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Sony PXW-FS5
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Sony PXWFS5K Camcorder

830g CMOS Sep 2015
Weight Sensor Type Image Stabiliser Interchangeable Lens Release Date
A handheld camera should be able to get you into tight places. To work in your lap. To move with the talent. To shoot high and low angles with equal agility. And a handheld camera should function... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

Camcorders manufactured by Sony have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just camcorders) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Size

One Sony PXW-FS5 reviewer who purchased the product thought it was lightweight. Studiodaily.com wrote in their review of the Sony PXW-FS5 this year “It's small and lightweight, has a modular design for run-and-gun shooting, contains S-Log2”.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. This year expert review site Studiodaily.com wrote in their review “It's small and lightweight, has a modular design for run-and-gun shooting, contains S-Log2”.

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The PXW-FS5 has one of the fastest maximum frame rates (960 frames per second) amongst video cameras of this age. The average maximum frame rate of camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PXW-FS5 is 250fps.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PXW-FS5 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that were released more than a year ago do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The PXW-FS5 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the PXW-FS5, the PXW-FS5 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PXW-FS5 also have a built-in display.

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2160p Video Mode

The PXW-FS5 has a 2160p video mode which is better than most camcorders that came out around the same time as it. Most camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it have a 720p video mode. In addition, this Sony video camera has a 1080p video mode.

This video camera's video mode (2160p) is actually the best video mode amongst all similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the PXW-FS5.

A 540p video mode is the worst video mode amongst comparable types of video camera.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the PXW-FS5 is 75 Mbit/s, and the bitrates at maximum video resolution range from 50 Mbit/s to 100 Mbit/s. The Sony PXW-FS5 has a very big bitrate at maximum video resolution (100 megabits per second) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-FS5.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year is 0.28", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 0.45". With a viewfinder screen size of 0.39 inches, the PXW-FS5 has a fairly large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that were released one year ago.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony PXW-FS5 is more than most camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year. The most frequently found white balance mode is Outdoor, but this white balance mode is not found on this video camera. The white balance modes Auto are also found on this camcorder.

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Supports One Audio Format

The PXW-FS5 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it. This video camera supports an LPCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the PXW-FS5.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the PXW-FS5 is more than most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras of a similar age and spec to the PXW-FS5. The cable included "AC" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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200 ISO Sensitivity

This camcorder has 3 and 200 ISO sensitivities, which is the most commonly found ISO sensitivity on camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The PXW-FS5 is not Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-FS5 are also not Full HD.

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Only CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the PXW-FS5, the PXW-FS5 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The PXW-FS5 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PXW-FS5 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the PXW-FS5, the PXW-FS5 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Sony PXW-FS5 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the PXW-FS5 also do not have a built-in projector.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-FS5

Released Over a Year Ago

This camcorder has been on the market for over a year.

Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the PXW-FS5 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the PXW-FS5.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
Ethernet Interface Type
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Technical Details
User Guide
Sample Frequencies

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sony, sony pxwfs5, sony pxwfs5k, sony 7634615k, offers pxwfs5, offers pxwfs5k, keyboard pxwfs5, keyboard pxwfs5k
Barcodes 04548736025349

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