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 test from Keyframe di Christian Balducci that compares footage from the FS7, A7s, and the C300 on various settings.

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

The FS7 (body only) is on sale for $8,000 at B&H, but you can also get it with a full frame FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS lens for $10,500.

Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System -- B&H

Sony 4K XDCAM Super35 Camcorder Kit with 28 to 135mm Zoom Lens -- B&H

Source: Keyframe di Christian Balducci