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Sony PXW-FS5K Camcorder

4/3 2.2kg CMOS Sep 2015
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony has good video camera reviews
Has an interchangeable lens
Only 4/3" optical sensor size

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Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 4,268 expert and owner reviews (including 103 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its video cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its camcorders compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the PXW-FS5K in September 2015.


Image Sensor

Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 4/3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Sony PXW-FS5K has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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Battery

Very Long Battery Life (max)

The PXW-FS5K has a very long battery life (max) (6 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than a year. Video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera have battery life (max) of between 1h and 8.5h, and the average battery life (max) is 2.7h.

If you want a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Sony NEX-FS100 (£1,199) (8.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS5K has an interchangeable lens, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

There are a number of other video cameras with an interchangeable lens currently available that you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Sony NEX-FS100 (£1,199).

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the SunnyCam Camcorder Glasses (£119.98), or the Sony PXW-FS5 (£4,999) are also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PXW-FS5K has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders of this age and type is 1.8 and the highest is 4. When compared to other camcorders that were released one year ago, the PXW-FS5K's minimum aperture number of 4 is one of the highest.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-FS5K is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also are Full HD.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The PXW-FS5K supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than a year ago. Most comparable spec video cameras that were released one year ago support a 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this Sony video camera support a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

A 640 x 360 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camcorder.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The PXW-FS5K supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Has an XLR in

The PXW-FS5K has an XLR in. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have an XLR in.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The PXW-FS5K has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder, the PXW-FS5K does not support PictBridge.

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Has a Microphone in

The PXW-FS5K has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than a year.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony PXW-FS5K supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony PXW-FS5K features wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-FS5K has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony PXW-FS5K has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PXW-FS5K has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a handheld remote control. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also have a handheld remote control.

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Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a remotely operated, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

When compared to other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera, the weight of the PXW-FS5K of 2.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder the weights range from 50g to 2.4kg, and the average weight is 450g.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pxwfs5k
Barcodes 04548736025363

Sony PXW-FS5K Review Sources

To prepare this Sony PXW-FS5K review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,263 product attributes, 23,823 camcorder reviews and 1,763,100 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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