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Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System


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Main Features:

  • Super 35-Sized CMOS Sensor

  • Sony E-Mount

  • UHD at 24/30 FPS, HD Up to 240 FPS

  • XAVC Long, AVCHD Recording Codecs

  • 2 x SD Media Card Slots

  • HD/3G-SDI & HDMI Output

  • Supports Wi-Fi and NFC

Note: V2 Software upgrade just released. 4K / 2K Raw Recording upgrade now Available

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The Sony PXWFS5 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.

Note: V2 Software upgrade just released. Features include:

  • The ND filter density can now be adjusted automatically.
  • Shooting and recording in RAW mode is now supported. (“CBKZ-FS5RIF” (sold separately) is required)
  • The zebra function has been enhanced, allowing you to select two types of setting.
  • The level settings can now be adjusted in 1% increments.
  • You can now select the audio that is output in the headphones.
  • You can now acquire and record position information when shooting using the GPS function.


This update can be downloaded here


The Sony PXW-FS5's 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.

Camera Features:

  • The 4K Super 35 EXMOR sensor features approximately 14 stops of latitude and a wide color gamut. It offers a choice of XAVC or AVCHD codecs. The XAVC codec can be used for 4K and HD recording, while MPEG-2 is limited to HD recording. The XAVC Long allows you to encode from HD to UHD using Intra-Frame or Long GoP compression with 10-bit 422 for HD and the choice of 10-bit 422 or 8-bit 420 for UHD.
  • The PXW-FS5 is equipped with an E-mount machined from solid stainless steel for stability and strength. It accepts E-mount lenses from Sony, Zeiss, and other manufacturers. The shallow flange distance allows you to mount most 35mm lens types, such as PL, DSLR, and legacy SLR lenses, including Canon EF, Leica, and Nikon as well as many others with mechanical adapters.
  • The camera includes an ergonomic handgrip that Sony calls a SmartGrip, which features Zoom, Start/Stop and Assign controls. The SmartGrip facilitates camera operation with the right hand, leaving the left hand free to operate the lens. The handgrip can be positioned at different angles permitting greater flexibility.
  • The camera features two SD media slots that support simultaneous or relay recording. One of the two SD slots also accepts Memory Stick-type media.
  • All input, output connectors feature covers for dust protection; this applies even to the DC input and LANC connector. The media card slots and Multi-Terminal are likewise protected from dust by a swing away door.
  • The camera includes a removable top handle that incorporates a second XLR 3-pin audio input that compliments the 3-pin XLR input incorporated into the body. Both audio inputs feature a selector switch for line/mic/mic+48.
  • The top handle allows you to attach the LCD viewfinder to the camera, providing you with a choice of using the camera's built-in EVF, or a larger LCD viewscreen. Audio level control is on the main body of the camera and offers automatic gain control.
  • A built-in, electronic, variable ND system allows you to dial in anywhere from 1/4 to 1/128th ND filtration in the camera body, allowing you to eschew the use of optical ND filters. The variable ND also features four preset positions; off, 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64.
  • One SDI connector provides HD 10-bit 422 output. In addition, one A-type HDMI 2.0 provides 4K and HD output. Both the SDI and HDMI ports can output REC trigger and TC following Sony's established transmission method.
  • The PXW-FS5 records to XAVC-L QFHD 8-bit 420 (up to 30fps) and HD 10-bit 422 (up to 60fps) internally.
  • The PXW-FS5 has Simultaneous-Recording capability with Individual Rec Trigger. Mirror or back-up recording is possible. There are two Rec s/s buttons: one on the camera grip, the other on the camera handle. The target SD card slot for each trigger is assigned in the Recording Menu.
  • The PXX-FS5 is capable of simultaneously recording proxy files with the same name and time code as the main recordings.
  • The camera has a built in Wi-Fi capabilities that enables live streaming to PCs, tablets, and smart phones. When using content Browser mobile, the user can even control the camera wirelessly. One (1) Ethernet connector located on the rear panel of the camera provides robust connections when a reliable Wi-Fi link is not available.
  • Recorded movie files can be transferred via network to a designated FTP server. The following file format is available for FTP:
  • XAVC Proxy files
  • XAVC-L recorded files (4K(QFHD) & HD)

Imaging System Sensor
Super 35mm Single-Chip 11.6MP Exmor CMOS
Effective Picture Size (H x V) 3840 x 2160
LCD Monitor 3.5" / 8.8 cm
Approx: 1.56M dots
Viewfinder 0.39" / 0.99 cm OLED
Approx: 1.44M dots
ND Filter Variable: 1/4 to 1/128
Presets: Clear, 1/4, 1/26, 1/64
Sensitivity ISO Rating: 3200 (S-Log3 Gamma)
Lux: 2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance
Video Gamma: T14(3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p mode, 3200K)`
Min. Illumination 60i: 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 Ratio 57 db (Y) (typical)
Recording Format XAVC 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 Format XAVC Long
Linear PCM 2 ch, 24-bit, 48kHz

Linear PCM 2 ch, 16-bit, 48kHz
Dolby digital 2ch, 16-bit, 48kHz
Shutter Speed 60i: 1/8 to 1/10,000
50i/24p:1/6 to 1/10,000
Gain Selection 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24,27, 30dB, AGC
Gamma Curve Selectable
White Balance Preset
Memory A
Memory B (1500K-50000K)/ATW
Slow & Quick Motion Function 3840 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 Motion 60i: Frame rate selectable ( 120, 240, 480, 960)
50i: Frame rate selectable ( 100, 240, 400, 960)
WiFi Compatible Format: 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 Slots 1 x MS/SD (dual Memory Stick/SD)
1 x SD
Input and Output Connectors Audio 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 (Φ2.5 mm)

Wired LAN
1 x RJ-45 (100Base-TX/10Base-T
Accessory Shoe Multi-Interface (MI) shoe
Power Requirement Battery Pack: 14.4 VDC
AC Adapter: 12 VDC
Power Consumption NTSC: Approx 11.8W
PAL: Approx 11.5W
Note: While recording with LCD on, EVF off, when external device connector is not used.
Temperature Operating: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage: -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C)
Dimensions Body 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)
Weight Body 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)
Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System
  • Large Eye Cup
  • LCD Viewfinder
  • LCD Viewfinder Protector
  • Top Handle
  • Grip Remote
  • Accessory Shoe Kit (Accessory Shoe, Accessory Shoe Plate, Attachment Screws)
  • 2 x Power Cord
  • AC Adapter
  • BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • BC-U1 Battery Charger
  • CD-ROM with Manuals
  • Wireless Remote Commander
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty


  • How do the FS5 and FS7 compare with shooting slo mo and do they come with lenses ?

    The Sony PXWFS5 records to SD cards so while it can record High Frame Rates, it is restricted by the size of the camera buffer, an example is 8 seconds at 200fps. 


    The Sony PXWFS7 records on XQD cards which have far higher write speeds than even the best SD cards, so you can shoot at a continuous 100fps on an FS7 until your cards fill up.


    Regarding lenses, Both the Sony PXWFS5K Kit and PXWFS7K kit are available, however they both come with very different lenses. The FS5 kit features an 18-105mm f/4  lens that is very versatile and lightweight. The FS7 kit features an incredible but hefty 28-135mm f/4 lens. The Sony PXWFS5K Kit is designed to be easily handheld for run & gun shooting, while the PXWFS7K kit is destined for a shoulder mount or kept on a tripod.

  • Which lens do you recomend forthe Sony PXWFS5 and is the camera suitable for weddings and low light condition filming ?

    The Sony PXWFS5 with the lens is expected to be selling for 9K and will be confirmed in late November when it's expected to ship. The Sony PXWFS5 can take all the lenses that the Sony PXWFS7 can take, and with a metabones adapter, most Canon and Samyang lenses will fit.


    The Sony PXWFS5 will perform well in low light conditions with 14 stops of latitude and wide colour gamut, and is definitely suitable for weddings. The Sony EF 28-135 lens  that comes with the Sony FS5K Kit will perform suitably.

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