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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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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 vide





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
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