Our new workhorse: The FS7

Filming at St Paul's in London with the FS7. 

Filming at St Paul's in London with the FS7. 

Deciding on a new camera is no easy task. It has to tick all the right boxes for what the individual needs, be it, frame rates, ergonomics, output, etc, etc, the list goes on. 

Over months of researching and deliberating, I finally made the decision to go for the Sony FS7 and it packs quite a punch. Below are just a few of it features... 

  • 60fps at 4K
  • 180fps at 1080p   
  • S-log 3 
  • 14 stops of dynamic range
  • No 30 minute stop 

After using the FS7 on numerous jobs, I can definitely say, the results are incredible, the quality and detail that this camera produces is just stunning and I think I made the right decision. Initially I was a bit held back purely by the size of the FS7 but that's not surprising based on the fact that I am use to shooting on DSLR's like the Canon 5DMK2 and GH4. I love the XLR inputs for professional audio, I no longer have to sync audio is post. The built in ND filters are extremely handy and being able to quickly go from the tripod straight onto your shoulder is also massive bonus. 

When it comes down to the cons, there are only three that I can really think of... 

  • Very data heavy (expensive)
  • Computer Intensive  
  • It's big and quite heavy 

but despite these cons, the results I have seen from this camera far outweigh the above.

I can't wait to start shooting more films on this beast. To be continued....

Filming at Trinity Hall in Cambridge with the FS7 

Filming at Trinity Hall in Cambridge with the FS7 

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