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Old September 7th, 2006, 01:08 AM   #1
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Sony HDR-FX7 is out!!

Here it is

http://www.sony.jp/CorporateCruise/P...00609/06-0907/
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Old September 7th, 2006, 01:41 AM   #2
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http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/tr

Sorry, I thought I was linking to a translated page. You need to Copy the address and paste into the like above for english translation.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 02:27 AM   #3
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Translated Page.. used google lang.tools instead


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Old September 7th, 2006, 02:28 AM   #4
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Basic specs:
3x CMOS 960x1080 Sensors (60i only, no mention of any Cineframe modes)
8lux at 1/60
20X Optical Zoom (37.4~748mm 35mm equiv, f1.6-2.8)
3.5" LCD with 211k pixels, 1.6x the contrast/saturation of FX1
40% smaller and 25% lighter than FX1 (1.4kg vs 1.9kg)
4x Slow-motion shoot (240 fields/sec taken for 6sec and replayed over 24sec)
Picture profiles (up to 6), HDMI output
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Old September 7th, 2006, 02:33 AM   #5
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Wow, this is exciting. Looks like it has the following features:

- 1080i (1440x1080)
- 3CMOS sensors
- 20x lens (F1.6-3.9)
- 8 lux for low light
- something about the body being 25% smaller and 40% lighter (I think)
- iris ring is on the lens body
- LCD is 1.5% somethinger than the FX1's (I think higher contrast?). It's also on the body, not on top like the FX1
- 6 picture profiles, shot transition
- HDMI output
- memory stick for recording stills

"With 240 fields, it records the image approximately 6 seconds in 1 seconds which are 4 times that normality photographing as smooth slow motion image of approximately 24 seconds"

That's translated from Japanese. I have no clue what it means.


I'm guessing there's no XLR and it sort of looks like there's no focus ring.

I'm really excited for the new Z1 (Z7, perhaps?). But I own a Z1 and it being the first 'prosumer' camera I've owned, it's a bit depressing seeing something new come out. Oh well, I'm happy with my camera.


Jason beat me to it!
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Old September 7th, 2006, 04:02 AM   #6
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According to my exchange rate conversion, the street price is estimated by Sony to be around 3250 Dollars (excl. sales tax).
Taking the usual EUR - Dollar cam-price relations, it'll be approx 3200 EUR for us Europeans (including VAT).

But again, this is only based on the 380 000 YEN quoted at the bottom of the page.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 04:08 AM   #7
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dissapointing resolution (only 960x1080 sensor).
same gadget than the HC3 (slow motion is lower resolution, so probably hardly usefull)
loosing the nice LCD on top of camera (back to the VX2000 design)
poor resolution on still picture (anyway who needs that on a video camera)
filter thread size is 62mm ??? why the hell they do not keep the 58mm of VX2000 family or 72mm of the fx1 ?
component output on D1/D3 connector like the JVC HD1.

i think the FX1 will not loose its value so fast.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 04:34 AM   #8
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Pricing info

Yodobashi now has the FX7 listed for 378,000yen, minus 10% back in store points which can be used on future purchases. At the current exchange rate, that's about US$3250 or $2930 after points. For reference, that's slightly CHEAPER than their current FX1 price (385,200yen), and even that is quite a bit higher than what the Akihabara box pushers are asking.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 05:43 AM   #9
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I have seen a Sony model list that listed this camera months ago, and a few more, I assume this year.

This looks a bit poor to be the FX2, so, is this just a cheap version? It is a pity they don't offer uncompressed progressive out, looks interesting.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 06:38 AM   #10
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Rolling shutter artifact?

IF it uses the current Sony implementation of CMOS sensors, it may well have a rolling shutter.

This would indeed be a downgrade from the FX1!
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Old September 7th, 2006, 06:49 AM   #11
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I am puzzled to where this camera will slot into the marketplace. Hopefully the image is better than the FX1.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 07:16 AM   #12
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No real progressive (not even fake progressive for that matter, no extensive image control, no native 16/9...I wouldn't sell my FX1 to buy one of these. For the money they are asking I would rather buy the Canon A1 without a doubt. I truly hope Panasonic comes up with something fast.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 07:38 AM   #13
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no native 16/9....
1080i is 16x9.

Unless you're referring to something else.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 07:54 AM   #14
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This camera reminds me of the Sony VX1 and those are great memories.

http://www.camcorderservice.nl/bodyvx1.htm
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Old September 7th, 2006, 08:02 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Wayne Morellini
I have seen a Sony model list that listed this camera months ago, and a few more, I assume this year.

Could you tell us a bit more?

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