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Sony: Dealers flock to 4K XDCAM

Within 24 hours of its debut at IBC last Friday, Sony’s new large sensor 4K XDCAM had already caught the eye of UK dealers Visual Impact and CVP group as well as dealer in the Nordics and the Benelux.

Orders for 200 units have been taken on the stand for the Euro6000 PXW-FS7, which ships next month and is being marketed at documentary and corporate filmmakers.

Tim Sparrock, director at Visual Impact Group, said: “This is by far the most exciting new product to be announced at IBC2014 and represents a significant milestone in the future of 4K filmmaking. The camera ticks so many boxes in terms of specifications, usability and price and as such we’ve placed a substantial order for the FS7.���

The FS7 offers internal 4K recording at 60fps and 1080p at 180fps, with a single extension unit and external recorder required to shoot 4K RAW footage.

In addition to an ergonomic smart grip with customisable controls and a built-in, four-position ND filter to enable on-the-go shooting, the FS7 also makes use dual slots for a new 128GB XQD G-series card that supports 440MB/s read and 350MB/s write speeds.