Equipment

Sony PXW-FS7

Sony PXW-FS7

The PXW-FS7 reflects years of intense conversations we’ve had with documentary shooters. In response, we completely redesigned the grip, improved the viewfinder, optimized the balance and refined the ergonomics. Of course, the FS7 also reflects Sony’s expertise in 4K and HD codecs, Super 35 sensors and memory recording. The result is the ideal camera for documentaries—and the optimum tool for magazine shows, reality TV, unscripted TV and more.

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.

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, which comes with all of our FS7’s).

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Standard Kit Contents

1x Sony PXW-FS7 Camera Body
1x Sony XDCA-FS7 Extenshion Unit
1x Sony VCT Tripod Plate
1x Camera Strap
1x Rode Top Mic
1x Shower/Rain Cover
1x Shape Grip Arm
1x Vocas Shoulder Support Kit
1x XQD USB Card Reader
4x 64gb XQD Cards with Cases
1x LED Toplight
1x Camera Bag

(optional) Metabones EF Speed-Booster Lens Adapter.

 

Additional Information

Card Format

Sony XQD Cards Only (64gb available)

Lens Mount

Sony E mount by default Canon EF and PL adapters available.