Sony Launches the FR7 Full-Frame ILC Robotic Camera


Sony Electronics launched the FR7, the World’s First Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera to Combine a Full-frame Image Sensor, Lens Interchangeability, and Remote Shooting Functionality. The ILME-FR7 is an E-mount interchangeable lens camera with a full-frame image sensor and built-in pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) functionality. It has a remote control and cinematic features that enables creative possibilities in studio, live production and filmmaking settings.

The FR7 features a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor Exmor R with approximately 10.3 effective megapixels and wide 15+ stop latitude in a pan tilt zoom (PTZ) camera. In addition to wide dynamic range, low noise, and cinematic full frame bokeh, this amazing sensor also delivers high sensitivity that allows ISO to be expanded up to 409,600 when shooting in low light.

The FR7 features Sony’s E-mount and can mount a wide range of E-mount lenses, including the G Master series. A choice of focal lengths ranging from 12 mm to 1200 mm gives users comprehensive creative control. The Sensitivity setting allows ISO to be expanded up to 409,600*4 when shooting in low light.
A 15+ stop latitude allows smooth highlights and low noise levels. Shooting up to 120fps 4K (QFHD) and 240 fps FHD slow-motion is possible.

With a new dedicated web application, you can manoeuvre the camera and all camera settings can be intuitively controlled from a tablet or computer web browser. Multiple people can monitor FR7 footage remotely at the same time. CFexpress Type A cards are particularly well suited to high bitrate 4K movie production, with high-speed write capability that ensures stable recording of high volume, high frame rate data.

The new FR7 will be available in November 2022 for approximately $9699.99 USD.

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