|3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels||4"||2.2kg||Yes||Sep 2015|
|Max Video Resolution||Optical Sensor Size||Weight||Image Stabilizer||Release Date|
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Sony PXW-FS5K Review
Why Has it Scored 71?
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This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The PXW-FS5K has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
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.
The Sony PXW-FS5K supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.
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.
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.
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.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The PXW-FS5K has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.
The PXW-FS5K features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.
Supports Remote Operation
The PXW-FS5K supports remote operation. 93% of camcorders do not support remote operation.
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.
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.
Has a Microphone in
The PXW-FS5K has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.
The PXW-FS5K is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.
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).
Has an Interchangeable Lens
The PXW-FS5K has an interchangeable lens, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have an interchangeable lens.
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.