1. Full HD 10x super slow motion in Full HD (240 fps in 1920 x 1080 High Speed Shooting)
Thanks to the high-speed image data reading characteristics of the new Exmor Super35 CMOS sensor, the NEX-FS700R can capture full-HD images (1920 x 1080) at 120 or 240 fps of burst recording in 60Hz
shooting mode. Using playback at 24 fps, the camcorder can simply and beautifully realize a maximum quality of full-HD 10x super slow motion pictures. For very high-speed shooting, you can choose 480-
and 960-fps recording at a reduced resolution, widening your creative options. As this table shows, the recording time depends on the frame rate.
|Frame rate (60 Hz)
|Frame rate (50 Hz)
The high sensitivity and the low-noise shooting capability of the NEX-FS700R make high-speed shooting more convenient - you won't need additional, large-scale equipment in various shooting
environments. The NEX-FS700R also enables Full HD (1920 × 1080) progressive slow and quick motion. Frame rates are selectable from 60fps, 30fps, 15fps, 8fps, 4fps, 2fps and 1fps in 60 Hz
shooting, 50fps, 25fps, 12fps, 6fps, 3fps, 2fps and 1fps in 50 Hz shooting.
2. New 4K Exmor Super35 CMOS Sensor
High Speed Shooting, High Resolution and High Sensitivity
The NEX-FS700R is equipped with a newly developed 11.6M pixel Exmor Super35 CMOS sensor. This has a total of 4352 x 2662 pixels, and provides a future capability of 4K-size (4096 x 2160) motion
picture shooting. Based on Exmor technology, this sensor has very high-speed image readout characteristics, such as a 240 fps reading in full-HD quality (1920 x 1080). Additionally, it has over 11M
pixels in total, and the Exmor Super35 CMOS sensor realizes high sensitivity and a high signalto- noise ratio (S/N). This means that the NEX-FS700R can shoot in minimum illumination (as low as 0.28*1 lux).
3. Interchangeable Lenses
E-Mount Interchangeable Lens System
The NEX-FS700R features Sony's E-mount Interchangeable Lens System. This
accommodates the Super35mm-size sensor and is ideal for motion picture shooting because the mechanism is compact and silent. With this lens system, the
camcorder can realize auto exposure and SteadyShot image stabilization during motion picture shooting. Sony's E-mount interchangeable lenses let you enjoy a
level of creative freedom with legacy and current camcorders. All of these lenses feature precision-crafted optics with aspherical glass elements for compact high performance, and a circular iris
mechanism for smooth background defocusing. The SELP18200 (E 18-200 mm F3.5-6.3 OSS) lens supplied with the NEX-FS700RH boasts 11x motorized zoom, a quiet AF motor for silent recording, and
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with an advanced Active mode that lets you take steady handheld shots while walking around.
Thanks to the short 18 mm flange-back distance of E-mount interchangeable lenses, using a mount adaptor allows shooting with a wide range of existing lens resources. For example, with the
optional A-mount adaptor, you can take advantage of the many available A-mount lenses. Sony's LA-EA2 A-mount lens adaptor allows you to use the wide range of
high-quality alpha lenses and take advantage of the auto focus function for quicker and more convenient operation.
4. Still Picture Recording
The NEX-FS700R can capture high-quality 8.3M still images with
beautiful shallow depth-of-field, thanks to the Exmor Super35 CMOS sensor. The aspect ratio
of the still image is selectable from 16:9 to 3:2. This camcorder
also includes a face detection function and auto focus, to help ensure subjects are always kept in focus.
5. Built-in ND Filters
With its built-in, ultra-thin ND filters, the NEX-FS700R offers exceptional shallow depth-of-field on highlights. This means you
can expand your shooting styles in every different shooting situation, without requiring external ND filter equipment. The newly designed ND
filter wheel that rotates across the sensor like a turret. The wheel includes positions for Clear, 1/4 (2 Stop), 1/16 (4 Stop), and 1/64 (6 Stop).
6. 3G HD-SDI and HDMI Output
With 3G-SDI output, external output is possible in the same format as the camcorder's selected
recording mode. When using HDMI output, native progressive signals can be output without pull-down, which is convenient when using an external recorder. Simultaneous HD-SDI and HDMI 4:2:2 uncompressed
signal output is also possible, enabling generation of time codes and REC control signals.
7. Safe, Long-duration Recording in a One-piece Body
Recording to the directly mountable HXR-FMU128 Flash Memory unit allows
continuous recording for over 10 hours without changing the recording media. Simultaneous recording using a memory card and the HXR-FMU128 is also possible for secure backup when shooting footage that cannot be re-taken.
Note: HD footage and SD footage cannot be recorded separately on different recording media.
8. Editing Workflow
NXCAM Recording Format
Like other NXCAM Series camcorders, the NEX-FS700R uses the AVCHD format to enable stable operation using the same NXCAM
workflow. AVCHD version 2.0 includes the shooting footage with a maximum frame rate of 1920 x 1080/60p (28 Mbps) for even higher-quality recording. For more flexibility, the MPEG-2 for SD
recording format is also available.
9. Picture Profile with S-Log2 Gamma Curve
For high light dynamic range
Picture Profile lets you make adjustments to the gamma curve, black level, color and other parameters that determine image characteristics. In the NEX-FS700R, S-Log2 has been added to the
selection of gamma curves provided. S-Log2 is a gamma curve specifically designed to make the most of the sensitivity characteristics of the Exmor super 35 CMOS sensor. For more natural
highlight rendition, S-Log2 extends dynamic range to 1300%. During shooting in S-Log2, although color grading is necessary, extremely wide latitude recording lets you capture highlights that would
ordinarily be blown out. In addition, the FS700R matches the standard ITU709 gamma curve for low to mid-range luminance values, but extends dynamic range to ITU709 (800%) for high luminance
values. This lets you maintain dynamic range for high luminance signals during shooting with minimal color grading.
* Since S-Log2 is designed for 10-bit recording, contrast of dark
areas may be insufficient when recording 8-bit AVCHD
10. Shooting Support Functions
Convenient Features for Contents Creation
-Selectable Magnification and Positioning of Expanded Focus
- Focus Transition
- Face Detection in Auto Focus
- Camera Profile Settings Storage on Memory Card
- Marker Indication
- Switchable 50-Hz and 60-Hz Shooting
11. RAW Recording Option
Expand 4K/2K RAW recording capability on AXS memory card
- The genius of 4K and 2K RAW
Sony empowered the NEX-FS700R with a brilliant 4K image sensor featuring 4096 x 2160 resolution. Now you
can unlock all that picture quality with the interface unit HXR-IFR5 and the RAW recorder AXS-R5 combination. 4K RAW delivers the sensor's full resolution and full exposure latitude. RAW
recording,preserves the integrity of the original camera signal for superlative image quality and amazing flexibility in post. And the 2K mode maintains your Super 35mm angle of view. 2K is particularly
smart for an HD finish, delivering the quality of RAW with very manageable file sizes.
- High speed 4K/2K RAW
In addition to pristine image quality, the NEX-FS700R was designed for Super Slow Motion. These benefits extend to RAW recording. Continuous 4K recording is available at 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50 and
59.94 frames per second. For higher speeds and longer durations, you can record continuous 2K RAW at 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 100, 120, 200 and 240 fps. In continuous recording, there's no
waiting for the data to spool from a buffer. You can also record super-long RAW clips all the way up to the full media capacity. A special burst mode records 4K to a buffer at 100 or 120 fps for up
to approximately 4 seconds, providing up to 18 seconds of stunning high-speed playback at 24p.
* In RAW mode, no audio is recorded at frame rates above 59.94 fps.
- Established post path
Sony RAW recording is proven, robust, and compatible with a world
of third-party solutions for dailies, editing and grading. Thanks to free Sony plug-ins, leading NLEs can perform real-time, native editing of Sony RAW assets. The HXR-IFR5 connects to the same
AXS-R5 outboard RAW recorder as used with Sony's popular F55 and F5 cameras. The recorder works in conjunction with Sony's rugged AXS-512S24 AXS memory card, the AXS-CR1 card reader for fast file
transfers and Sony's RAW Viewer software (v1.1 or later). This is the same software used for RAW files from the F5, F55, and it enables you to play back RAW files, do a simple color grade, and
even transcode to the SR Codec, DPX and OpenEXR formats.
- Simultaneous RAW/AVCHD recording
Simultaneous recording enables you to capture RAW to the outboard AXS-R5 while you record AVCHD files onto the camera's memory card as well as a clip-on HXR-FMU128 memory unit, sold separately. Using
this method, you can record three versions simultaneously. Since the recorded AVCHD files will have the same
time code as the RAW files, the AVCHD files can be used as proxies
for off-line editing.
* AVCHD is not available during high-speed RAW recording.
* Recording duration is slightly different between RAW and AVCHD recording.
- HD output for monitoring
HDMI/Component/Composite video outputs on the NEX-FS700R and the
AUX OUT of the AXS-R5 can be used for monitoring purposes. In order to achieve accurate monitoring of the wide dynamic range of RAW recording, S-Log2 settings onto the picture profile of the
* The gamma setting cannot be set individually for each video out/LCD panel/AVCHD recording.
* HD output or monitoring on FS700's LCD are 16:9 mode only.
* AUX OUT of the AXS-R5 is disabled during 2K recording mode. (It is able to output 2K playback mode.)
||Exmor Super35 CMOS sensor
|Number of pixels
||Total pixels approx. 11.6M
Effective pixels in movie shooting (16:9) approx. 8.3M
Effective pixels in still picture shooting (16:9) approx. 8.4M
(3:2) approx. 7.1M
|Built-in ND filters
||Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
||AUTO, ONE PUSH AB, INDOOR (3200K), OUTDOOR (5800K±7 positions),
MANU WB TEMP (2300K~15000K, 100K step)
|Video recording format
||HD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD Ver.2.0
SD MPEG-2 PS
|Recording mode (Recording bit rate is the total of video and audio)*
|Audio recording format
||Linear PCM 2ch (48kHz 16-bits) (in HD)
Dolby Digital 2ch (48 kHz 16-bits)
||PS max 28 Mbps, 1920 x 1080/60p, 50p, 16:9
FX max 24 Mbps, 1920 x 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p, 16:9
1280 x 720/60p, 50p, 16:9
FH approx. 17 Mbps (ave), 1920 x 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p, 16:9
1280 x 720/60p, 50p, 16:9
HQ approx. 9 Mbps (ave), 1440 x 1080/60i, 50i, 16:9
LP approx. 5 Mbps (ave), 1440 x 1080/60i, 50i, 16:9
||HQ approx. 9 Mbps (ave), 720 x 480/60i, 720 x 576/50i, 16:9, 4:3
||Flash Memory Unit (HXR-FMU128), MS PRO Duo (Mark2 only),
MS PRO-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Class4 and higher
|Memory card slot
||MS PRO Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible x1
|3G HD-SDI OUT
||BNC connecter x1
||HDMI connecter (type A) x1
||mini D terminal x1
||RCA Pin x1
||RCA Pin x2
||Stereo mini jack (Ø3.5 mm) x1
|AUDIO INPUT 1/INPUT 2
||XLR 3-pin (Female) x2, LINE/MIC/MIC +48V selectable
||Stereo mini-mini jack (Ø2.5 mm) x1
||8.8 cm (3.5type, 16:9)
|Total dots (H x W)
||Approx. 921000 dots (1,920 x 480)
||DC7.2 V (Battery Pack), DC7.6 V (AC-DC adaptor)
||9.6 W (60i), 8.8 W (50i)
||0 ~ 40°C
||-20 ~ +60°C
|Dimensions (W x H x D)
||145.0 mm x 178.5 mm x 235.5 mm (including protrusions)