The FS700, aka “Captured Unicorn” is the FS100 on steroids. 4k capture through external device, ND filters (HUGE), and high frame rates beyond 60p! It looks like 240/480 at 1080p, and up to 960fps in a crop mode! This could be the first camera that brings high frame rates at a high quality into an S35 system under 10k.
After using the FS100 for the past few months, I’m intrigued by the FS700. There’s a lot I like about the FS100, especially coming from a DSLR. XLR audio inputs, full HDMI out.. a sony E-mount (which, at first I didn’t like, but with the long list of adapters that work with it, I’ve grown to like this system).
One of the primary benefits of the 100 is the low light capabilities, as seen below. Zero lights, dark nights, and the FS100 pulls it off.
Natural light can be explored in a new way, which is a very cool way to think about shooting (though traditional lighting technique is irreplaceable). I’ve lit an interview with a 60w edison bulb for a key…
I hope to see similar low light performance on the FS700, though I wonder how the increased resolution will impact the size of photosites, and therefore the low light performance.
Will be at NAB 2012, ready to fiddle around with it!