Sony India launches the FR7, the world’s first PTZ camera to combine a full-frame image sensor, lens interchangeability, and remote shooting functionality
Sony India announced the latest addition to its Cinema Line, the ILME-FR7, an E-mount interchangeable lens camera with a full-frame image sensor and built-in pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) functionality. Its versatile remote control and cinematic features open creative possibilities in studio, live production and filmmaking settings.
A high-performance full-frame image sensor and the expressive scope of Sony’s extensive E-mount lens lineup work with remote pan/tilt/zoom control, high flexibility in zoom capability and wide angle shooting to break through location and space limitations. It also offers the cinematic look and operability that have made Sony digital cinema cameras push the boundaries of the filmmaking industry, plus versatile connectivity and efficient multi camera workflow support.
Mukesh Srivastava, Head Digital Imaging Business Sony India said “The cinematic look and feel of the content is fast becoming a requirement in the broadcasting and live production industry as it opens new avenues to share a narrative. The new FR7 camera is the definitive answer to this trend with its PTZ and Cinematic features. It comes with an integrated, remotely controllable pan and tilt mechanism and with the flexibility to be used with a wide range of lenses. FR7 is going to change the way events are covered in reality shows such as house of worship, entertainment shows, sports, music concerts etc.”
Uncompromised image quality in a PTZ form factor
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 for the first time. 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 409600 when shooting in low light. The FR7 features Sony’s E-mount and can mount a wide range of E-mount lenses2, including the G Master™ series with stunning resolution and bokeh effect. A choice of focal lengths ranging from 12 mm to 1200 mm gives users comprehensive creative control.
Variable PTZ movements for smooth camera work
Pan and tilt speed can be continuously varied from 0.02 degrees per second to 60 degrees per second, supporting a wide range of stable and smooth camera movements. The pan angle range is from -170° to +170°, and the tilt angle range is from -30° to +195°.
Price and Availability
The ILME-FR7 camera will be available in India from 31st January 2023 onwards, price available on request.
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