- Additional Information
ILME-FR7 is the world's first camera to combine lens interchangeability, a full-frame image sensor, and pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) functionality. The camera features a back-illuminated Exmor R image sensor with 10.3 effective MP and BIONZ XR processor for superb image quality. Compatibility with Sony's extensive E-mount lens lineup work with remote pan/tilt/zoom control to break through location and space limitations for unprecedented creative potential. It also offers the cinematic look and operability that have made Sony digital cinema cameras leaders in the field, plus versatile connectivity and efficient multi camera workflow support.
Remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom mechanism with up to 1002 camera presets.
With its integrated remotely controllable pan/tilt mechanism, ILME-FR7 can be mounted on a tripod, on a ceiling, or in other locations that provide limited access so that subjects can be unobtrusively followed and recorded from unique viewpoints. Pan and tilt speed can be continuously varied from 0.02 degrees/sec to 60 degrees/sec, supporting a wide range of precise camera movements. The pan angle range is from -170 Degree to +170 Degree , and the tilt angle range is from -30 Degree to +195 Degree when used in upright orientation, or from -210 Degree to +15 Degree inverted. FR7 is also compatible with Sony's RM-IP500 remote controller for multi-camera production, further expanding creative potential. A single RM-IP5005 unit can remotely control up to 1002 FR7 cameras (10 groups of 10 cameras).
Compatible with 70 E-mount lenses ranging from 12mm to 1200mm including power zoom models
The ILME-FR7 features Sony's E-mount and can be used with all E-mount lenses, including the superlative G Master series with stunning resolution and world-class bokeh. A choice of focal lengths ranging from 12 mm to 1200 mm gives users comprehensive creative control. Power zoom models can be controlled remotely and provide unique framing flexibility.
Web App4 for control by tablet or PC via web browser or with RM-IP5005 for precise joystick control.
With a new dedicated web application built in, pan, tilt, zoom, focus, record, playback, and all camera settings can be controlled from a tablet or computer web browser. This provides easy, versatile remote control for situations where the camera is mounted on a ceiling or other hard-to-access location. The FR7 be used with Sony's high-performance RM-IP5005 remote controller providing precise joystick-controlled pan, tilt, and zoom operation. Speed adjustment knobs allow pan, tilt, zoom, focus, speed adjustment to match the subject and application. Zoom can be controlled either via the joystick or a seesaw lever, to match operator needs.
High sensitivity up to ISO 409,6006 and 15+ stop dynamic range, selectable 800 or 12800 base ISO
In order to take full advantage of the imager's high sensitivity, the FR7 has a Base Sensitivity setting that allows ISO to be expanded up to 4096006 when shooting in low light. In Cine EI mode, base sensitivity can be set to either ISO 800 or ISO 12800 to match lighting conditions, making it possible to minimize noise while maintaining a consistent look. Furthermore, a wide 15+ stop7 dynamic range prevents blown highlights and blocked shadows.
In camera Slow & Quick motion from 1 fps up to 120 fps8 4K (QFHD) / 240 fps FHD
The ILME-FR7 allows internal slow-motion capture at QFHD resolution and a high 120 fps frame rate. Smooth 5x slow motion affords extensive creative possibilities. 120 fps footage can be recorded at the camera's highest quality XAVC-I 4:2:2 10-bit Class 300. Full HD can be recorded at 240 fps allowing 10x slow motion (24p recording).
Fast Hybrid AF w/ 627 phase-detection AF points9 and Real time Eye-AF
Fast Hybrid AF locks onto the subject quickly and tracks tenaciously. With 627 selectable phase-detection AF points9 that cover almost the entire image area (approx. 94% vertical and 95% horizontal). The camera's BIONZ XR engine can process a huge volume of subject data in real time for precise, high-density focus analysis. Fast Hybrid AF and pan/tilt/zoom functionality combine to focus on even fast-moving subjects precisely and smoothly over a wide area, even when a shallow depth of field is used. The advanced real-time processing realizes unprecedented detection performance for pinpoint eye focus even when subjects are looking down or up at steep angles, allowing the operator to concentrate fully on composing the best shot. This high-performance AF is available when shooting 4K 120p movies too. Touch Tracking can be used to initiate Real-time Tracking on the desired subject when using the FR7 web application, with Real-time Eye AF if an eye is detected.
Remotely controllable continuously variable electronic ND filter (1/4 to 1/128)
Sony's built-in electronically controlled ND filter allows seamless ND adjustment from 1/4 to 1/128 so that exposure can be varied while keeping the aperture constant for consistent depth of field. Variable ND in auto, perfectly exposes images without affecting the depth of field, shutter angle or ISO, letting you achieve perfect exposure even during changing lighting conditions. Remote control is also possible, allowing exposure control at a distance from the camera.
Custom and Cine EI mode shooting modes to match creative workflows
ILME-FR7 provides Custom and Cine EI modes that can be used to match camera operation to the user's workflow while maintaining consistency with other Cinema Line cameras. Custom mode allows the final look to be created in-camera, reducing the need for post-production. A number of preset scene files that determine the final look are provided, including S-Cinetone. Cine EI mode is ideal for post-production, allowing the use of Sony's original S-Log gamma curve as well as the wide S-Gamut and S-Gamut. Cine color spaces.
Professional connectivity - up to 12G SDI, HDMI A, XLR input, TC, GENLOCK
The ILME-FR7 provides professional connectivity with a comprehensive selection of inputs and outputs that facilitate video output, IP streaming, power supply, and synchronization with other devices. HDMI Type A and SDI connectors are provided for video output. The HDMI output can be used for real-time monitoring with status info while the SDI output delivers a RAW signal to an external recording device. Camera control, video and audio transfer, and power supply can also be carried out via a single LAN cable, greatly simplifying cabling requirements.
4:2:2 10-bit10 XAVC-I (Intra), XAVC-L (Long GOP) and 16-bit RAW output
The FR7 is capable of 4K internal recording, encoding 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 color sampling with either Full-HD Long-GOP or 4K All Intra compression. This makes it possible to push your color grades further, stretching video out for ultimate HDR realism while still retaining natural gradation, for true editing freedom.
S-CinetoneTM for rich cinematic look inspired by VENICE colorimetry
The inclusion of Sony's acclaimed S-Cinetone look, allows beautiful images to be achieved directly in-camera. S-Cinetone is optimized for natural skin tones and mid-range colors, with gentle highlight roll-off, for impressive subject depiction and camera-matching and powerful post-production possibilities.
Picture Profiles incl. HLG12, S-Log3 w/ S-Gamut, S-Gamut.Cine
An HLG12 (Hybrid Log-Gamma) HDR picture profile, complete with the wide-gamut BT.2020 color space, can be used for direct HDR (HLG) playback on compatible TVs. S-Log gamma curves are available, with S-Log designed for better reproduction of gradations from shadows to the mid-gray range (18% gray), enabling a dynamic range of up to 15+ stops. Two color gamut settings (S- Gamut, and S-Gamut.Cine) make it easy to match the colors of footage shot with Sony's Cinema Line Cameras.
Breathing Compensation suppresses unintended image shifts
With Breathing Compensation, creative focusing is possible while suppressing unwanted shifts in the angle of view. When using compatible lenses, the angle of view is automatically kept consistent even when focusing, making it possible to achieve smooth and dramatic focusing effects.
Remote/multi camera shooting opens up a new world of expression
With its integrated remotely controllable pan/tilt mechanism FR7 can be mounted on a tripod, on a ceiling, or in other locations so that subjects can be unobtrusively followed and recorded from unique viewpoints. With Sony's optional RM-IP5002 remote controller a small crew can shoot with multi-camera setup, further expanding creative potential. A single RM-IP500 can remotely control up to 100 FR7 cameras (10 groups of 10 cameras).
Up to 100 programmable quick access preset positions
The supplied infrared remote controller, dedicated FR7 Web App, and optional RM-IP500 remote controller allow up to 100 camera position presets to be memorized. Presets include camera direction, zoom, and focus, and can be recalled at the touch of a button.
12G SDI BNC output/ HDMI type A video output
It is possible to output video as a 12G, 6G, 3G, or HD-SDI signal, and the camera can also output in RAW format when the appropriate setting is made. There's also the option of either a clean HDMI output, for external recording, or overlaid with status and settings for monitoring.
Optical output connector
An optional SFP+ module can be used to convert the camera's SDI output to optical format for low-loss transfer over long distances.
XLR 5-pin 2 Channel audio input
This connector receives the output from an external microphone or audio device.
Professional connectivity with TC input, GENLOCK and Option connectors
To support professional synchronization, BNC connectors for Timecode input and GENLOCK are provided as well as an OPTION connector to coordinate tally light signals with an external device.
RTSP / NDI|HX / SRT IP streaming
RTSP streaming allows the video output from one camera to be simultaneously distributed to up to five viewers. SRT enables high-quality, low-latency video transfer even in unstable network conditions. NDI|HX14 enables a network connection to NDI compatible devices such as switchers and media servers, supporting efficient live video production using Internet protocols.
Tally lights facilitate multi-camera operation
In a multi-camera shoot, tally lights indicate which camera is currently in use, helping to facilitate smooth operation. A red tally light can indicate the current on-air camera while a green tally light can indicate a camera in preview, ready to be switched on-air next
Dual card slots, both compatible with SD and CFexpress Type A
A rare feature in a PTZ camera, the FR7 features dual media slots that support CFexpress Type A and SDXC memory cards. Slots A and B both support CFexpress Type A memory cards as well as UHS-II/UHS-I memory cards for fast transfer of large volumes of data. The ability to record exposure settings and other metadata with high-quality XAVC-I footage makes the FR7 an excellent choice for a wide variety of video production applications
Dedicated ceiling mount bracket CIB-PCM1
The FR7 is compatible with the CIB-PCM1 accessory ceiling mount bracket (sold separately) for easy overhead setup. The “Ceiling” option in the Web App flips the control directions, for natural operation even with the camera mounted upside down.
What’s In The Box:
- Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera
- RMT-RC1 Remote Commander
- Lens Mount Cap for Body
- AC Adapter
- Power Cord
- HDMI Cable Clamp