Sony FS7 II
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The Sony FS7 II dramatically improves the experience of shooting with Sony’s ultimate documentary camcorder and simply one of the world’s most versatile Super 35mm camcorders, the FS7.
A host of enhancements, from an all-new lens mount to world-leading Electronic Auto Variable ND system and enhanced ergonomics, transform the possibilities of what you can do.
Freedom to shoot & move with Electronic Auto Variable ND
Shooting with the Sony FS7 II is a truly liberating experience – shoot and move with no need to worry about changing light conditions, no time wasted fiddling with exposure settings or changing filters. Sony’s unrivalled technology continuously adjusts the density of the electronic ND Filter without losing resolution while maintaining colour balance.
E-mount flexibility extended
The FS7 II's E-mount offers unsurpassed compatibility with both Sony and third-party lenses. And there’s an all-new lever lock design, similar to PL-mount lenses - simply put the lens in place and rotate the collar until it locks in place. A lens release lever provides added security. The process of switching lens can be simplified to save time. And the E-mount can take cinema lenses and SLR lenses with a third party adaptor, as well as Sony’s E-mount and A-mount lenses.
Super 35/APS-C power zoom for 4K movies
The Sony SELP18110G powered zoom lens which comes with the FS7 II K delivers optimum performance in Super 35/APS-C moviemaking applications, starting at 18 mm wide-angle and extending through an impressive 6.1x zoom range with a constant F4 maximum aperture.
- G Lens optical performance suitable for 4K throughout the zoom range.
- Lag-free mechanical manual zoom for high-level, versatile zoom control.
- Refined manual focus operation for subtle adjustment.
- Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps keep images blur-free as well as minimising the need to boost ISO in low light conditions.
- Compact, lightweight design ideal for active shooting and when using gimbals.
- Reliable in challenging conditions with a sealed dust and moisture resistant design.
You have the choice of purchasing the FS7 II on its own (PXW-FS7M2) or with the SELP18110G lens (PXW-FS7M2K).
Shoulder mount comfort and control
The FS7 delivered a revolution in ergonomics, but Sony listened to cinematographers to make the FS7 II even more comfortable to use, especially when operating for hours in the field. The number of assign buttons has been increased from six to ten, all extra large, while the LCD monitor arm and mic holder can be swapped for left-eye shooting. The telescoping arm offers even more settings, allowing the camcorder to be mounted closer to your body, and you no longer need a tool for adjustments.
180 fps High Frame Rates
The FS7 II 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 & Quick (S&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.
Luxurious colour at money-saving bit rates
Long-form projects shine with Sony's XAVC™ L (Long GOP) recording system. Record luxurious QFHD at 59.94p/50p at a maximum bit rate of 150 Mbps. Or take advantage of 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 (4096x2160) at cinema standard 24p, 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p or 25p. The camera captures different colour spaces, including the wide ITU-R BT.2020 for Ultra High Definition.
Other formats include XAVC I (Intra) 4K at 600 Mbps, QFHD (3840x2160) and Full HD (1920x1080), plus the well-accepted MPEG HD 422, Apple ProRes 422 (with XDCA-FS7 extension unit, sold separately), and even outboard RAW recording (with XDCA-FS7 and outboard recorder, sold separately).
Using Sony QD-G128A 128 GB XQD card:
XAVC-L, 50 Mbps: 262 min Full HD
XAVC-L, 35 Mbps: 374 min Full HD
XAVC-L 25 Mbps: 524 min Full HD
Long-form programs need media that's both reliable and affordable. Sony’s G-Series XQD card extends these benefits with “EB Stream” technology for a blistering 400 Mbps write-speed and 440 Mbps read-speed. Using our 256GB G-Series card, you can record approximately 40 minutes of 4K footage at 60P or 4 hours at 30P in 2K. And when it’s finally time to swap out cards, it’s now even easier – on the FS7 II the card protrudes by a more easily pinchable 8mm.
Key features of the FS7 II
The Sony FS7 II includes several improved features based on feedback from FS7 users, including an all-new E-mount lever lock design, and Sony’s world-leading variable ND filter technology (as seen in the FS5) for smooth fine-tuning of depth-of-field. A host of ergonomic refinements make the FS7 II even more comfortable to shoot with, while the camera features uncompromising image quality thanks to Sony’s high performance Super 35mm sensor for 4K and HD capture, including superior 4K/QFHD 60p/50p. The camera supports the BT.2020 colour space, plus it can achieve fantastic slow motion pictures up to 180 fps.
Built-in electronic Variable ND Filters
Originally developed for the PXW-FS5, Sony’s ground-breaking integration of electronic variable ND Filters into the body of a Super 35mm camcorder enables fast, agile shooting. Moving from shadowy interiors to bright sun-lit exteriors is no problem with the FS7 II. Unlike conventional optical ND filters, the electronic ND filter on the FS7 II can be controlled from 1/4ND to 1/128ND linearly while ND Filters can be set to fully auto. You can even manually adjust Depth of Field using the iris lens ring, while relying on the FS7 II to maintain constant exposure without changing gain nor shutter speed. The FS7 II is your perfect partner for fast-moving shoots in changeable environments.
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.
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 minimized image skew.
High Frame Rates up to 180 fps
Slow down time with HFR shooting to reveal the beauty and drama of everyday motion. That’s why the FS7 II provides continuous recording at Full HD at frame rates of up to 180 fps. When you play back at 23.98p, you’ll enjoy extraordinary Super Slow Motion of up to 7.5x. Compared to burst mode, the continuous recording of the FS7 II reduces mistimed shots and extra takes. The camera also provides Slow & Quick motion from 1 fps to 180 fps, in 1 fps increments. This enables time lapse effects to make the clouds race by or flowers bloom before your eyes. And for even higher frame rates, you can attach the XDCA-FS7 extension unit and connect an outboard recorder, both sold separately, for 2K RAW recording at up to 240 fps. This creates 10x Super Slow Motion when played at 23.98p.
RAW recording, Apple ProRes 422 and multi-cam with Sony’s extension unit
To keep the PXW-FS7 II small, light and easily hand-holdable, Sony engineers reserved some functions for an outboard module, the XDCA-FS7 extension unit, sold separately. The unit adds significant capabilities:
External RAW recording.
To preserve the maximum in color, contrast and resolution, the XDCA-FS7 enables RAW recording when connected to outboard recorders, sold separately. The XDCA-FS7 supports the vivid color of 12-bit linear RAW at either 4K or 2K resolution. A single BNC cable connects the XDCA-FS7 to compatible RAW recorders including Sony’s HXR-IFR5/AXS-R5 combination and the Convergent Design® Odyssey 7Q+ equipped with the Sony FS RAW option. In addition, the Atomos® Shogun Inferno and Shogun Flame support Apple ProRes and CDNG recording from the XDCA-FS7 output. Even when you record outboard RAW, you can still record time code-synchronized Full HD on-board, a convenient proxy for offline editing.
Apple ProRes 422 recording. Sony understands that some workflows are committed to the Apple ProRes 422 codec. That’s why the XDCA-FS7 supports Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 HQ – 1920 x 1080 recording to an XQD™ card in the camera.
Multi-camera operation. The XDCA-FS7 also provides Genlock and Timecode In/Out for multi-camera shoots.
Handheld comfort takes another leap forward
The FS7 is renowned for taking handheld shooting to another level. Placed against your chest or shoulder, comfortably steadied by your right hand. The built-in shoulder pad makes for stable shoulder-style shooting, while the curved back sits comfortably against your chest. Now with the FS7 II Sony has refined these elements to be even more flexible to you.
Sony’s remarkable smart grip
The result of thousands of hours of user research, Sony’s Smart Grip is a highly adjustable control centre located on a pivoting, telescoping arm. The smart grip includes Zoom, Start/Stop and a range of Assign controls, including a dial you can use to adjust Iris. So you can operate the camera without taking your hand off the grip. The shape is comfortable hour after hour. And the angle of the grip can be adjusted at the press of a button.
Easy to adjust, telescoping arm
Everyone loved the flexibility of the FS7’s ergonomic arm mount, but the FS7 II goes further, with new mounting positions – so you can hold it even closer to your body – and made it easily adjustable without tools. So it’s even easier to find the perfect set-up to suit your physique and your shooting position.
Ergonomically improved viewfinder
The mounting arm for the FS7 II’s viewfinder is now even more flexible with independent clamps easily adjusted by hand even while still on your shoulder. The viewfinder itself can be perfectly offset for right-eye or left-eye viewing with a huge range of fore-aft adjustment. Just turn a single knob to set the finder’s position. For even greater flexibility, Sony supplies a 15 mm rod mount. The viewfinder takes the form of an LCD monitor and a viewfinder extension box that easily tilts up and out of the way when you want direct viewing. The viewfinder extension box is now even easier to attach, while the LCD hood is can be bundled while not in use. Peaking, zebra and contrast controls enable easy adjustment of focus, contrast and exposure.
Superbly rugged design
Sony designed the FS7 II to the same exacting standards as the FS7 for 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.
* Requires that all ports and covers are firmly closed. Dustproof certifies to IEC 60529 IPX5 standard.
Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
The FS7 II takes advantage of Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible Sony accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony wireless microphone systems such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 or attach the HVL-LBPC light. (Accessories sold separately. HVL-LBPC light does not draw power from FS7 II.)
Support for 4-channel Audio Input and Recording
The FS7 II supports 4-channel audio input and, in applications 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, using an optional XLR adapter “XLR-K2M” or ”XLR-K1M” – with two extra XLR inputs – even more devices can be connected. And with the FS7 II, the control cover now folds down flat to lessen risk of accidental damage.
Please be aware that features/specifications can differ from country to country.
- Approx. 2.0 kg (body only)
- Approx. 4.5 kg (with Viewfinder, Eyepiece, Grip Remote Control, BP-U30 battery, SELP18110G lens, and XQD memory card)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
- Approx. 159 x 245 x 247 mm (body without protrusions)
- DC 26.5V (battery pack)
- DC 12 V (AC adaptor)
- Approx. 19W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP18110G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
- -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, SELP18110G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
- Approx. 2 hrs with BP-U60 battery while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP18110G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
- Approx. 3 hrs with BP-U90 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94P, SELP18110G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Recording Format (Video)
XAVC-I mode:DCI4K 59.94P CBG, bit rate 600Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- XAVC-I mode:DCI4K 50P CBG, bit rate 500Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- XAVC-I mode:DCI4K 29.97P CBG, bit rate 300Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- XAVC-I mode:DCI4K 23.98P CBG, bit rate 240Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- XAVC-I mode: DCI4K 24.00P CBG, bit rate 240Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- XAVC-I mode: DCI4K 25P CBG, bit rate 250Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- 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
Recording Format (Video)
- 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 H.264/AVC
- XAVC-I mode:HD 23.98P VBR, maximum bit rate 89Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- XAVC-I mode:HD 25P VBR, maximum bit rate 112Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- XAVC-L QFHD 59.94P/50P mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 150Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
Recording Format (Video)
- 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 Frame Rate
- XAVC-I DCI4K mode: 4096x2160/ 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 24P, 25P
- 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
- XAVC-I mode QFHD 59.94P, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 22 minutes
- XAVC-I mode QFHD 50P, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 26 minutes
- XAVC-I mode QFHD 29.97P, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 44 minutes
- XAVC-I mode QFHD 23.98P, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 55 minutes
- XAVC-I mode QFHD 25P, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 52 minutes
- XAVC-I mode HD 59.94P, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 59 minutes
- XAVC-I mode HD 50P, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 71 minutes
- XAVC-I mode HD 59.94i, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 118 minutes
- XAVC-I mode HD 50i, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 141 minutes
- XAVC-I mode HD 29.97P, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 118 minutes
- XAVC-I mode HD 23.98P, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 147 minutes
- XAVC-I mode HD 25P, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 141 minutes
- XAVC-L mode QFHD 59.94P/50P, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 87 minutes
- XAVC-L mode QFHD 29.97P/23.98P/25P mode, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 131 minutes
- XAVC-L 50 mode, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 262 minutes
- XAVC-L 35 mode, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 374 minutes
- XAVC-L 25 mode, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 524 minutes
- MPEG HD422 mode, when using QD-G128A(128GB): Approx. 262 minutes
- E-mount (lever lock type)
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
- ND filters
- OFF: CLEAR
- 1: 1/4ND
- 2: 1/16ND
- 3: 1/64ND
- Linear variable ND (1/4ND to 1/128ND)
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
- Video Gamma: T14 (3840 x 2160/23.98P mode 3200K)
- ISO 2000 (S-Log3 Gamma D55 Light source)
- 0.7 lx (+18dB,23.98P,Shutter OFF,ND Clear, F1.4)
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)
- Preset, Memory A, Memory B (1500K-50000K)/ATW
- -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
- STD, HG, User, S-Log2, S-Log3
- BNC(x2), switchable with 3G-SDI/HD-SDI
- Stereo mini jack (x1) -16dBu 16Ω
- Stereo mini-minijack (Φ2.5 mm)
- 4-pin, Type A for W-LAN (x1)
Built-in LCD Monitor
- 8.8cm (3.5 type) Approx. 1.56M dots
- Omni-directional monoral electret condenser microphone
- XQD Card slot (x2)
- SD Card slot (x1) for saving configuration data
- Boyd Cap (1)
- Viewfinder (1)
- Viewfinder hood (1)
- Eyepiece (1)
- Grip Remote Control (1)
- USB wireless LAN module IFU-WLM3 (1)
- Wireless remote commander (1) (RMT-845)
- WA Adaptor Bracket (1)
- AC Adaptor (1)
- BC-U1 battery charger (1)
- BP-U30 battery pack (1)
- Power cord (2)
- USB cable (1)
- Operating Guide (1)
- CD-ROM "Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder" (1)
- IS1293 power cord for India (not supplied in some countries) (2)
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PXW-FS7 II 4K Camera with Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor, 18-110mm f4 power zoom lens, E-Mount lever lock lens system and 4K, 2K, RAW & XAVC recording
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