|3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels||4"||2.2kg||Yes||Sep 2015|
|Max Video Resolution||Optical Sensor Size||Weight||Image Stabilizer||Release Date|
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Sony PXW-FS5K In-Depth Analysis
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).
Released Over Two Years Ago
This video camera was released in September 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The PXW-FS5K has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.
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".
The PXW-FS5K supports HDMI, as do 70% of video cameras.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The PXW-FS5K supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Has an Interchangeable Lens
The Sony PXW-FS5K has an interchangeable lens. 93% of camcorders do not have an interchangeable lens.
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.
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.
The PXW-FS5K is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.
Has a Microphone in
The PXW-FS5K has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.
Does Not Support PictBridge
Like most other camcorders, the PXW-FS5K does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.
Supports Remote Operation
The PXW-FS5K supports remote operation, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not support remote operation.
The PXW-FS5K features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.
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.
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.
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.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The Sony PXW-FS5K has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.