Along with the new NXCAM HXR-NX30U handheld professional camcorder, Sony also introduced the new NXCAM NEX-FS700U Full HD Super Slow Motion camcorder. Designed for high-speed shooting, the Super 35mm camcorder is capable of capturing footage at up to 960 frames per second. The interchangeable lens camcorder uses the NEX E-mount with the flexibility to accept virtually all SLR and DSLR 35mm lenses. With the optional Sony LA-EA2 A-mount lens adaper, you can also use Sony Alpha lenses.
The NXCAM NEX-FS700U is equipped with 4K Exmor Super 35 CMOS image sensor with a total of 11.6 Megapixel, which is optimized for motion picture shooting, with high sensitivity and low noise. The camcorder captures Full HD video at 120fps and 240fps in a 16 or 8 second burst mode respectively. It features a super slow motion capability of up to 10x slow motion at full HD resolution or up to 40x slow motion at a reduced resolution, and is switchable between 50 Hz and 60Hz to allow 24p shooting in PAL areas and no PAL/NTSC limitations. The camcorder also 4K-ready with an assured upgrade path to 4K acquisition and delivery.
Sony’s NEX-FS700 comes with built-in, ultra-thin ND filters, offering exceptional shallow depth-of-field on highlight; and the newly designed ND filter wheel rotates across the sensor like a turret, with positions for Clear, 1/4 (2 Stop), 1/16 (4 Stop), and 1/64 (6 Stop). As a camcorder for the pros, the FS700 provides both 3G HD-SDI and HDMI connectors, supporting output of Full HD 50p/60p, as well as standard HD 60i, 24p, 25p or 30p frame rates with embedded time code and audio. The 3G HD-SDI also supports native 23.98, 25, 29.97 progressive signals output.
The Super Slow Motion NXCAM camcorder has an ergonomic design with a detachable handle that allows secure mounting for heavy accessories, and an active grip with four buttons for commonly used functions. It uses SD and Memory Stick memory cards and HXR-FMU128 flash memory unit; and users can save up to 99 camera profile settings on a memory card.
Sony is planning to release the NXCAM NEX-FS700U in June and will also launch the NEX-FS700UK kit with the SEL 18200 (E 18–200mm F3.5–6.3 OSS) 11x zoom E-Mount lens, with the Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation system. The prices will be less than $10,000, according to Sony.