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Sony PXWFS5K Camcorder

£4,999.00
4/3 830g CMOS Sep 2015
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony has good reviews for its camcorders
Good size
Nice design
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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 4,268 expert and owner reviews (including 103 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its camcorders. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its camcorders. 95% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

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There was a cheaper price of £4,996.80 at Digibroadcast 24 hours ago.

Expensive

We think this video camera looks expensive compared to other camcorders of this age and type. We checked 16 camcorders of this age and type and they range in price from £27 to £4,999.


Design

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”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was September 2015 when this video camera was released.


Weight & Dimensions

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”.

Heavy

The weights of camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder range from 50g to 2.4kg, and the average weight is 450g. The Sony PXW-FS5 is fairly heavy (830 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS5 has an interchangeable lens, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-FS5 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

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Image Sensor

Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 4/3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on comparable spec video cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the PXW-FS5 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Video

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 960 frames per second, the PXW-FS5 has one of the fastest maximum frame rates amongst video cameras of this age. The maximum frame rates of camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder range from 60fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 430fps.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-FS5 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The PXW-FS5 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions supported by most camcorders of this age and spec. This Sony camcorder also support a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all camcorders of this type and age.

A 640 x 360 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camcorder.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Battery

Quite Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 6 hours, the Sony PXW-FS5 has one of the longer battery life (max) amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder the battery life (max) range from 1h to 8.5h, and the average battery life (max) is 2.7h.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony PXW-FS5 supports HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

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Has an XLR in

The PXW-FS5 has an XLR in. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder also have an XLR in.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The PXW-FS5 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The PXW-FS5 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera, the PXW-FS5 does not support PictBridge.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a microphone in, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-FS5 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PXW-FS5 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-FS5 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Features Wi-Fi

The PXW-FS5 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony PXW-FS5 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a handheld remote control.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The Sony PXW-FS5 has more memory slots than most of the camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera. Most of the camcorders of this spec and age only have one memory slots, however this Sony camcorder has two memory slots.

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Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The PXW-FS5 has a remotely operated, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Viewfinder

Very High Viewfinder

Camcorders that were launched more than a year ago have viewfinders of between 1 pixels and 1,500,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder is 720,000 pixels. The Sony PXW-FS5 has one of the highest viewfinders (1,440,000 pixel) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pxwfs5k, sony sony
Barcodes 04548736025349

Sony PXW-FS5 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony PXW-FS5 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,208 product attributes, 23,752 camcorder reviews and 1,754,400 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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