The Sony FS7 Goes Up Against the C-300 & A7s in This Camera Test
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.
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.
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
- Sony BP-U Batteries