IBC 2014: Sony has launched the PXW-FS7, the first 4K XDCam camera to feature a Super35 CMOS sensor.

The camera is capable of shooting in 4K Quad Full HD (QFHD) and super slow-motion Full HD.

Sony said the latest addition to its XDCam family has been designed for documentary, music video, online content creators and corporate filmmakers.

The PXW-FS7 has an 11.6 million-pixel Super35 Exmor CMOS sensor and is capable of 422 10-bit sampling up to 600 Mbit/s, with support for recording formats including XAVC Intra, Long GOP, MPEG HD422.

A firmware upgrade to add Apple ProRes 422 will be available by early 2015.

“Filmmakers around the world have told us they want a package which links high quality codecs, unlimited slow and quick-motion recording and the flexibility to switch between various lenses, but without the need for a rig,” said Sony Professional Europe strategic marketing manager Bill Drummond.

“We’ve built the PXW-FS7 to give customers a vast range of production, style and format choices in a form factor which allows the operator to do it all, right from their shoulder.”