Sony PXW-FS7

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High mobility professional camera with continuous Super Slow Motion capabilities and α Mount lens system compatible with wide variety of E-Mount and A-Mount* lenses.

PXW-FS7 XDCAM camera has an ergonomic grip design for easy handling and operability, making it ideal for one-man operation in situations where the extraordinary flexibility of its α Mount lens system and compatible interchangeable lenses can be used to maximum advantage. The PXW-FS7 features a 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor and support for shooting in 4K** 60p or Full HD at high frame rates up to 180 fps (frames per second). Selectable recording formats include XAVC, which supports 4K* 60p, Full HD 60p even 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. Attach an optional Extension Unit (XDCA-FS7) to open up the possibilities of multi-camera shooting and ProRes 422 encoding**. Connect an HXR-IFR5 interface and AXS-R5 recorder to support parallel recording and 4K/2K RAW recordings up to 240fps in 2K.

* A-Mount* lenses require LA-EA4 lens adaptor.
** QFHD 3840 x 2160 resolution from launch. 4096 x 2160 resolution with firmware update, early 2015.

Kit Includes

  • 3 x Sony Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • 2 x 64GB Sony XQD cards
  • XQD Card Reader
  • Sennheiser ME-66  Microphone
  • Headphones
  • Medium XLR Cable
  • Raincover
  • Tripod
  • Metabones adaptor
  • Zoom Lens
  • Vocas base plate, 18mm Bars, 23mm Bars, Snap plate mount, Tripod plate mount

Features

  • Lightweight ergonomic design and low power consumption ideal for one-man operation and lower investment costs. The ergonomic design features include a grip design for easy handling and operability, and adjustable arm section.
  • High-sensitivity 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor supports 4K* motion-picture shooting. The PXW-FS7 supports internal recording at 4K resolution, as well as a wide range of frame rates (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P and 23.98P), and provides outstanding sensitivity of ISO2000 and the dynamic range of 14-stops.                                
  • Super Slow Motion continuous recordings. The PXW-FS7 offers continuous recording in Full HD image quality and a frame rate of up to 180 fps on internal XQD media. Using external RAW recorder images can be captured in 2K up to 240fp.
  • α Mount System for a wide selection of E-Mount and A-Mount lenses. The PXW-FS7 incorporates the α Mount System with an E-mount lens mount, ideal for the SELP28135G 35mm full frame powered zoom lens. The use of A-mount lenses via the LA-EA4 lens adaptor.

Technical Specifications

Mass
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)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1
156 x 239 x 247 mm (body without protrusions)
Power Requirements
DC 12 V
Power Consumption
Approx. 19W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C 
32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C 
-4°F to +140°F
Battery Operating Time
Approx. 1 hrs with BP-U30 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device) 
Approx. 2 hrs with BP-U60 battery while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device) 
Approx. 3 hrs with BP-U90 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Recording Format (Video)
XAVC-I mode:QFHD 59.94P CBG, bit rate 600Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
XAVC-I mode:QFHD 50P CBG, bit rate 500Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
XAVC-I mode:QFHD 29.97P CBG, bit rate 300Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
XAVC-I mode:QFHD 23.98P CBG, bit rate 240Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
XAVC-I mode:QFHD 25P CBG, bit rate 250Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
XAVC-I mode:HD 59.94P VBR, maximum bit rate 222Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
XAVC-I mode:HD 50P VBR, maximum bit rate 185Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
XAVC-I mode:HD 59.94i VBR, maximum bit rate 111Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
XAVC-I mode:HD 50i VBR, maximum bit rate 112Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
XAVC-I mode:HD 29.97P VBR, maximum bit rate 111Mbps, MPEG-4
Recording Format (Video)
XAVC-L QFHD 59.94P/50P mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 150Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
XAVC-L QFHD 29.97P/23.98P/25P mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 100Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
XAVC-L HD 50 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 50Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
XAVC-L HD 35 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 35Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
XAVC-L HD 25 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 25Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC 
MPEG HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate 50Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL
Recording Format (Audio)
LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels (Recording/Playback ONLY 2channels)
Recording Frame Rate
XAVC-I 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 QFHD mode: 3840x2160/59.94P, 50P, 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 1280x720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
Recording/Playback Time
XAVC-I mode QFHD 59.94P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 22 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 11 minutes 
XAVC-I mode QFHD 50P When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 26 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 13 minutes 
XAVC-I mode QFHD 29.97P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 44 minutes , When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 22 minutes 
XAVC-I mode QFHD 23.98P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 55 minutes , When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 27 minutes
XAVC-I mode QFHD 25P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 52 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 26 minutes 
XAVC-I mode HD 59.94P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 59 minutes,
Recording/Playback Time
XAVC-I mode HD 50P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 71 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 35 minutes 
XAVC-I mode HD 59.94i, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 118 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 59 minutes 
XAVC-I mode HD 50i When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 141 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 70 minutes 
XAVC-I mode HD 29.97P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 118 minutes, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 59 minutes 
XAVC-I mode HD 23.98P , When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 147 minutes , When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 74 mins 
XAVC-I mode HD 25P, When using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 141 mins, When using QD-G64A(64GB) Approx. 70 min
Imaging Device (Type)
Super35 type Single-chip Exmor CMOS
Effective Picture Elements
17:9 4096 (H) x 2160 (V) 
16:9 3840 (H) x 2160 (V)
Built-in Optical Filters
Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64ND
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
Video Gamma: T14 (3840 x 2160/23.98P mode 3200K)
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 2000(S-Log3 Gamma D55 Light source)
Minimum Illumination
0.7 lx (+18dB,23.98P,Shutter OFF,ND Clear, F1.4)
S/N Ratio
57 dB (Y) (typical)
Shutter Speed
1/3 sec to 1/9,000 sec
Slow & Quick Motion Function
XAVC-I mode 3840x2160: 1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P) 
XAVC-I mode 1920x1080: 1 to 180 frames (59.94P, 29.97P, 23.98P)1 to 150 frames (50P,25P) 
XAVC-L mode 3840x2160:1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P) 
XAVC-L mode 1920x1080: 1 to 120 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)
White Balance
Preset, Memory A, Memory B(1500K-50000K)/ATW
Gain
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve
STD,HG,User,S-log3

 

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