Sony FS700 Camera Announced at NAB 2012

In the summer Sony are to relase the latest in Sony’s line-up of NXCAM interchangeable E-mount camcorders. The new Super 35mm model is designed for high-speed shooting and is capable of capturing footage at up to 960 frames per second. The camcorder 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 ergonomics   The NEX-FS700, with its super slow motion mode, should be ideal for pop promos, commercials and documentaries as well as sports

The NEX-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.
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. FS series owners can make use of their existing lenses and add more lenses without being forced on a brand or mount.It seems that internal recording is to AVCHD (oh well) and only 4:2:0 but 4K raw out of the 3G/HD-SDI port will be enabled later via a firmware update so you can use an external recorder.This camera should sit above the FS100 and below the F3. So should make a good B camera for the F3. It looks as though Sony have really listened to user comments and requirements from the FS100 and implimented some great features. We look forward to getting our hands on one!
Looks set to ship for under $10 000

 

6 thoughts on “Sony FS700 Camera Announced at NAB 2012

  1. i think sony’s target meakrt is mainly for people like me though- i have always wanted a compact camera that i could carry around with me that had the power of an DSLR!the sheer size of those things always put me off buying one lo behold sony answered my prayers- i am by no means a photographer but with my nex 5 i finally now have a lot of fun when i take photos edit them unlike when i was using my crappy 8mp digital cam! i like the new firmware upgrade to with photo effects 2 now!

    • I wonder if the zeiss 50mm f1.8 will be worth my hard eenrad student money.I was thinking of putting the NEX 7 hand in hand with the zeiss 50mm f1.4 and focusing manually with a significantly smaller price tag.Maybe i’ll dish out for this if the quality is good enough, apart from bokeh im looking for razor sharp pictures wide open which shouldnt be too hard for a 1.5 factor zeiss!eventually i will get even more lenses like a macro and a tele which will prob be connected via adapter.

  2. when i was ready yo say this is my dream camera, soeomhw sony managed to screw it up: why oh why did they reverse the display hinge position, so now you can’t lift the lcd almost 90 degrees in one quick motion like on 3 and 5, but in an awkward 45 degree angle in two (careful not to break it) moves. by that time your subject is long gone. fast draw is important to me (and shooting from the hip down)

  3. I have an X100 and love it to bits. It has a tiny lens and all the manual cootrnls you could ask for. It may have a fixed 35mm lens, but I find that ideal for 70% of my shooting. I went through my old Canon G9 photos and realised that almost all of them were taken at the widest (35mm) setting. Just the same with my camcorder footage.

  4. I don’t understand the tiny body huge lens thing. It just means the ctolrons have to be tiny and fiddly with no obvious benefits. The reason DSLRs are as large as they are is for usability. They have lots of buttons to make them quick and easy to use. Sony are obsessed with hiding stuff in menus, which ultimately leads to a poor user experience.

  5. oh i see, thank you I’m from Chile so do you think or know if the wifi will work outside the US? will I have to pay for it? I lokoed in the sony webpage since i’m interested in the 950 but it only appeared information about the ebook store, which I do not have access to, but nothing about the rest of the web.

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