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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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17 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony camcorders and also specifically for Sony camcorders and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on video cameras of this type and age.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS7K has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and spec which do not have an HDMI port, the Sony PXW-FS7K has an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-FS7K is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the PXW-FS7K are not Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the GoPro Hero 3 ($198.99) is also worth considering.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Value

When compared to other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PXW-FS7K, the PXW-FS7K's maximum aperture value of 22 is one of the highest. Across all the video cameras of a comparable age and type to the PXW-FS7K the maximum aperture values range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture value is 5.2.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 600 megabits per second, the PXW-FS7K's bitrate at maximum video resolution is one of the biggest amongst camcorders of a similar spec and age to the PXW-FS7K. The bitrates at maximum video resolution of camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 28 Mbit/s to 600 Mbit/s.

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Very High Display Resolution

Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the PXW-FS7K the display resolutions range from 150 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels. The PXW-FS7K has one of the highest display resolutions (1,560,000 pixel) amongst video cameras of this age.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony PXW-FS7K supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution which is higher than most video cameras that are a similar age to it. Most camcorders of a similar age and type to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. This video camera also supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all video cameras of this type and age.

A 720 x 480 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camcorder.

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Lithium Battery

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

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SD Memory Card

This video camera supports an SD|XQD memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Display

The PXW-FS7K has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in display.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Veho Muvi HD NPNG ($209.95).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The PXW-FS7K has a higher maximum video resolution than most camcorders of this spec and age. This video camera has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as 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 amongst all comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

The worst maximum video resolution across comparable types of video camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the PXW-FS7K is more than most camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony video camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Sony camcorder.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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200 ISO Sensitivity

The Sony PXW-FS7K has a higher ISO sensitivity than most comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camcorder has a 200 ISO sensitivity, whereas most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 64 ISO sensitivity. Across all similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the worst ISO sensitivity is Auto and the best is 25,600.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The PXW-FS7K does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the PXW-FS7K also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Not Waterproof

The PXW-FS7K is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony PXW-FS7K does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have a night mode.

Other video cameras which also have a night mode that you might also want to consider include the Transcend DrivePro 200 ($99.95), or the HP F-500 which is also higher rated.

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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 PXW-FS7K does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in projector and we think the Sony HDR-PJ420 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PXW-FS7K is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-FS7K are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-TD20VE which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

The lightest video camera of a similar spec and age to the PXW-FS7K is 59g weight, the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g. The PXW-FS7K is fairly heavy (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the PXW-FS7K.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Sony PXW-FS7 ($990.00) (2kg).

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Very High Minimum Aperture

When compared to other video cameras of a similar age and type to the PXW-FS7K that we have assessed, the PXW-FS7K's minimum aperture of 4 is one of the highest. The minimum apertures of camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 1.1 to 4.

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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 this video camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3.5 inches, the PXW-FS7K has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 3.5" screen size camcorders currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-TD20VE which has better reviews.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 1 hour, the Sony PXW-FS7K has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this video camera to all the other 1h battery life camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema ($450.00) is also worth considering.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details
Number of Diaphragm Blade
User Guide

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Product Identifiers

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

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