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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

Good Brand

On average Sony video cameras have good ratings as do all camcorders produced by Sony.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS7K has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The PXW-FS7K has an HDMI port, unlike most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-FS7K is Full HD, unlike most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years which are not Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the GoPro Hero 3[plb_2666018_price] is also worth considering.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Value

Video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PXW-FS7K have maximum aperture values of between 1.8 and 22, and the average maximum aperture value is 5.2. At 22, the PXW-FS7K has a very high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the PXW-FS7K.

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Very High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 490,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 150 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels. When compared to other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the display resolution of the PXW-FS7K of 1,560,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The PXW-FS7K supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it. In addition, this camcorder 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 across all video cameras that are a comparable age to the PXW-FS7K.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst supported video resolution is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 600 megabits per second, the Sony PXW-FS7K has a very big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PXW-FS7K. The bitrates at maximum video resolution of video cameras that are a similar age to the PXW-FS7K range from 28 Mbit/s to 600 Mbit/s.

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Lithium Battery

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

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SD Memory Card

This video camera supports an SD|XQD memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on comparable spec camcorders that were launched 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 Sony PXW-FS7K has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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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 of a similar spec and age to it.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best maximum video resolution across all camcorders of this age and spec.

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

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Supports One Audio Format

The PXW-FS7K has a greater number of audio formats than most video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this camcorder. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this video camera.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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200 ISO Sensitivity

The Sony PXW-FS7K has a higher ISO sensitivity than most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has a 200 ISO sensitivity, whereas most camcorders of a similar age and spec to it have a 64 ISO sensitivity. The worst ISO sensitivity of all video cameras of a comparable age and type to the PXW-FS7K is Auto and the best is 25,600.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the PXW-FS7K, the Sony PXW-FS7K does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the PXW-FS7K, the PXW-FS7K is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony PXW-FS7K does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the PXW-FS7K also do not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have a night mode including the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-FS7K are not 3D compatible. The Sony PXW-FS7K is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The PXW-FS7K does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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Heavy

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the PXW-FS7K is one of the heavier camcorders of this age and spec amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony PXW-FS7[plb_2829469_price] (2kg).

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Very High Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of camcorders of a similar type and age to the PXW-FS7K is 2.3. The minimum aperture of the PXW-FS7K of 4 is one of the highest amongst camcorders of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-FS7K

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3.5 inches, the Sony PXW-FS7K has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

Other 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price].

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Average Battery Life

The PXW-FS7K has a relatively average battery life (1 hour) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the PXW-FS7K.

We compared all the other 1h battery life camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema[plb_2621833_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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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