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The Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K Digital Cinema Camcorder is designed and engineered to create perfectly balanced camera systems capable of delivering an experience that is second to none. A masterful blend of art, technology, and craftsmanship, CineAlta Super 35mm cameras with Sony Super 35mm CMOS Sensors Technology redefine cinematography now and for the future.Expect Spectacular 8K/6K/4K/HD with state-of-the-art image sensors are at the heart of the Sony CineAlta Super 35mm cameras. Super 35mm CMOS sensors deliver pristine images with stunning resolution and virtually zero aliasing whether you shoot in 8K/6K/4K/HD depending on the camera chosen. Even if your post production workflow and deliverables are 2K/HD, these sensors provide gorgeous images that ordinary HD cameras cannot touch.

High Frame Rate
With CineAlta Super 35mm 4K cameras, you can record 2K 1/HD images at variable speeds, up to 120 fps with the F5 and 180 fps with the F55. With the F65, you can record 8K RAW up to 120 fps. High-frame-rate recording allows you to create super slow-motion, which can transform an ordinary moment into a dramatic revelation. With the optional AXS-R5 recorder and AXSM card, the F5 can record 2K RAW up to 120 fps, and the F55 can record 2K RAW up to 240 fps.

Wide Exposure Latitude, High Sensitivity and Low Noise
Sony's new CineAlta Super 35mm 4K image sensors and in-camera image processors capture the finest, most subtle tonal gradations across their impressive 14 stops of exposure latitude. As a result of high sensitivity coupled with very low noise, CineAlta Super 35mm 4K cameras deliver rich and fully textured images. Whether it is ambient illumination of night exteriors or glaring sunlight, your imagery will be faithfully reproduced.

More Colors than Print Film
In addition to incredible dynamic range, CineAlta Super 35mm 4K cameras capture the widest color gamut, even wider than motion picture print film. S-Log2 fully protects this expanded dynamic range and color gamut, from deep shadow to brightest highlights, handing you and your colorist unprecedented flexibility in applying looks and grading for color and contrast.

Cost-efficient High-frame-rate and 4K Production
XAVC employs the highest possible quality of scalable H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Intra-frame compression to capture HD, 2K, QFHD (Quad Full HD), and 4K resolution. Beyond delivering rich, beautiful 10-bit pictures, it establishes an affordable ecosystem for production of high-frame-rate HD and 4K up to 60p using storage-efficient file sizes never before possible. As an example, XAVC 4K at 24p is only 240Mbps. Features include the first native format for 4K video recording at 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p and 60p. Modest bit-rate recording of 100Mbps in HD mode and 300mbs in 4K mode and high frame rate up to HD 180 fps for super slow-motion. Use SXS PRO+ memory card for recording XAVC.

AXSMTM Access Memory Card means time and Cost-saving RAW Recording
Capturing all the RAW data from F5 and F55 sensors requires a new type of ultra-high-speed, high-capacity recording media. Employing unique Sony high-speed recording technology, the new AXSM Access Memory Card provides a blazing sustained transfer speed to record 2K RAW data up to 240 fps (F55) and 4K RAW data up to 60 fps*1 (F55). The cost-efficient AXSM Access Memory Card is also equally at home in both Mac OS X and Windows environments. AXSM uses the modern eXFAT file system (Extended File Allocation Table). Sony takes further advantage of universal eXFAT by introducing an economical card reader, AXS-CR1, with a USB 3.0 interface for easy, high-speed data file transfers to Macs and PCs.

Compact CineAlta Super 35mm 4K Cameras
The F55 and F5 look very similar. Both share the same compact body and accept the same accessories. But, they vary dramatically in features: the F55 by design is best suited to 4K/2K/HD production, while the F5 is tailored to HD/2K production. Both support 2K/4K RAW.

Powerful, Versatile and Configurable Connections
The new F55/F5 CineAlta Super 35mm 4K camera platform provides for powerful connections, including real-time 4K output to a compatible monitor via four 3G-SDI outputs. There is an HDMI output supporting 4K, USB, removable XLR audio module, time code, genlock, DC connection, and more.

Intuitive User Interface
The F55/F5 CineAlta Super 35mm 4K camera platform introduces a new intuitive user interface to operate a rich range of controls. One-touch buttons surround a colorful 3.5-inch LCD display and provide access to key parameters frame rate, shutter angle, color temperature, exposure index, and gamma which can be checked at a glance. Additional assignable buttons mean that favorite adjustments are always at your fingertips.


Sensor Type
Super 35mm equivalent single-chip CMOS
Total: 11.6 MP
Effective: 8.9 MP
Luminance: 2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance
Video Gamma: T13 @24p (3200K light source)
S-Log2 Gamma: ISO 2000 (D55 light source)
Dynamic Range
14 stops
Signal to Noise Ratio
57dB (Video Gamma, 24p, Noise Suppression OFF)
Video Recording Format
HD 422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps max, MPEG-2 422P@HL
Audio Recording Format
Linear PCM (2 ch, 24-bit, 48-kHz)
Recording Modes
XAVC 2K: 2048 x 1920 at 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
XAVC HD: 1920 x 1080 at 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
MPEG4 SStP: 1920 x 1080 at 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
MPEG2 HD: 1920 x 1080 at 50i, 59.94i, 23.98p, 25p,
Shutter Speed
1/24s to 1/6,000s
Shutter Angle
4.2 - 360° (electrical shutter)
Slow Shutter
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function
XAVC HD/2K: 1-120p (NTSC) at 23.98p, 29.97p
XAVC HD/2K: 1-100p (PAL) at 25p
White Balance
Preset (3200K, 4300K, 5500K), Memory, ATW
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve
Standard (x6)
HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG7 and HG8
S-Log2 Gamma
Memory Cards
SxS (x2, ExpressCard 34 slots)
SD card slot (x1)
Video Output
HD-Y or HD Sync (tri-level) V1.0
Analog Composite (VUP)
HD-SDI Output
SDI 1/2 Line Output, SDI 3/4 Monitor Output (character on/off)
TC IN/OUT switchable (x1)
BNC input (x1)
A Type output (x1)
Input: XLR-type 3-pin with Line/Mic/Mic +48V/AES/EBU selectable (x2, female)
Output: phono jack (CH-1, CH-2)
Headphone: Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker: monaural
USB device, Mini-B (x1)
USB host, type-A (x1)
USB host, type-A (x1)
BNC (x1)
DC Output
4-pin (x1), 11 V to 17 V DC (MAX 2.0A) w/ battery adapter
8-pin (x1)
Lens Mount
FZ-mount, PL-mount (with supplied adapter)
Built-in Filters
Clear, 0.9 (1/8 ND), 1.8 (1/64 ND)
Power Requirements
DC 12 V (11 V to 17.0 V)
Power Consumption
Approx .24 W (while recording XAVC HD 60p, EVF Off, LCD monitor Off, HD-SDI On)
Battery Operating Time
With BP-FL75: approximately 160 minutes
With BP-GL95A: approximately 230 minutes
Operating Temperature
32 ~ 104° F (0 ~ 40° C)
Storage Temperature
-4° ~ +140° F (-20° ~ +60° C)
Without protrusions: 7.13 x 7.88 x 12.25" (15.1 x 18.9 x 21 cm)
Body only: 4.88 lb (2.2 kg)
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