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Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K Camera w/ 4K Internal License

Abel Code: SonyF54k
Mfr. Code: PMW-F5
Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K Camera w/ 4K Internal License
Key Highlights
  • 8.9MP Super 35mm CMOS Image Sensor
  • Base ISO: 2000
  • Internal 2K/HD Recording (SxS Pro+)


The Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K Camera features a CMOS imaging sensor with 8.9 megapixels (effective) internal recording of super-sampled HD/2K, and 4K with an external modular recorder (not included). The camera records to SXS cards internally at 50 Mbps 4:2:2 8-bit, records to the Sony HDCAM SR (SStP) format at 220 Mbps 4:2:2, with plans for 440 Mbps 4:4:4 compression supported via firmware update after release. Additionally, the camera can record to the new XAVC codec, which offers intra-frame 100Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit performance. The F5 can record internally up to 60fps in XAVC HD or 2K, and up to 120fps with the planned update.

The smart-side LCD screen displays basic camera settings including frame rate, shutter speed, color temperature, ISO sensitivity and gamma. With the latest firmware, it can also be set as a sub-display for the full camera settings menu. On the side of the camera you’ll also find assignable buttons and a large jog wheel for moving though the menus.

NOTE: Firmware Version 8.00 includes XQD G and M series media support, XAVC Class480 (higher data rate XAVC, for PMW-F5 with CBKZ-55FX upgrade license, not included) and compatibility for the AXS-R7 recorder.


  • 8.9MP Super 35mm CMOS Image Sensor
  • Base ISO of 2000
  • Internal 2K/HD Recording, records to SxS Pro+ Media Cards
  • Optional 4K/2K RAW Recorder
  • Highly Modular Design – optional shoulder rig available
  • Native FZ-Mount and PL-Mount Adapter (included)
  • Built-in ND filters
  • Uses External Sony Viewfinders
  • Works with Sony’s BP-FL75 battery pack (Lithium Iron Phosphate) and other battery systems


  • Built-In Optical Filters:
    • Clear
    • 0.9 = 1/8ND = 3 STOPS
    • 1.8 = 1/64ND = 6 STOPS
  • Built-in-Filters:
    • Clear
    • 0.9 (3 STOPS)
    • 1.8 (6 STOPS)
  • Dynamic Range: 14 stops
  • Effective Picture Elements:     
    • 8.9 million @ 4K
    • 8.3 million @ QFHD & HD
  • Effective Pixels:           
    • 8.9 million @ 4K
    • 8.3 million @ QFHD & HD
  • Gain Selection: -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18db
  • Horizontal Resolution:
    • 4096 pixels
    • 2168 TV Lines
    • 170 LP/mm
  • Lens Mount: Native Sony FZ mount, Includes PL Mount adapter
  • Optical System: Super 35mm Single Image sensor
  • Pickup Device: Super35mm equivalent Single-chip CMOS
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 57dB DNR off
  • Sensitivity: ISO 2000
  • Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance): T13 @ Odb, Standard Gamma, 24p (3200K Light Source)
  • Shutter Speed:
    • 1/24s to 1/6,000s
    • 4.2° to 360° (electronic shutter angle)
  • Slow & Quick Motion Function:
    • SxS Memory : XAVC 2K/HD: 1-180p
    • AXS Memory with AXS-R5 : 2KRAW 1-240p
  • Imager: Super 35mm 4K Bayer CMOS

What's in the Box

  • 1 x Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K Camera w/ 4K Internal License


Key Highlights

  • 8.9MP Super 35mm CMOS Image Sensor
  • Base ISO: 2000
  • Internal 2K/HD Recording (SxS Pro+)
  • Optional 4K/2K RAW Recorder Available

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:
FZ - Includes PL Mount adapter

Recording / Media

Media Type:

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
Super 35
Sensor Type:
T13 @ Odb, Standard Gamma, 24p (3200K Light Source) - (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
57dB DNR off
Sensor Dynamic Range:
14 stops


Camera Features:
ND Filter Built-In - Clear, 0.9 = 1/8ND = 3 STOPS, 1.8 = 1/64ND = 6 STOPS
Native ISO:
Shutter Angle Settings:
4.2° to 360° (electronic shutter angle)
Shutter Speed Range:
1/24s to 1/6,000s


11.8 in
9.8 in
14.2 in
7.8 lb

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