sacrifice in bit depth and no windowing of the sensor. So there’s no crop factor, no loss in angle of view. The camera also performs Slow and Quick (S and Q) motion from 1 to 180 fps in 1 fps increments. So you can alter the narrative by selectively speeding up or slowing down the action.

Next-generation memory

Long-form programs need media that’s both reliable and affordable. As specified by the CompactFlash Association, XQD™ memory cards score big on both accounts. Reliability comes from in-camera recovery. You get very low cost per minute compared to CFast™ cards. And robust communication between the camera and the card’s controller enables read/write speeds up to a sizzling 600 Mbps.

Luxurious colour at money-saving bitrates

Long-form projects shine with Sony’s XAVC™ L (Long GOP) recording system. Here’s the superior grayscale rendition of 10-bit High Definition, plus the uncompromised detail of 4:2:2 colour — all at budget-friendly data rates of 50, 35 or even 25 Mbps in HD mode. You can also record on-board 4K (4096×2160) at cinema standard 24p*, 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p or 25p. Other formats include the same XAVC I (Intra) QFHD (3840×2160) and Full HD (1920×1080) recordings as Sony’s high-end F55, well-accepted MPEG HD 422, the Apple ProRes 422 codec (with XDCA-FS7 extension unit, sold separately), and even outboard RAW recording (with XDCA-FS7 and outboard recorder, sold separately).

4K Super 35 Exmor® sensor

When it comes to image sensors, size definitely matters. Sony’s Super 35 sensor delivers ‘bokeh’, the defocused backgrounds made possible by shallow depth of field. A common technique for directing audience attention within the frame, shallow depth of field is far easier to achieve with a large sensor. Other things being equal, a bigger sensor also equates to better low-light sensitivity and lower image noise. And with bigger sensors, the field of view is wider for any given focal length lens.

With the FS7 sensor, size is just the beginning.

Volume 90%

 

  • 14 stops of exposure latitude deliver powerful grayscale rendition without crushing shadow detail or blowing out highlight detail

  • ISO 2000 sensitivity enables you to shoot well after sunset, without tons of lighting and grip

  • 4K resolution: The sensor incorporates 11.6 million total pixels and 8.8 million effective pixels to deliver full 4K resolution. Even if you’re delivering in HD, your recordings will capture detail and image texture that HD sensors cannot see

  • Sony Exmor® CMOS design makes for extremely fast readout, contributing to frame rates of up to 180 fps and minimised image skew

Built-in ND filters

You don’t need a matte box to get the advantages of shallow depth of field even in exterior day shoots. A built-in Neutral Density (ND) filter wheel includes positions for Clear, 1/4 (2 stops), 1/16 (4 stops), and 1/64 (6 stops).

Superbly rugged

Sony designed the PXW-FS7 to stand up to the rigors of real-world shooting. The frame is magnesium, for high rigidity and light weight. Buttons, dials and other parts are sealed to prevent dust and water spray from entering. Cooling is an urgent requirement in a high-speed 4K camera. That’s why Sony engineers developed special heat pipes that whisk heat away from the electronics and into a remote heat sink. An air duct cools the heat sink while isolating the electrical components from exposure to dust and water spray.

A pair of heat pipes draws heat away from the electrical components and into the cooling duct. The duct dissipates accumulated heat, while its sealed design prevents the entry of dust, dirt and water spray.

Support for 4-channel audio input and recording

The FS7 supports 4-channel audio input. In application such as interview, this function enables the simultaneous use of an external microphone for recording ambient sounds, the built-in microphone for voice memos by the operator, and two optional UWP Series wireless microphones for voice of interviewer and interviewee. In addition, by the use of an optional XLR adapter XLR-K2M or XLR-K1M which provides additional 2 XLR inputs, possible applications are further expanded.