Can't wait to rent it!
THE SONY PXW-FS7 "Verite" SHOULDER-MOUNTED 4K UHD CAM
Sony is certainly targeting the new PXW-FS7 to compete with all the Canon C300. They market it as "...the ideal camcorder for documentaries, unscripted Television, newsmagazines, indie attributes, corporate video and much more."
It does a great job of blurring the lines among a video camera along with a cinema camera, and it really is excellent for both on-the-go and slo-mo - as a result of the continuous slow-motion capabilities at Full HD image top quality. The camera can go as much as 180fps internally in HD and if you add an external raw recorder you can stretch that out to 240fps.
Personally, I'm happiest that you will be capable to record 4K internally on XQD cards using Sony's XAVC codec. Sony's brochure outs the Verite "high-sensitivity 4k Super35 sensor will 11.1 million total pixels and 8.8 million effective pixels to help each 4k shooting and super slow motion" as a key feature, too they should. As producers begin to find out just how much flexibility 4K offers them in post production, I think they will start to insist on 4K acquisition, even for projects delivering in 1080p.
All of us who will likely be involved in Sony FS7 Rentals think this camera will add flexibility and choice for everybody flying in to do a high-quality field shoot of any type or anybody shooting that high-end wedding or celebrity occasion proper in town. You are going to want to rent it for function films, shorts, reality Television shoots, documentaries and commercials, or for weddings, sports events along with other fast-action settings - and several of you're going to adore the super slow motion capabilities too.
From everything I can gather just before truly seeing and touching the camera myself, this light and ergonomically sweet camera is comfy for one person, with buttons in all the right locations. It was Built for hand-held long-form shooting, nevertheless it can do much more.
If it lives as much as its hype, and I certainly hope it does, you'll be able to shoot quality footage having a large, single-focus lightweight camera you do not must perform to balance. If that's the case, everyone is going to love operating with this gem.
One downer: You cannot get a raw signal without having the extension unit, which has just recently been released.
Individuals who have currently noticed and touched the PWX-FS7 field-friendly beauty and place it by means of some of its paces have lots good to say about it.
Here are a few "first impressions."
DVinfo: was most impressed using the functionality and arc of the cam's SmartGrip, that is stuck on the finish of a rotatable, extendable arm.
He says, "having a floating, repositionable handgrip is massive...(it) is not just the factor you hold onto to maintain the camera from falling around the floor: it is the central handle nexus." You can "fiddle with menus, tweak exposure, adjust mike levels, zoom in to get a concentrate verify, or toggle viewfinder displays without having ever taking the camera off your shoulder and away from your eye." He also loved the large arc, "from proper up beside the lens, to angled effectively beneath it so you'll be able to brace your elbow against the body; to swung all the way ‘round for the back from the camera for low-angle handheld shooting. The Verite comes equipped like this out from the box: no rig-building essential. This can be a Huge Deal."
XDCamuser: was most happy about the image high quality. "Frankly it really is amazing! For the money the pictures this camera produces are outstanding. It's utilizing the F5's sensor and it does have 14 stops of dynamic variety. fs7 rental
S-log3 is a great gamma curve and the camera is quite low noise, even at its native 2000 ISO. It was difficult to inform as the majority of the shooting took location at evening, but initially it does not appear like there's any distinction between the quality in the footage in the FS7 and the PMW-F5. Fantastic colors, low noise, high dynamic variety with very pleasing roll off what much more are you able to want?"
Jason Wingrove writing for Newsshooter has been "looking for some time to get a fantastic run-and-gun camera that I can use for a few of my a lot more narrative, documentary style function. I want a robust codec, great dynamic variety, ergonomics, appropriate audio controls and XLR connections, slow motion with minimal compromise. On top of all that I want it to offer me access to the full frame appear - the a single I fell in really like with at the begin from the DSLR revolution. The FS7 seems to provide all that after which some. (The FS7)... is constructed to be easy to travel with and you can pull it out in the box and be able to shoot in minutes without having any additional accessories."
For a lot more info around the new FS7, have a look at Sony's product web page, the brochure and their official launch video.