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Sony PXWFS5K

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Sony PXWFS5K

$4,749.00
Sony PXW-FS5K
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An enormous optical sensor size and good spec 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution 2.2kg camcorder, but representing only moderate value for money
3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 4" 2.2kg Yes Sep 2015
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Sony PXW-FS5K Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony PXW-FS5K number 188 across all camcorders.
61
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very large optical sensor size
Can also purchase the fs5 on its own (pxw-fs5) or with lens (pxw-fs
Smooth zooming for movies and stills
frame rate shots can turn everyday actions into slow-motion ballet and the fs5 delivers a stunning 240 frames per second (fps) in full HD XAVC 10bit 4:2:2. if your project plays at the cinematic 24p, you get beautiful 10x super slow motion. there's no sacrifice in bit depth and no "windowing" of the sensor. so there's no crop factor, no loss in angle of v
240fps slow motion
quality is everything, make the most of the fs5's super 35 exmor sensor and shoot 100mbps 4k (3840 x 2160) using sony's advanced XAVC (long gop) recording system. in the future, there will even be the option to record RAW externally (details to be announced). if you need a fast turnaround, switch to full-hd (1920x1080) recording at up to 60p XAVC 10bit 4:2:2 50mbps. the fs5 has the flexibility to suit how you need to work, today and tomor
Handheld 4k at 100mbps
18105G is supplied as standard with PXW-F
Ver and ring on the lens barrel allow zoom speed to be freely adjusted as required while maintaining a sure, stable g
Mum aperture is a constant f4 from 18mm to 105mm, with excellent resolution and contrast through
Hing only 427g, the selp18105g is an ideal partner for the fs5 delivering stunning imagery with a 6x power zoom which is easily adjusted by a zoom lever on the camera's grip and han
's mount system offers unsurpassed compatibility with both sony and third-party lenses. the fs5's e-mount can take cinema lenses and SLR lenses with a third party adaptor, as well as sony's e-mount and a-mount lenses. so whether buying new lenses, or making use of lenses you ve already purchased, the fs5 makes it e
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Mount flexibility
you re in the field, you don't want to lose time or miss any opportunity. the fs5 allows you to quickly add or remove components such as the grip and LCD viewfinder without special tools, while standard 1/4-inch screw holes support mounting on a drone, gimbal or in a underwater hous
Adaptable design
FS5 is a radical new design for unsurpassed on the go shooting in the most demanding of conditions. with a body-only weight less than half the fs7 at 0.8kg, you can shoot almost anywhere.handheld operation is simply exceptional as the superbly balanced chassis is easily configured to shoot from high to low angles thanks to a flexible, rotatable grip and a LCD viewfinder that can be mounted in no less than nine locations. and as you d expect from sony, to provide complete control over lighting in fast moving situations, we invented the first built-in electronic variable ND filter for a super35mm camcor
Ultimate mobility
Ndheld 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 beautifully against your chest, comfortably steadied by your right hand with all the controls at your fingertips. sony's extraordinary pxw-fs5 does all of this, and m
Grab and shoot with handheld super 35
First sony G lens created specifically for e-mount cameras, the selp18105g combines refined imaging quality with a smooth, silent power zoom. A constant f4 aperture means you can get closer without sacrificing detail, even in low li
Shorter than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Heavier than average

Sony PXW-FS5K In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $4,749.00 it is more expensive than 94% of video cameras.

Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony PXW-FS5K and the United States price of $4,749.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £4,999.00 ($4,999.00).

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Features

Heavier Than Average

Camcorders have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the Sony PXW-FS5K of 2.2kg is heavier than 93% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The PXW-FS5K has a maximum maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most common resolution. This video camera also has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all camcorders the best resolution is 6528 x 3672 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Very Large Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of video cameras is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38". The optical sensor size of the PXW-FS5K of 1.33" is larger than 96% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery life of the PXW-FS5K of 6h is in the longest 8% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average maximum battery life of all video cameras is 4.4h, with the shortest being 0.16h and the longest being 93h.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-FS5K has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all camcorders is 3", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 9". The display diagonal of the PXW-FS5K of 3.5" is in the largest 11% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony PXW-FS5K supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The PXW-FS5K's maximum frame rate of 960fps is very fast compared to most other camcorders. It is in the fastest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 62fps.

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PXW-FS5K of only 158mm is shorter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 5% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 930mm, with the shortest being 58mm and the longest being 2,700mm.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PXW-FS5K has a handheld remote control, unlike 92% of camcorders which do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-FS5K has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Features Wi-Fi

The PXW-FS5K features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Supports Remote Operation

The PXW-FS5K supports remote operation. 93% of camcorders do not support remote operation.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The PXW-FS5K's minimum aperture number of 4 is very high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 3% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The PXW-FS5K does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Microphone in

The PXW-FS5K has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-FS5K is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-FS5K supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS5K has an interchangeable lens, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Camcorders have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 10mm and 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 32mm. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PXW-FS5K of only 27mm is shorter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is shorter than 75% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

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