At the IBC show this morning, Sony announced a brand new Super 35mm E-mount camera called the PXW-FS7

This camera was actually leaked in some previous photos and rumors, and as it turns out, all of the rumors we had reported previously were completely true (except for it replacing the FS700). 

[Update]: Here is the launch video from Sony:

Here is our first look at the PXW-FS7, courtesy of the good folks at cinema5D (here is Sony's press release and brochure):

And the specs:

  • Super 35mm Sensor
  • UHD 3840 x 2160 at launch (DCI 4K is planned for early 2015)
  • Dynamic Range: 14 Stops
  • Base Sensitivity: ISO 2000
  • Internal 4K XAVC 10-bit 4:2:2 (Intra/Long GOP) up to 60fps
  • 1080p up to 180fps
  • MPEG HD, 4:2:2, 50 Mbps (HD only)
  • Apple ProRes (with future upgrade and XDCA-FS7 extension unit)
  • 12-bit 4K or 2K RAW recording (with XDCA-FS7 extension unit and external recorder)
  • Slow & Quick Motion for over-and under-cranking
  • Dual XQD card slots (with dual recording support)
  • Supports S-Gamut3Cine/S-Log 3 encoding
  • Environmentally sealed electronics
  • Wireless operation with CBK-WA100, sold separately
  • Built-In ND Filters
  • Sony BP-U Batteries
  • Availability: October 2014 (XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit, VCT-FS7 15mm Rod System Available in December)
  • Price: $8,000 with EVF and Hand Grip (XDCA-FS7 RAW Unit Less Than $2,500, VCT-FS7 15mm Less Than $1,200)

Here is out first footage:

And a BTS video:

As seen in the video above, the XDCA-FS7 extension unit adds all sorts of functionality to the camera, including the ability to record RAW to Convergent Design's Odyssey 7Q recorder (in addition to recording RAW with Sony's solution the way the FS700 does currently). They also introduced a brand new powered zoom lens, a full-frame E-mount 28-135mm f/4, which has optical image stabilization and is going to be available in December and will cost $2,500, and will also be a package available with the camera:

Sony-28-135mm F4

Some prices may change as they are list (though the camera price should be street), but we'll update as we can. Clearly this is a big move for Sony, and while the FS7 needs a few workarounds to get RAW and ProRes, it's a huge step up from the FS700 in a number of ways, and is even a step up from the F5, which does not come with 4K internally and costs far more. It will be interesting to see what Canon is working on as a response to this camera, since this may be the run-and-gun large sensor camera under $10K to beat.

Source: Sony Blog