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Sony PXW-FS5

£4,999.00
A 2 year old and inferior value for money 1.3333333333333" Full HD video camera
4" Yes 830g CMOS Sep 2015
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
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Sony PXW-FS5 Review

With very good features but at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony PXW-FS5 number 132 across all camcorders.
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Poor
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Good Features
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1 Year Old
Overall Score
49
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

Canon camcorders have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this video camera is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very large optical sensor size
Quite high maximum video resolution
Heavy
Does not support PictBridge

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Sony PXW-FS5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

Based on 7,546 owner and expert reviews (including 2,213 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its camcorders. 90% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has good features and is under 2 years old but at £4,999.00 it is more expensive than 97% of camcorders.

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There is a Wex Photographic voucher for £0 off available. Free Next Day Delivery on all orders over £100. The voucher expires on 31 Jul 2017.

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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 £4,999.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $5,749.00 (£7,555.91).

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Features

Heavy

The weights of video cameras range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 520g. The PXW-FS5's weight of 830g is quite heavy compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 17% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Quite High Maximum Video Resolution

The lowest maximum video resolution of camcorders is 2.7 pixels, the highest is 6,600 pixels, and the average maximum video resolution is 2,100 pixels. The Sony PXW-FS5's maximum video resolution of 3,840 pixels is quite high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 8% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Large Optical Sensor Size

The average optical sensor size of all camcorders is 0.37", with the smallest being 0.12" and the largest being 1.8". The optical sensor size of the Sony PXW-FS5 of 1.33" is in the largest 3% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-FS5 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

Camcorders have battery life (max) of between 0.083h and 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 52h. The Sony PXW-FS5's battery life (max) of 6h is quite long compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 8% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The PXW-FS5's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 16% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all camcorders is 3", with the smallest being 0.24" and the largest being 11".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The PXW-FS5 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony PXW-FS5 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony PXW-FS5 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not have a handheld remote control.

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Supports Remote Operation

The PXW-FS5 supports remote operation, which is unusual. 95% of camcorders do not support remote operation.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other video cameras, the Sony PXW-FS5 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-FS5 has a built-in microphone, as do 52% of camcorders.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS5 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. 94% of video cameras do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-FS5 is Full HD. 74% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Microphone in

The PXW-FS5 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 77% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

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 sorted by this feature. The maximum frame rates of camcorders range from 25fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 59fps.

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Features Wi-Fi

The PXW-FS5 features wi-Fi. 77% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This camcorder has been on the market since September 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony cbkzfs5rif, offers pxwfs5k, sony pxwfs5k, sony sony

Barcodes:

04548736025349

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