• Webcode: 453040 • Mfr: ILME-FR7
Product Highlights
  • Up to UHD 4K120 Video Support
  • Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Full-Frame Format
  • 12G-SDI, HDMI & Streaming Output
  • Electronic Variable ND Filter
  • Smooth, Slow Pan & Tilt Movement
  • IR Remote, IP & Web App Control
  • Genlock, Timecode & Tally Lamps
  • E Mount
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FR7 | Cinema Line Full-Frame PTZ Camera

Cinematography meets robotics

The world’s first full-frame ILC robotic camera

The FR7 provides smooth pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) control coupled with a full-frame image sensor and a high-quality E-mount lens line-up. Focal length and shallow depth of field provide creative freedom and combine with remote PTZ control capability to open a new world of creative potential.

  • 4K/120p
  • XAVC-I 4:2:2 10bit

Capture the world from new angles

Remote control for creative camera placement 

With its integrated, remotely controllable pan and tilt mechanism, the FR7 can be mounted on the ceiling or in other out-of-the-way locations. Follow your subjects or instantly recall pre-composed shot framings, for unprecedented creative potential.

Innovative remote control 

With a newly developed Web App that enables easy access via QR code or URL input, you can set up the FR7 from a tablet or a PC through a web browser. You can also use the optional RM-IP500 for precise joystick-controlled pan, tilt and zoom operation.

Advanced technology for cinematic expression

Bearing the Cinema Line name, the FR7 incorporates key features that support cinematic expression. The FR7 features a back-illuminated 35 mm full-frame CMOS image sensor for the first time in a pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) camera. Also the BIONZ XR™ contributes to superb image quality with high sensitivity, smooth gradations, and true-to-life colour. 

Limitless creativity with E-mount lenses

The FR7 features Sony's E-mount and can be used with all E-mount lenses. These include the superlative G Master series, known for its stunning resolution and beautiful bokeh. A choice of focal lengths ranging from 12 mm to 1200 mm gives you comprehensive creative control.

Superb, cinematic imagery

Cinema Line image quality

The FR7's "Cinema Line" name identifies it as part of a renowned line-up of creative tools designed to unleash the true power of visual storytelling. It provides Custom and Cine EI modes that adjust camera operation to your workflow while maintaining consistency with other Cinema Line cameras. 

Staggering latitude for powerful expression

The FR7 offers wide 15+ stop latitude to prevent 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. 

Astounding image quality in low light 

The FR7 offers cleaner images in low light by taking full advantage of the sensor’s size and high sensitivity. ISO can be expanded as far as ISO 409600 when shooting in extremely low light conditions such as live concerts. 

Slow motion for extensive creative possibilities 

Smooth 5x slow motion provides extensive creative possibilities, making every moment clearer and more dramatic. The FR7 allows internal slow-motion capture at up to 120 fps in 4K resolution, and up to 240 fps in full HD. 

4K 60p 4:2:2 10-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 10-bit format with compatible external recorders via an HDMI or SDI cable.

Support for S-Log3/S-Gamut3

The optional S-Log3 gamma curve and S-Gamut3.Cine let you capture the full colour gamut and dynamic range available to the sensor. They enable the retention of information in both highlights and shadows for flexibility in post-production.

All-Intra recording for precise motion capture 

The FR7 is capable of 4K internal recording with 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 colour sampling with All-Intra and Long-GOP compression. This makes it possible to push your colour grades further while still retaining natural gradation, for true editing freedom.     

An instant cinematic look with S-Cinetone™

S-Cinetone produces the natural mid-tones essential to healthy-looking skin, plus soft colours and gorgeous highlights. Beautiful cinematic images can be created in-camera, without extra colour grading.

Express your vision with E-mount lenses

A wide variety of lenses to deliver your vision

The FR7 features Sony's E-mount and can be used with high-quality E-mount lenses, including the superlative G Master series, known for its stunning resolution and softly dissolving bokeh. A choice of focal lengths ranging from 12 mm to 1200 mm gives you full creative control.

Exquisite, impressive bokeh

Taking advantage of the camera's full-frame sensor and Sony’s extraordinary line-up of lenses, you can create expressive bokeh effects with a shallow depth of field – an impossibility with other PTZ cameras. Using a prime lens such as an F1.2 lens will help achieve cinematic-style visual effects where the subject stands out from the background dramatically. 

The advantages of Sony’s lenses for video shooting 

The best camera deserves the best lenses. Discover four unique advantages in using Sony’s E-mount lenses for video shooting. The combination of Sony's lenses and the FR7 will enhance your video creation experience. 

Lens support rods

Two lens rods provided below the camera head allow attachment of standard 15 mm rod mountable accessories.

Explore the possibilities with remote PTZ

Smooth pan, tilt and zoom operation

Capture the scene from any angle

The FR7 incorporates smooth pan, tilt and zoom functionality that can be remotely controlled, or 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. 

A full-featured dedicated Web App

With a new dedicated Web App, you can use a tablet or a computer's web browser to pan, tilt, zoom, focus, record, and adjust all camera settings. You can access cameras in hard-to-reach locations with easy setup using each camera’s unique QR code. The Web App uses the same menu format as the FX6 for intuitive operation.

High-performance remote controller RM-IP500

The FR7 can be paired with Sony's RM-IP500 remote controller for PTZ cameras, providing precise joystick-controlled pan, tilt and zoom operation. Speed adjustment knobs let you set the speed of pan, tilt, zoom and focus operations suitable for the subject and setting. Zoom can be controlled either via the joystick or a seesaw lever. 

Multi-camera shooting

Expand your creative options

The FR7 supports multi-camera production with just a small staff. It can be mounted on a tripod, on the ceiling, or in limited-access locations so that subjects can be unobtrusively followed and recorded from a range of viewpoints. A single RM-IP500 remote control unit can be used for a setup of up to 100 FR7 cameras (10 groups of 10 cameras).

Fine-tuned control over 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.

Up to 100 preset camera positions

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

Clear Image Zoom to refine your angle of view 

The FR7 includes Sony's Clear Image Zoom function, giving you the option to zoom into your subject with minimal image degradation even when using a non-powered zoom lens or prime lens. 

Reliable autofocus for remote shooting

For remote setting, the FR7 locks onto fast-moving subjects quickly and tracks them tenaciously even in low light, using 627 selectable phase-detection AF points and the powerful BIONZ XR processor.

Real-time Tracking for remote shooting

Concentrate on composition and leave focusing up to the camera. In the FR7’s Web App, Touch Tracking starts autofocus for your chosen subject, complete with Real-time Tracking for professional and efficient production. 

Real-time Eye AF for remote shooting 

Underpinned by the BIONZ XR processor, the FR7 offers reliable AF performance, indispensable for remote shooting. Pinpoint eye focus tracks an eye even when subjects are looking up or down at a steep angle. 

Electronic Variable ND Filter for smooth remote operation 

Sony's built-in electronic variable ND (neutral density) filter allows exposure control at a distance, for smooth operation in a remote setup. It allows seamless ND adjustment from 1/4 to 1/128 to control exposure remotely, and depth of field can be conveniently controlled while maintaining a consistent exposure.

Breathing compensation

The FR7 includes a Breathing Compensation function that minimises unwanted changes in angle of view, for better looking focus transitions. With compatible lenses, the angle of view is automatically kept consistent even when focusing, making it possible to achieve smooth and dramatic focusing effects. 

Tally lights to facilitate multi-camera production

The FR7's red and green tally lights make it easy to identify which camera is currently active (on-air) in a multi-camera setup. A red tally light can identify the on-air camera while a green tally light indicates the preview camera. 

Supplied infrared remote controller 

The infrared remote controller included with the FR7 controls pan, tilt, zoom and focus (with presets available) as well as recording and playback. 

Dedicated ceiling mount bracket CIB-PCM1

The FR7 is compatible with the CIB-PCM1 ceiling mount bracket for easy overhead setup. The "Ceiling" option in the Web App flips the control directions, for natural operation even with the camera mounted upside down. 

Connectivity to match creative workflows

Outstanding connectivity

Interfaces and IP transmission methods for a wide range of use cases

The FR7 provides excellent connectivity for video output, IP streaming, and synchronisation with other devices. HDMI video output can be used for real-time monitoring, while SDI video output delivers a RAW signal to an external recording device. Camera control, video and audio transfer, and power supply can be carried out via a single LAN cable.

Connecting to external devices

Easily connect to external devices to provide timecode synchronisation, control tally light signals, and coordinate synchronisation signals in multi-camera setups. 

  • TC IN connector
    Receives timecode from an external device to be used for synchronisation.

  • "Option" connector
    Connects tally light signals to an external device.

  • GENLOCK connector
    Receives synchronisation signals from an external device for use in multi-camera setups.

 

Power supply 

  • LAN and PoE++ connector
    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.

  • DC IN connector 
    If not using PoE++, the supplied AC adaptor connects to the FR7's "DC IN" connector to power the unit. The cord clamp on the rear panel of the FR7 can be used to prevent the power cable from being accidentally unplugged. 

 

IP streaming made easy

Support for multiple protocols to meet your streaming needs 

RTSP streaming allows 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. And NDI|HX connects to NDI compatible devices such as switchers and media servers, supporting efficient live video production using Internet protocols.

Sony and the environment 

A zero environmental footprint is Sony's goal 

Pursuing a sustainable product ecosystem 

Inspired by the beauty of the world, Sony is taking on the challenge of doing their part to help preserve the Earth, to allow creators to produce even more beautiful and creative imagery. With a goal of achieving a zero environmental footprint across the entire Sony Group by the year 2040, we are pursuing numerous initiatives for the environment. 

What's Included

FR7 Cinema Line Full-Frame PTZ Camera
Body Cap
HDMI Cable Fixing Plate
RMT-RC1 Remote Commander
AC Adaptor
Power Cord
Instructions (Before Using This Unit)
Warranty Booklet

Reviews

Product Specifications

FR7 Cinema Line Full-Frame PTZ Camera

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: AVC/H.264 High Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR 1920 x 1080, 9 Mbps

Camera

 
SENSOR TYPE 35mm 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 (1/4ND to 1/128ND)
SENSITIVITY ISO 800/12800 (Cine EI mode, D55 Light source)
SHUTTER SPEED 64 frame to 1/8000 sec.

Slow & 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 (2000K-15000K)/ATW

Exposure

 
GAIN CONTROL -3 to 30 dB (every 1dB), 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.~170 deg., Tilt: -30 deg.~195 deg.
PAN/TILT SPEED Pan: 0.02 deg.~60 deg./s, Tilt: 0.02deg.~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+ comliant
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

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

General

 
LENS MOUNT E-mount

Physical Specs

 
WEIGHT Approx. 4.6 kg (10 lb 2.3 oz.)
* Body only
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) Approx. 227 x 289 x 233 mm (9 x 11 1/2 x 9 1/4")
* Body without protrusions

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