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Sony PXW-FS5 Camcorder

$5,749.00
4/3 830g CMOS Sep 2015
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony has good video camera reviews
Good size
Nice design
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Reviews

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 4,270 owner and expert reviews (including 101 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its video cameras. 95% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-FS5 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders that were released more than a year ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Image Sensor

Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 4/3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Viewfinder

Very High Viewfinder

The lowest viewfinder of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera is 1 pixels, the highest is 1,500,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder is 720,000 pixels. When compared to other similar spec camcorders that were released one year ago, the viewfinder of the PXW-FS5 of 1,440,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The Sony PXW-FS5 has more memory slots than most of the comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year. Most of the comparable spec camcorders that were released one year ago only have one memory slots, however this Sony camcorder has two memory slots.

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Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The PXW-FS5 has a remotely operated. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also have a remotely operated.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The PXW-FS5 features wi-Fi. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than a year also feature wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-FS5 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Display

Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,560,000 pixel, the PXW-FS5 has one of the highest display resolutions (numeric) amongst video cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of video cameras of this age and spec is 920,000 pixels, the highest is 1,600,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 1,200,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the PXW-FS5 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Weight & Dimensions

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”.

Heavy

Across all the similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than a year the weights range from 50g to 2.4kg. At 830 grams, the PXW-FS5 is quite heavy compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The PXW-FS5 has a batteries included, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The PXW-FS5 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other camcorders that were released more than a year ago.

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Battery

Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 6 hours, the Sony PXW-FS5 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder. The battery life (max) of video cameras that were released one year ago range from 1h to 8.5h, and the average battery life (max) is 2.7h.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The PXW-FS5 supports HDMI. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also support HDMI.

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Has an XLR in

The PXW-FS5 has an XLR in, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The PXW-FS5 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The PXW-FS5 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Has a Microphone in

The PXW-FS5 has a microphone in. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a microphone in.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Sony PXW-FS5 does not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS5 has an interchangeable lens, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PXW-FS5 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Video

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera that we have checked, the maximum frame rate of the PXW-FS5 of 960 frames per second is one of the fastest. Across all the camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera the maximum frame rates range from 60fps to 960fps.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-FS5 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony PXW-FS5 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions supported by most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this Sony camcorder supports a video resolutions of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of video camera.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Design

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”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This camcorder has been on the market since April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04548736025349

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