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Sony FS700 NXCAM Slow Motion Camera

Sony NXCam FS700E | FS 700 Hire | 4K

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Sony NEX-FS700 large Sensor Camera with up to 960p slow motion capability and 4K record option.

Camcorder with E mount and adaptation available for PL film lenses and also DSLR lenses too with relevent adapter.

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 Gemini 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

Essential Accessory

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.


Exceptional ergonomics

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.

Guides

Everything you wanted to know about 4K but were too afraid to ask...

Camera

Imager 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
Color temperature AUTO, ONE PUSH AB, INDOOR (3200K),
OUTDOOR (5800K±7 positions),
MANU WB TEMP (2300K~15000K, 100K step)

Zoom lens (supplied with NEX-FS700K)

SEL18200
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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Camera system

Recording format     
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

Recording media   
Flash Memory Unit (HXR-FMU128)
MS PRO Duo (Mark2 only)
MS PRO-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC Class4 and higher

Input/output

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

LCD screen

Screen size    8.8 cm (3.5type, 16:9)
Total dots (H × W)    Approx. 921000 dots (1,920 × 480)

General

Power supply DC7.2 V (Battery Pack)
DC7.6 V (AC-DC adaptor)
Power consumption 9.6 W (60i), 8.8 W (50i)
Operating temperature 0 ~ 40°C
Storage temperature −20 ~ +60°C
Dimensions (W × H × D) 145.0 mm x 178.5 mm x 235.5 mm (including protrusions)
Body mass 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)

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