Sony PXW-FS7 Super 35 4K Camcorder (body only)

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Flexible 4K camera system

PXW-FS7 The ideal documentary camera

PXW-FS7 camera has an ergonomic grip design for easy handling and operability, making it ideal for one-man operation in situations like documentaries—and the optimum tool for magazine shows, reality TV, unscripted TV and more.

4K Super 35 Exmor® sensor

Sony PXW-FS7 4K Super 35 sensor provides approximately 14 stops of dynamic range and a wide colour gamut.

Slow Motion

Camera provides Slow & Quick motion from 1 fps to 180 fps, in 1 fps increments. FS7 provides continuous recording at Full HD at frame rates up to 180fps.

Lens options

Sony’s α mount system offers unmatched compatibility with both Sony and third-party lenses. It can use cinema lenses and SLR lenses with a third party adaptors, as well as Sony’s E-mount and A-mount lenses.

Handheld comfort

Sony’s handheld design that remains comfortable even over the course of long shoots. The built-in shoulder pad makes for stable shoulder-style shooting, while the curved back sits comfortably against your chest.

PXW-FS7 has been superseded with Mark II FS7M2

General

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: 4K 59.94P VBR, bit rate 600Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode: 4K 50P VBR, bit rate 500Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode: 4K 29.97P VBR, bit rate 300Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode: 4K 23.98P VBR, bit rate 240Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-I mode: 4K 25P VBR, bit rate 250Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
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
Apple ProRes 422 HQ: VBR, maximum bit rate 220Mbps, 4:2:2 10 bit
ProRes 422*2
Apple ProRes 422: VBR, maximum bit rate 147Mbps, 4:2:2 10 bit

Recording Format (Audio)
LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels (Recording/Playback ONLY 2channels)
Recording Frame Rate
XAVC-I QFHD mode: 3840×2160/ 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-I HD mode: 1920×1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P

XAVC-L QFHD mode: 3840×2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L HD 50 mode: 1920×1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L 35 mode: 1920×1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L 25 mode: 1920×1080/59.94i, 50i

MPEG HD422 mode: 1920×1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P 1280×720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P

Recording/Playback Time
XAVC-I mode 4K/QFHD 59.94P
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 22 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 11 minutes
XAVC-I mode 4K/QFHD 50P
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 26 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 13 minutes
XAVC-I mode 4K/QFHD 29.97P
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 44 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 22 minutes
PXW-FS7
Recording/Playback Time XAVC-I mode 4K/QFHD 23.98P
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 55 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 27 minutes
XAVC-I mode 4K/QFHD 25P
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 52 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 26 minutes
Recording/Playback Time
ProRes 422 HQ*2
“ProRes 422 HQ
59.94i/29.97P mode
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 60 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 30 minutes”
“ProRes 422 HQ
50i/25P mode
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 72 minutes,
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 36 minutes
ProRes 422 HQ
23.98P mode
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 74 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 37 minutes
Recording/Playback Time
ProRes 422 HQ*2
ProRes 422
59.94i/29.97P mode
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 90 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 45 minutes
ProRes 422
50i/25P mode
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 108 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 54 minutes
ProRes 422
23.98P mode
When using QD-G128A (128GB): Approx. 112 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64GB): Approx. 56 minutes
Lens

Filter Diameter
95 mm
Focal Length
28mm to 135mm
Focus
Internal
Iris
Nine blades (circular perture) F/4 to F/22 (click or click-less)
Lens Mount
Sony E-Mount
Zoom Ratio
4.8x
Note
SEL-28135G 28-135mm lens is supplied as standard with PXW-FS7K model. PXW-FS7 model is supplied without lens.
Camera Section

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 3840×2160: 1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)
XAVC-I mode 1920×1080: 1 to 180 frames (59.94P, 29.97P, 23.98P)1 to 150 frames (50P,25P)
XAVC-L mode 3840×2160:1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P)
XAVC-L mode 1920×1080: 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
Input/Output

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
SMTPE292M/424M/425M
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)
Monitoring

Built-in LCD Monitor
8.8cm (3.5 type) Approx. 1.56M dots
Built-in Microphone

Built-in Microphone
Omni-directional monoral electret condenser microphone.
Media

Type
XQD Card slot(x2)
SD Card slot(x1) for saving configuration data
Supplied Accessories

Supplied Accessories
Boyd Cap (1)
Viewfinder (1)
Eyepiece (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)
Notes

*1
The values for dimensions are approximate.
*2
ProRes requires optional extension unit ”XDCA-FS7”