Sony NEX-FS700 large Sensor Camera with up to 960p slow motion capability and 4K record option, however, to get the most out of the Sony FS-700, then read our acticle on Shooting the best quality 200fps available using Odyssey 7Q and Sony FS 700
Camcorder with E mount and adaptation available for PL film lenses and also DSLR lenses too with relevent adapter. If you want to gain a stop and want to use EOS lenses, then consider using the Metabones Speedbooster
The Sony FS700 is an NXCAM camcorder with a superior Super35mm CMOS sensor, super slow-motion capability and an interchangeable E-mount lens system, offering unrivalled flexibility and creative expression. The FS700 is also supplied with the SEL 18200 (E 18–200mm F3.5–6.3 OSS) 11x zoom E-Mount lens, with the Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilisation system.
This is an exceptional camcorder for slow motion as it shoots up to 480 frames per second at 1920x1080 or up to 960 frames per second at 1280x720, however be aware that this is at 21 Mb per second AVCHD codec, so far from Broadcast quality - still for snippets of super slo-mo, it is fantastically good and exceptional value for money.
The camera has a Broadcast quality sensor (actually 4K), though the on-board recording device only records in AVC HD codec at 25Mb/second, so it requires an external HD recorder such as NanoFlash/Ki Pro/Samurai etc for Broadcast acquisition and this won't work at slow motion speeds either.
If you want to shoot 4K, you will need to use a suitable external 4K recorder such as Odyssey 4K etc but our cameras are modified to output 4K.
Our kits are supplied with 2 c 32GB Class 10 SD cards which will allow up to 6 hours recording at 25p:
At FX, 175mins rec per 32GB @25p
At FH, 233mins rec per 32GB @25p
At PS, 150mins rec per 32GB @50p
Why not upgrade to include a full ARRI Cage kit with additional mounting points, secure handle and large 'coffin case' to allow a fully assembled camera to be transported.
Use EOS lenses
If you are shooting using EOS lenses, then consider the Metabones adapter or if shooting slow motion, the Metabones Speedbooster, which allows EOS lenses to be fitted with focus and autofocus function, whilst gaining one stop of light
High-end production functionality
Based on customer feedback, the FS700 includes a number of features providing familiar professional operation and workflows, including 50/60Hz switchability, built-in ND filters, 3G-SDI interface and an enhanced exterior design.
4K “Exmor” Super 35 CMOS sensor
The FS700 camcorder uses a new 4K “Exmor” Super 35 CMOS sensor (total 11.6 million pixels). This high-speed readout chip is optimised for motion picture shooting, giving high sensitivity, low noise and minimal aliasing. A future firmware upgrade will enable the FS700 to output 4K RAW bit-stream data over 3G HD-SDI when used with an optional external 4K recorder.
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 FS700 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.
Built-in ND filters
The FS700 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.
The FS700 has a refined ergonomic design with a robust detachable handle and grip.
Switchable 50 Hz and 60 Hz shooting
The FS700 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.
Everything you wanted to know about 4K but were too afraid to ask...
Exmor Super35 CMOS sensor
Number of pixels
Total pixels approx. 11.6M
Effective pixels in movie shooting (16:9) approx. 8.3M
Effective pixels in still picture shooting (16:9) approx. 8.4M (3:2) approx. 7.1M
Built-in ND filters
Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
AUTO, ONE PUSH AB, INDOOR (3200K),
OUTDOOR (5800K±7 positions),
MANU WB TEMP (2300K~15000K, 100K step)
Zoom lens (supplied with NEX-FS700K)
E mount Lens Approx. 11x zoom (Optical)
f=18~200 mm, 35 mm equivalent 30.6~340 mm (16:9), 34.2~380 mm (3:2) F3.5~6.3
Filter diameter 67 mm Optical Steady Shot installed
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Video recording format HD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD Ver.2.0
SD MPEG-2 PS
Audio recording format
Linear PCM 2ch (48kHz 16-bits) (in HD)
Dolby Digital 2ch (48 kHz 16-bits)
Recording mode (Recording bit rate is the total of video and audio)*
HD PS max 28 Mbps, 1920 × 1080/60p, 50p, 16:9
FX max 24 Mbps, 1920 × 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p, 16:9
1280 × 720/60p, 50p, 16:9 FH approx. 17 Mbps (ave), 1920 × 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p, 16:9
1280 × 720/60p, 50p, 16:9
HQ approx. 9 Mbps (ave), 1440 × 1080/60i, 50i, 16:9
LP approx. 5 Mbps (ave), 1440 × 1080/60i, 50i, 16:9
SD HQ approx. 9 Mbps (ave), 720 × 480/60i, 720 × 576/50i, 16:9, 4:3
Flash Memory Unit (HXR-FMU128)
MS PRO Duo (Mark2 only)
MS PRO-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC Class4 and higher
Memory card slot MS PRO Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible ×1
3G HD-SDI OUT BNC connecter ×1
HDMI OUT HDMI connecter (type A) ×1
COMPONENT OUT Mini D terminal ×1
VIDEO OUT RCA Pin ×1
AUDIO OUT RCA Pin ×2
Headphone jack Stereo mini jack (ø3.5 mm) ×1
USB jack Mini-AB ×1
AUDIO INPUT 1/INPUT 2 XLR 3-pin (Female) ×2, LINE/MIC/MIC +48V selectable
Remote Stereo mini-mini jack (ø2.5 mm) ×1
Screen size 8.8 cm (3.5type, 16:9)
Total dots (H × W) Approx. 921000 dots (1,920 × 480)
DC7.2 V (Battery Pack)
DC7.6 V (AC-DC adaptor)
9.6 W (60i), 8.8 W (50i)
0 ~ 40°C
−20 ~ +60°C
Dimensions (W × H × D)
145.0 mm x 178.5 mm x 235.5 mm (including protrusions)
1,680 g (3 lb 11 oz)
Total mass in recording
3,060 g (6 lb 13 oz)
(Mass including SEL18200 [optional], Battery [NP-F770], VF w/ large eyecup, handle, ECM-XM1, grip)