More insights and slow motion from the Sony NEX-FS700

April 11th, 2012

The Sony NEX-FS700 is currently the most anticipated new camera body that will shoot 240fps slow motion and offer many other convenient features at a priecepoint around $8500. See our full article on the camera specs here.

The video above is Peter Prevec‘s full test video. He had a chance to shoot with a pre production model and we’ve seen excerpts from this footage in Sony’s FS700 promo video that was shot by a crew of filmmakers around Den Lennie from F-Stop academy.

Prevec says:
I got quite used to that camera – if it had some quirks I didn’t notice them. You feel more secure with the new camera than the slightly plasticky FS100 – less afraid that something might happen to it as it is built more ruggedly. (…)
I only shot at full 1080P resolution so I didn’t test beyond 240fps. Reduced resolution didn’t interest me. You can record 8 seconds at 240fps and 9.5 second at 200fps (at 50Hz setting) and you end up with 1 minute and 15 seconds of super slow motion footage.

What is not mentioned but obvious in Prevec’s slow motion video (you can download the source file) is that the footage is not supersharp like some of the rest of the footage we’ve seen, shot at normal speed. This might be due to a bad workflow which I doubt considering Prevec has some reputation to know what he’s doing so the more likely explanation is that the FS700 will only provide a HDSLR like sharpness for its super slow motion shots. Let’s find out about that when we get the next batch of super slomo FS700 footage.

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If you want to learn even more about this camera, there’s a nice 16 minute FS700 overview video by Den Lennie. You’ll have to visit his page as the video has been restricted and cannot be embedded in this article: LINK

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Dallas Videographer
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April 25th, 2014

Thanks, Sebastian. I knew there had to be a catch to 200fps camera for under $10,000. I do hope Canon will start developing one of their own in the future.

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