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Sony PXW-FS5K

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Sony PXW-FS5K

£4,999.00
Sony PXW-FS5K
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A fully featured but marginally out of date 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution 2.2kg video camera, with one of the largest optical sensor sizes around but representing only moderate value for money
3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 4" 2.2kg Yes Sep 2015
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Sony PXW-FS5K Review

With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony PXW-FS5K number 26 in 4K camcorders and number 188 across all camcorders.
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Value for Money
Average
83
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
2 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

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This camcorder has some great features:
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
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
Very large optical sensor size
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
Has an image stabilizer
Longer than average maximum battery life
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

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Sony PXW-FS5K In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 9,817 expert and user reviews (including 2,796 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 91% of those that bought a Sony video camera 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 £4,999.00 it is more expensive than 97% of video cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony PXW-FS5K 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 $4,749.00 (£6,587.34).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released in September 2015.

Features

Heavier Than Average

The PXW-FS5K's weight of 2.2kg is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 93% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a maximum maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found resolution. This Sony camcorder also has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all camcorders the best resolution is 6528 x 3672 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 Sony PXW-FS5K's optical sensor size of 1.33" is in the largest 3% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life

The Sony PXW-FS5K's maximum battery life of 6h is in the longest 9% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the video cameras the battery life (max) range from 0.16h to 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-FS5K has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the PXW-FS5K of 3.5" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 5% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The display diagonals of camcorders range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The PXW-FS5K supports HDMI, as do 70% of video cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-FS5K supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PXW-FS5K has an interchangeable lens. 93% of camcorders do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras is 10mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 33mm. The Sony PXW-FS5K's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 27mm is shorter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is shorter than 74% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of video cameras is 1.1, the highest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The minimum aperture number of the PXW-FS5K of 4 is very high compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 97% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-FS5K is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Microphone in

The PXW-FS5K has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other camcorders, the PXW-FS5K does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Supports Remote Operation

The PXW-FS5K supports remote operation, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not support remote operation.

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Features Wi-Fi

The PXW-FS5K features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The PXW-FS5K's maximum frame rate of 960fps is in the fastest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 62fps.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PXW-FS5K has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PXW-FS5K of only 158mm is shorter than 95% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 920mm, with the shortest being 58mm and the longest being 2,700mm.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Product Identifiers

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04548736025363

Sony PXW-FS5K

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