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Sony PXWFS7K Camcorder

4/3 2kg CMOS Oct 2014
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony has good video camera reviews
Has an interchangeable lens
Only 4/3" optical sensor size

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Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 4,268 expert and user reviews (including 103 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its video cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its camcorders. 95% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since October 2014.


Image Sensor

Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

The PXW-FS7K has a maximum optical sensor size of 4/3". That's 20% less optical sensor size than a 1" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

A 4/3" optical sensor size is actually the worst optical sensor size amongst all camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

The best optical sensor size across similar types of camcorder is 1/2".

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Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of camcorders that were launched more than two years ago is 2.1h, and the battery life (max) range from 0.75h to 5h. At only 1 hour, the PXW-FS7K has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the Sony PXW-FS7K has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder. The average display diagonal of camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera is 3.5", and the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 11".

We compared all the other 3.5" screen size camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Sony PXW-FS7 (£6,979) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,560,000 pixel, the Sony PXW-FS7K has a very high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder. Across all the comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 150 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 470,000 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The PXW-FS7K supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also support HDMI.

Alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available which you might want to look at include the PMW-300 (£8,158.80), or the PXW-FS7 (£6,979) both from Sony and both of which are cheaper.

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Has an XLR in

The Sony PXW-FS7K has an XLR in, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The PXW-FS7K has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The PXW-FS7K has a DC-in jack. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-FS7K is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the PMW-300 (£8,158.80), or the PXW-FS7 (£6,979) both from Sony.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 35 Mbit/s, the biggest is 600 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 150 Mbit/s. When compared to other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the bitrate at maximum video resolution of the Sony PXW-FS7K of 600 megabits per second is one of the biggest.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The PXW-FS7K supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions supported by most camcorders that are a similar age to it.

This video camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of video camera is 720 x 480 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The PXW-FS7K has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most video cameras of this type and age. Most camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best maximum video resolution across all video cameras of this type and age.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst maximum video resolution amongst comparable types of video camera.

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PXW-FS7K has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder also have an interchangeable lens.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens currently available including the PMW-300 (£8,158.80), or the PXW-FS7 (£6,979) both from Sony and both of which are cheaper.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 22, the PXW-FS7K's maximum aperture number is one of the highest amongst video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder. The lowest maximum aperture number of similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder is 2.7 and the highest is 22.

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

Camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 4, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.1. With a minimum aperture number of 4, the PXW-FS7K has one of the highest minimum aperture numbers amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Sony PXW-FS7K features USB connectivity. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also feature USB connectivity.

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Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The PXW-FS7K has a remotely operated, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PXW-FS7K has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PXW-FS7K has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The PXW-FS7K has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The PXW-FS7K has an AC adapter included. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The PXW-FS7K is one of the heavier similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder (2 kilograms) amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder the weights range from 65g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 1.3kg.

We compared this video camera to all the other 2kg weight video cameras and we think cheaper camcorders such as the Sony PXW-FS7 (£6,979) is also worth considering.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony PMW-300 (£8,158.80) (3.9kg) which is also cheaper.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pxwfs7k
Barcodes 00027242888449, 00616348060363, 04548736000452, 04905524999808

Sony PXW-FS7K Review Sources

To prepare this Sony PXW-FS7K review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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