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Old September 2nd, 2014, 01:59 AM   #1
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Sony FS-700 II

The SAR link confirms FS-700 II is getting released at Photokina, but the specs are missing so far (only 4K is known): (SR5) First image of the E-mount FS700II 4K camcorder! | sonyalpharumors
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Old September 2nd, 2014, 05:22 AM   #2
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Re: Sony FS-700 II

Looks like it graduates from NXCAM to XDCAM... that's always a good thing feature wise and I like the somewhat similarity of the button layout. Same sensor as the F55. Get ready for a flood of used FS700s on eBay.
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Old September 2nd, 2014, 09:55 AM   #3
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What an odd looking camera...especially for Sony to make.

This does not look like the same Sony camera that AbleCine teased in their photo.

What about a new FF camcorder? We know that Sony is pushing new FF lenses and has a new FF Cine power zoom model due this year.

Sony's A7s sensor seems to be the "top" dog at the moment. We know that Sony rarely develops a new sensor for one single camera model only. I strongly suspect that we will see another new Sony camera at IBC this year. (or NAB in the spring) I bet that this other camera will have that FF A7s sensor in it.

Hmmm...but how could they market both full frame AND Super35 simultaneously? Could Sony lock a potential FF model to 8 bit only to separate them from S35 10bit models?

Who knows?

Very interesting times at Sony.
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Old September 2nd, 2014, 11:04 AM   #4
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That looks disgusting aesthetically.

Let's see what the specs are.
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Old September 2nd, 2014, 06:45 PM   #5
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. Same sensor as the F55.
Only said same sensor size as the F55. Not same sensor.
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Old September 2nd, 2014, 10:35 PM   #6
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Wow, looks like an actual viewfinder off to the left... though probably just an LCD with the loupetube at least it's in the right spot.

For sale... FS700 cheap!
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 11:08 AM   #7
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Am I the only one who likes how it looks?
There's something super35ey about it.
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 12:28 PM   #8
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Yup... Some homage to a Bolex there for sure. Integrated shoulder pad as well! Love to see it in person. Reminds me more of the AJA Cion than the BMD Kodiak/Grizzly/Whateverthatthingiscalled...
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 01:30 PM   #9
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Ehh,...I'm having a hard time with the way it looks. Maybe it's just a bad photo angle.(hopefully)

I guess the "old" FS700 look grew on my pretty well.

I'm also curious to see the "other" Sony 4k camera that AbleCine has been testing. The teaser picture that they posted was just the 4K logo and what looks to be a cooling vent.

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Old September 3rd, 2014, 01:35 PM   #10
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Looks more like a Canon C300. Than a Sony.
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 02:07 PM   #11
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Looks more like a Canon C300. Than a Sony.
C300 is tall and flat. This looks more like a combination of an F5 with a CION or Amira to me.
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...I'm also curious to see the "other" Sony 4k camera that AbleCine has been testing. The teaser picture that they posted was just the 4K logo and what looks to be a cooling vent.

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Hey Cliff, where did you see that teaser pic?
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 03:20 PM   #13
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Going back to the integrated shoulder pad... I'm going out on a limb and saying that combined with the EVF type monitor mount and the likely hood of a handle on the right side, this will be the first "proper" camera since JVC HDxxx
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 03:36 PM   #14
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I think it looks great. But then that's more about it having a proper form factor. I have an FS700 and although it's capeable whoever designed it didn't speak to many shooters thats for sure!

I'm not sure this is a FS700 II though !? - I bet its a new model and it will almost certainly been de-tuned to protect the marketing structure for the 5 and 55 !

However - If it has HD broadcast legal codecs/ high speed and 4k....wrapped up in that form factor. I will take one!
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 03:56 PM   #15
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I am confused here - Isn't the FS700 considered a handheld camera (body is 3lbs and 7 1/2" long) - whereas the picture of its "replacement" seems to be a huge shoulder mount broadcast type camera. Could someone set me straight?
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