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Sony PXWFS5K Camcorder

830g CMOS Sep 2015
Weight Sensor Type Image Stabiliser Interchangeable Lens Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its video cameras as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other brands.

Good Size

One Sony PXW-FS5 reviewer who purchased the product thought it was lightweight. Studiodaily.com wrote in their review of the Sony PXW-FS5 this year “It's small and lightweight, has a modular design for run-and-gun shooting, contains S-Log2”.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. This year expert review site Studiodaily.com wrote in their review “It's small and lightweight, has a modular design for run-and-gun shooting, contains S-Log2”.

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The average maximum frame rate of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PXW-FS5 is 280fps, and the maximum frame rates range from 30fps to 960fps. With a maximum frame rate of 960 frames per second, the PXW-FS5's maximum frame rate is one of the fastest amongst camcorders of this age and type.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The PXW-FS5 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the PXW-FS5.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS5 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the PXW-FS5 do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the PXW-FS5, the Sony PXW-FS5 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Very High Display Resolution

Similar spec camcorders that were released more than a year ago have display resolutions of between 230,000 pixels and 1,600,000 pixels. When compared to other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PXW-FS5 that we have checked, the PXW-FS5's display resolution of 1,560,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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2160p Video Mode

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a better video mode than most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This video camera has a 2160p video mode, whereas most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 720p video mode. This Sony video camera also has a 1080p video mode.

This camcorder's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best video mode across all similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PXW-FS5.

The worst video mode across comparable types of camcorder is 540p.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of video cameras that were launched around the same time as the PXW-FS5 is 75 Mbit/s. When compared to other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PXW-FS5, the PXW-FS5's bitrate at maximum video resolution of 100 megabits per second is one of the biggest.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen sizes of similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than a year range from 0.24" to 0.45". The PXW-FS5 has a fairly large viewfinder screen size (0.39 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the PXW-FS5.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly found white balance mode is Outdoor, but this white balance mode is not found on this Sony video camera. The white balance modes Auto are also found on this video camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the PXW-FS5 is more than most camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This Sony camcorder supports an LPCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by camcorders that were released more than a year ago.

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Has Two Cables Included

The PXW-FS5 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. This Sony camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras that are a comparable age to the PXW-FS5. The cable included "AC" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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200 ISO Sensitivity

This video camera has 3 and 200 ISO sensitivities, which is the most frequently found ISO sensitivity on camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of video cameras of this age and spec is 0.16lx, the biggest is 1,400lx, and the average minimum illumination is 230lx. The PXW-FS5 has one of the smaller minimum illumination (only 0.16 lux) amongst camcorders of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The PXW-FS5 is not Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are also not Full HD.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PXW-FS5 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the PXW-FS5 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras that were released around the same time as the PXW-FS5 do not have a night mode. The Sony PXW-FS5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the PXW-FS5, the Sony PXW-FS5 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Sony PXW-FS5 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PXW-FS5 also do not have a built-in projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-FS5

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the PXW-FS5 over a year ago.

Average Battery Life

The PXW-FS5 has a fairly typical battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Remote Control
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
XLR in Port
Ethernet LAN Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi
Ethernet Interface Type
Ethernet LAN Connection
Near Field Communication
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
User Guide
Battery Charger Included
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sony, sony pxwfs5, sony pxwfs5k, offers pxwfs5, sony 7634615k, offers pxwfs5k, keyboard pxwfs5, keyboard pxwfs5k
Barcodes 00027242896376, 00616348086103, 04548736025349

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