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Sony PMW-F5 Super 35mm Cine Alta 4K Camcorder with bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder
- Super 35mm equivalent 4K single-chip CMOS sensor
- 16-bit RAW 2K/4K recording options with bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder.
- Choice of HD/2K internal recording formats
- Next generation high-speed SxS PRO memory cards
- Simultaneous RAW and onboard camera SxS recording
- Real world workflows
- Vast exposure latitude to 14 f-stops
- Intuitive one-touch interface
Sony PMW-F5 4K sensor for gorgeous, super-sampled HD and 2K
The Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta camera shoots spectacular images with its 8.9 megapixels (effective) Sony 4K image sensor. You get superior, super-sampled pictures with noticeably higher contrast, rich colour reproduction and greater clarity. The camera offers robust built-in recording modes, all with vibrant 4:2:2 colour. Irresistible options include the amazing precision of 16-bit linear RAW 2K/4K recording and high speed shooting at up to 120 fps without cropping.
Multiple recording formats includes HD/2K on SxS memory and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K on AXSM media
Sony PMW-F5 Multiple recording formats include MPEG-2 HD422, MPEG4 SStP*, XAVC 2K*/HD and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K**. You can have simultaneous recording on internal high-speed SxS PRO+ memory cards and RAW 2K/4K recording on sleek AXSM memory cards using the optional bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder, designed specifically to attach seamlessly to the F55 and F5 cameras. There is also high speed shooting up to120 fps XAVC 2K/HD* internally and 120 fps RAW 2K onto the AXS-R5.
*Expected as a future upgrade.
** Recording onto the optional AXS-R5 recorder.
Lightweight modular design to maximize versatility in 2D and 3D
The Sony PMW-F5 is exceptionally small, light and modular, letting you build up the right configuration for each job – or each shot. As well as the choice of formats and internal and external recording options, you can attached a variety of viewfinders, including the revolutionary optional DVF-EL100 OLED viewfinder, PL-mount, FZ-mount and still lenses, including second-generation Sony PL-mount lenses, and extra long-life Olivine – Lithium Iron Phosphate – batteries. The chassis is only slightly wider than a typical PL-mount prime lens, perfect for 3D rigs. An optional shoulder rig provides for hand-held and shoulder-mounted shooting.
Super 35mm equivalent 4K single-chip CMOS sensor
Sony PMW-F5 4K image sensor enables a single camera to provide gorgeous, super-sampled HD and 2K while preparing you for the 4K future. With 11.6 megapixels (total) and 8.9 megapixels (effective), the Sony 4K CMOS sensor captures a true 4K 4096 x 2160 DCI-standard cinema image.
16-bit RAW 2K/4K recording options with bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder
Sony PMW-F5 Capture RAW at your choice of resolutions: the camera's native 4K or beautiful, derived 2K. RAW recording preserves the greatest latitude for colour correction and other post processes. Sony's 16-bit recording captures more tonal values than the human eye can differentiate. Sony RAW retains 16 times as many Red, Green and Blue gradations as 12-bit RAW and 64 times as many tones per channel as 10-bit recording. Sony's 16-bit linear RAW is also the ideal point of entry into the 16-bit linear Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) workflow.
AXS-R5 records onto ASXM memory cards
The Sony PMW-F5 bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder records onto high-capacity AXSM memory cards, which are compatible with an affordable optional USB 3.0 reader, the AXS-CR1. Once on a PC, the RAW files can be screened using Sony's free RAW Viewer software. AXSM memory provides a super fast, affordable format for sensational quality recordings.
Choice of HD/2K internal recording formats
The Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta camera allows you a choice of internal recording formats in addition to 16-bit RAW 2K/4K recording output onto the AXS-R5. The camera incorporates high-speed SxS PRO+ memory card recording that allows the choice of: 8-bit MPEG-2 HD422, 50Mbps; 10-bit XAVC 2K*/HD 100Mbps; and SR Codec 10-bit MPEG4 SStP 220, 440 and 880Mbps*. All formats can be recorded at a range of interlace and progressive frame rates (see camera specifications for precise details).
*Expected as a future upgrade.
High speed shooting up to 120 fps 2K internally and 120 fps 2K RAW with optional AXS-R5 recorder
The Sony PMW-F5 features high-data-rate on-board XAVC HD recordings up to 60 fps with a free planned upgrade to XAVC 2K/HD recording at 120 fps. It also offers 120 fps 2K RAW with the optional AXS-R5 outboard recorder and a planned upgrade, achieving the high frame rates, while retaining exceptional, 16-bit image quality.
Next generation high-speed SxS PRO+ memory cards
The Sony PMW-F5 records internally onto SxS memory. High-speed shooting and the highest quality recording options require next-generation SxS recording media – Sony's 64 GB* SxS PRO+ memory card – which can be read by the next-generation USB card reader, the SBAC-US20.
* 1 GB equals one billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions.
|Built-In Optical Filters||Clear|
0.9 = 1/8ND = 3 STOPS
1.8 = 1/64ND = 6 STOPS
0.9 (3 STOPS)
1.8 (6 STOPS)
|Dynamic Range||14 STOPS|
|Effective Picture Elements||8.9 @ 4K|
8.3 @ QFHD & HD
|Effective Pixels||8.9 @ 4K|
8.3 @ QFHD & HD
|Gain Selection||-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18db|
|Horizontal Resolution||4096 pixels |
2168 TV Lines
|Lens Mount||Native Sony FZ mount, Includes PL Mount adapter.|
|Optical System||Super35mm Single Image sensor|
|Pickup Device||Super35mm equivalent Single-chip CMOS|
|S/N Ratio||57dB DNR off|
|Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)||T13 @ Odb, Standard Gamma, 24p (3200K Light Source)|
|Shutter Speed||1/24s to 1/6,000s|
4.2° to 360° (electronic shutter angle)
|Slow & Quick Motion Function||SxS Memory : XAVC 2K/HD: 1-180p|
AXS Memory with AXS-R5 : 2KRAW 1-240p