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Sony PXW-FS5

£4,399.00
Sony PXW-FS5
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A fully featured and gigantic optical sensor size 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution 830g camcorder, but representing only moderate value for money
3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 4" 830g Yes Sep 2015
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Sony PXW-FS5 Review

With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony PXW-FS5 number 25 in 4K camcorders, number 92 in best selling camcorders and number 180 across all camcorders.
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Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
2 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

HP camcorders have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder has some great features:
Very large optical sensor size
Can also purchase the fs5 on its own (pxw-fs5) or with lens (pxw-fs
Smooth zooming for movies and stills
frame rate shots can turn everyday actions into slow-motion ballet and the fs5 delivers a stunning 240 frames per second (fps) in full HD XAVC 10bit 4:2:2. if your project plays at the cinematic 24p, you get beautiful 10x super slow motion. there's no sacrifice in bit depth and no "windowing" of the sensor. so there's no crop factor, no loss in angle of v
240fps slow motion
quality is everything, make the most of the fs5's super 35 exmor sensor and shoot 100mbps 4k (3840 x 2160) using sony's advanced XAVC (long gop) recording system. in the future, there will even be the option to record RAW externally (details to be announced). if you need a fast turnaround, switch to full-hd (1920x1080) recording at up to 60p XAVC 10bit 4:2:2 50mbps. the fs5 has the flexibility to suit how you need to work, today and tomor
Handheld 4k at 100mbps
18105G is supplied as standard with PXW-F
Ver and ring on the lens barrel allow zoom speed to be freely adjusted as required while maintaining a sure, stable g
Mum aperture is a constant f4 from 18mm to 105mm, with excellent resolution and contrast through
Hing only 427g, the selp18105g is an ideal partner for the fs5 delivering stunning imagery with a 6x power zoom which is easily adjusted by a zoom lever on the camera's grip and han
's mount system offers unsurpassed compatibility with both sony and third-party lenses. the fs5's e-mount can take cinema lenses and SLR lenses with a third party adaptor, as well as sony's e-mount and a-mount lenses. so whether buying new lenses, or making use of lenses you ve already purchased, the fs5 makes it e
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Mount flexibility
you re in the field, you don't want to lose time or miss any opportunity. the fs5 allows you to quickly add or remove components such as the grip and LCD viewfinder without special tools, while standard 1/4-inch screw holes support mounting on a drone, gimbal or in a underwater hous
Adaptable design
FS5 is a radical new design for unsurpassed on the go shooting in the most demanding of conditions. with a body-only weight less than half the fs7 at 0.8kg, you can shoot almost anywhere.handheld operation is simply exceptional as the superbly balanced chassis is easily configured to shoot from high to low angles thanks to a flexible, rotatable grip and a LCD viewfinder that can be mounted in no less than nine locations. and as you d expect from sony, to provide complete control over lighting in fast moving situations, we invented the first built-in electronic variable ND filter for a super35mm camcor
Ultimate mobility
Ndheld camera should be able to get you into tight places. to work in your lap. to move with the talent. to shoot high and low angles with equal agility. and a handheld camera should function beautifully against your chest, comfortably steadied by your right hand with all the controls at your fingertips. sony's extraordinary pxw-fs5 does all of this, and m
Grab and shoot with handheld super 35
Longer than average maximum battery life
Has an image stabilizer
First sony G lens created specifically for e-mount cameras, the selp18105g combines refined imaging quality with a smooth, silent power zoom. A constant f4 aperture means you can get closer without sacrificing detail, even in low li

Sony PXW-FS5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 9,817 user and expert reviews (including 2,796 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £4,399.00 it is in the most expensive 5% of video cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony PXW-FS5 and the United Kingdom price of £4,399.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $4,599.95 (£6,380.59).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the PXW-FS5 in September 2015.

Features

Heavier Than Average

Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The PXW-FS5's weight of 830g is heavier than 81% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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 0.37". The optical sensor size of the Sony PXW-FS5 of 1.33" is very large compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 96% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the PXW-FS5 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this Sony video camera has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all camcorders the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-FS5 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery life of the PXW-FS5 of 6h is in the longest 8% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The shortest maximum battery life of camcorders is 0.16h, the longest is 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The PXW-FS5's display diagonal of 3.5" is very large compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 4% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of video cameras is 1.3", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony PXW-FS5 supports HDMI, as do 70% of video cameras.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Sony PXW-FS5 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth noting that 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

Video cameras have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 62fps. The maximum frame rate of the PXW-FS5 of 960fps is very fast compared to most other camcorders. It is in the fastest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-FS5 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a microphone in. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PXW-FS5 has an interchangeable lens, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Features Wi-Fi

The PXW-FS5 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-FS5 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Remote Operation

The PXW-FS5 supports remote operation, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not support remote operation.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony cbkzfs5rif, sony pxwfs5raw, sony sony

Barcodes:

00644221894590, 04548736025349, 05013493354128

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