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Sony PXW-FS5K
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Sony PXWFS5K Camcorder

2.2kg CMOS Sep 2015
Weight Sensor Type Image Stabiliser Interchangeable Lens Release Date
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12 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony video cameras and also specifically for Sony video cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 960 frames per second, the PXW-FS5K has one of the faster maximum frame rates amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. Across all the camcorders of a similar age and spec to the PXW-FS5K the maximum frame rates range from 30fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 280fps.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS5K has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens which you might want to consider including the Sony PXW-FS5[plb_3152647_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PXW-FS5K, the Sony PXW-FS5K has an HDMI port.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI port and we think the Sony FDR-AX33[plb_2699652_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Other video cameras which also have an HDMI port that you might also want to consider include the Sony PXW-FS5[plb_3152647_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the PXW-FS5K, the PXW-FS5K has an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think the Sony FDR-AX33[plb_2699652_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think the Sony PXW-FS5[plb_3152647_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Display

The PXW-FS5K has a built-in display. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also have a built-in display.

Other camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony FDR-AX33[plb_2699652_price].

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in display to this video camera and we think the Sony PXW-FS5[plb_3152647_price] is also worth considering.

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2160p Video Mode

The PXW-FS5K has a 2160p video mode which is better than the 720p video mode found on most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this video camera has a 1080p video mode.

This video camera's video mode (2160p) is actually the best video mode across all comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the PXW-FS5K.

Across similar types of video camera the worst video mode is 540p.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The PXW-FS5K has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that have been available for more than a year. The most frequently found white balance mode is Outdoor, but this white balance mode is not found on this camcorder. The white balance modes Auto are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This Sony camcorder supports an LPCM audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PXW-FS5K.

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Has Two Cables Included

The PXW-FS5K has a greater number of included cables than most similar spec video cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This Sony camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on camcorders of this age and type. 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 comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The PXW-FS5K has one of the smaller minimum illumination (only 0.16 lux) amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest minimum illumination of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the PXW-FS5K is 0.16lx and the biggest is 1,400lx.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Sony PXW-FS5K is not Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than a year are also not Full HD.

If you want a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Sony FDR-AX33[plb_2699652_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PXW-FS5K is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the PXW-FS5K are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most comparable spec video cameras that were released more than a year ago do not have a night mode. The Sony PXW-FS5K is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think the Sony FDR-AX33[plb_2699652_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony PXW-FS5K is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras that were launched around the same time as the PXW-FS5K do not have a built-in projector. The PXW-FS5K is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the PXW-FS5K is 530mm. The PXW-FS5K has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 157.5 millimeters) amongst video cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-FS5K

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this camcorder was released.

Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Sony PXW-FS5K has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the PXW-FS5K.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
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 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
PCM Digital Audio
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 pxwfs5, sony pxwfs5k, offers pxwfs5, offers pxwfs5k, keyboard pxwfs5, keyboard pxwfs5k
Barcodes 04548736025363

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