Sony activates beast mode with FR7 interchangeable E-mount PTZ camera

Sony FR7 PTZ camera
(Image credit: Sony)

Sony has announced the latest addition to its cinema line, the Sony FR7, an E-mount interchangeable lens PTZ camera with a full-frame image sensor and built-in pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) functionality, which is the world's first. Its versatile remote control and cinematic features open up creative possibilities in the studio, live production, and filmmaking settings.

If you're not familiar with the term, the best PTZ cameras provide pan/tilt and zoom functions for use in conferencing, video streaming, and broadcasting. It is the type of camera often used in reality TV productions such as Big Brother, or to broadcast a church service.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.