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Sony PXWFS7K Camcorder

£6,979.00
4/3 2kg CMOS Oct 2014
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony has good reviews for its camcorders
Very Poor menu design and functionality
The LCD monitor is mounted with cheap plastic, eyepiece adapter is even cheaper
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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 4,270 user and expert reviews (including 101 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its video cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Price Has Gone Up by £620 (9%)

There was a cheaper price of £6,359 at Photovideodirect 70 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 47% chance that the price will go back down. However the future is never certain and there remains a 53% chance that the price will actually go up further.

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The LCD Monitor is Mounted With Cheap Plastic, Eyepiece Adapter is Even Cheaper

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was not good value for money. Videomaker.com mentioned “The LCD monitor is mounted with cheap plastic, eyepiece adapter is even cheaper”.

Expensive

The price range of camcorders of a comparable age and type is from £27 to £8,159. We think that this camcorder looks expensive compared to other camcorders of a comparable age and type.


Design

Very Poor Menu Design and Functionality

One person who purchased it thought it was not easy to use the menus. Two years ago Videomaker.com said “Very Poor menu design and functionality”.

Superb Ergonomics, Fully Operational Out of the Box

One customer said that the Sony PXW-FS7 was ergonomic. Videomaker.com mentioned two years ago “Superb ergonomics, fully operational out of the box”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the PXW-FS7.


Image Sensor

Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the PXW-FS7 is 4/3". That's 20% less optical sensor size than a 1" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

This video camera's optical sensor size (4/3") is in fact the worst optical sensor size across all video cameras of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of video camera the best optical sensor size is 1/2".

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS7 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder do not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth considering alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens including the Sony PMW-300 (£8,158.80).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the PXW-FS7 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

Alternative 3.5" screen size camcorders currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper camcorders such as the Sony PXW-X200 (£6,234).

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 470,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 150 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels. The PXW-FS7 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (1,560,000 pixel) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-FS7 is Full HD. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also are Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this video camera and we think the Sony PXW-X200 (£6,234) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Sony PMW-300 (£8,158.80).

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The PXW-FS7 supports a 4096 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions supported by most camcorders that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this video camera supports a video resolutions of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera.

A 320 x 176 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of camcorder.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The PXW-FS7 has a 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution found on most video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

This camcorder's maximum video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst maximum video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The PXW-FS7 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also support HDMI.

Alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony PXW-X200 (£6,234) which is cheaper.

We compared all the other camcorders which also support HDMI to this video camera and we think the Sony PMW-300 (£8,158.80) is also worth considering.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The PXW-FS7 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has an XLR in

The Sony PXW-FS7 has an XLR in. Most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera also have an XLR in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Sony PXW-FS7 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a headphone outputs.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The Sony PXW-FS7 is a two memory slots video camera.

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Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The PXW-FS7 has a remotely operated. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a remotely operated.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The PXW-FS7 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony PXW-FS7 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony PXW-FS7 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony PXW-FS7 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-FS7 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The PXW-FS7 is one of the heavier video cameras of this age and type (2 kilograms) amongst video cameras of this age. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 65g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 1.2kg.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Sony PMW-300 (£8,158.80) (3.9kg).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242884724, 04905524990348

Sony PXW-FS7 Review Sources

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