Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


Today I went over to CVP to see the new Sony PXW-FS7 camcorder and to try it on my shoulder.


First thoughts…Sits well on the shoulder and the strange pistol grip will be an asset with the Sony FE 28-135mm f4 G PZ OSS lens, CVP had a Canon and a Carl Zeiss lens for the camera because the Sony servo zoom lens is not yet available.


There was a constant stream of interested production crews looking at the FS7.


This was CVP’s own demo camera and the viewfinder is nice and sharp, the hot shoe allows the Sony SMAD-P3 adapter to power the new D11 radio mic receiver as seen on the camera.


We also saw the Metabones electronic lens adapter being used with both Canon EF lenses and Carl Zeiss lenses.


A good day had by all and my thanks as always to Colin and Danny for their hospitality at CVP Glasgow.


This wee chap was sitting on the sidelines the Sony Action Cam…I thought I had this on order from Sony for buying the PXW-X70 but I have had a few readers telling me that they can’t finish the web order process to claim the camera, mic or radio mic receiver. Sony need to look into this as professional customers are being denied the FREE goods that they are entitled to.




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.

3 thoughts on “Sony PXW-FS7 at CVP Glasgow

  1. I am sure this is an excellent camera.
    Checking the User Guide for the FS7, they say “Support for QFHD 3840 x 2160 resolution will be available by the date of launch. 4096 x 2160 resolution support will be provided with a scheduled firmware update in early 2015.”
    So when purchased, this camera may not have the ability to film in 4096×2160 (17:9 format).
    “Early 2015” is, from Sony’s recent record, too wishy-washy and could mean any time within the first half of 2015 if you are lucky. They are not good at keeping their promises, letting themselves down towards their professional customers, time and again.

  2. Please elaborate on the free stuff that Sony was offering with PXW-X70. Is it only available from a specific vendor?

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