The camcorder delivers Full-HD quality images at 120 and 240 frames per second in an 8 or 16 seconds burst mode respectively. The NEX-FS700 opens the door to a new world of creative shooting. NEX-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,
The camcorder delivers Full-HD quality images at 120 and 240 frames per second in an 8 or 16 seconds burst mode respectively. The NEX-FS700’s high sensitivity and low noise shooting capability makes super slow motion shooting more convenient without additional equipment. 480 fps and 960 fps rates at reduced resolution are available for faster frame rate recording.
Users can capture high-quality still images with the NEX-FS700. The camcorder also includes face detection and auto focus to help ensure the subject is always kept in focus. Users can save up to 99 camcorder profile settings on a memory card and can copy the same setting to multiple units.
Sony might have jumped model designations from the FS100 right to FS700 and skip the 200, 300, 400, 500, and 600 models, but as far as what this new FS700 can do for bit rate and video quality, it is not way up there, unfortunately. Just another one of many dozens of low bit rate AVCHD camcorders out there.
Finally, yes you can buy an extra cost external video recorder with its own media requirements and power requirement and cable the two together via HDMI or SDI. But is that really how we should be using an $8,000 dedicated video camcorder, I wonder? I know I would not.Yet if/when a 4K capable external video recorder is going to be released for this FS700 from Sony, I believe it will be an extra cost item, not given away for those who had already purchased this camcorder. It will probably cost a few thousand dollars on top of the price of the camera.