FS7 II dramatically improves the experience of shooting with Sony’s ultimate documentary camcorder and is simply one of the world’s most versatile Super 35mm camcorders. A host of enhancements, from an all-new lens mount to world-leading Electronic Auto Variable ND system and enhanced ergonomics, transform the possibilities of what you can do.
Shoot and move. Handheld, shoulder-mount or suspended from a gimbal. FS7 II delivers the spectacular imagery you expect from Sony.
Freedom to shoot and move with Electronic Auto Variable ND
Shooting with FS7 II is a truly liberating experience – shoot and move with no need to worry about changing light conditions, no time wasted fiddling with exposure settings or changing filters.
E-mount flexibility extended
E-mount offers unsurpassed compatibility with both Sony and third-party lenses. And for FS7 II there’s an all-new lever lock design. Simply put the lens in place and rotate the collar until it locks in place.
Handheld, long form, perfection redefined
You asked and we delivered: an all-new E-mount lever lock design. Sony’s world-leading variable ND Filter technology integrated for smooth fine-tuning of depth-of-field.
Built-in electronic variable ND Filters
Originally developed for the PXW-FS5, Sony’s ground-breaking integration of electronic variable ND Filters into the body of a Super 35mm camcorder enables fast, agile shooting. Moving from shadowy interiors to bright sun-lit exteriors is no problem with the FS7 II.FS7 II is your perfect partner for fast-moving shoots in changeable environments.
4K Super 35 Exmor sensor
When it comes to image sensors, size definitely matters. Sony’s Super 35 sensor delivers ‘bokeh’, the defocused backgrounds made possible by shallow depth of field.
High Frame Rates up to 180fps
Slow down time with HFR shooting to reveal the beauty and drama of everyday motion. That’s why the FS7 II provides continuous recording at Full HD at frame rates of up to 180fps.
Handheld comfort takes another leap forward
The FS7 is renowned for taking handheld shooting to another level. Placed against your chest or shoulder, comfortably steadied by your right hand. The built-in shoulder pad makes for stable shoulder-style shooting, while the curved back sits comfortably against your chest. Now with FS7 II we’ve refined these elements to be even more flexible to you.
Easy to adjust, telescoping arm
Everyone loved the flexibility of the FS7’s ergonomic arm mount, but we’ve gone further with FS7 II’s new mounting positions – so you can hold it even closer to your body – and made it easily adjustable without tools. So it’s even easier to find the perfect set-up to suit your physique and your shooting position.
Ergonomically improved viewfinder
The mounting arm for the FS7 II’s viewfinder is now even more flexible with independent clamps easily adjusted by hand even while still on your shoulder. The viewfinder itself can be perfectly offset for right-eye or left-eye viewing with a huge range of fore-aft adjustment.
Sony designed the FS7 II to the same exacting standards as the FS7 for real-world shooting. The frame is magnesium, for high rigidity and light weight. Buttons, dials and other parts are sealed to prevent dust and water spray from entering. Cooling is an urgent requirement in a high-speed 4K camera.
Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
The FS7 II takes advantage of Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible Sony accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony wireless microphone systems such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 or attach the HVL-LBPC light*.
Support for four-channel audio input and recording
The FS7 II supports four-channel audio input and, in applications such as interview, this function enables the simultaneous use of an external microphone for recording ambient sounds, the built-in microphone for voice memos by the operator, and two optional UWP Series wireless microphones for voice of interviewer and interviewee.
Sony PXW-FS7M2 Specs Table
|Image Sensor Sizeze||Super35|
|Effective Sensor Resolution||4096 x 2160|
|Gain||-3 to 18 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||57 dB|
|Lens Mount||Sony E-Mount|
|Shutter Speed||1/3 to 1/9000 sec|
|Built-In ND Filter||Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters|
|Recording Media||2 x XQD Card Slots
1 x SD (Unspecified Type) Card Slot
4096 x 2160 12-Bit
2048 x 1920 12-Bit
|Video Connectors||2 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output
|Other I/O||1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input
1 x USB Mini-B Data Input/Output
1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input
|Screen Resolution||1,560,000 Dots|
|Battery Type||Sony BP-U Series|
|Power Connectors||1 x Barrel Input|
|Power Consumption||19 W|
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C|
|Storage Temperature||-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C|
|Accessory Mount||1 x Multi-Interface Shoe
1 x 1/4"-20 Female
|Dimensions||6.14 x 9.41 x 9.72" / 156 x 239 x 247 mm|
|Weight||9.9 lb / 4.4 kg|
In the Box