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Sony PXW-FS5K
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Sony PXW-FS5K Camcorder

2.2kg 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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12 Reasons For

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Sony camcorders have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all camcorders manufactured by Sony.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-FS5K has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the PXW-FS5K also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think the Sony PXW-FS5 (£4,999.00) is also worth considering.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

Unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-FS5K which do not have an interchangeable lens, the PXW-FS5K has an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens which you might want to consider including the Sony PXW-FS5 (£4,999.00).

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The PXW-FS5K has an HDMI, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the PXW-FS5K which do not have an HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI including the Sony PXW-FS5 (£4,999.00).

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the PXW-FS5K, the Sony PXW-FS5K has a built-in display.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Sony PXW-FS5 (£4,999.00) is also worth considering.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

The PXW-FS5K has a 2160p supported video modes which is better than the 1080p supported video modes found on most camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This camcorder also has a 720p supported video modes.

This camcorder's video mode (2160p) is actually the best video mode across all camcorders that came out more than a year ago.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst video mode is 480p.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The PXW-FS5K supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions supported by most camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PXW-FS5K.

Across comparable types of video camera 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 frequently supported compatible memory cards on camcorders of a comparable type and age to 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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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the PXW-FS5K is more than most video cameras that have been around for more than a year. 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 PXW-FS5K has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of this age and spec. The most commonly found cables included is DC, but this cables included is not found on this Sony video camera. The cables includeds AC and USB are also found on this video camera.

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200 ISO Sensitivity

The PXW-FS5K has a higher ISO sensitivity than most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it. This video camera has a 200 ISO sensitivity, whereas most camcorders of this spec and age have a 25 ISO sensitivity. The worst ISO sensitivity of all similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the PXW-FS5K is 20,000 and the best is 16,000.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

At only 0.16 lux, the Sony PXW-FS5K has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. The smallest minimum illumination of comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PXW-FS5K is 0.16lx, the biggest is 1,400lx, and the average minimum illumination is 230lx.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The PXW-FS5K is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than a year ago are also not Full HD.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year, the Sony PXW-FS5K is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that were released more than a year ago do not have a night mode. The PXW-FS5K is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the PXW-FS5K are not waterproof. The PXW-FS5K is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the PXW-FS5K, the PXW-FS5K does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the PXW-FS5K is 780mm. The Sony PXW-FS5K has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 157.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released one year ago.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of similar spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago range from 26mm to 27mm. When compared to other video cameras of this age and type that we have assessed, the Sony PXW-FS5K's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27 millimeters is one of the longest.

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Very Low Viewfinder

With a viewfinder of only 1,440,000 pixel, the Sony PXW-FS5K has a quite low viewfinder compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the PXW-FS5K. The lowest viewfinder of video cameras that were launched around the same time as the PXW-FS5K is 1,400,000 pixels, the highest is 1,600,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder is 1,500,000 pixels.

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders of a similar type and age to the PXW-FS5K is 1.8 and the highest is 4. With a minimum aperture number of 4, the Sony PXW-FS5K has a very high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the PXW-FS5K.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-FS5K

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the PXW-FS5K over a year ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 6 hours, the PXW-FS5K has a pretty average battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the PXW-FS5K.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
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
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
PCM Digital Audio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pxwfs5, sony pxwfs5k
Barcodes 04548736025363

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