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Sony PXW-FS5K

A 2 year old and expensive to run Full HD 2.2kg camcorder
4" Yes 2.2kg CMOS Sep 2015
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date

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Sony PXW-FS5K Review

With good features and at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony PXW-FS5K number 275 across all camcorders.
68
Good Features
66
1 Year Old
Overall Score
47
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

Canon camcorders have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camcorder is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available.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:
Quite high maximum video resolution
Very large optical sensor size
Heavy
Does not support PictBridge

Sony PXW-FS5K In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Camcorders Have Very Good Reviews

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


Features

Heavy

Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 520g. The weight of the Sony PXW-FS5K of 2.2kg is fairly heavy compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 6% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Large Optical Sensor Size

Across all the camcorders the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The PXW-FS5K's optical sensor size of 1.33" is in the largest 3% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Quite High Maximum Video Resolution

The maximum video resolution of the PXW-FS5K of 3,840 pixels is quite high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 9% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the maximum video resolutions range from 2.7 pixels to 6,600 pixels, and the average maximum video resolution is 2,100 pixels.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max) of camcorders range from 0.083h to 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 52h. The PXW-FS5K's battery life (max) of 6h is in the longest 9% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-FS5K has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The PXW-FS5K's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 16% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of camcorders range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony PXW-FS5K supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The Sony PXW-FS5K's maximum frame rate of 960fps 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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Supports Remote Operation

The Sony PXW-FS5K supports remote operation. 95% of video cameras do not support remote operation.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-FS5K has a built-in microphone. 52% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-FS5K is Full HD, as are 74% of video cameras.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

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

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Sony PXW-FS5K of only 158mm is in the shortest 22% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the video cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 790mm.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PXW-FS5K of 4 is very high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 2% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The average minimum aperture number of all camcorders is 2.2, with the lowest being 1.1 and the highest being 22.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-FS5K supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The PXW-FS5K features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-FS5K has an interchangeable lens. 94% of video cameras do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony PXW-FS5K has a handheld remote control, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Microphone in

The PXW-FS5K has a microphone in, unlike 77% of video cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This Sony video camera has been on the market since September 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony cbkzfs5rif, offers pxwfs5k, sony pxwfs5k

Barcodes:

04548736025363

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