Sony PXW-FS5 Handheld Camcorder

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The FS5 offers High Frame Rate (HFR) cache recording at Full HD 10-bit 4:2:2 image quality and a frame rate of up to 240fps. The 8-second cache recording means no more mis-timed shots leading to extra takes. It also lets you pick out footage at exactly the point that you want. It is also possible to record 120fps with up to 16-second cache recording. Higher frame rates of 480fps and 960fps are also possible at specific resolutions. It is also possible to upgrade the FS5 for even greater creative flexibility.

  • CBKZ-FS5HFR* enables continuous 120fps in Full HD
  • CBKZ-FS5RIF** enables continuous 240fps in 2K RAW and maximum four seconds of 120fps in 4K (with a suitable recorder)

*Paid upgrade. V4 firmware required.

**Paid upgrade. V2 or above firmware required.

The FS5 features Sony’s unique built-in electronic variable Neutral Density (ND) filter, further expanding the depth of field capability of its large format sensor. Unlike conventional optical ND Filters, the electronic ND Filter on the FS5 can be controlled from 1/4 ND to 1/128 ND linearly. ND Filters can also be set to auto.* This makes the FS5 ideal for fast-moving shoots in changeable environments — there’s no need to change filters as lighting conditions change, and variable control makes it easy to keep depth of field under control.

*Requires Version 2.0 firmware or above.

The FS5 is built around a high-sensitivity 4K Super35 Exmor™ CMOS Sensor that offers all the benefits of a large format sensor in combination with the exceptional image readout speeds required for 4K motion-picture shooting and super slow motion.

  • 4K resolution: 11.6 million total pixels and 8.8 million* effective pixels deliver 4K resolution. Even if you’re delivering in HD, your recordings will capture detail and image texture that HD sensors simply cannot see
  • Super 35 size sensor offers “bokeh,” the defocused backgrounds made possible by shallow depth of field, as well as excellent low-light sensitivity and an expansive field of view
  • 14 stops of exposure latitude deliver powerful grayscale rendition without crushing shadow detail or blowing out highlight detail
  • Sony’s Exmor CMOS design provides high-speed full-pixel read-out capability (without pixel binning) and sophisticated camera processing to ensure jaggies and moiré are minimized
  • Record 10bit 4:2:2 in Full HD at up 50 Mbps internally

* RAW output with optional CBKZ-FS5RIF.