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Sony PXW-FS5 4K Camcorder


For shoots where quality is everything, revel in the FS5's Super 35 Exmor sensor and capture at 100Mbps 4K
  • 4K Super35 "Exmor" Sensor
  • Shoot 100Mbps 4K with XAVC codec
  • High frame rates up to 240fps
  • Dual SD Media card slots
  • LAN port for live streaming
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Exc VAT Price £4,295.00
Inc VAT Price £5,154.00
Cat no. SONY-PXW-FS5



In a nutshell
Announced at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam, the Sony PXW-FS5 packs a lot of punch for its small, compact size. For shoots where quality is everything, revel in the FS5’s Super 35 Exmor sensor and capture at 100 Mbps 4K (3840x2160 pixels) with Sony’s advanced XAVC long GOP recording system.

There’s also the option to switch to full HD (1920x1080 pixels) recording at up to 60p XAVC 10bit 4:2:2 50mbps. The 8-second cache-recording eradicates mistimed shots, which would have caused extra takes, as well as allowing users to pick out footage at the exact time required.

11.6 million total pixels and 8.8 million effective pixels deliver hugely impressive 4K resolution. But even when capturing in HD, you’ll get the sort of detail and image texture that other HD sensors simply cannot match.

In the hands
In terms of portability, the Sony PXW-FS5 really does excel, with its small, compact frame weighing in at only 0.8KG. The lightweight nature of the PXW-FS5 means it can shoot in any situation, whether that’s tricky, tight and hard to reach places or wide-open plains. This model gives you ultimate mobility. Sony’s FS5 should sit comfortably against your chest supported by your right hand, with all the controls at your fingertips. The chassis is superbly balanced making it easy to shoot from high to low angles.

All the key functions have been placed at your fingertips, from the electronic zoom lever through to assignable dials. It’s evident from the considered ergonomic design that some serious planning has gone into the architecture of the Sony PXW FS5. The smart grip is located as close to the centre of gravity as possible to avoid camera roll and the smart grip angle can conveniently be adjusted with one press and turn. Shooting parameters can be changed quickly without having to take your eyes off the screen thanks to direct menu options displayed on-screen.

The FS5 has the option to add or remove components like the grip and LCD viewfinder quickly, without the aid of special tools. The LCD viewfinder can conveniently be mounted in no less than 9 locations. The Sony FS5 has standard 1/4-inch screw holes located on the handle, top and bottom of the body, to support mounting a drone, gimbal or an underwater camera. For a tripod mount, there’s both 1/4 and 3/8-inch screw holes on the bottom.

Ideal for
The Sony PXW-FS5 is a radical new design, which really comes to the fore in the most demanding conditions. Lightweight but tough, the magnesium chassis ensures high rigidity and also includes an advanced cooling system.

The PXW-FS5 offers 4K internal recording, super slow-motion and with its small form factor, it’s perfect for videographers working in weddings, events, corporate, documentary and just about any video production requiring high mobility and flexibility. Utilising affordable SDXC recording media and BP-U style batteries, with the versatility of the Sony E-mount lens system, the PXW-FS5 is the perfect tool for budget shooters who are looking to future-proof their productions, or those looking for the ultimate grab and go camera solution. 

Key Features you need to know about
The Sony SF5 is the world’s first Super 35mm camcorder with built-in electronic variable ND filters, increasing depth of field capability. Setting it aside from models with conventional optical ND filters, the electronic filters can be controlled from 1/4 ND to 1/128 ND. Without needing to change filters in variable light conditions, the Sony SF5 is ideal for fast moving shoots.

The baby brother to the PXW-FS7, the Sony FS5 shares the same Super 35 CMOS sensor with an astonishing 14 stops of exposure latitude. This also provides superb grayscale rendition without crushing shadow detail or blowing out highlight detail.

The Sony FS5 is networked for maximum mobility. Live streaming is available from any event via Wi-Fi or built-in wired LAN. You can control the camcorder from your smartphone or tablet, and built-in NFC provides one-touch authentication with other appropriate devices.

The Sony PXW-FS5 offers the highly flexible Sony Alpha mount system. The E-mount system provides unrivalled compatibility with Sony lenses and a range of third party lenses. With a third party adapter, the E-mount system can also take cinema and SLR lenses, along with Sony’s E-mount and A-mount lenses.

Sony PXW-FS5 Highlights
  • 4K Super 35 CMOS sensor
  • 14 stops dynamic range
  • Full HD 10bit 422 recording up to 60fps continuous and 240fps slow-motion in 8 seconds burst
  • 1/128 built-in variable electronic neutral density filters
  • Exceptional sensitivity
  • Sony E-mount – wide range of other lenses available via adapter
  • A-mount flexibility
  • Dual SD media card slots for relay or backup recording
  • Wi-Fi and NFC built-in
  • LAN port for live streaming
  • Ultimate mobility
  • Adaptable design
  • Lightweight, robust, handheld design
  • Clear image zoom
  • Centre scan mode
  • Accurate OLED viewfinder




    Imaging SystemSensor
    Super 35mm Single-Chip 11.6MP Exmor CMOS
    Effective Picture Size (H x V)3840 x 2160
    LCD Monitor3.5" / 8.8 cm
    Approx: 1.56M dots
    Viewfinder0.39" / 0.99 cm OLED
    Approx: 1.44M dots
    ND FilterVariable: 1/4 to 1/128
    Presets: Clear, 1/4, 1/26, 1/64
    SensitivityISO Rating: 3200 (S-Log3 Gamma)
    Lux: 2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance
    Video Gamma: T14(3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p mode, 3200K)`
    Min. Illumination60i: 0.16 lx (iris f/1.4, gain auto, shutter speed 1/24)
    50i: 0.18 lx (iris f/1.4, gain auto, shutter speed 1/25)
    S/N Ratio57 db (Y) (typical)
    Recording FormatXAVC Long
    100Mb/s: 3840 x 2160p 29.97 / 25 / 23.98
    60Mb/s: 3840 x 2160p 29.97 / 25 / 23.98
    50Mb/s: 1920 x 1080p 59.94 / 50 / 29.97 / 25 / 23.98
    50Mb/s: 1920 x 1080i 59.94 / 50
    50Mb/s: 1280 x 720p 59.94 / 50
    35Mb/s: 1920 x 1280p 59.94 / 50 / 29.97 / 25 / 23.98
    25Mb/s: 1920 x 1080i 59.94 / 50
    XAVC Proxy
    H.264 / AVC
    4:2:0 8-bit
    MP4 wrapper
    1280 x 720: 3 to 6Mb/s
    640 x 360: 1 to 3Mb/s
    28Mb/s (PS): 1920 x 1080p 59.94 / 50
    24Mb/s (FX): 1920 x 1080p 29.97 / 25 / 23.98
    24Mb/s (FX): 1920 x 1080i 59.94 / 50
    24Mb/s (FX): 1280 x 720p: 59.94 / 50
    17Mb/s (FH): 1920 x 1080p 29.97 / 25 / 23.98
    17Mb/s (FH): 1920 x 1080i 59.94 / 50
    17Mb/s (FH): 1280 x 720p: 59.94 / 50
    9Mb/s (HQ): 1280 x 720p: 59.94 / 50
    Audio Recording FormatXAVC Long
    Linear PCM 2 ch, 24-bit, 48kHz
    Linear PCM 2 ch, 16-bit, 48kHz
    Dolby digital 2ch, 16-bit, 48kHz
    Shutter Speed60i: 1/8 to 1/10,000
    50i/24p:1/6 to 1/10,000
    Gain Selection0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24,27, 30dB, AGC
    Gamma CurveSelectable
    White BalancePreset
    Memory A
    Memory B (1500K-50000K)/ATW
    Slow & Quick Motion Function3840 x 2160 30p: Frame rate selectable 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30
    3840 x 2160 25p: Frame rate selectable 1, 2, 3, 6, 12, 25
    1920 x 1080 60i: Frame rate selectable 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60
    1920 x 1080 50i: Frame rate selectable 1, 2, 3, 6, 12, 25, 50
    Super Slow Motion60i: Frame rate selectable ( 120, 240, 480, 960)
    50i: Frame rate selectable ( 100, 240, 400, 800)
    WiFi CompatibleFormat: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
    Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
    Security: WEP / WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
    NFC: NFC Forum Type 3 Tag Compliant
    Media Card Slots1 x MS/SD (dual Memory Stick/SD)
    1 x SD
    Input and Output ConnectorsAudio Input
    2 x 3-pin XLR
    Line/mic/mic +48
    SDI Output
    1 x BNC HD/3G-SDI
    HDMI 2.0
    1 x Type A
    1 x Multi/Micro (composite video integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack)
    1 x Stereo mini jack
    Stereo mini jack (F2.5 mm)
    Wired LAN
    1 x RJ-45 (100Base-TX/10Base-T
    Accessory ShoeMulti-Interface (MI) shoe
    Power RequirementBattery Pack: 14.4 VDC
    AC Adapter: 12 VDC
    Power ConsumptionNTSC: Approx 11.8W
    PAL: Approx 11.5W
    Note: While recording with LCD on, EVF off, when external device connector is not used.
    TemperatureOperating: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage: -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C)
    DimensionsBody Only: 4.50 x 5.13 x 6.88" / 11.43 x 13.02 x 17.46 cm (approx)
    Body, Lens & Accessories: 7.38 x 8.63 x 6.88" / 18.73 x 21.91 x 17.46 cm (with 18 to 105mm lens, lens hood, large eyecup, LCD viewfinder, top handle, grip)
    WeightBody Only: 29.2 oz / 827.8 g
    Body, Lens & Accessories: 4.9 lb / 2.23 kg (with 18 to 105mm lens, lens hood, large eyecup, LCD viewfinder, top handle, grip)
    PXW-FS5 Body Only
    Handle x 1
    Grip Remote x 1
    LCD viewfinder x 1
    Accessory shoe kit (accessory shoe x 1, accessory shoe plate x 1, screws x 4
    USB cable x 1
    AC adaptor x 1 (AC-UES1230)
    Power cord (qty is different for countries)
    Wireless remote commander x 1 (RMT-845)
    LCD Protector x1
    CD-ROM "Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder" x 1
    Operating Guide x 2
    BP-U30 battery pack x 1
    BC-U1 battery charger x 1



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