SONY PXW-FS7 4K Camera

Sony PXW-FS7 Camera hire - London based rental - Alias Hire

The SONY PXW-FS7 features a 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor and support for shooting in 4K 50p or Full HD at rates up to 180 fps. Selectable recording formats include XAVC, which supports 4K 50p, HD 50p in 4:2:2 10-bit recording, as well as the common MPEG-2 HD 422 format used by many broadcast stations around the world.


SONY PXW-FS7 4K Super 35mm Camera.

SONY PXW-FS7 4K Camera – £125 vat per day.

Discounts available on longer term hires.

The Sony PXW-FS7 or Sony FS7 is a market leader in it’s field. It’s ergonomic design coupled with the stunning images it produces make this camera one of the most popular in TV and commercial production. We have a large stock of Sony FS7 4K cameras to hire and an assortment of accessories to build the perfect package.

What is included in the Sony FS7 kit when I hire from Alias?

Sony PXW-FS7 Body,

E-EF Metabones Speed Boost adapter,

3x Large Sony BP-U batteries,

Battery charger,

Sony Headphones,

XQD card reader,

Rain Cover.

We have many additional items available to hire to build your perfect shooting camera including shoulder mounts, arm extensions, top mics and more. Be sure to ask our staff about the Sony PXW FS7 accessories.

A little more about the FS7.

Designed as a camera that is at home on productions as diverse as “Cinéma Vérité”-style documentaries, reality TV, commercial and corporate applications, the SONY PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System is a flexible 4K camera system. It features a Super 35mm size sensor that allows you to capture images with cinematic depth of field. The camera’s E-mount is machined from stainless steel and allows you to use E-mount lenses such as the Sony 28-135mm Servo Zoom lens which is available to hire. We also stock PL mount and Nikon mount adapters for use with the FS7.

The camera can capture footage to optional on board XQD media cards in either UHD at up to 60 FPS or HD at up to 180 FPS. the camera can capture 4K (4096 x 2160) images and send the signal out over its SDI or HDMI connectors.

Some Technical details.

The camera records in your choice of XVAC-I, XVAC-L, or MPEG-2. However, MPEG-2 recording does not support the high data rates the camera is capable of generating when shooting in UHD, and is limited to recording HD video only. The camera incorporates Dual XQD media card slots that support simultaneous or relay recording. An ergonomically designed handgrip provides control of many of the camera’s functions and features an adjustable length support arm.

SONY PXW-FS7 XDCAM camera has an ergonomic grip design for easy handling and operability, making it ideal for one-man operation in situations where the extraordinary flexibility of its α Mount lens system and compatible interchangeable lenses can be used to maximum advantage. The SONY PXW-FS7 features a 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor and support for shooting in 4K** 60p or Full HD at high frame rates up to 180 fps (frames per second). Selectable recording formats include XAVC, which supports 4K* 60p, Full HD 60p even in 4:2:2 10-bit recording, as well as the common MPEG-2 HD 422 format used by many broadcast stations around the world. Attach an optional Extension Unit (XDCA-FS7) to open up the possibilities of multi-camera shooting and ProRes 422 encoding**. Connect an HXR-IFR5 interface and AXS-R5 recorder to support parallel recording and 4K/2K RAW recordings up to 240fps in 2K.

High-sensitivity 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor supports 4K* motion-picture shooting

The PXW-FS7 supports internal recording at 4K resolution as well as a wide range of frame rates 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P and 23.98P), and provides outstanding sensitivity of ISO2000 and the dynamic range of 14-stops.
* QFHD 3840 x 2160 resolution from launch. 4096 x 2160 resolution with firmware update, early 2015.

Super Slow Motion continuous recordings
The PXW-FS7 offers continuous recording in Full HD image quality and a frame rate of up to 180 fps on internal XQD media. Using external RAW recorder images can be captured in 2K up to 240fp

Some FAQ for the Sony PXW FS7

The Mic Holder on my Sony PXW-FS7 is broken. Where can I get a replacement?

Through us actually. The Mic holder on the FS7 is one of it’s weak points…literally. The design and manufacture of this is not great and over the years we have had to replace many units, to the point that we have now started to provide an alternative, sturdier option for a mic holder in place of the original design. But should you need to purchase an original replacement for your unit, you can do that through us. We can order them in usually by next working day if stock is available.

Which Camera should I choose, the Canon C300mkii or the Sony FS7?

The answer of this question is always ultimatley down to you the shooter. When we are asked this question we point out each cameras Pros and see which is more suited to your needs. The FS7’s two big selling points is the Slow-Mo capability and the ergonomic design which both suprpass the C300mkii. The Canon does have the superior built quality and durability (we had a mki survive a building fall on one). That’s how robust the Canon’s are. But if Slow-Mo is not a major factor, then it’s about which camera you feel most comfortable with. The FS7 is E mount native but a Metabones adapter can easily change you to the Canon EF mount which the majority of our clients do. If you are ever caught in two minds, you can always come and try out both cameras with us at our office.