It wasn't long ago that Sony announced their new Super 35 E-mount FS7 camera at IBC, and with features like internal 4K recording and 14 stops of latitude, one must ask how it stacks up against similar cameras, like the C-300 and A7s.
The FS7 is impressive on many levels. It's a Super 35mm E-mount camera that shoots internal 4K for less than $10k. Plus, with 14 stops of latitude, it has a dynamic range similar to those of the ARRI ALEXA and the super sensitive Sony A7s.
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Here's the same test, only graded to find similarities and discrepancies, according to Keyframe.
And just for fun, here are a couple of videos to show you the kind of images you can expect from the FS7:
Test footage from Togethia from the Ferrari Finali Mondiali event.
A camera test film from Anticipate Media.
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In case you missed them the first time around, here are 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
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