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Sony PXWFS5K Camcorder

4/3 2.2kg CMOS Sep 2015
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony has good camcorder reviews
Has an interchangeable lens
Only 4/3" optical sensor size

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Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Based on 4,270 expert and owner reviews (including 101 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its camcorders. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its video cameras range compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PXW-FS5K has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have an interchangeable lens.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders with an interchangeable lens currently available including the Sony NEX-FS100 which has better reviews.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the Sony PXW-FS5 ($5,749) is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-FS5K has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 157.5 millimeters, the Sony PXW-FS5K has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder is 150mm, the longest is 1,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 680mm.

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 4, the Sony PXW-FS5K has a very high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera. Camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder have minimum aperture numbers of between 2 and 4.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The PXW-FS5K supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also support HDMI.

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Has an XLR in

The PXW-FS5K has an XLR in. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera also have an XLR in.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than a year also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The PXW-FS5K has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The PXW-FS5K has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched more than a year ago.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Sony PXW-FS5K does not support PictBridge, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also do not support PictBridge.

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Battery

Very Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera the battery life (max) range from 1h to 8.5h. With a battery life (max) of 6 hours, the PXW-FS5K's battery life (max) is one of the longest amongst video cameras that were released one year ago.

If this video camera battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony NEX-FS100 (8.5h and higher rated).

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-FS5K is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PXW-FS5K supports a higher video resolution than most video cameras that have been around for more than a year. This video camera supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions, whereas most video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. This Sony video camera also supports a video resolutions of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The PXW-FS5K has an AC adapter included. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a batteries included.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-FS5K supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Features Wi-Fi

The PXW-FS5K features wi-Fi. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PXW-FS5K has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a remotely operated, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Image Sensor

Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 4/3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

Across all the video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder the weights range from 50g to 2.4kg. With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the PXW-FS5K's weight is one of the heaviest amongst video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a fairly average display diagonal (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pxwfs5k
Barcodes 04548736025363

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