A handheld camera should be able to get you into tight places. To work in your lap. To 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.
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.
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. In the future, there will even be the option to record RAW externally (details to be announced). If you need a fast turnaround, switch to Full-HD (1920x1080) recording at up to 60p XAVC 10bit 4:2:2 50Mbps. The FS5 has the flexibility to suit how you need to work, today and tomorrow.
High Frame Rate shots can turn everyday actions into slow-motion ballet and the FS5 delivers a stunning 240 frames per second (fps) in Full HD XAVC 10bit 4:2:2. If your project plays at the cinematic 24p, you get beautiful 10x Super Slow Motion. There's no sacrifice in bit depth and no "windowing" of the sensor. So there's no crop factor, no loss in angle of view.
SENSOR Super 35mm Single-Chip 11.6MP Exmor CMOS
EFFECTIVE PICTURE SIZE 3840(h) x 2160(v)
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE-RATIO 57 db (Y) (typical)
RECORDING FRAME RATES
XAVC QFHD (3840 x 2160) at 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 100Mbps/60Mbps
XAVC HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p, 50p, 50Mbps/35Mbps
XAVC HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94i, 50i, 50Mbps/35Mbps/25Mbps
XAVC HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 50Mbps/35Mbps
XAVC HD (1280 x 720) at 59.94p, 50p, 50Mbps
AVCHD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p, 50p, PS mode(28Mbps)
AVCHD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94i/50i/29.97p/25p/23.98p,
FX mode (24Mbps)
AVCHD (1280 x 720)at 59.94p, 50p,