Sony PXW-FS7 Video Camera

$159 / 1st day rental

Designed as a camera that is at home on productions as diverse as "Cinéma Vérité"-style documentaries, reality TV, commercial and corporate applications Sony's PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System is a flexible 4K camera system. It features a Super 35mm size sensor that allows you to capture images with cinematic depth of field. The camera's E-mount is machined from stainless steel and allows you to use E-mount lenses or with the use of optional adapters to accept most 35mm lenses including PL, EF, Leica, and Nikon. The camera can capture footage to optional on board XQD media cards in either UHD at up to 60 FPS or HD at up to 180 FPS. the camera can capture 4K (4096 x 2160) images and send the signal out over its SDI or HDMI connectors.

The camera records in your choice of XVAC-I, XVAC-L, or MPEG-2. However, MPEG-2 recording does not support the high data rates the camera is capable of generating when shooting in UHD, and is limited to recording HD video only. The camera incorporates Dual XQD media card slots that support simultaneous or relay recording. An ergonomically designed handgrip provides control of many of the camera's functions and features an adjustable length support arm.

The 4K Super35 EXMOR sensor with features 14 Stops of latitude and a wide color gamut. It offers a choice of XAVC or MPEG-2 codecs. The XAVC codec can be used for 4K and HD recording, while MPEG-2 ios limited to HD recording. XAVC comes in two flavors, XVAC INTRA, and XVAC Long, allowing you to encode from HD to UHD using Intra-Frame or Long GoP compression with 10-bit 422 for HD and the choice of 10-bit 422 or 8-bit 420 for UHD. XAVC intra compression is very efficient, recording at modest bit rates and XAVC Long also substantially extends the recording time while attaining very high quality and low noise.
The PXW-FS7 is equipped with an E-Mount machined from solid Stainless Steel for stability and strength. It accepts optional E-Mount lenses from Sony, Zeiss and other manufacturers. The shallow flange distance allows you to mount most 35mm lens types such as PL, DSLR and legacy SLR lenses including Canon EF, Leica, and Nikon as well as many others with mechanical adapters.
The camera body is made from magnesium, which is lighter and stronger than aluminum. This allows the camera body to weigh only four pounds. It's incorporates a shoulder pad and is designed to sit on the operator's shoulder or by extending the support arm of the SmartGrip to be held in front of the operator without requiring a support rig.
The camera includes an ergonomic handgrip that Sony calls a SmartGrip, which features Zoom, Start/Stop and Assign controls. The SmartGrip facilitates camera operation with the right hand, leaving the left hand free to operate the lens. Both the arm and handgrip can be positioned at different angles permitting great flexibility.
FS7 records internally in 4K up to 60fps in UHD 3840x2160 and in HD up to 180fps using XAVC-I or up to 120fps with XAVC-L. Recording Apple ProRes to the internal XQD slots requires an optional EXCA-FS7 extension box and future upgrade.
4K (4096 x 2160) is available over the 3G-SDI outputs or the HDMI 2.0 output of the camera so you can capture the 4096 x 2160 video using an optional external recorder.
The camera features two XQD media slots that support simultaneous or relay recording. The camera also has an SD card slot that is only used for saving configuration data, and cannot be used to record video.

Image Sensor
Sensor Size: Super 35
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Resolution: Effective: 4096 x 2160
Gain: -3 to 18 dB

Lens Mount: Sony E Mount
Shutter Speed: 1/3 to 1/9000 sec
Built-In ND Filter: Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters

Recording Media: 2 x XQD Card Slots, 1 x SD (Unspecified Type) Card Slot

Internal Recording
Recording Modes:
59.94P CBG, bit rate 600 Mb/s
50P CBG, bit rate 500 Mb/s
29.97P CBG, bit rate 300 Mb/s
23.98P CBG, bit rate 240 Mb/s
25P CBG, bit rate 250 Mb/s

59.94P VBR, maximum bit rate 222 Mb/s
50P VBR, maximum bit rate 185 Mb/s
59.94i VBR, maximum bit rate 111 Mb/s
50i VBR, maximum bit rate 112 Mb/s
29.97p VBR, maximum bit rate 111 Mb/s
23.98p VBR, maximum bit rate 89 Mb/s
25p VBR, maximum bit rate 112 Mb/s

59.94p/50p mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 150 Mb/s
29.97p/23.98p/25p mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 100 Mb/s

VBR, maximum bit rate 50 Mb/s

VBR, maximum bit rate 35 Mb/s

VBR, maximum bit rate 25 Mb/s

CBR, maximum bit rate 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL

XAVC-I QFHD 3840 x 2160/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

3840 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p 1280 x 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
Audio Recording:

Video Connectors:
2 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output

Audio Connectors:
2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output

Other I/O:
1 x USB Mini-B Data Input/Output
1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input

Accessory Mount: 1 x Multi-Interface Shoe, 1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions: 6.14 x 9.41 x 9.72" / 156 x 239 x 247 mm
Weight: 9.9 lb / 4.4 kg

1x Camera Body
1x Monitor Unit
1x Body Cap
2x Sony 128GB XQD card 400MB/S
1x XQD Card Reader
1x BP-U90
1x BP-U35
1x Battery Charger
1x Viewfinder
1x Eyecup
1x Grip Remote Control
1x Power Cable
1x Smallrig Top Plate