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Sony PXW-FS5K
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Sony PXW-FS5K Camcorder

2.2kg 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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11 Reasons For

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony camcorders and also specifically for Sony camcorders and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The PXW-FS5K has one of the faster maximum frame rates (960 frames per second) amongst camcorders of this age. The maximum frame rates of camcorders of this spec and age range from 30fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 250fps.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS5K has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-FS5K do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to look at including the Sony PXW-FS5 ($5,749.00).

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Sony PXW-FS5K has an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available which you might also want to consider including the Sony FDR-AX33 ($729.99) which has better reviews.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the Sony PXW-FS5 ($5,749.00).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the PXW-FS5K has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony FDR-AX33 ($729.99).

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have an image stabiliser including the Sony PXW-FS5 ($5,749.00).

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Has a Built-In Display

The PXW-FS5K has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PXW-FS5K also have a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this video camera and we think the Sony FDR-AX33 ($729.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might want to consider include the Sony PXW-FS5 ($5,749.00).

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2160p Video Mode

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a 2160p video mode which is better than most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it. Most camcorders that are a similar age to it have a 720p video mode. In addition, this video camera has a 1080p video mode.

This camcorder's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best video mode amongst all video cameras of this age and type.

A 540p video mode is the worst video mode amongst similar types of camcorder.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The PXW-FS5K has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly found white balance mode is Outdoor, but this white balance mode is not found on this camcorder. The white balance modes Auto are also found on this video camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a greater number of audio formats than most video cameras of this age and spec. This video camera supports an LPCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the PXW-FS5K.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the PXW-FS5K is more than most camcorders that were released around the same time as it. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the PXW-FS5K. The cable included "AC" is also found on this video camera.

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200 ISO Sensitivity

This camcorder has 3 and 200 ISO sensitivities, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the PXW-FS5K, the PXW-FS5K is not Full HD.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Sony FDR-AX33 ($729.99) which is also higher rated.

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Only CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders that have been available for more than a year.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PXW-FS5K is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PXW-FS5K are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that were released more than a year ago do not have a night mode. The PXW-FS5K is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have a night mode including the Sony FDR-AX33 ($729.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony PXW-FS5K is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the PXW-FS5K are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-FS5K, the PXW-FS5K does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The Sony PXW-FS5K has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 157.5 millimeters) amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the PXW-FS5K the maximum focal lengths range from 150mm to 430mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-FS5K

Released Over a Year Ago

This Sony camcorder was released over a year ago.

Average Battery Life

The PXW-FS5K has a fairly typical battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
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 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
PCM Digital Audio
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 pxwfs5, sony pxwfs5k, offers pxwfs5, offers pxwfs5k, keyboard pxwfs5, keyboard pxwfs5k
Barcodes 04548736025363

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