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Sony PXWFS5K

$5,749.00
A poor value for money Full HD 830 gram video camera with average features
4/3" Yes 830g CMOS Sep 2015
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
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Sony PXW-FS5 Review

With average features, we have ranked the Sony PXW-FS5 number 139 across all camcorders.
18
Poor
57
Average Features
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Overall Score
39
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

At over a year old this video camera is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very fast maximum frame rate
Has a microphone in
Heavy
Does not support PictBridge

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $5,470 on Amazon US 7 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Sony PXW-FS5 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $5,749.00 it is more expensive than 96% of video cameras.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony PXW-FS5 of £4,999.00 ($4,999.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $750.00.

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Features

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

When compared to other camcorders that we have checked the maximum frame rate of, the Sony PXW-FS5's maximum frame rate of 960 frames per second is one of the fastest. The average maximum frame rate of camcorders is 60fps.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PXW-FS5 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of camcorders is 0.083h, the longest is 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 53h. With a battery life (max) of 6 hours, the PXW-FS5 has one of the longer battery life (max) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Heavy

The lightest video camera is 50g weight, the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g. The Sony PXW-FS5 is one of the heavier camcorders (830 grams) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other camcorders also have a handheld remote control.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-FS5 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other camcorders also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most camcorders. The maximum video resolution of all video cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other camcorders, the PXW-FS5 does not support PictBridge.

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Supports Remote Operation

The PXW-FS5 supports remote operation. Most of the other camcorders also support remote operation.

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Features Wi-Fi

The PXW-FS5 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS5 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony PXW-FS5 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders also support HDMI.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Camcorders have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11". At 3.5 inches, the PXW-FS5 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-FS5 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pxwfs5k
Barcodes 00027242896376, 00616348086103, 04548736025349
$1,924 Cheaper
307x lighter
0.8" larger display diagonal
Hugely slower maximum frame rate
$2,450 Cheaper
827.7g lighter
Seven times slower maximum frame rate

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