Sony PXWFS7K 4K XDCAM Super35 Camcorder with 28-135mm Sony F4 G Lens
The Sony PXWFS7K
One of the fastest selling cameras in the Perth broadcast and production market is the Sony PXWFS7. Featuring a beautifully sensitive 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor XDCAM camera with 35mm full frame powered zoom lens, α Mount lens system, 4K/2K RAW and XAVC recording options.
High mobility professional camera with continuous Super Slow Motion capabilities, 35mm full frame powered zoom lens and α Mount lens system compatible with wide variety of E-Mount and A-Mount* lenses
PXW-FS7K 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-FS7K 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 240 fps. The PXW-FS7K is supplied with the SELP28135G 35mm full frame powered zoom lens.
* A-Mount* lenses require LA-EA4 lens adaptor.
Lightweight ergonomic design and low power consumption ideal for one-man operation and lower investment costs
The PXW-FS7K has a host of ergonomic design features including 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-FS7K 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-FS7K offers continuous recording at 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 240fps.
SELP28135G 35mm full frame powered zoom 28-135mm, F4.0 lens with independent control rings
The supplied SEL-28135G 28-135mm lens is ideal for high-quality movie imagery, including the high resolution 4K format.
α Mount System for a wide selection of E-Mount and A-Mount lenses
The PXW-FS7K incorporates the α Mount System with an E-mount lens mount and the use of A-mount lenses via the LA-EA4 lens adaptor.
Ergonomic grip design and adjustable arm and viewfinder system
The PXW-FS7K grip, designed for easy handling and operability, is the result of exhaustive consultation with videographers and cinematographers, as well as the production of various prototypes. The shape supports long periods of camera use and flexibly accommodates subtle differences among various users' gripping styles. The angle of the grip can be easily adjusted with the press of a button. In addition to a zoom button and Rec Start/Stop, the grip also has several programmable buttons that can be customized for easy access to any other functions such as the expanded focus function. The length of the arm section of the PXW-FS7K can be adjusted just by turning a knob. Another knob at the joint makes it easy to adjust the angle of the camera. So a user can choose a comfortable style that suits his or her physique and shooting position.
Easy settings during one-man operation
The Peaking and Zebra function buttons and contrast knob are positioned on the side of the PXW-FS7K viewfinder for easy adjustment of focus, contrast and exposure. Also, by turning a single knob, the position of the finder can be set, allowing for degrees of freedom. The viewfinder system is designed that even people with a dominant left eye can use it comfortably.
Dust-proof, drip-proof design for use even in harsh environments
The body of the PXW-FS7K is constructed to withstand tough conditions, with buttons, dials and other parts specially sealed to prevent dust and water spray from entering. Also, the air passageways from the cooling fan are separated from the interior of the camera.
Built-in Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
The PXW-FS7K is equipped with a Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe that supports connection to wireless microphone packages such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 (sold separately). When connected to the shoe, the HVL-LBPC light (optional) can be turned on or off from the camera, and power and audio connections are provided to the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 without cables.
Equipped with high-sensitivity 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor
The PXW-FS7K is equipped with a Super 35mm CMOS image sensor with approximately 11.6 million total pixels (4352 x 2662) and 8.9 million effective pixels. The high image readout speed of the image sensor allows the PXW-FS7K to support 4K motion-picture shooting and Super Slow Motion. The sensor also realizes a high sensitivity of ISO2000 and a wide dynamic range of 14 stops. Thanks to its full-pixel readout capability without pixel binning and sophisticated camera processing, jaggies and moir. are minimized.
Internal recording in 4K resolution up to 60fps
The PXW-FS7K supports internal recording at 4K resolution as well as a wide range of frame rates ((59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P and 23.98P). When viewed on a 4K monitor, footage shot in 4K is reproduced so clearly down to the finest details that it gives a viewer the illusion of actually being within the scene. When viewed on a Full HD monitor, 4K footage boasts even higher resolution than footage shot in Full HD.
Super Slow Motion continuous recording is possible
The PXW-FS7K offers continuous recording at Full HD image quality and a frame rate of up to 180 fps. This makes it possible to attain up to 7.5x Super Slow Motion when played back at 23.98 fps. Furthermore, support for unlimited shooting at Super Slow Motion means no more mistimed shots leading to extra takes. It also lets you pick out footage at exactly the point that you want.
SELP28135G 35mm full frame powered zoom 28-135mm, F4.0 lens with independent rings
This top-quality powered zoom lens for 35mm full frame format cameras has been created to satisfy professional moviemaking requirements, including the high resolution 4K format. Focus breathing and zoom image shift have been reduced to an absolute minimum, while aspherical elements and advanced multi-coating technology effectively suppress aberration. Quiet operation is also a priority, so an SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) drive system has been employed for precise, quiet zooming. Independent control rings for zoom, focus, and iris with physical stops are provided for the first time in a E-mount lens. Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization adds to the extraordinary performance of this outstanding lens. Like the camera, the SELP28135G has a dust-proof, drip-proof design for use even in harsh environments.
* Zoom range increases to 42-202.5mm when using the lens on an APS-C or S35 camera.
α Mount System for a wide selection of lenses and E-mount that is suitable for movie shooting
The PXW-FS7K incorporates the α Mount System, with an E-mount lens mount. This is especially useful for motion-picture shooting because the system supports power driven silent auto focus, iris control, power zoom and more, as well as SteadyShot image stabilization and other functions. Moreover, the E-mount system's short flange-back distance (the distance from the lens-mounting surface to the image sensor) enables use of A-mount lenses via LA-EA4 lens adaptor, as well as various other lenses via third-party adaptors. The E-mount system thereby makes it possible to take advantage of a wealth of lens resources suitable for creative, versatile video expression.
Supports various formats, including XAVC Intra and Long GOP
The PXW-FS7K supports two formats, XAVC and MPEG-2 HD 422, which can be selected to suit the application. Two XAVC compression systems (Intra and Long GOP) are provided through an H.264AVC codec. Intra supports recording with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling for 4K and Full HD, as well as a high bit rate of up to 600 Mbps. In Long GOP, image quality and recording time are balanced to allow Full HD recording in 1080/50P 4:2:2 10-bit sampling at 50 Mbps, making this format suitable for longer duration shooting. Support is also provided for the MPEG2 HD 422 recording format, which is mainly used at broadcast stations. Supported formats and bit rates are indicated below.
Support for S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3, SGamut3/S-Log3 and other log curves
The PXW-FS7K supports such log gamma curves as S-Gamut3. Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3. Due to the fact that 18% grey is set at a bright level, S-Log3 is noted for delivering a wider dynamic range than the 1300% achieved by S-log2 incorporated in cameras such as the NEX-FS700, a difference equal to 1.5 stops. The log gamma itself is close to Cineon log, so colour correction is easier to perform and it is possible to achieve cinematic expression with the look of film. In addition, compared to the colour gamut of S-Gamut3. Cine, which is geared toward reproducing the wide colour gamut of DCI-P3 colour space used in digital cinema, the colour gamut of S-Gamut3 is geared toward the reproduction of almost all actual colours, and is thereby suitable for archival purposes.
Extension Unit XDCA-FS7 for shooting support
Extension Unit XDCA-FS7 can be connected directly to the PXW-FS7K to enable the use of functions that support the operator's shooting style or workflow, including Apple ProRes recording to an XQD card in the camera.
Built-in ND filter unit
ND filters for adjusting the amount of light are provided in a built-in ND filter unit. This allows shooting to be done with a shallow depth of field without having to stop down the iris, even under bright conditions. The settings are Clear, 1/4 (2eV), 1/16 (4eV) and 1/64 (6eV).
Two XQD media slots support simultaneous and relay recording
The PXW-FS7K has two XQD card slots that enable simultaneous and relay recording. During relay recording, when one medium becomes full, recording continues automatically to the other media. During simultaneous recording, not only can the same footage be recorded on both channels at the same time, but also one channel can be used for random shooting while the other is being used for continuous recording as backup.
RAW output for external 4K/2K RAW recording*
The FXW-FS7’s FS RAW Interface that can be connected to an HXR-IFR5 interface unit and RAW AXS-R5 recorder to enable external 4K/2K RAW recording. The interface also allows the use of compatible third-party external recorders. Full HD footage shot with the unit is time code-synchronized to allow offline editing of the content.
* Requires XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit.
Support for multi-camera shooting*
Precise timecode synchronization provided by Genlock and Timecode In/Out functions in the XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit enable multi-camera operations.
* Requires XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit.
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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
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
Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable Mic Reference: -40, -50, -60dBu SDI Output BNC(x2), switchable with 3G-SDI/HD-SDI
USB USB device, mini-B (x1) Headphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1) -16dBu 16Ω Speaker Output Monaural DC Input DC jack Remote Stereo mini-minijack (Φ2.5 mm) HDMI Output Type A (x1) Option 4-pin, Type A for W-LAN (x1)
Built-in LCD Monitor 8.8cm (3.5 type) Approx. 1.56M dots
Built-in Microphone Omni-directional monoral electret condenser microphone.
Type XQD Card slot(x2)
SD Card slot(x1) for saving configuration data
- Image Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot
- Color : Black
- Focus System : Power Zoom
- Zoom system : PZ/MZ
- Lens compensation : Equivalent to 4 steps
- Lens Mount Type : Sony E-mount (35mm full frame)
- Lens Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot
- Minimum Focus Distance : 15.75 - 37.4" (AF/MF) 0.4 - 0.95m
- Lens Groups-Elements : 12 groups, 18 elements
- Filter Diameter : 95mm
- Lens Type : Full Frame E-mount Power Zoom Lens
- Lens Weight : 42.9 oz. (1215 g)
- Internal Motor : SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor)
- Aperture (Max.) : f/4.0
- Aperture (Min.) : f/22
- Maximum Magnification : 0.15x
- SSM Focusing : Yes
- Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 28-135mm (35mm) 42-202.5mm (APS-C)
- Aspheric Elements : 5 aspherical
- Aperture Blade : 9 blades (Circular aperture)
- Angle of View : 54°-12° (APS-C) 75°-18° (35mm)
Service and Warranty Information
- Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Parts & Labor
Weights and Measurements
- Dimensions (Approx.) : 4" x 6-1/2" (105 x 162.5mm)
- Weight (Approx.) : 42.9 oz. (1215 g) (Without tripod mount)
Boyd Cap (1)
Grip Remote Control (1)
USB wireless LAN module IFU-WLM3 (1)
Wireless remote commander (1) (RMT-845)
WA Adaptor Bracket (1)
MPA-AC1 AC Adapter (1)
BC-U1 battery charger (1)
BP-U30 battery pack (1)
Power cord (2)
USB cable (1)
Operating Guide (2)
CD-ROM "Manuales for Solid-State Memory Camcorder" (1)
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