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Sony PXW-FS5 4K Super 35 Camera Body - E Mount

Abel Code: SO-PXW-FS5
Mfr. Code: PXW-FS5
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The Sony PXW-FS5 features an E-Mount, a 4K Super 35 Exmor Sensor, Smart Grip handle, EVF and LCD panel.
Key Highlights
  • Super 35 Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • 360° Rotating, Detachable SmartGrip
  • Onboard 4K Recording


The Sony PXW-FS5 4K Super 35mm Camcorder rounds out Sony’s line of 4K professional cameras, filling an important niche between cameras like the PXW-FS7 and the NEX-FS700, or complementing Sony’s consumer α7R II and α7S II models. The FS5 delivers uncompromising performance with Sony's Super35 sensor, 4K onboard recording and wireless streaming. And with the CBK-FS5RIF software license, you can access the power of external RAW recording (license and RAW recorder both sold separately).


  • Sony’s Super 35 Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • 360° rotating, detachable Smart Grip
  • Up to 960 fps Super Slow Motion
  • Onboard 4K recording
  • Outboard RAW recording
  • S-Log3, S-Log2 and S-Gamut3.Cine
  • Sony's E-Mount system
  • 3.5-inch LCD monitor
  • XAVC Long recording
  • XAVC proxy recording
  • AVCHD recording
  • Wireless Android and iOS remote control

4K Super35 Exmor Sensor

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, Super Slow Motion and 4K resolution. 4K resolution delivers - 11.6 million pixels and 8.8 million effective pixels. Even if you’re delivering in H D, your 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 and an expansive field of view. Fourteen (14) stops of exposure latitude deliver powerful grayscale rendition without crushing shadow detail or blowing out highlight detail. Exceptional sensitivity enables you to shoot well after sunset, without tons of lighting and grip. Sony’s Exmor CMOS design provides high-speed full-pixel read-out capability (without pixel binning) and sophisticated camera processing to help ensure jaggies and moiré are minimized.

High Frame Rate (HFR) Recording

The FS5 offers High Frame Rate (HFR) cache recording at Full HD 10bit 4:2:2 image quality and a frame rate of up to 240 fps. The 8-second cache recording means no more missed shots leading to extra takes. It takes and also lets you pick out footage at exactly the point that you want. Recording 120 fps with up to 16-second cache recording, and higher frame rates of 480 fps and 960 fps are also possible.

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 approximately 1 lb 13.2 oz, 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 up to nine locations.

Modular Design for Easy Integration

The FS5 is designed to be taken apart quickly and easily, with no need for custom tools. There are also ¼-inch screw holes on handle, top and bottom of the body to support mounting on a drone, gimbal or in a underwater housing. For tripod mounting, there are both 1/4 and 3/8-inch screw holes on the bottom. You can even add the FS7’s rosette mount* to securely attach an FS7 arm and compatible third-party accessories (sold separately). * Rosette mount component available from Sony's service centers.

Rotatable Grip

All of the FS5’s key functions are put at your fingertips - from an electronic zoom lever to assignable dials and responsive joystick. The 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. To adjust the smart grip’s angle, you only need to press one button and turn. Detaching the grip is made fast and simple with a bayonet connection.

Versatile Monitoring

However you want to shoot, the FS5 adapts to fit your style. Its 3.5-inch* LCD screen can be attached in up to nine different locations, three on top of the handle and another six on top of the body. And once attached, the positioning of the screen can be freely adjusted – for example either beside the camera body or directly along the axis of the lens. *Viewable area measured diagonally.

α Mount Flexibility

Sony’s α mount 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. (Optional lenses sold separately.)

Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

The FS5 takes advantage of Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible accessories from Sony. For example, you can connect and control Sony's wireless microphone systems such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 or attach the HVL-LBPC light. (Accessories sold separately. HVL-LBPC light does not draw power from FS5.)

Networked for High Mobility

Live stream from any event thanks to a choice of Wi-Fi® or built-in wired LAN. Control FS5 from your smartphone or tablet. Built-in NFC supports one-touch authentication is possible with compatible devices. Be first with breaking news, thanks to a built-in wired LAN jack for high-speed FTP transfer of full resolution content.

What's in the Box

  • Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System
  • Large Eye Cup
  • LCD Viewfinder
  • LCD Viewfinder Protector
  • Top Handle
  • Grip Remote
  • Accessory Shoe Kit (Accessory Shoe, Accessory Shoe Plate, Attachment Screws)
  • 2 x Power Cord
  • AC Adapter
  • Sony BP-U30 28Wh Battery
  • Sony Battery Charger for BP-U30's & 60's
  • CD-ROM with Manuals
  • Wireless Remote Commander


Key Highlights

  • Super 35 Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • 360° Rotating, Detachable SmartGrip
  • Onboard 4K Recording
  • S-Log3, S-Log2 and S-Gamut3.Cine
  • E-Mount

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:
E - with 18 mm flange back distance. Use an optical adapter (sold separately) to accept PL, EF, Leica, & Nikon lenses.


Gamma Modes:
Color Gamut:

Handle / Grip

Grip Control Type:
Fingertip - includes: start/stop, a zoom rocker for servo zoom lenses, plus menu navigation and two customizable buttons

Inputs & Outputs

HDMI Output:
HDMI Type A - 2.0
Headphone Out:
1 x Headphone Out (3.5mm) - Stereo mini jack (-16 dBu 16 Ω)
Audio I/O:
2 x Audio Input - 3-pin XLR. Upgrade to 4 channels audio (24-bit, 48 KHz) with Firmware 2.0.

Lens Characteristics

Lens Mount:


Monitor Size:
5.0" and Under - Monitor is 3.5" (8.8cm)
Monitor Type:
Monitor Options:


Power Input:
DC - 12V
Battery Pack - BP-U90: approx. 6 hours, 50 minutes. (While recording with LCD On, EVF Off when the external device connector is not used.)


Recording Max Frame Rate:
Up to 240fps
System Frequency:
60Hz (NTSC)
50Hz (PAL)
Max Record Time:
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch FH Mode Approx. 450 min with 64 GB memory card Approx. 225 min with 32 GB memory card
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch FX Mode Approx. 340 min with 64 GB memory card Approx. 170 min with 32 GB memory card
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch HQ Mode Approx. 590 min with 64 GB memory card Approx. 290 min with 32 GB memory card
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch PS Mode Approx. 290 min with 64 GB memory card Approx. 145 min with 32 GB memory card
XAVC-L HD 25 mode Approx. 220 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC-L HD 35 mode Approx. 170 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC-L HD 50 mode Approx. 120 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC-L QFHD 100 mode Approx. 65 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC-L QFHD 60 mode Approx. 100 min with 64 GB memory card
Recording Frame Rate:
AVCHD (1280 x 720) @59.94p, 50p, FX mode (24Mbps) - FH mode (17Mbps), HQ mode (9Mbps)
AVCHD (1920 x 1080) @59.94i/50i/29.97p/25p/23.98p - FX mode (24Mbps), FH mode (17Mbps)
AVCHD (1920 x 1080)@59.94p, 50p, PS mode(28Mbps)
XAVC HD (1280 x 720)@59.94p, 50p, 50Mbps
XAVC HD (1920 x 1080)@29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 50Mbps/35Mbps
XAVC HD (1920 x 1080)@59.94i, 50i, 50Mbps/35Mbps/25Mbps
XAVC HD (1920 x 1080) @59.94p, 50p, 50Mbps/35Mbps
XAVC QFHD (3840 x 2160) @29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 100Mbps/60Mbps

Recording / Media

Media Type:
1 x SD - for configuration data only
2 x XQD - Update to firmware 4.00 on the Sony website to use the faster XQD-G-E cards.
Recording Format:

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
Super 35
Sensor Type:
CMOS - Exmor - Single Chip, 11.6 million-pixel
ISO Sensitivity - ISO 3200 (S-Log3 Gamma)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
57 dB (Y)
Sensor Dynamic Range:
14 stops


EVF Features:
Zebra Mode


Recording Formats:
Audio - AVC : Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz
MPEG-4 - XAVC QFHD : AVC/H.264 4:2:0 Long profile
Video Output Types:
1 x SDI - BNC SD/HD/3G (Level-B) selectable SMTPE 259M/292M/424M/425M standards
Camera Weight (Body):
5.01-10.0lbs - 1 lb 13.2 oz (Body Only)
2.5-5.0lbs - 4 lb 14.5 oz (with Accessories)
Camera Options:
Camera Body Only
In-Cam Filter Exists:
Camera Features:
ND Filter Built-In - Clear (Off), 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 (Linear variable ND, 1/4 to 1/128)
Headphone Jack
Accessory Interface:
Multi-Interface (MI) shoe - Connects lights or wireless microphones (sold separately). Power provided without cables.
Native ISO:
Shutter Speed Range:
60i: 1/8 to 1/10,000


11.6 in
10.6 in
12.2 in
8.35 lb
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