Sony Announce NEX-FS700 4K NXCAM Camera

Sydney - 2 April 2012: – Sony is pushing the creative boundaries once more with the new NEX-FS700/K Full-HD Super Slow Motion camcorder, the latest in Sony’s line-up of NXCAM interchangeable E-Mount camcor-ders. The new Super 35mm model is designed for high-speed shooting, capable of capturing footage at up to 960 frames per second. The camera also features a range of capabilities such as 3G HD-SDI output and built-in ND filters. Additionally, it also offers several creative options, shooting styles, and enhanced ergo-nomics – all based on customer feedback -- to deliver a flexible production tool that can fit seamlessly into a variety of shooting applications.

“This new camera opens the next door to creative shooting,” said Nick Buchner, senior product manager for Content Creation at Sony Australia and New Zealand. “Users can capture beautiful high speed full HD movie footage, with the creative freedom of a huge choice of interchangeable lenses. The NEX-FS700/K with its super slow motion mode is ideal for music videos, film and TV drama on a budget, commercials and docu-mentaries as well as sports and variety of events shooting.”

The camera delivers full HD quality at 120 and 240 frames per second in a 16 or 8 second burst mode re-spectively. The NEX-FS700/K’s high sensitivity and low noise shooting capability makes super slow motion shooting more convenient without additional bulky and expensive equipment. Its 480 fps and 960 fps at reduced resolution are available for faster frame rate recording.

The NEX-FS700/K camcorder uses a new 4K ExmorTM 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.

The NXCAM’s E-Mount flexibility is designed to accept virtually all SLR and DSLR 35mm lenses, with the use of simple, inexpensive adapters without optical degradation. NEX-FS series owners can make use of their existing lenses and add more lenses without being forced on a brand or mount.

Users can also capture high-quality still images with the NEX-FS700/K. The camera  includes “face detec-tion” and auto focus to help ensure that a subject is always kept in focus.  

NEX-FS700/K camera operators can take advantage of the camera’s built-in ND filters, with a newly de-signed ND filter wheel that rotates across the sensor like a turret. The wheel includes positions for Clear, 1/4 (2 Stop), 1/16 (4 Stop), and 1/64 (6 Stop).

 The camera is 50/60Hz switchable to give shooters the freedom of working in any geographic region with-out being restricted to only PAL or NTSC recording.

The NEX-FS700/K’s 3G HD-SDI and HDMI connectors can output full HD 50p and 60p, in addition to stan-dard HD 50i, 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 elect to output PsF over the 3G HD-SDI. Thanks to flexibility of the digital ports, virtually any external recorder can be paired.

Users can save up to 99 camera profile settings on a memory card, and can copy the same setting to multi-ple cameras. Compatible media includes MS and SD memory cards, and Sony’s HXR-FMU128 flash memory unit that attaches to the camera.

The NEX-FS700/K features include a robust detachable top handle, secured by a pair of screws (a cold shoe, plus two sets of 1/4 and 3/8 inch holes) to allow secure mounting for heavy accessories. The handle is at-tached with a rosette mount.

A key element of the handle is an “active grip” that features four buttons for commonly used functions – expanded focus, auto iris, still capture and recording Start/Stop -- so users can easily operate the camcorder while holding the camera. Function buttons are also enlarged to make operation easy even while wearing gloves.

The camcorder’s enhanced design also includes anchor points for compatibility with third-party accessories and a more durable design than previous models.

Sony is planning a future firmware upgrade that will enable the NEX-FS700/K to output a 4K bitstream data over 3G HD-SDI when used with an optional Sony 4K recorder.

The NEX-FS700/K is planned to be available in June, in two versions – NEX-FS700 is body only, NEX-FS700K is supplied including an E-Mount 18-200mm lens. Suggested pricing (ex GST) is expected to be less than$11,000 (Australia), $14,500 (New Zealand).


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