Sony FS7II Announced!

Sony has announced the new Sony FS7II 4K camera.

The FS7 II builds upon the original FS7 and offers many new features and improvements listed below.

The FS7 II is expected to start shipping in January 2017.

Sony PXW-FS7M2 FS7II Body $10,000

Sony PXW-FS7M2K FS7II Body with SELP-P18110G 18-110mm F4 Servo Lens Kit $13,000

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The original FS7 $8499 , PXW-FS7, will continue to be sold at a lower price point for customers who do not need the new features offered by the FSII.

The PXW-FS7K FS7 28-135mm kit is not longer available and is discontinued.

FS7II Improvements:

Electronic Variable ND Filter

Locking E-Mount with Rotating Collar.  No need to rotate lens.

FS7M2k includes new SELP18110G Super 35mm Servo Lens designed for documentary and film production

Telescopic Arm can be adjusted without tools

Telescopic Arm will be an optional upgrade for the original FS7

Tool-free mechanical design has been introduced to adjust the Smart Grip and viewfinder positions

10 user configurable buttons, 7 on the camera body and 3 on the handgrip

BT.2020 Wideo Color Gamut recording.  FS7 II records directly to ITU-R BT.2020

Updated Pop-Up LCD hood & Improved Eyepiece Hook

Updated XQD card slot that makes it easier to change cards, even when wearing gloves

Power LED light. This helps avoid accidentally leaving the camera on and draining the battery

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Sony also announced the QDG256 256GB memory card for use with FS7 and FS7II cameras.  Pricing and availability have not been announced at this time.

Sony QDG256

Check out some of the Sony FS7II videos below.

Sony a6500 (Alpha 6500) Digital Camera Body

Sony USA announces the new Sony a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body.  4K UHD internal recording at 30fps.  The Camera will begin shipping in early December 2016.  Review the information below and be sure to pre-order yours today!

Meet the α6500 — the APS-C interchangeable lens compact camera that puts the power to shoot professional-looking stills and movies solidly in your hands. An enhanced buffer for continuous shooting of up to 307 shots, in-camera 5-axis optical image stabilization, touchscreen control, super-speed AF and High-density Tracking AF Technology extend the range of your shooting capabilities.

Sony | α | α6500 – High quality 4K movie ”Tezutsu (Large hand-held Cylindrical) Fireworks”

For more specs visit our a6500 product page

And feel free to Contact Joe Kelly for shipping times and availability.

Joe Kelly
Media Consultant
(512) 440-1400 ext. 202

Texas Media Systems
4311 Medical Parkway
Austin, TX 78756

 

 

Sony Announces E PZ 18–110mm F4 G OSS Power Zoom Lens

Sony E PZ 18–110mm F4 G OSS

Sony has announced the SELP18110G E PZ 18-110mm G OSS Lens for Super 35 mm/APS-C professional 4K productions. With a constant maximum aperture of F4 and a lightweight design, the SELP18110G is perfect for run and gun, mobile and handheld camera work

Sony SELP18110G

One of the main features of the SELP18110G is its design and construction. Sony’s Smooth Motion Optics minimizes focus breathing, axial shift, and focus shift. These problems are commonly found on many DSLR lenses, but the SELP18110G helps to alleviate these complications.

The 18-110mm zoom offers a wide range of coverage frequently used for Super 35mm/APS-C 4K productions. It features lag-free manual zooms and smooth powered zooms without overshoot and undershoot. The direction of the zoom ring is switchable, and users are able to obtain a smooth, slow powered zoom with ease.

A compact, lightweight design makes this lens ideal for situations that require mobility for active handheld camera work.

The SELP18110G will be available soon for a retail price of $3499.99. Preorder yours from Texas Media Systems today!

SONY E PZ 18–110MM F4 G OSS LENS – $3499

 

 

Sony PXW-Z150 now IN STOCK at Texas Media Systems!

Sony PXW-Z150

Sony’s new 4K handy camcorder, the PXW-Z150, is in stock now at Texas Media Systems! The Z150 packs a punch with tons of professional features tucked away inside a small, handheld form factor. This camera has it all: 4K image quality, 120fps HFR Full-HD slow-motion and built-in advanced networking for live streaming and wireless workflow.

The first of its kind to feature a 1.0 inch type stacked CMOS sensor, the PXW-Z150 outputs brighter, higher resolution images with more bokeh when capturing a shallow depth of field. Record 4K QFHD (3840×2160) using the advanced XAVC Long GOP 100Mbps codec for broadcast-quality footage. The PXW-Z150 incorporates an optical 12x zoom lens and features Sony’s Clear Image Zoom which doubles magnification to 18x when shooting in 4K QFHD. When filming in HD magnification almost triples to 24x.

Sony Z150 Camcorder

The PXW-Z150 can record 120fps Full-HD, allowing users to obtain cinematic-quality slow-motion shots. Utilize various professional workflows with the ability to record XAVC, AVC/H.264, AVCHD 2.0, and MPEG-4 formats. A built-in four position ND filter negates the need to carry around extra filters.

Built-in Wi-Fi allows for live streaming and FTP connection. Pair the PXW-Z150 to your smartphone or tablet and control the camera via Wi-Fi Remote.

Sony Z150 4K HD Camcorder

The Sony PXW-Z150 is in stock now at Texas Media Systems. Call or stop by and purchase yours today, or purchase one online from our store here!

Still not convinced? Check out some test footage of the PXW-Z150 below and experience the quality for yourself!

You can also rent the Sony PXW-Z150 from Texas Media Systems TODAY! Check out our rental catalog here for pricing.

 

Sony’s New 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450 Targets Broadcasters

Sony 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450 Targets Broadcasters

During NAB 2016 Sony announced the new XDCAM PXW-Z450, the world’s first 4K shoulder camcorder. Using a specially-developed Exmor R 4K 2/3-inch type CMOS sensor, the PXW-Z450 is perfect for a vast array of 4K productions. The camera combines enhanced weight balance and low power consumption with field production features necessary for broadcasters.

Sony 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450
The Sony PXW-Z450 features a built-in wireless module, embedded RJ-45 Ethernet 100B-T connector and Near Field Communication (NFC) function for simple Wireless LAN setup and operation via a smartphone or tablet with Sony’s Content Browser Mobile™ application.

The PXW-Z450 is capable of multi-format recording and captures QFHD (3840×2160) at 50p/59.94p, as well as an array of HD formats including XAVC Intra, XAVC Long GOP, MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420. The camera accepts standard B4-mount lenses without the use of an adapter, making lens swapping easy and effortless.

Perfect for broadcast production and ENG freelance photographers, the PXW-Z450 supports pool feed functions (HD/SD-SDI), allowing broadcasters to record an external signal on an SxS card from another camera on-site without a portable deck. An “ONLINE button” allows users to transmit proxy clips or stream AV signals to other equipment connected on the network.

Sony 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450 Cameras
The PXW-Z450 supports a variety of Sony’s viewfinders, including the Full HD OLED HDVF-EL30 and HDVF-EL20.

Sony have yet to announce pricing for the PXW-Z450, which is said to be available by the end of 2016.

SONY PXW-Z450 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shooting in 4K and HD
  • Specially-developed 4K sensor for B4 lenses
  • Low power and ergonomic design
  • Excellent network connectivity

To learn more about the Sony XDCAM PXW-Z450, click here.

 

Sony Announces FS RAW Upgrade for PXW-FS5 (NOW AVAILABLE!)

Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System

Sony has released the CBKZ-FS5RIF $600 Update for the PXW-FS5 and PXW-FS5K that enables 2K and 4K RAW recording via the 3G SDI port out to a compatible recorder such as the Odyssey7Q+ or Atomos Shogun.

4K RAW output
The CBKZ-FS5RIF upgrade licence allows the PXW-FS5 to output 4K (4096×2160) RAW at 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p and 59.94p, recording to the AXS-R5 external recorder attached with the HXR-IFR5 interface unit (sold separately), or with a compatible recorder such as the Odyssey7Q+.

Simultaneous XAVC HD internal recording
While outputting 4K/2K RAW to the AXS-R5, it is possible to simultaneously record XAVC HD on SD memory cards in the camcorder’s internal dual media slots.

4K cached RAW output
Approximately 4 seconds of cached 4K RAW can be output at 100 or 120 fps as 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p or 59.94p.

Continuous high speed 2K RAW output
You can output continuous 2K RAW at 100, 120, 200 or 240 fps as 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p or 59.94p.

The CBKZ-FS5RIF RAW Update for the PXW-FS5 and PXW-FS5K requires Version 2.0 Firmware which is now available for download here. This update includes an auto ND function that changes the strength of the electronic ND filter so that exposure can be adjusted without effecting aperture of shutter speed values. There is also expanded zebra function and GPS capability. Firmware Version 2.0 is a free update.

Purchase the CBKZ-FS5RIF FS RAW Interface Upgrade License from Texas Media Systems!

Download the Sony Firmware Update Version 2.0 for PXW-FS5 and PXW-FS5K

Purchase the Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System

Purchase the Sony PXW-FS5K XDCAM Super 35 Camera w/ 18-105mm Lens

 

Obtain Broadcast-Quality Zoom Controls on the Sony FS5 with the VariZoom VZ-Rock

Sony FS5 with the VariZoom VZ-Rock

Get the most out of your Sony PXW-FS5 with the VariZoom VZ-Rock! VariZoom’s most popular LANC unit offers the finest degree of control and a complete feature set! With its wide-sweep zoom rocker, the VZ-Rock combines the attributes of broadcast controls with a compact, affordable design. Also included are record, focus control, Auto/Manual focus switch, onscreen data toggle, rec search, standby control, and LED indicator.

VariZoom VZ-Rock
The VariZoom VZ-Rock is compatible with LANC Sony & Canon Cameras.

The VZ-Rock LANC camera lens zoom control utilizes a pressure-sensitive, side-to-side rocker switch, much like one would find in broadcast lens controls. This rocker has a greater range of motion for a finer degree of zoom control. Greater control means smoother zooms at more accurate speeds. Maintaining a constant speed is a breeze on the VZ-Rock, producing a more professional-looking result than the standard zoom controls on the FS5!

VZ-Rock LANC camera Lens

Paring the VZ-Rock with the Sony PXW-FS5 makes the perfect set-up for any type of production. Attach the VZ-Rock to the arm of a tripod, and use it to quickly and easily access many of the major camera functions without having to touch the camera. Zoom in and out, quickly focus your shot, and then press record/pause all from one convenient device!

SONY PXW-FS5 XDCAM SUPER 35 CAMERA SYSTEM

SONY PXW-FS5K XDCAM SUPER 35 CAMERA W/ 18-105MM LENS

SONY PMW-F55 & PXW-FS5 CAMERA BUNDLE

 

Sony FS7 Firmware Update 3.0 Released – RAW fixes + more

Sony FS7 Firmware Version 3.0

Sony has released the long awaited 3.0 firmware update for the Sony FS7. The update, which dropped this morning, has addressed a number of issues users were having with the camera, and made some overall improvements to the user experience.

Perhaps the most anticipated part of the update, Sony has improved their FS-RAW image quality and operation stability. Many users were having issues with frame drops and image processing in the previous version, but will be glad to know that this update addresses those issues.

Sony FS7 Firmware Update 3.0

New Features & Improvements:

1.) Focus Magnification function is improved.
– Support for magnification area position adjustment
– Magnification resolution improvement
2.) Support for “2K Full”, “2K Center” setting in Image Scan Mode
3.) Support for Interval Recording function
4.) Expand lowest value of Zebra level to 0%
5.) Support for Noise Suppression setting in Cine EI mode
6.) Video Signal Monitor usability is improved.
7.) The operability of “Iris setting” using the “Iris dial” and the “assignable dial” is improved.
8.) FS-RAW image quality and operation stability improvement
9.) Overall stability and operability of the camera is improved

Sony plans to continue support for the FS7, and will be involved in ongoing firmware updates for the foreseeable future; so watch this space as we keep you posted on any future developments.