FR7 CINEMA LINE FULL-FRAME PTZ CAMERA

Full Specifications and Features

ILME-FR7

General

LENS MOUNT
E-mount

Size and Weight

WEIGHT (MAIN UNIT ONLY) (approx.)
Approx. 10 lb 2.3 oz (4.6 kg) (body only)
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (BODY WITHOUT PROTRUSIONS) (approx.)
Approx. 8.94 x 11.38 x 9.17 inch (227 x 289 x 233 mm) (body without protrusions)

Power

POWER REQUIREMENTS
DC 19.5 V, PoE++ (IEEE802.3bt Type 4 Class 8 comliant) 41.1 V–57.0 V
POWER CONSUMPTION
≦80 W (DC 19.5 V) / ≦71.3 W (PoE++)

Operation

OPERATING TEMPERATURE
32 °F to 104 °F (0 °C to 40 °C)
STORAGE TEMPERATURE
–4 °F to +140 °F (–20 °C to +60 °C)
CEILING MOUNT
Yes (with Ceiling Bracket option)
TALLY LAMP
Left (x1)/Right (x1), Red/Green

Recording Format (Video)

XAVC INTRA
XAVC-I DCI4K 59.94p mode: VBR, MAX bit rate 600 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I DCI4K 50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 500 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I DCI4K 29.97p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 300 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I DCI4K 25p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 250 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I DCI4K 24p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 240 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I DCI4K 23.98p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 240 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 600 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I QFHD 50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 500 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I QFHD 29.97p mode: VBR, MAX bit rate 300 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I QFHD 25p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 250 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I QFHD 23.98p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 240 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I HD 59.94p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 222 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I HD 50p mode: CBG, MAX bit rate 223 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I HD 29.97p mode: CBG, MAX bit rate 111 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I HD 25p mode: CBG, MAX bit rate 112 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I HD 23.98p mode: CBG, MAX bit rate 89 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC LONG
XAVC-L QFHD 29.97p/25p/23.98p mode: VBR, MAX bit rate 100 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC, XAVC-L QFHD 59.94p/50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 150 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC, XAVC-L HD 29.97p/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p mode: VBR, MAX bit rate 50 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC, XAVC-L HD 29.97p/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p mode: VBR, MAX bit rate 35 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC

Recording Format (Audio)

RECORDING FORMAT (AUDIO)
LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels

Recording Frame Rate

XAVC INTRA
XAVC-I DCI4K mode:4096 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p, 24p, XAVC-I QFHD mode: 3840 x 2160/59.94p, 50P, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p, XAVC-I HD mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
XAVC LONG
XAVC-L QFHD mode: 3840 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p, XAVC-L HD 50 mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p, XAVC-L HD 35 mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

Recording/ Playback Time

XAVC INTRA
XAVC-I DCI4K/QFHD 59.94p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 30 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 15 minutes, XAVC-I DCI4K/QFHD 50p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 36 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 17 minutes, XAVC-I DCI4K/QFHD 29.97p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB): Approx. 60 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 29 minutes, XAVC-I DCI4K/QFHD 25p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB): Approx. 71 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 35 minutes, XAVC-I DCI4K 24p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB): Approx. 74 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 36 minutes, XAVC-I DCI4K/QFHD 23.98p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB): Approx. 74 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 36 minutes, XAVC-I HD 59.94p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB): Approx. 78 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 38 minutes, XAVC-I HD 50p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB): Approx. 78 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 38 minutes, XAVC-I HD 29.97p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB): Approx. 150 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 74 minutes, XAVC-I HD 25p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB): Approx. 150 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 74 minutes, XAVC-I HD 23.98p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB): Approx. 185 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 91 minutes,
XAVC LONG
XAVC-L QFHD 29.97p/25p/23.98p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB): Approx. 170 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 86 minutes, XAVC-L QFHD 59.94p/50p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB): Approx. 115 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 57 minutes, XAVC-L HD 50 /29.97p/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB): Approx. 320 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 155 minutes, XAVC-L HD 35 29.97p/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB): Approx. 430 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 210 minutes
PROXY AUDIO
XAVC Proxy: AAC-LC, 128 kbps, 2 channels
PROXY VIDEO
XAVC Proxy: Advanced Video Coding/H.264 High Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR 1920 x 1080, 9 Mbps

Camera Section

SENSOR TYPE
35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Pixels
Approx. 12.9 megapixels (total), Approx. 10.3 megapixels (effective)
BUILT-IN OPTICAL FILTERS
Clear, linear variable ND (1/4 ND to 1/128 ND)
SENSITIVITY
ISO 800/12800 (Cine EI mode, D55 Light source)
SHUTTER SPEED
64 frame to 1/8000 s

Slow and Quick Motion

XAVC-I
4096 x 2160: 1 to 60 frames (59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98)
XAVC-I/L
3840 x 2160: 1 to 60, 100, 120 frames (59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98), 1920 x 1080: 1 to 60, 100, 120, 150, 180, 200, 240 frames (59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98)

White Balance

WHITE-BALANCE MODES
Preset, Memory A (2,000K–15,000K)/ATW

Exposure

GAIN CONTROL
–3 to 30 dB (every 1 dB), AGC

Gamma

GAMMA CURVE
SDR Mode: S-Cinetone, Standard, Still, ITU709 / HDR mode: HLG_Live, HLG_Natural

Latitude

LATITUDE
15+ stop

Focus System

Type
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
FOCUS POINT
627 points
FOCUS AREA
Wide / Zone / Flexible Spot
OTHER FOCUS FEATURES
Eye AF (Human), Real-time Tracking AF, AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity, AF Transition Speed, Face detection (Face/Eye Priority, Face/Eye Only AF)

Pan/Tilt

PAN/TILT ANGLE
Pan: –170 deg. to 170 deg., Tilt: –30 deg. to 195 deg.,
PAN/TILT SPEED
Pan: 0.02 deg. to 60 deg./s, Tilt: 0.02 deg. to 60 deg./s
PAN/TILT OPERATION NOISE
NC35 or less

Other Features

PRESET POSITION
100
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM
QFHD/4K: 1.5x, HD: 2x

WebAPP

SUPPORTED OPERATION SYSTEMS
Windows 10 or later, macOS 10.15 or later, iPadOS 15 or later, Android 12 or later
SUPPORTED WEB BROWSERS
Windows: Google Chrome, Mac: Google Chrome/Safari, iPad: Google Chrome/Safari, Android: Google Chrome

Interface

TC INPUT/TC OUTPUT
BNC (x1), TC IN only
AUDIO INPUT
XLR-type 5-pin (female) (x1) line/mic/mic +48 V selectable, Mic Reference: –30 to –80 dBu
SDI OUTPUT
BNC (x1), 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI(Level A/B), HD-SDI
DC INPUT
DC jack (x1)
HDMI OUTPUT
Type-A connector (x1)
REMOTE
RJ-45 (OPTION) (x1), Red Tally IO/Green Tally IO
GENLOCK INPUT
BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
OPTICAL OUTPUT
SFP+ compliant
NETWORK
RJ-45 (LAN) (x1), 1000BASE-T
IR REMOTE CONTROL
Yes

Output Format

SDI
4096 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p / 3840 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p / 1920 x 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p, 29.97PsF, 25PsF
HDMI
4096 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p / 3840 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p / 1920 x 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p / 720 x 480: 59.94p / 720 x 576: 50p

Media

MEDIA TYPE
CFexpress Type A / SD card (x2)

Network/IP Streaming

PROTOCOLS (IPv6)
TCP, UDP, ICMPv6, HTTP, HTTPS, DHCPv6, DNS, mDNS, RTP/RTCP, RTSP, SRT, FTP, FTPS
PROTOCOLS (IPv4)
TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, HTTP, HTTPS, DHCP, DNS, mDNS, RTP/RTCP, RTSP, VISCA over IP, SRT, NDI|HX, FTP, FTPS
VIDEO RESOLUTION
4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 2048 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360
COMPRESSION FORMAT
H.264: High/Main/Baseline Profile, H.265: Main/Main10 Profile
MAXIMUM FRAME RATE
H.264/H.265: 59.94fps
BITRATE CONTROL MODE
CBR/VBR
BITRATE SETTING
512 Kbps–80 Mbps
NDI|HX CAPABILITY
Yes, optional

Accessibility

SCREEN READER
Yes (Language: English, Speed: 7 steps, Volume:15 steps)

Supplied Accessories

SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Body cap, HDMI cable fixing plate, REMOTE COMMANDER (RMT-RC1), AC Adapter, Power cord, Before Using This Unit, Warranty booklet

Features

Image of the full-frame sensor and the BIONZ XR

World’s first PTZ camera with full-frame sensor 

The FR7 features a back-illuminated 35-mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with approximately 10.3 effective megapixels, employing Sony’s advanced sensor technology in a pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) camera for the first time. The high-performance BIONZ XR image processing engine contributes to superb image quality with high sensitivity, smooth gradations and true-to-life colour with low noise. 

Illustration showing the latitude

Staggering latitude for powerful expression

The FR7 offers a wide 15+ stop latitude that prevents blown highlights and crushed shadows. In Cine EI mode, base sensitivity can be set to either ISO 800 or 12800 for a consistent look regardless of lighting conditions.

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Astounding image quality in low light 

The FR7 offers clean images even in low light by taking full advantage of the sensor’s high sensitivity. The ISO can be expanded as far as ISO 409600 when shooting in extreme low-light conditions.

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High-frame-rate shooting in 4K 120p 

Smooth 5x slow motion delivers creative possibilities, and the FR7 provides internal slow-motion capture at 4K resolution and a high 120 fps frame rate

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4K 60p 4:2:2 ten-bit output 

The FR7 supports clean, high-quality output via its HDMI and SDI OUT connectors. This makes it possible to record Apple ProRes 422 or Avid DNxHR® in 4K 60p 4:2:2 ten-bit format with compatible external recorders via an HDMI or SDI cable.

Illustration showing the difference between All-Intra and Long-GOP compression

4:2:2 ten-bit, All-Intra

The FR7 is capable of 4K internal recording to dual CFexpress Type A/SDXC card slots, with 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 colour sampling and either All-Intra or space-efficient Long-GOP compression. This makes it possible to push your colour grades further while still retaining natural gradation, for true editing freedom.  [1] All-Intra (All-I)   [2] Long-GOP  [3] Group of Pictures 

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Support for S-Log3/S-Gamut3 

S-Log3 gamma curve and S-Gamut3.Cine let you capture the full colour gamut and dynamic range available to the sensor, and make it easier to match up footage with shots from other Cinema Line cameras during post-production.

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S-Cinetone for cinematic images right out of camera 

Beautiful cinematic images can be created easily without the need for post-production. S-Cinetone produces the natural mid-tones essential to healthy-looking skin, plus soft colours and gorgeous highlights. 

Product image of E-mount lenses

A wide range of lenses to support visual storytelling

The FR7 features Sony’s E-mount, so you can choose lenses for your intended visual style. High-performance E-mount lenses support your creativity, including the superlative G Master series with its stunning resolution and bokeh; prime lenses; and ultra-telephoto lenses with focal lengths ranging from 12 mm to 1,200 mm

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Wide-ranging pan-tilt-zoom operation 

The FR7 incorporates smooth pan, tilt and zoom functionality that can be recalled to preset positions. The pan angle range is from –170° to +170°, and the tilt angle range is from –30° to +195° when used in normal upright orientation, or from –210° to +15° when suspended from a ceiling mount. Zoom speed is also variable. 

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A new Web App for total control

Even when the camera is mounted on the ceiling or in another hard-to-access location, operation is easy and intuitive. A new dedicated Web App uses the same menu format as the FX6. Pan, tilt, zoom, focus and record operations and all camera settings can be controlled from a tablet or a computer’s web browser

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Variable-speed camera movement

The FR7 supports variable-speed camera movement. Pan and tilt speed can be continuously varied from 0.02 degrees per second to 60 degrees per second, for flexible subject tracking and production scenarios.

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Quick-access preset positions

The supplied infrared remote controller, the dedicated FR7 Web App and the optional RM-IP500 remote controller allow up to 100 camera position presets to be recalled. Presets including camera direction, zoom and focus can be recalled at the touch of a button. 

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Clear Image Zoom for a flexible angle of view

The FR7 lets you vary your angle of view even with a relatively small amount of equipment on a shoot. It incorporates Sony’s Clear Image Zoom function, which allows zooming with minimal image degradation when using a non-powered zoom or a prime lens. 

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Fast Hybrid AF for reliable remote shooting 

Fast Hybrid AF locks onto the subject quickly and tracks tenaciously, even with remote shooting, shallow depth of field or low light. With wide coverage from 627 selectable phase-detection AF points, the camera can handle a huge volume of subject data in real time—ideal for fast-moving subjects. [1] Phase-detection AF coverage area

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Real-time Tracking/ Realtime Eye AF during remote shooting 

You can leave focusing to the camera and concentrate fully on composing your best shot. In the FR7’s Web App, Touch Tracking starts auto focus for your chosen subject, with Real-time Tracking. In addition, Real-time Eye AF automatically keeps pinpoint eye focus, even when the subject is looking up or down at a steep angle.

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Electronic Variable ND filter support for remote shooting

Remote exposure control with the built-in ND filter is possible. Sony’s 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. 

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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.

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Up to 100 cameras can be remotely operated 

With the FR7 it’s possible for a small number of staff members to operate a shoot with a multi-camera setup. The optional RM-IP500 advanced remote controller allows up to 100 cameras (10 groups with 10 cameras each) to be controlled remotely. 

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Tally lights facilitate multi-camera production 

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.

Close-up image of 12G SDI output

12G SDI BNC output/ HDMI type A 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. 

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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.     

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XLR 5-pin stereo 

This connector receives the output from an external microphone or audio device. Audio CH-1 and CH-2 are received via a single connector.

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Dual media slots for CFexpress Type A / SDXC 

The camera is equipped with dual media slots supporting CFexpress Type A memory cards and SDXC memory cards. With support for Sony’s latest VPG400 CFexpress Type A cards, you’ll also benefit from sustained recording performance for high-frame and high-bitrate shooting.

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Infrared remote controller

The FR7 is supplied with an infrared remote controller that can be used to control pan, tilt, zoom, focus, record, playback, standby on/off and other camera operations and settings. 

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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|HX enables a network connection to NDI-compatible devices such as switchers and media servers, supporting efficient live video production using Internet protocols.  

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TC IN connector

Receives timecode from an external device to be used for synchronization. 

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Option connector 

The “Option” connector coordinates tally-light signals with an external device. 

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Synchronization with external devices (Genlock) 

Receives synchronization signals from an external device for use in multi-camera setups. 

Illustration of PoE++

PoE++ 

The FR7 can be powered with an external PoE++ (Power over Ethernet Plus Plus) device via a standard network cable (CAT5e or higher), eliminating the need for separate power supply cabling.  [1] Network Switch  [2] FR7  [3] Data  [4] Power

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie