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Eh…seemingly this strange looking camera is the replacement for the Sony FS700.

Nevertheless, the FS700 was a ground-breaking camera with its high-speed HD capabilities (240 FPS at HD 1920 x 1080). And it has steadily gained a great reputation for its images – easily rivaling much more expensive cameras in the right conditions. Perhaps the biggest weakness was its codec, which was AVCHD.

Sony Alpha Rumours says that it will have the “same sensor size” as the F55. That wouldn’t be surprising. What wouldbe surprising is if it were exactly the same sensor as the F55, which would mean that it would have a global shutter. We don’t think this is likely.

According to the Chinese Site the new FS700 will have Sony Raw and S-log 3. It will also support 180 fps continuous. What we don’t know is at what resolution.

In fact, what we don’t know is anything at all, with certainty. But we strongly believe that this is real.

Nor do we know when it will be launched, but given the proximity of IBC (starting next week in Amsterdam), we wouldn’t be surprised if it were officially revealed then.


One of my readers compared the back end to looking like an ARRI mag which I had not seen even though I had recently played with a 16mm Eclair.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

One thought on “RUMOUR… A new 4K Sony camera has been spotted

  1. Is the rounded back a nod to a film mag?
    It instantly reminds me of an Arri 235 or 16mm Arri SR2 with a 400′ film mag on the back. Interesting looking camera & rumoured specs anyway.

    HDW : Yes good thinking Luke I did not think of the rounded back end as a throwback to film.

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