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Sony PXWFS5K Camcorder

830g CMOS Sep 2015
Weight Sensor Type Image Stabilizer Interchangeable Lens Release Date
A handheld 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... More
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17 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

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

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”.

Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The PXW-FS5 has an HDMI, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the PXW-FS5 do not have an HDMI.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-FS5 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the PXW-FS5 also have an image stabilizer.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS5 has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the PXW-FS5 which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the PXW-FS5, the PXW-FS5 has a built-in display.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other camcorders of a similar type and age to the PXW-FS5 that we have assessed the display resolution (numeric) of, the PXW-FS5's display resolution (numeric) of 1,560,000 pixel is one of the highest. The display resolution (numeric)s of camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PXW-FS5 range from 230,000 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 900,000 pixels.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a 2160p supported video modes which is better than the 1080p supported video modes found on most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it. In addition, this video camera has a 720p supported video modes.

This video camera's video mode (2160p) is actually the best video mode amongst all similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PXW-FS5.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst video mode is 480p.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Camcorders of a comparable age and type to the PXW-FS5 have bitrate at maximum video resolutions of between 50 Mbit/s and 100 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 70 Mbit/s. The PXW-FS5 has one of the biggest bitrate at maximum video resolutions (100 megabits per second) amongst video cameras of this age.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The PXW-FS5 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions supported by most camcorders that were launched more than a year ago. This camcorder also supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PXW-FS5.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 360 pixels.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camcorder supports a Memory Stick (MS)|SD compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of 0.39 inches, the Sony PXW-FS5 has one of the largest viewfinder screen sizes amongst video cameras of this age. Camcorders of a comparable age and type to the PXW-FS5 have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.24" and 0.39".

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The PXW-FS5 has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AC3, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Sony camcorder. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this camcorder.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the Sony PXW-FS5 is more than most video cameras that have been available for more than a year. The most commonly found cables included is DC, but this cables included is not found on this video camera. The cables includeds AC and USB are also found on this Sony video camera.

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200 ISO Sensitivity

The PXW-FS5 has a 200 ISO sensitivity which is higher than the 25 ISO sensitivity found on most camcorders that came out around the same time as it. Across all comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the PXW-FS5 the ISO sensitivity ranges from 20,000 (worst) to 16,000 (best).

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.16 lux, the PXW-FS5 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-FS5. Comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the PXW-FS5 have minimum illuminations of between 0.16lx and 1,400lx.

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5 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The PXW-FS5 is not Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PXW-FS5 are also not Full HD.

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Not 3D

The Sony PXW-FS5 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than a year are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of a comparable type and age to the PXW-FS5 do not have a night mode. The PXW-FS5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The PXW-FS5 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than a year ago are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-FS5, the Sony PXW-FS5 does not have a built-in projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-FS5

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Battery Life (max)

At 6 hours, the PXW-FS5 has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Remotely Operated
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
XLR in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet Interface Type
Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
User Guide
Battery Charger Included
Sample Frequencies

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