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Sony PXW-FS7K
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Sony PXW-FS7K Camcorder

2kg CMOS Oct 2014
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Interchangeable Lens Release Date
High mobility professional camera with continuous Super Slow Motion capabilities, 35mm full frame powered zoom lens and Mount lens system compatible with wide variety of E-Mount and A-Mount*... More
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15 Reasons For

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Sony camcorders have good ratings on average and across all video cameras Sony is one of the better rated brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PXW-FS7K has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the PXW-FS7K do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the PXW-FS7K which are not Full HD, the PXW-FS7K is Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX730E, or the HDR-XR200 both from Sony or the GoPro Hero 3.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The PXW-FS7K has an HDMI, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-FS7K do not have an HDMI.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an HDMI currently available which you might also want to look at including the Sony HDR-CX730E which has better reviews.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders that are a comparable age to the PXW-FS7K is 1.8 and the highest is 22. The maximum aperture number of the PXW-FS7K of 22 is one of the highest amongst camcorders of this age and type.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the PXW-FS7K range from 150 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels. When compared to other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the PXW-FS7K, the display resolution (numeric) of the PXW-FS7K of 1,560,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Camcorders of a comparable age and type to the PXW-FS7K have bitrate at maximum video resolutions of between 28 Mbit/s and 600 Mbit/s. At 600 megabits per second, the PXW-FS7K has a very big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The PXW-FS7K supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most video cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most camcorders of this spec and age support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the PXW-FS7K.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camcorder is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is the most frequently found battery technology on video cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Display

The PXW-FS7K has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the PXW-FS7K do not have a built-in display.

There are a number of other video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX730E which has better reviews.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony PXW-FS7K has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

This camcorder's maximum video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best maximum video resolution amongst all camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the PXW-FS7K.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst maximum video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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200 ISO Sensitivity

The Sony PXW-FS7K has a 200 ISO sensitivity which is higher than the 64 ISO sensitivity found on most camcorders of this type and age. Across all video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PXW-FS7K the worst ISO sensitivity is Auto and the best is 25,600.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the PXW-FS7K, the Sony PXW-FS7K does not have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to look at including the Sony HDR-CX730E which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The PXW-FS7K is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the PXW-FS7K are also not waterproof.

If you would prefer a video camera that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the Vivitar DVR786 (£39.99).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the PXW-FS7K, the PXW-FS7K does not have a night mode.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-CX730E, or the Transcend DrivePro 200 (£64.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The PXW-FS7K is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the PXW-FS7K are also not 3D.

Video cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-TD20VE which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the PXW-FS7K, the Sony PXW-FS7K does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the HDR-PJ420E (£499.99), or the HDR-PJ820 (£659.99) both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Heavy

At 2 kilograms, the Sony PXW-FS7K is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the PXW-FS7K. The lightest camcorder of a comparable age and spec to the PXW-FS7K is 59g weight, the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 890g.

Alternative camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD (£2,450.81) (2kg), or the Sony PXW-FS7 (£7,299.00) (2kg).

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

At 4, the PXW-FS7K has a very high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the PXW-FS7K. The average minimum aperture number of video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PXW-FS7K is 2.3.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-FS7K

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the PXW-FS7K.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Sony PXW-FS7K has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the PXW-FS7K.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3.5" screen size camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-TD20VE is also worth considering.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 1 hour, the PXW-FS7K has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the PXW-FS7K.

There are a number of other 1h battery life video cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema (£924.00).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Remotely Operated
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Number of Diaphragm Blades
User Guide
Battery Charger Included

Expert Reviews

27 June 2015

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Internal 4K recording with a super 35mm sensor
14 stops dynamic range in SLo 3
Superb ergonomics, fully operational out of the box
Records from 1 to 180 frames per second
Very Poor menu design and functionality
The LCD monitor is mounted with cheap plastic, eyepiece adapter is even cheaper

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pxwfs7, sony pxwfs7k
Barcodes 00027242888449, 00616348060363, 04905524999808

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