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Sony PXW-FS5K Indie Production Kit - Standard

AbelCine Bundle
This kit includes the Sony PXW-FS5 Camcorder with 18-105mm Zoom, BP-U60 Battery with Dual Charger, (2) 128GB XQD Memory Cards with Reader, a 5" SmallHD 502 Field Monitor, and a Cameo onboard monitor swivel mount.
Key Highlights
  • Sony PXW-FS5K Indie Production Kit
  • Includes Sony PXW-FS5 Camcorder
  • Includes Sony 18-105mm E Mount Zoom

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This kit includes the following items:

  • (1) Sony PXW-FS5 4K Super 35mm Camcorder with 18-105mm E PZ f/4 E-Mount Zoom Lens
  • (1) Sony BP-U60 56Wh 14.4V Battery
  • (1) Sony BC-U2 Dual Battery Charger
  • (2) Sony XQD G Series Memory Card - 128GB
  • (1) Sony XQD/SD Memory Card Reader
  • (1) 5" SmallHD 502 Full HD Field Monitor 
  • (1) Cameo Swivel Mount for On-Board Monitors


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
  • On-board 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
  • Includes Sony SELP18105G 18-105mm Zoom Lens

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.


The Sony SELP18105G 18-105mm E PZ f/4 E-Mount Zoom Lens is the first Sony G Series Lens created specifically for E-mount cameras, achieving outstanding resolution and contrast throughout the zoom range thanks to an advanced optical design incorporating two ED glass elements and three aspherical elements. From wide angle to medium telephoto, this power zoom lens covers approximately a 6x zoom range with a constant F4 aperture.


  • Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot
  • Focus System: Power Zoom
  • Filter Diameter: 72mm

Circular Aperture

When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass

As focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration at telephoto ranges, and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration.

Aspherical Lens Elements

Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped “aspherical” elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.

Lens-Based Optical Image Stabilization

Gyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.

Internal Focusing

Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you’re using a polarizing filter.


  • Mount: Sony E-mount
  • Format: APS-C
  • Focal Length: 11/16 - 4-1/8"
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 1-1/16 - 6-3/16"
  • Lens Groups/Elements: 12/16
  • Angle of View (APS-C): 76°-15°
  • Max. Aperture: F4
  • Min. Aperture: F22
  • Aperture Blades: 7
  • Circular Aperture: Yes
  • Min. Focus Distance:
    • 1.48' (Wide) - 3.12' (Tele)
    • 0.45m (Wide) - 0.95m (Tele)
  • Max. Magnification Ratio (x): 0.11x
  • Filter Diameter: 72mm
  • Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot
  • Zoom System: Power zoom
  • Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 3-1/8 x 4-3/8" (78 x 110 mm)
  • Weight: 15.1 oz (427 g)

NOTE:"35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C)" and "Angle of View (APS-C)" are with interchangeable lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors. 


The Sony BP-U60 56Wh 14.4V Battery for XDCAM EX Camcorder is designed for use with XDCAM handheld camcorders and portable decks. This battery uses a communication line with the PMW-EX1, allowing a precise remaining battery capacity to be displayed on the PMW-EX1's LCD and viewfinder (the battery information display on LCD is available even while the camera power is off, though not on an EVF). The BP-U60 also has an LED indicator on the battery itself to display the remaining capacity of the battery at the push of a button.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This battery is not compatible with DVCAM/HDV handy camcorders, which require a 7.2V power source.


The dual battery Sony BC-U2 desktop-style charger was designed for Sony's BPU30/60 Series lithium-ion battery packs. Simultaneously charge 2x BPU30 or BPU60 batteries. You can also pair this charger with your PMW-EX1 camcorder as an AC power adapter and simultaneously charge a single battery.

The included power supply is compatible with PMW-EX1, PMW-EX1R, and PMW-EX3 cameras.

BP-U60 57 Wh battery - charges in approximately 130 minutes 

BP-U30 28 Wh battery - charges in approximately 150 minutes 


  • Charges BP-U30 and BP-U60 batteries
  • Compatible with the PMW-EX1 camcorder
  • Fully charge 1 BP-U30 battery in approximately 130 minutes, 170 minutes for the BP-U60
  • Charge status indicators are included for convenience


The Sony XQD G Series Memory Card - 128GB delivers up to 40 minutes of 4K XAVC Intra 422 60p (600Mbps) when used with Sony 4K video cameras, such as the Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta, the PMW-F5 CineAlta, and the Sony PXW-F44 4K Super 35 Camcorder.

This card offers a read speed of 440MB/s and a write speed of 400MB/s, and is compliant with XQD Format Version 2. As an XQD card, it supports both PCI Express Generation 2 and USB 3.0. It also supports EB Streaming between card and Sony camcorders to enable constant 2-way communication and stable recording while avoiding speed degradation.


  • 128GB model allows up to 40 minutes of 4K XAVC Intra 422 60p (600Mbps) recording with Sony 4K video cameras
  • Compliant with XQD Format Version 2
  • PCI Express Gen. 2 and USB 3.0 interface supported
  • Read Speed: 440MB/s
  • Write Speed: 400MB/s
  • Supports EB Streaming between card and Sony camcorders
  • Available in 32, 64, 128, and 256GB capacities; contact your AbelCine salesperson for details and availability


The Sony XQD/SD Memory Card Reader is an ideal solution for quickly transferring large data files from XQD and SD cards to any USB 3.1 (Gen 1) compatible computer. Transfer up to 60GB of data in approximately 3 minutes*. Compatible with all XQD series and UHS-II SD memory cards. USB bus powered (no external power supply required).

*NOTE: Based on Sony testing; transfer time varies and is dependent on file size and host device.


The 5" SmallHD 502 Full HD Field Monitor features a 1920 x 1080p (Full HD) LCD display. The 502’s LCD display is able to produce 85% NTSC Color Gamut (greater than the REC. 709 color standard), rivaling the color capabilities of OLED technology.

The 502 makes signal processing simple. Using a custom-built processing engine, the 5" field monitor will accept nearly any resolution and frame rate from nearly any camera. Building upon the 3D LUT functionality of the DP7-PRO Series, the 502 will allow shooters to apply an even higher resolution and more accurate 3D LUT, in real-time.

Its size, weight and resolution make it an attractive option for DSLR shooters looking to attach it straight to the camera, while its robust mounting options and durability allow the display to be used on a gimbal or shoulder rig without adding bulk.

The joystick on the 502 on-camera monitor allows shooters to experience the flexibility of a touch screen display without all the downsides. An integrated joystick prevents smudge marks on the screen, camera jiggle during operation and reduces the overall cost of the device significantly. Flexibility and ease-of-use are taken to the next level with the 502’s bluetooth remote. By mapping the physical interface and functionality of the 502’s joystick to a bluetooth remote, shooters will be able to interface with the monitor without physically touching the monitor.


This Cameo Swivel Mount for On-Board Monitors enables a monitor to be mounted on top of your camera with tilt and swivel positioning. Reversing the orientation allows mounting to side of camera. Both ends supplied with captive 1/4"-20 screws. A third, shorter screw is supplied for shallow mounting threads.

Maximum payload is 3 lb.

NOTE: Includes (1) Cameo ARRI Ring CAM-VLOK-130.

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 14.4V Battery for XDCAM EX Camcorder
  • Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger for Sony XDCAM EX1/EX3 Camcorder
  • CD-ROM with Manuals
  • Wireless Remote Commander
  • Lens Rear Cap
  • Lens Front Cap
  • Lens hood (ALC-SH128: petal shape, bayonet type)
  • Sony SELP18105G 18-105mm E PZ f/4 E-Mount Zoom Lens
  • 5" SmallHD 502 Full HD Field Monitor
  • DC Output Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Sony BC-U2 Battery Charger
  • Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Sony XQD/SD Memory Card Reader
  • Cameo ARRI Ring (CAM-VLOK-130)
  • Short screw for shallow mounting threads
  • Cameo Swivel Mount with (2) Captive 1/4"-20 Screws


Key Highlights

  • Sony PXW-FS5K Indie Production Kit
  • Includes Sony PXW-FS5 Camcorder
  • Includes Sony 18-105mm E Mount Zoom
  • Includes SmallHD 5" 502 Field Monitor
  • Includes (2) 128GB XQD Memory Cards
  • Includes (1) BP-U60 Battery
  • Includes Dual Battery Charger
  • Includes Cameo monitor swivel mount
Sony PXW-FS5 4K Super 35mm Camera Kit with SELP18105G 18-105mm Zoom Lens

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:

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

Prime or Zoom:
Lens Mount:
Max Aperture F-stop:
Lens Options:
Image Stabilization
Blade Count:
Filter Thread Size:
Zoom Range:
Max Dimensions (Diameter x Length):
78mm x 110mm
Elements & Groups:
16 elements in 12 groups
Magnification Ratio:
0.11x - Max
Minimum Focus Distance:
1.31' (Wide) - 3.12' (Tele) (AF/MF) - 3.12' (Full MF)


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.)


System Frequency:
60Hz (NTSC)
50Hz (PAL)

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
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:
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:
Headphone Jack
ND Filter Built-In - Clear (Off), 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 (Linear variable ND, 1/4 to 1/128)
Accessory Interface:
Multi-Interface (MI) shoe - Connects lights or wireless microphones (sold separately). Power provided without cables.
Native ISO:


11.5 in
10.4 in
12.1 in
9.5 lb
5" SmallHD 502 Full HD Field Monitor - SDI & HDMI


Bit Depth:
Monitor Resolution:
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Monitor Input:
Audio - HDMI and SDI
HD-SDI - RGB/YCC 4:2:2 and 4:4:4,1080i60,1080i59.94,1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080pSF23.98, 1080pSF24, 1080pSF25 , 1080pSF29.97, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50
HDMI - Supports 8/10/12 bit color, 1080p60, 1080p59.94, 1080p50, 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080pSF23.98, 1080pSF24, 1080pSF25, 1080pSF30, 720p60, 720p59.94 , 720p50
Monitor Size:
5.0" and Under
Monitor Brightness:
Monitor Type:
Monitor Options:
Display Functions:
Custom LUTs
Audio Level
False Color
Image Flip
Cross Conversion
Image Overlay
Focus Assist
Anamorphic - De-Squeeze
Image Rotate
Color Notes:
Color Depth - 24 Bit (8bpc)
Color Gamut - 85% NTSC (100% Rec 709)


Power Input:
2 x Battery Pack - LP-E6 (2 battery slots)

Recording / Media

Media Type:


4.6 in
2 in
6.9 in
0.9 lb
Sony BC-U2A Dual Battery Charging Unit


Battery Options:
Charger Only

Battery Accessories

Charger Bay Count:
2 Batteries
Accessory Type:
Battery Charger
Charger Details:
Simultaneous Charging
LED Indicators


Power Output:
DC - 12V, 2.0A


7.7 in
4.5 in
9.2 in
2.5 lb
Sony BP-U60 56Wh 14.4V Battery for XDCAM EX Camcorder


Battery Capacity:
Output Voltage:
14.4 V
Battery Chemistry:
Li-Ion / Lithium-ion

Compatibility - Camera



3 in
2.2 in
3.6 in
1.05 lb
Sony XQD/SD Memory Card Reader

Recording / Media

Reader Options:
Mobile Reader
Media Interface:
USB 3.1
Slot Count:
Dual Slot - (1) XQD Slot, (1) SD Slot

Software / Apps / Plugins

PC Requirements:
USB 3.1 (Gen 1) for maximum transfer rate
Cameo Swivel Mount for On-Board Monitors

Monitor Accessories

Monitor Acc Options:
Monitor Bracket / Mount
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