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Out today is the new firmware update for the Sony FS7. Sony Broadcast have now responded with a FW update here

New Features & Improvements:

1.) Focus Magnification function is improved.
– Support for magnification area position adjustment
– Magnification resolution improvement
2.) Support for “2K Full”, “2K Center” setting in Image Scan Mode
3.) Support for Interval Recording function
4.) Expand lowest value of Zebra level to 0%
5.) Support for Noise Suppression setting in Cine EI mode
6.) Video Signal Monitor usability is improved.
7.) The operability of “Iris setting” using the “Iris dial” and the “assignable dial” is improved.
8.) FS-RAW image quality and operation stability improvement
9.) Overall stability and operability of the camera is improved

HDW : V3 installed, the installation happens in 2 phases the first takes 5m the second takes 10m. I used a fully charged battery which is against Sony’s “use a mains adapter”. If the mains fails there is a possibility your camera will not work or brick, so with a fully charged U90 battery you have tons of power and takes that doubt away from a mains failure.


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.

2 thoughts on “Sony FS7 FW v3 update is now official (installed)

  1. Hi Phillip, thanks for keeping us up to date. When you have the time it would be very helpful to hear your comments on the benefits/implementation of V3. In particular, of course, the iris controls. Bob.

    HDW : Hi Bob had a better play with the Iris control this morning and is a lot more responsive though using my 18-35 f1.8 Sigma its steppy, as it would be being a photographic lens.

  2. Hi Philip, I love all the FS7 FW v3 new features, but it would have being better if the 2K Center Scan Mode was assign to a button and allow a 2X digital extender zoom while recording. I hope this might be added in a future firmware update or better still I hope Sony adds their Clear Image Zoom to the FS7.

    HDW : Took me a while to find it. As you say its a bummer not allowing you to assign it to a user button.

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