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Sony NEX-FS700 Officially Announced
« on: April 02, 2012, 05:35:14 AM »
Sony outs NEX-FS700 cinema camera: does crazy slow-mo now, 4K coming later

Sony stole our hearts with the NEX-FS100, which brought large-sensor filming into the reach of low-budget productions. When we heard rumors of a 4K-capable FS700 model coming for $9,000, known in North America as the NEX-FS700U or in Europe as the NEX-FS700E, we got ready to hand over our kidneys too. Now that the FS700 is official and scheduled to land in June, we're faced with a couple of caveats. The price seems to have shifted slightly to "less than $10,000," but more importantly the camera's 4K superpowers have been delayed until a promised firmware upgrade that will enable a 4K bitstream output from the 3G HD-SDI port to a compatible Sony recorder. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of reasons to get renal right away: The camera can shoot Super Slow Motion of up to 120 frames a second in a 16-second burst, or 240 fps in an 8-second burst. If you need even crazier time-suspension, the FS700 does 960 fps too, so long as you're prepared to sacrifice 1080p. It takes E-mount interchangeable lenses, has built-in ND filters and a packs a Super 35 sensor with 11.6 million pixels -- ready to spring to life once that new firmware arrives. Check out the press release after the break for more specs, including a full list of the 60/50Hz switchable output formats...
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Re: Sony NEX-FS700 Officially Announced
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 11:27:25 PM »
It is 4K ready, and is not ready to spring into 4K action once the firmware arrives.
It has a proprietary 4K output that can only be recorded externally, you guessed it--- with a new sony video recorder that is yet to be announced, and will cost $$$$.  Presumably, they will have some sort of converter that makes the output editable.
Anyone believing that they will get 4K Capability for $8-10K is going to be in for a shock.  However, all ready to go, it might be $14-16K which is not bad.