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Sony PXW-FS7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Sony PXW-FS7. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the durability and price. The design and image quality also get good views, but there are mixed reviews on the size and portability. Some have doubts about the zoom.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony PXW-FS7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony PXW-FS7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony PXW-FS7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. The design also gets good reviews. There are some less positive reviews about the size.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super35mm Camcorder (USA SONY)Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super35mm Camcorder (USA SONY)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: jacobFilms (bhphotovideo.com)

Great camera, versatile

 

One of the best cameras to come out in a while as far as specs+pricing. It will take you about two days to get familiar with all of the menu options - but once you get the hang of it, you're hooked. The new firmware (3.0) gets rid of the slow/delayed...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Fastfreddy (bhphotovideo.com)

Great cinema camera

 

Sony hit a home run when they designed this camera. The controls are well laid out , picture quality is great. And the build other than the viewfinder is rock solid. It is flexible enough to handle just about any video cinema needs, and the fact that...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Laz (bhphotovideo.com)

G for omG

 

Ive used the fs7 with all its settings but s-log2 in custom with medium gamma , low matrix settings is the best cinematic/nograin/easyprofile to edit in post.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Mindbend (bhphotovideo.com)

Almost awesome

 

The FS7 is a very customizable camera. You can create settings very specific to your needs. This is a blessing and a curse. It's nice to have the flexibility, but it also makes things more of a pain to set up. The options can be quite confusing for...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: mainstreetprod (bhphotovideo.com)

Holds up well on the big screen

 

I reviewed this product a year ago, this is an update. While I use the camera for daily jobs, I also used the FS7 to shoot a feature film (Providence). I shot in 4K CINE-EI SLOG3 exclusively, with a 4 person crew. We screened it in a state of the art...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Daniel Waghorne (bhphotovideo.com)

Fantastic.

 

I waited until a year after this camera was released to purchase it. I really wanted to see if it would live up to the hype. I can safely say, it does. This is the most excellent video camera I have ever used. The image is gorgeous, the specs are...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Jamison (bhphotovideo.com)

Great Camera for the cash!

 

Pretty good for run and gun filming. Amazing image. Awwsome Slomo.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Brian (bhphotovideo.com)

Fantastic camera with some limitations

 

I use the camera for mostly doc and television shooting, and occasional narrative work.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Peter Answers (bhphotovideo.com)

Best camera for the money

 

Slomotion features are amazing, slog3 offers huge dynamic range and with sony's codec you get a 10 bit file that uses very little card/drive space. The ergonomics are amazing. You are able to use custom LUTs and use LUTS you download online (MLUTS)....

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Rick Yang (bhphotovideo.com)

It's great!

 

It's a great camera whatever the design or image quality. I could say it's the best camera in this price range. qualityless 60fps 4K recording. It allows user switch the mode between Cine and Custom, u get a small F5 when you turn it to Cine mode.

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:28
Battery capacity (Watt hours):28
Battery life (max):1
Battery recharge time:2.16
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.4

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder, Shouldercam / Shouldercam
Minimum illumination:0.7
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y
Supported aspect ratios:16:9, 17:9

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3.5
Display resolution (numeric):1560000

Image Sensor

Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

Filter size:3.54
Focal length range (f-f):1.1 - 5.31
Image Stabilizer: No
Interchangeable Lens: Yes
Lens mount interface:Sony A / Sony E
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:4

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:2000

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Power consumption (typical):19
USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:DC, USB / USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connectivity:Y
XLR in: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/9000 / 1/9000 - 1/3

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, XQD
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:2

Technical Details

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Number of diaphragm blades:9
User guide: Yes

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:600
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160
Supported video modes:2160p
Video compression format:AVC, H.264, MPEG4 / XAVC-I
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MPEG4 / XAVC-I
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.72
Height:9.41
Weight:4.41 / 70.5
Width:6.14