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Sony FS-700 Cinema Camera

The NEX-FS700UK is equipped with a new 4K Exmor Super 35 CMOS sensor (Total 11.6 million pixels) capable of cranking at up to 960 frames per second. This high-speed readout chip is optimized for motion picture shooting, producing exceptional image fidelity with high sensitivity, low noise and minimal aliasing.

FS series camera’s E-mount is designed to accept virtually all 35mm SLR, DSLR and cinematography lenses, with the use of simple, inexpensive third party adapters sold separately -without optical degradation-. FS series camera owners are able to continue to use their existing 35mm lenses and add more lenses without being limited to a particular lens brand or mount type.

The NEX-FS700UK started as a 4K sensor Super 35mm camcorder capable of a vast array of high frame rate (HFR) and recording options to the superb on-board AVC-HD recording capability. The NEX-FS700U now features an upgrade that enables full 2K RAW up to 240fps or 4K RAW up to 60fps recording to Sony’s AXS-R5 RAW recorder. This “open architecture” update also enables 2K & 4K recordings onto compatible third party recorders.

Recording Media

  • A "Class 10" or faster SD card is required for use in the FS-700.

Operator Manual

Operation Notes

Slow Motion

Everyone wants to try the slow-motion first!

  1. Press the "S&Q" button on the side of the camera to change between "Slow & Quick Motion", and "Super Slow Motion"
    • Slow & Quick Motion allows framerates from 1 - 60fps
    • Super Slow Motion allows framerates from 100 - 960fps
  2. When you have selected the mode that you want, press-and-hold the "S&Q" button to enter the framerate selection mode
    • Adjust with the up/down arrows on the upper control surface, and press the center-select button to set.


  • Sound is only recorded when the camera is at 100% (standard) framerate
  • When you stop recording in "S&Q" mode, the camera needs to dump the internal memory to the SD card to output the video. Depending on the framerate and resolution, this could take up to 6 minutes of real time.
  • You can adjust the operation of the start/stop record trigger in the camera menu. "Start Trigger" is a good setting to begin with.
  • If you record at 480fps or higher, the image quality will be degraded from standard HD.
  • Good slow motion requires extra lighting on your subject.

EF Mount Lens Adapter


  • No manual control? Do you have the "auto/manual" switch on the back of the camera set to "auto"?
  • No autofocus or servo-zoom? The FS-700 does not support auto-focus or servo zoom for the Canon lenses we are using.
  • Slow formatting of SD cards? Ensure you're not using the "Empty" operation, which overwrites memory cards with random data to prevent recovery. Usually just doing a regular format is enough.