By Tim Spitzer
When I finally visited Sony in the elusive Hall 12 at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam during IBC, I was glad I did!
Sony introduced the first ergonomically sensible 4K camera called the PXW-FS7.
The name might not seduce you, but it’s a beautiful looking and operating camera to fall in love with. The PXW-FS7 has a body profile reminiscent of the Aaton S-16mm “cat sitting on your shoulder” advert, and a handgrip that looks like the modern version of the wooden handgrip that graces the Aaton.
For documentarian or S-16mm shooters who have had to migrate away from film, this gives all the “good of the old” updated with a 35mm sensor, E-mount (also A-mount) for lenses and Continue reading
At IBC today, Sony unveiled new camcorders and camera updates. One of their biggest announcements was the PXW-FS7 Super 35 camcorder, the newest addition to its large sensor line, delivering long-form recording capabilities with 4K resolution in a compact, hand-held design.
The new PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 camcorder combines the flexibility of native E-mount technology, the recording efficiency of the XAVC-L codec; the transfer speed and intelligence of XQD memory cards; and comfortable, handheld ergonomics, including a new “Smart Grip.” The new camcorder is designed for a range of long-form shooting and production applications, from “cinéma vérité”-style documentaries and reality TV to magazine shows, commercial and corporate applications.