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Sony PMW-F55 4K Camera


Features an amazing Sony 4K Super35 sensor for gorgeous, super-sampled HD, 2K and 4K with future update for 4K RAW
  • 14 stops dynamic range
  • Native FZ-Mount and PL-Mount Adapter
  • Global shutter
  • Full HD, 2K or 4K internal recording
  • 16-bit RAW 2K/4K output to Sony AXS-R5 RAW recorder

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Exc VAT Price £23,868.10
Inc VAT Price £28,641.72
Cat no. PMW-F55

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  • Quick Menu using the high-resolution sub-display
  • Improved viewfinder zebras - extended range (0 - 107% on Zebra1 and 0 - 109% on Zebra 2)
  • Simultaneous 4K/UHD XAVC Recording + Full HD MPEG2 50Mbps 4:2:2 onto SxS Pro+ Card
  • Rec. 2020 Color Space in Custom Mode

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PMW-F55/F5 Firmware Version V7.01 Released - January 2016 Download V7.01 here

The PMW-F55 features an amazing Sony 4K Super35 sensor for gorgeous, super-sampled HD, 2K and 4K with future update for 4K Raw up to 120fps to be released soon (requires the new AXS-R7 raw recorder, separate purchase). Cinematographers can acquire images with superb 14+ stops dynamic range, the widest colour gamut (even wider than celluloid film), and pristine image quality, whether you shoot in HD, 2K, QFHD or 4K.

Multiple recording formats includes HD/2K/QFHD/4K on SxS memory and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K out to an external recorder such as the Sony AXS-R5 and the new AXS-R7.

Multiple recording formats include:
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p MPEG-2 HD422
  • MPEG4 SStP (known as HDCAM-SR a gold standard for mastering in Hollywood for the last decade)
  • 10bit 422 XAVC 2K/HD,
  • XAVC QFHD/4K internal and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K via an external recorder
The F55 also features simultaneous recording on internal high-speed SxS PRO+ memory cards and RAW 2K/4K recording on sleek AXSM memory cards using the optional bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder, designed specifically to attach seamlessly to the F55 and F5 cameras. There is also high speed shooting up to 240 fps RAW 2K and 60 fps in RAW 4K recording onto the AXS-R5. Recording directly in Apple ProRes codec and Avid DNxHD codec are also available options.**

In addition, the global shutter eliminates image skew on fast moving objects in the frame or quick pans, a must have for fast-paced action such as sports events, and high-end corporate and commercial work.

* Recording onto the optional AXS-R5 recorder.
** Requires CBK-55PD codec board.

The Sony PMW-F55 is exceptionally small, light and modular, letting you build up the right configuration for each job - or each slot. The camera includes cache recording functions and has an easy-to-access customised user menu that sits on top of the setup menu. As well as the choice of formats and internal and external recording options, you can attach a variety of viewfinders, including the revolutionary optional DVF-EL100 OLED viewfinder, PL-mo

Power RequirementsDC 12 V (11 V to 17 V)
Power ConsumptionApprox. 25 W (while recording XAVC 4K 60p, EVF Off, LCD monitor Off, 4K SDI On)
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Mass2.2 kg (without lens, handle, audio box and accessories)
4 lb 14 oz (without lens, handle, audio box and accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1130 x 125 x 191 mm (without protrusions)
5 1/8 x 5 x 7 5/8 inches (without protrusions)
Battery Operating TimeApprox. 150 min with BP-FL75
Approx. 210 min with BP-GL95A
Recording Format (Video)XAVC (AVC/H.264 High 4:2:2 Intra Profile)
4K: VBR, 600 Mbps max.
HD: SMPTE RP2027 Class100 compliant
HD 422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps max., MPEG-2 422P@HL
Recording Format (Audio)LPCM 8CH (2CH recording/playback), 24-bit, 48-kHz
Recording Frame RateXAVC 4K (4096 x 2160):
XAVC QFHD (3840 x 2160): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
XAVC 2K (2048 x 1080):
XAVC HD (1920x1080):
MPEG4 SStP (1920 x 1080):
MPEG2 HD (1920x1080):
MPEG2 HD (1280 x 720):
Recording/Playback TimeXAVC 4K, 23.98p: Approx. 25 min (SBP-64B)/Approx. 50 min (SBP-128B)
59.94p: Approx. 10 min (SBP-64B)/Approx. 20 min (SBP-128B)
XAVC HD, 23.98p: Approx. 70 min (SBP-64B)/Approx. 140 min (SBP-128B)
59.94p: Approx. 30 min (SBP-64B)/Approx. 60 min (SBP-128B)
MPEG2 HD: Approx. 60 min (SBS-32G1A)/Approx. 120 min (SBS-64G1A)

Camera Section
Imaging Device (Type)Super 35mm equivalent Single-chip CMOS
Imaging Device (Pixel Count)11.6M (total), 8.9M (effective)
Aspect Ratio17:9
Built-in FiltersClear, 0.9 (1/8ND), 1.8 (1/64ND)
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)Video Gamma: T12@24p (3200K light source)
ISO SensitivityS-Log2 Gamma: ISO 1250 (D55 light source)
Lens MountPL mount (with supplied lens mount adapter)
FZ mount (without supplied lens mount adapter)
S/N Ratio57dB (Video Gamma, 24p, Noise Suppression OFF)
Shutter Speed1/24s to 1/6,000s (23.98PsF)
Shutter Angle4.2°to 360°(electrical shutter)
Slow Shutter (SLS)2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion FunctionXAVC 4K/QFHD: 1-60p (NTSC), 23.98p/29.97p
XAVC 4K/QFHD: 1-50p (PAL), 25p
XAVC 2K/HD: 1-180p (NTSC), 23.98p/29.97p
XAVC 2K/HD: 1-150p (PAL), 25p
White BalancePreset (3200K, 4300K, 5500K), Memory
Gain-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Gamma CurveStandard (x6)
HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG7, HG8
S-Log2 Gamma

Audio InputCH-1/CH-2: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic +48V (AES/EBU) *4 switchable
DC InputXLR-type 4-pin (male) (x1), 11 V to 17 V DC
DC Output4-pin (x2), 11 V to 17 V DC (max. 1.8 A) with battery adapter
ViewfinderDigital viewfinder interface (x1)
SDI OutputBNC (x4), HD mode: SDI 1/2 Line Output, SDI 3/4 Monitor Output
4K mode: SDI 1/2/3/4 Line Output, Display On/Off switchable
Test OutputBNC (x1), HD-Y or HD Sync (tri-level) V1.0
Timecode Input/OutputTC IN/OUT (x1) switchable
Genlock InputBNC (x1)
Remote8-pin (x1)
HDMI OutputA Type (x1)
USBUSB host, type-A (x1)
USBUSB device, Mini-B (x1)
Headphone OutputStereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker OutputMonaural
ShutterBNC (x1) *4
Wi-FiUSB host, type-A (x1)

TypeExpressCard/34 slo

*1 The values for dimensions are approximate
*2 These are the supported formats at launch and will be added by future upgrades
*3 Some frame rates are not supported by launch and will be supported by future upgrades
*4 Too be supported by future upgrades
  • 1 x Lens mount adapter
  • 1 x Battery adapter
  • 1 x Tape measure hook
  • 1 x USB wireless LAN module IFU-WLM3 *4
  • 1 x Before using this unit
  • 1 x Operating instructions (CD-ROM)
  • 1 x Audio input connector
  • 4 x Screws for the audio input connector
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