Sony NEXFS700UK 4K Sensor High Speed FS Series Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens, 1920x1080/60p Video, 3.5" Screen, Up to 960 fps Super Slow Motion

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About Sony NEX-FS700U

The Sony NEXFS700UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens is a fully professional large-sensor video camera. Hot on the heels of the FS100, this compact, highly modular camera uses a very similar-sized Super 35 CMOS sensor as the FS100. But as a marked improvement over that earlier model's sensor, the NEXFS700UK features a native 4K resolution sensor.

Unlike smaller, broadcast-style sensors or the larger "full-frame" sensors of some DSLRs, the NEXFS700UK 's imaging area matches that of standard Hollywood film cameras, providing complete compatibility with cine-style film lenses (sold separately), as well as the Sony 18 - 200mm lens included with the camera (that's 27 - 300mm in terms of 35mm equivalence). The sensor's large size offers a variety of other advantages, including increased control over depth of field, higher sensitivity in low light, lower image noise and an exceptional dynamic range.

Able to shoot full 1080p video in a range of frame rates up to 60p, the NEXFS700UK provides the option of recording AVCHD footage onto SD card/Memory Stickor via the FMU (flash memory unit) port, or it can output 4:2:2 video (with embedded timecode) via HDMI 1.4 or 3G/HD-SDI to an external recording unit. Simultaneous recording to both is also possible when instant backup is called for. There's no stinting on audio, either, as the camera includes not only a shotgun microphone with mount/carrying handle, but dual XLR inputs for recording uncompressed, professional-level sound from an external source.

One unique feature for a camcorder of this class is the NEXFS700UK's ability to record bursts of super-slow motion video at rates up to a whopping 960 fps. (These bursts range from 8 to 16 seconds, depending of the frame rate). Full-resolution recording is possible at up to 240 fps; at 480 and 960 fps, resolution is reduced.

The 3G/HD-SDI port will get expanded capability when a future firmware upgrade is available (not included). This will allow 4K output via the BNC as a data stream, which can be recorded to an optional Sony 4K recorder.

Other included features--such as a 3.5" LCD panel with detachable with viewfinder attachment, super sensitivity, a built-in ND filter and up to 960 fps super slow motion, all help to set this model in a class truly by itself. Not only will it intercut perfectly as a 2nd unit or B camera, it can stand on its own in applications as diverse as indie film, commercials, music promos and education.

Sony NEX-FS700U Features

  • ISO 500 (0 dB) to ISO 16,000 (30 dB) sensitivity
  • Cranks from 1 to 960 fps for fast motion to super-slow motion
  • Four ND filter levels: clear, 2, 4 & 6 stops
  • Four HyperGamma settings
  • Exmor Super 35mm sensor 11.6-megapixles
  • Effective pixels (photo): approx. 8,400,000 pixels (16:9) or approx. 7,100,000 pixels (4:3)
  • Low aliasing (grossly over sampled HD)
  • Runs cool, no grain and no fan noise
  • Large buttons and switches with orange backgrounds for easy auto/manual distinction
  • Arri Rossette with micro-adjusting (for connecting grips, etc.)
  • Face detection
  • Auto/manual iris and focus with Sony lenses
  • Features dual XLR inputs, a DC input, an FMU port for flash memory unit, SD / Memory Stickcard slot, BNC connector and HDMI output
  • Removable grip features four easy-to-use buttons including Start/Stop, Photo, 4x/8x expandable focus and push-button auto iris
  • Display offers video/film selections for distance (meters/feet), sensitivity (dB gain/ ISO) and shutter (speed/angle)
  • BNC connector offers 3G/HD-SDI and a planned future firmware upgrade will enable 4K data-stream output
  • Camera supports 1920 x 1080/60p full HD recording and still image capture

Sony NEX-FS700U Specifications

Imaging Device
Exmor Super35 CMOS Sensor
LCD Screen
3.5 inch-type, XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots(1920 x 480), 16:9 aspect
ECM-XM1 Shotgun type monaural mic.
Optics/Lens Type
Sony E-Mount, interchangeable lens system
Video Signal
NTSC color, EIA standards HDTV 1080/60i, 1080/60p, 720/60p specification
Built-in Optical Filters
1/4 = ND 0.6 (2 stops)
1/16 = ND 1.2 (4 stops)
1/64 = ND 1.8 (6 stops)
Effective Picture Elements
HD = 8.3 Megapixels; Still (16x9) = 8.4 Megapixels; Still (3:2) = 7.1 Megapixels
Gain Selection
Minimum Illumination
1.2 lx (lux) with Shutter Speed 1/24 auto gain control, auto iris (when selecting [60i])
Optical System
Single Super35mm size sensor
Pickup Device
"Exmor" Super35 CMOS Sensor
Shutter Speed (Time)
Auto: 1/60-1/2000, 30p: 1/30-1/2000, 24p: 1/48-1/2400 Manual:60i/30p/60p: 1/3 - 1/10000, 24p: 1/3 - 1/10000
Slow & Quick Motion Function
60Hz System:
REC. Frame rates: 1080/60p, 1080/30p, 1080/24p
Camera capture: 960fps, 480fps, 240fps, 120fps, 60fps, 30fps, 15fps, 8fps, 4fps, 2fps, 1fps
Recording Frame Rate NTSC Mode:1
1080 progressive:
HD PS (28Mbps) 1920x1080 60p,
HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080 30p
HD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080 30p,
HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080 24p,
HD FH (17Mbps),1920x1080 24p,
1080 interlaced:
HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080 60i,
HD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080 60i,
HD HQ (9Mbps) 1440x1080 60i,
HD LP (5Mbps) 1440x1080 60i
Recording Frame Rate NTSC Mode: 2
720 progressive:
HD FX (24Mbps), 1280x720 60p,
HD FH (17Mbps) 1280x720 60p
Standard Definition (NTSC):
SD HQ (9Mbps) 720x480/60i (30p Scan)
SD HQ (9Mbps), 720x480/60i (24p Scan)
Recording Media
HXR-FMU128optional 128 GB Memory Module
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX
Recording/Playback Time
170 min (2h 50m) with 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX at FX(24Mbps) Linear PCM 2ch recording
Storage Temperature
4 to +140 degrees F (-20 to +60 degrees C)
Video Recording Format
HD: HD MPEG-4 AVCHD format compatible +1080/60p original format)
SD: MPEG-2 PS (Same as DVD)
(35mm Equivalent) 27mm to 300mm
Filter Diameter
67mm (SEL18200 kit lens)
Focal Length
18 to 200mm
Manual & Auto
Image Stabilizer
Optical SteadyShot
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
Six blade
Lens Type
SEL18200 E-Mount zoom lens
Maximum Relative Aperture
F 3.5 to 5.6
Optical Zoom
Zoom Ratio Selectable
Audio In
XLR 3-pin (female) (x 2), LINE/MIC/MIC with selectable attenuation and +48V phantom power
Audio Out
Component Out
HDMI 1.4
RCA Type (x 3) via Mini-D jack
Composite Video Out
RCA Type (x 1)
3.5mm Stereo
Lens Connector
E-Mount Hot Shoe
Two 3-Pin XLR with selectable attenuation and phantom power
Monitor Speaker
LANC type 2.5mm
TC Out
HDMI 1.4/ 3G HDSDI (embedded SMPTE TC Out)
Test Out
Via HDMI 1.4
mini-AB/Hi-Speed (x 1)
Lens Mount
Sony E-Mount
Audio Recording Modes
16-bit 48KHz LPCM or Dolby Digital Stereo 48KHz
AVCHD Recording Modes (1080 59.94i)
HD-FH: Yes
HD-FX: Yes
HD-HQ: Yes
HD-LP: Yes
PS: Yes, 1920x1080 60P (59.97P)
Continuous Operating Time
Approx. 510 min (NP-F970: fully charged battery.)
Operating Temperature
+32 to +104 degrees F (0 to +40 degrees (C)
Power Consumption
5.6W (with supplied lens) 6.7W with HXR-FMU128
Power Requirements
AC adaptor / Battery 8.4V / 7.2V
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Body only: 5 x 4 x 7-5/8 in (127 x 101.6 x 193.6 mm)
Body only: 3 lbs. 2oz (1.41kg)
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