The Sony NEX-FS700U full HD slow motion camcorder is gearing up to further expand the company’s NXCAM lineup. The Super 35mm offering is capable of shooting up to 960fps and tags along features such as built-in ND filters, 3G HD-SDI output, AF and face detection amongst other options.
What may grab attention is the gadget’s ability to capture up to 10x slow motion at full HD or about 40x at a reduced resolution. It is complete with the presence of a 4K Exmor Super 35 CMOS sensor that claims to proffer low noise, minimal aliasing as well as high sensitivity to deliver enhanced results. The Sony camcorder has also been incorporated with an ND filter wheel that covers positions for Clear, 1/4 (2 Stop), 1/16 (4 Stop), and 1/64 (6 Stop).
“This camera opens a new door to creative shooting,” explained Juan Martinez, senior product manager at Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America group. “You can record beautiful high speed full HD movies with the freedom of creative interchangeable lens choice. The NEX-FS700U, with its super slow motion mode, is ideal for promos, TV dramas, commercials and documentaries as well as sports and a variety of event shooting.”
Additionally, the Sony NEX-FS700U being 60/50Hz switchable, eliminates the restriction of PAL or NTSC recording when users happen to be globetrotting. Apart from the standard HD 60i, 24p, 25p or 30p frame rates, the 3G HD-SDI and HDMI connectors can output full HD 50p and 60p videos. Another key attribute is the detachable top handle that sports four buttons for expanding focus, selecting auto iris, recording start/stop as well as taking still captures on the fly.
The Sony NEX-FS700U price spells out to be less than $10,000 and its FS700UK version with an 18mm – 200mm zoom lens is also expected to ship for the same amount. The gadget is said to be arriving in June for potential users in the US and the UK.