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4K XDCAM Lightweight Recording Handheld Camera

Model: PXWFS5

  • "RELAY" mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card
  • "SIMUL" mode permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards
  • Live stream from any event thanks to a choice of wireless LAN or built-in Ethernet
  • Possible to record 120 fps with up to 16-second cache recording
  • Flexible controls :
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A handheld camera should be able to get you into tight places. To work in your lap and it can move with the talent. To shoot high and low angles with equal agility. And a handheld camera should function beautifully against your chest or shoulder, comfortably steadied by your right hand with all the controls at your fingertips. Sony’s extraordinary PXW-FS5 does all of this, and more.
Ultimate mobility: The FS5 is a radical re-imagining of the FS7 for unsurpassed on the go shooting in the most demanding of conditions. With a body-only weight less than half the FS7 at 1lb 13.2oz, you can shoot almost anywhere. Handheld operation is simply exceptional as the superbly balanced chassis is easily configured to shoot from high to low angles thanks to a flexible, rotatable grip and a LCD viewfinder that can be mounted in no less than nine locations. And as you'd expect from Sony, to provide complete control over lighting in fast moving situations, we invented the first built-in Variable ND Filter for a Super 35mm camcorder.
Adaptable design: When you're in the field, you don't want to lose time or miss any opportunity. The FS5 allows you to quickly add or remove components such as the grip and LCD viewfinder without special tools, while standard ¼-inch screw holes support mounting on a drone, gimbal or in a underwater housing.
Alpha mount flexibility: Sony's alpha mount lens system offers unsurpassed compatibility with both Sony and third-party lenses. The FS5's E-mount can take Cinema lenses and SLR lenses with a third party adaptor, as well as Sony’s E-mount and A-mount lenses. So whether buying new lenses, or making use of lenses you've already purchased, the FS5 makes it easy. You can also purchase the FS5 on its own (PXW-FS5) or with lens (PXW-FS5K). Weighing only 15oz, the SELP18105G is an ideal partner for the FS5 delivering stunning imagery with a 6x power zoom which is easily adjusted by a zoom lever on the camera’s grip and handle. Maximum aperture is a constant F4 from 18mm to 105mm, with excellent resolution and contrast throughout. A lever and ring on the lens barrel allow zoom speed to be freely adjusted as required while maintaining a sure, stable grip. SELP18105G is supplied as standard with PXW-FS5K.
Handheld 4K at 100Mbps: When quality is everything, make the most of the FS5’s Super35 Exmor sensor and shoot 100Mbps QFHD (3840 x 2160) using Sony's advanced XAVC (Long GOP) recording system.

  • "RELAY" mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card
  • "SIMUL" mode permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards
  • Live stream from any event thanks to a choice of wireless LAN or built-in Ethernet
  • Possible to record 120 fps with up to 16-second cache recording
  • Flexible controls :
    • FS5's key functions are put at your fingertips-from an electronic zoom lever to assignable dials and responsive joystick
    • Direct menu options display onscreen, so shooting parameters can be changed quickly and conveniently without taking your eyes off the action
    • Smart grip is located as close as possible to the center of gravity of the camera to avoid rolling, while a grip belt makes your hold completely secure
  • Versatile monitoring :
    • FS5 adapts to fit your style. Its 3.5-inch LCD screen can be attached in no less than nine different locations, three on top of the handle and another six on top of the body
    • Once attached, the positioning of the screen can be freely adjusted
  • Lightweight but robust :
    • Despite its amazingly light 1lb 13.2oz body, the FS5 is more than tough enough for the rigors of real-world shooting
    • High rigidity and light weight. Cooling is an urgent requirement in a 4K camera, all the more so in a camera as compact as the FS5
    • Advanced cooling system design features a vertical heat sink placed directly beside the image sensor and main circuit board to maximize its effectiveness
    • Air duct cools the heat sink while isolating the electrical components from exposure to dust
  • Modular design for easy integration :
    • Apart quickly and easily, with no need for custom tools
    • 1/4-inch screw holes on handle, top and bottom of the body to support mounting on a drone, gimbals or in a underwater housing
    • 3/8-inch screw hole on the bottom
    • Rosette mount component available from Sony's service centers
  • Networked for high mobility :
    • Control a multi-camera shoot from your smartphone or tablet
    • Built-in NFC supports one-touch authentication possible with appropriate devices
    • Built-in Ethernet jack for high-speed FTP transfer of full resolution content
  • 4K Super 35 Exmor sensor :
    • 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
    • 11.6 million total pixels and 8.8 million effective pixels deliver full 4K resolution
    • Recordings will capture detail and image texture that HD sensors simply cannot see
    • Super35 size sensor offers "bokeh," the defocused backgrounds made possible by shallow depth of field, as well as excellent low-light sensitivity
    • Exceptional sensitivity enables you to shoot well after sunset, without tons of lighting and grip
    • CMOS design provides high-speed full-pixel read- out capability and sophisticated camera processing to ensure jaggies and moiré are minimized
  • High Frame Rate (HFR) recording :
    • High Frame Rate (HFR) cache recording at full HD 10bit 4:2:2 image qualities and a frame rate of up to 240 fps
    • 8-second cache recording means no more missed shots leading to extra takes
    • Higher frame rates of 480 fps and 960 fps are also possible at reduced quality
  • Built-in Electronic Variable ND Filters :
    • Built-in 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 1/4ND to 1/128ND linearly
    • 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
  • Clear Image Zoom :
    • Ability to get closer to a remote scene while preserving image quality
    • Once you’ve zoomed in at maximum optical magnification, By Pixel Super Resolution Technology can enlarge the image by additional 200%
    • Compatible with fixed focal length lenses, so you can zoom into a scene while using a Prime lens
  • Center Scan Mode :
    • To support traditional Super 16mm cinema lenses, center scan mode which selectively outputs 2160x1080 from the sensor’s center
    • Super 16mm film camera and avoids any vegetating
    • 2X digital extender zoom – effectively doubling your range for HD content
  • Accurate OLED viewfinder :
    • A high quality 0.39-inch OLED viewfinder is perfectly offset for right-eye or left-eye viewing OLED’s superb accuracy, high contrast and high resolution
    • Eliminates any color-breaking phenomenon
  • Dual media slots with independent record control :
    • To extend recording time and workflow flexibility, equipped with two memory card slots
    • Two Start/Stop buttons, one on the grip and one on the camcorder body, can independently start and stop recording on different memory cards in “SIMUL” mode
  • Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe :
    • Advantage of Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching
    • HVL-LBPC light does not draw power from FS5
  • Dual XLR inputs :
    • Two XLR connecters – so even if you remove the handle with its standard, easy-access XLR connector then a second on the body is still available
    • Applications such as shooting in a confined space, such as a car interior, or when mounting on a gimbals
  • Supplied Accessories
    • Handle (1)
    • Grip Remote (1)
    • LCD viewfinder (1)
    • Accessory shoe kit (accessory shoe (1), accessory shoe plate (1), screws (4))
    • USB cable (1)
    • AC adaptor (1) (AC-UES1230)
    • Power cord (qty is different for countries)
    • Wireless remote commander (1) (RMT-845)
    • LCD Protector (1)
    • CD-ROM "Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder" (1)
    • Operating Guide (2)
    • BP-U30 battery pack (1)
    • BC-U1 battery charger (1)
 
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