Sony Announces Documentary-Style PXW-FS7 4K UHD Camera

by: cwalsh 9/15/2014

PXW-FS7Camera Records 10-bit 4:2:2 to XQD Cards; Optional ProRes Recording and 12-bit Raw Output to Come....

At IBC today, Sony unveiled the PXW-FS7, a new 4K UHD XDCAM with a Super-35 Exmor CMOS sensor. Designed largely for shooters on unscripted/reality TV and magazine shows, the FS7 was engineered to be both small and lightweight — the camera body by itself is four pounds — making for comfortable handheld use. It's expected to ship next month with a suggest list price under $10,000.

At launch, the camera will shoot at a maximum resolution of 3840×2160. However, the company indicated that a firmware upgrade in early 2015 will enable full 4K (4096×2160) recording. For a quick, two-and-a-half-minute infodump on the camera, watch the "official promotion movie" below, then read on for more details.

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