A couple of weeks ago I spent the weekend shooting under NDA with a pre production model of the recently announced Sony NEX FS700. I teamed up with James Tonkin of hangmanstudios.com who I shot Vertigo with on the FS100 and we shot a film that will be available in a few days time as well as a BTS film shot by James Miller
I also have a full video blog that will be up in a couple of days also but for now here are some BTS shots of our shoot.
The camera feels very familiar to the FS100 but with the added benefit of ND filters and an HD-SDI. It's designed to sit between the F3 and FS100.
We shot using Zeiss CP.2 and the MTF E-Mount to PL adaptor - the images were stunning.
The camera will do full 200/240fps at 1080P (region specific so if you shoot 60hz you'll get 240fps and 50hz 200 fps) The camera is a worldwide camera from launchj so 50hz/60hz switchable.
But the camera will also do 400fps at a reduced bit rate but still full frame. Then at 800/960 fps at reduced bit rate and a copped image.
The Super slow-mo can be set on start trigger or end trigger and in 1080p mode it will record 12 seconds of Slo-mo which makes over a minute of on screen time. It is very impressive.
The camera is 4K ready and has 3G/HDSDI out and HDMI out. We also discovered that you can record the super slow-mo out onto an external recorder. We used the Atomos Samurai so you can aquire 200fps at 1080P in ProRes 422.
The camera has an ND filter wheel and is also an 8MP still camera.
Internal recording is using AVC HD at 24/28mb/s - it's very clean and edits well as we've discovered on the FS100.
Full Sony Press relaease can be found here:
Here's the official product page:
This is preliminary information. All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
The first 4K-ready Super35mm camcorder in its class – providing an assured upgrade path to 4K acquisition and delivery - with full HD 1080p for today.The camcorder will also have the capability to produce 4K RAW 3G-SDI output via a future upgrade.
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 NEX-FS100EK 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.
Additional A-mount lenses available
The Sony LA-EA2 A-mount lens adaptor allows you to use the wide range of high quality alpha lenses and take advantage of the auto focus function for quicker, more convenient operation.
Built-in HD filters
The NEX-FS700EK 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 NEX-FS700EK has a refined ergonomic design with a robust detachable handle and grip.
Switchable 50 Hz and 60 Hz shooting
The NEX-FS700EK 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.