Sony Announces NEX-FS700

Sony Announces NEX-FS700

Sony has recently announced a brand new camera  to follow up the FS100 and compete with the well received Canon C300 known as the Sony NEX-FS700. The camera is capable of shooting conventional 1080p, and 4K. Yes I said 4K.

The Super 35mm image sensor will initially shoot 1080p but as Sony said it’s 4K ready. this means that down the road Sony is planing to release a firmware update for 4K. Sony has also updated the body from the FS100 to include ND filters from 2, 4, and 6.  The camera will also include a 3G-SDI output.  The Fs700 is also capable of shooting slow motion at speed of 120fps – 960 fps depending on resolution.

The NEX-FS700’s 3GHD-SDI and HDMI connectors can output Full-HD 50p and 60p, in addition to standard HD 60i, 24p, 25p or 30p frame rates with embedded time code and audio. 3G HD-SDI can output native 23.98, 25, 29.97 progressive signals; users can choose to output PsF over the 3G HD-SDI. Thanks to flexibility of the digital ports virtually any external recorder can be connected.

 

Features

 

4K-ready

The first 4K-ready Super35mm camcorder in its class – providing an assured upgrade path to 4K acquisition and delivery – with full HD 1080p for today.The camcorder will also have the capability to produce 4K RAW 3G-SDI output via a future upgrade.

Super slow motion at 10x at full HD or 40x at lower resolutions

Incredible super slow motion capability of up to 10x slow motion at full HD resolution or up to 40x slow motion at a reduced resolution, giving you creative options that were once only available with specialist high-end equipment.

E-mount interchangeable lenses offer a wide choice of lenses

The E-mount interchangeable lens system utilises an extremely short flange back distance allowing you to use a huge array of lenses via a range of adaptors giving you almost unlimited creative options.

SEL 18200 lens supplied

The supplied SEL18200 (E 18–200mm F3.5–6.3 OSS) with the NEX-FS100EK boasts 11x zoom power, a quiet AF motor for cleaner sound recording, and Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with an advanced Active mode that lets you take steady handheld shots while walking around — even without a bulky stabilization rig.

Additional A-mount lenses available

The Sony LA-EA2 A-mount lens adaptor allows you to use the wide range of high quality alpha lenses and take advantage of the auto focus function for quicker, more convenient operation.

Built-in HD filters

The NEX-FS700EK features built-in, ultra-thin ND filters, offering exceptional shallow depth-of-field on highlights. It also means less accessories to manage as no external ND filters are required.

3G-SDI interface and HDMI

A 3G-SDI output enables easy integration with highest quality recording formats.

Exceptional ergonomics

The NEX-FS700EK has a refined ergonomic design with a robust detachable handle and grip.

Switchable 50 Hz and 60 Hz shooting

The NEX-FS700EK is switchable between 50 Hz and 60Hz to allow 24p shooting in PAL areas and no PAL/NTSC limitations.

Selectable magnification and positioning of expanded focus

Expanded focus improvement allowing 4x and 8x magnification and a moveable area of expansion for easy focusing with shallow depth of field.

Camera profile settings storage on memory card

Up to 99 camera profile settings can be stored, allowing rapid adaptation to multiple shooting environments without time wasted adjusting parameters. Settings are also easily shared in multi-camera productions.

The FS700 is also a world camera straight out fo the box. It is switchable between 50hz and 60hz, NTSC, and PAL.  The estimated time for release is June  and for just under 10,000 it will include an 18-200mm lens.  You can check out further details on Sony’s Page here.

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Film maker and editor working with broadcast giants like Bell Globemedia, CTV, Rogers, MTV, and Much Music, as well as a variety of film production companies. As a member of the Canadian Cinema Editors, Tej leads workshops on codecs and advanced editing techniques.

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