The NEX-FS700E is Sony’s most affordable 4K-ready S35 camcorder with a state of the art 4K Super 35 “Exmor” CMOS sensor (total 11.6 million pixels) providing high resolution cinematic images, slow-motion and depth-of-field control for even the tightest budgets.
The FS700E’s creative capabilities will soon be further enhanced with 4K RAW acquisition via of the addition of a new interface unit which is in an advanced stage of development at Sony. The HXR-IFR5 interface unit will allow the Full-HD Super Slow Motion NEX-FS700E camcorder to capture stunning 4K RAW movie footage when docked with the AXS-R5RAW recorder.
With an optional firmware upgrade the NEX-FS700E will output 4K bitstream data over 3G HD-SDI. The HXR-IFR5 interface unit has a 3G HD-SDI input and will produce the 4K RAW data to record onto the Access Memory Card in the AXS-R5 Recorder.
The 4K RAW format output by the NEX-FS700E is 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution and the available frame rates are 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p and 59.94p. After recoding the 4K RAW data onto the Access Memory Card the workflow is the same as for the newly announced PMW-F5.
The HXR-IFR5 is planned to be available in Spring 2013 and will bring 4K RAW acquisition to a wider range of users than ever before.