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Sony PMW-F5 to PMW-F55 Camera Upgrade Kit

Abel Code: SO-F52F55UPGKIT
Mfr. Code: F52F55UPGKIT
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Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Hardware/firmware upgrade to convert your Sony PMW-F5 to the capabilities of a Sony PMW-F55.
Key Highlights
  • Upgrade Sony F5 to F55
  • Hardware/Firmware Upgrade
  • Permanent Modification


The Sony PMW-F5 to PMW-F55 Upgrade Kit is an optional hardware and firmware upgrade which replaces the CMOS sensor of the F5 with the sensor used in the F55, offering integrated Frame Image Scanning, Ultra Wide Color Gamut with the same color filter array and the same image quality of an F55. Get onboard XAVC 4K recording and 4K live signal output capabilities via 3G-SDI and HDMI.

Note: When purchasing the upgrade kit, you will receive a certificate with a unique serial number. You must contact a Sony Service Center to schedule an appointment and provide this serial number; once confirmed, you must then ship the camera directly to Sony. The upgrade is normally completed within two business days of receiving the camera at the Service Center. Upon completion, the camera will be shipped back to you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This upgrade is a one-time modification of the PMW-F5 which cannot be reversed.
Post-Upgrade Features:
  • On board 4K XAVC recording to internal SxS PRO+ media
  • Same CMOS image sensor as the F55, with embedded Frame image Scanning
  • Ultra Wide Color Gamut (same Color filter array as the F55)
  • 4K Signal Output available via 3G-SDI and 4K HDMI for external 4K recording
  • Compatibility with the optional Sony 4K Live System, CA4000 Fiber adapter
  • Simultaneous internal recording of 4K XAVC and MPEG50 Mbps for proxy, dailies

What's in the Box

  • Sony PMW-F5 to PMW-F55 Upgrade Kit Serial Certificate


Key Highlights

  • Upgrade Sony F5 to F55
  • Hardware/Firmware Upgrade
  • Permanent Modification
  • Requires Shipment to Sony Service Center

Compatibility - Camera

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