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A Quick FS700 High Speed Test (23-07-12)


With the recent arrival of the Sony FS700 cameras, we took the opportunity to shoot a high speed test – focussing on its 400fps capability. The camera is said to perform best at up to 200/240fps, however we were rather impressed at these preliminary tests shot at 400fps, with not a great deal of aliasing noticeable.

Super Slow Motion frame rates currently available on the FS700 are:

In 50Hz: 100, 200, 400, 800 fps.
In 60Hz: 120, 240, 480, 960 fps.

As well as pre-set Slow and Quick speeds, up to 50fps in 50Hz, 60fps in 60Hz.

As expected, 800fps shows a significant degradation in image quality.

We shot this test while also trialling the new Canon EF to Sony E Mount adaptor from Metabones, which is a solid adaptor between the two mounts and allows for iris control through the camera, although at this stage auto-focus is still unavailable. Our shot of the sparks flying off the angle grinder was shot from behind transparent plastic for protection.

Click here to find out more about the Sony FS700.