Sony FS5

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Bringing a smaller, handheld form factor to Sony’s line of digital cinema cameras, the PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System captures UHD video using a Super 35mm-sized sensor for cinematic imagery. Though small in size, it incorporates professional features that differentiate it from consumer and DSLR/mirrorless cameras and make it suitable for use on productions as diverse as cinéma vérité-style documentaries, reality TV, and commercial and corporate applications.

The camera’s E-mount is machined from stainless steel and allows you to use E-mount lenses or accept most 35mm lenses with the use of adapters, including PL, EF, Leica, and Nikon lenses. The camera records in your choice of XAVC-L or AVCHD. It incorporates two SD media card slots that support simultaneous or relay recording. Outputs include both HDMI and SDI and Sony’s proprietary Multi-Terminal. The body also incorporates an Ethernet connector, headphone jack, and XLR audio inputs. All connectors and card slots are covered to protect from dust incursion. The camera supports Wi-Fi and NFC functionality, allowing you live stream from the camera, or control it from a wireless device. A paid upgrade allows you to record 4K and 2K RAW to an external recorder.

Tech Specs:


Kit Contents:

  • Sony FS5 Camera Package
    • Sony FS5 Camera
      • Lens cap
      • Lens hood
      • Digital Ultra Clear filter
      • Tripod plate
  • Viewfinder
  • 16mm Wide Angle Lens
  • Lens Cleaning Kit
    • Spudz Cloth
    • Giottos Brush
    • Lenspen System
    • Lenspen Blower
    • Zeiss Solution
  • Power
    • Adapter
    • Sony  Battery
  • White Balance Card

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Other information:

FS5 User Manual

Check your skills with this camera worksheet: FS5 Camera Skills Worksheet

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