Sony FS7 180 FPS Slow Motion + SLOG-2 Video Test

We just got back from NAB2105 and one of the hottest cameras on the floor was the Sony PXW-FS7 a.k.a FS7. It seemed every single booth had it on display along side of their products to showcase their gear at it's best. This is certainly a camera that is making huge waves throughout the industry.

Prior to NAB, I borrowed a Sony FS7 from SatoStudios and teamed up with Keiko & Roland from GearAddix to test drive the amazing 180fps feature shooting entirely in SLOG-2. The video samples finally made it back from editing, and we're quite pleased with the results. Enjoy this short piece.

The Sony PXW-FS7 rocks a Super 35 Sized CMOS Sensor with Sony E-Mount. Offers up UHD (4K) Up to 60 FPS, HD Up to 180 FPS. The FS7 can record to high quality XAVC-I Up to 600 Mb/s and holds Dual XQD Memory Card Slots. If you want even more quality and power, you can mount up the (optional) Extension unit for 12-bit 4K/2K RAW Data Output and up to 240fps to an external recorder. That's practically an entirely new camera with those added features.

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Sure it's an investment up front but consider that a Sony A7s + Atomos Shogun Recorder will already run you over $4500 dollars just to get a bit of that 4K goodness. Yet you're still far from the framerate, resolution, built in ND Filters, audio inputs, and ergonomic design the FS7 offers. Stripped down, the FS7 can be almost as compact as a Canon C100. For the run-gun traveling shooter who wants to step up from a DSLR body, the Sony FS7 is a camera to keep your eyes on, and it appears the industry seems to agree. Available now via B&H (click here).

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7 thoughts on “Sony FS7 180 FPS Slow Motion + SLOG-2 Video Test

  1. Marc B.

    I like the slow motion, but I'm still not sold on the FS7's ability to deliver accurate skin tones. Your collective passion for basketball really comes through on these videos. Nice work!

  2. Rob S.

    It's definitely the best game in town these days. The only thing Canon has that Sony could use is their color science. But the FS7 offers so much else and for so much less than the C300.

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