Sony just introduced the new Sony FS7 II as a successor to their flagship single-operator large sensor camera: the successful FS7.

Sony is expanding its FS Series Super 35mm professional family with the addition of the new FS7 II camcorder. The new model builds on the original FS7’s strengths by adding advanced features including Electronic Variable ND technology, a lever lock type E-mount, and a new mechanical design for faster and easier set-up.

Since its introduction in 2014, the FS7 has become one of the most widely used cameras in a range of production applications, and the original model remains in the Sony line-up. The new FS7 II now gives creative professionals a broader range of creative tools, with new features all based on end user feedback.

The new FS7 II camcorder is designed for long-form shooting and production applications, especially fordocumentaries and independent filmmaking. Amongst the many enhancements outlined below, the FS7 II can also record in BT2020 colour space, hence making it ideal for today’s 4K broadcast productions.

FS7 II dramatically improves the experience of shooting with Sony’s ultimate documentary camcorder and 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 & move with
Electronic Auto Variable NDShooting 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. Sony’s unrivalled technology continuously adjusts the density of the electronic ND Filter without losing resolution while maintaining colour balance. See FS7 II in action for yourself to discover how Sony has transformed shooting on the move.

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. A lens release lever provides added security. Some larger lenses may no longer need a rig, while on those occasions where a rig is used – the process of switching lens can be simplified to save time. And of course, the E-mount can take cinema lenses and SLR lenses with a third party adaptor, as well as Sony’s E-mount and A-mount lenses. Whatever your lens requirements, FS7 II has you covered.

Shoulder mount comfort and control
FS7 delivered a revolution in ergonomics, but we listened to cinematographers to make FS7 II even more comfortable to use, especially when operating for hours in the field. The number of assign buttons is increased from six to ten, all extra large, while the LCD monitor arm and mic holder can be swapped for left-eye shooting.

So the big differences with the FS7 I model are:

NEW Electronic Variable ND Filter
Thanks to an Electronic Variable ND filter, light approaching the sensor can be adjusted, with no DEPTH OF FIELD modification

• NEW: E-mount (lever lock type)
With new E-mount (lever lock type), only collar needs to rotate making the lens easier to attach/detach

• NEW: E-mount lens version-up
FS7 II allows user to update lens firmware from camera body (same as for a Version Up for the camcorder)

• NEW: VF rod ergonomics improvement
Independent clamps for easy adjustment

• NEW: Hood and eyepiece’s attachment
PXW-FS7M2’s LCD panel is ¼ Full HD resolution (960x540)  easily attached with an improved system

• NEW: grip arm length adjustment
No need to use coin/screwdriver to loose/tighten screws; knobs are easily adjustable

• NEW: arm/grip position for low-angle shoots
Both knobs can be attached to Arri rosette, so handle can be set closer to camera body

• NEW: Up to 10 assignable buttons
Assignable buttons are ring-shaped for quick tactile location without visual contact

• NEW: BT.2020 colour space
Apart from S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine, BT.2020 colour space can be selected in various resolutions