Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K camera

Sony 4K sensor for gorgeous, super-sampled HD and 2K

The PMW-F5 CineAlta camera shoots spectacular images with its 8.9 megapixels (effective) Sony 4K image sensor. You get superior, super-sampled pictures with noticeably higher contrast, rich colour reproduction and greater clarity. The camera offers robust built-in recording modes, all with vibrant 4:2:2 colour. Irresistible options include the amazing precision of 16-bit linear RAW 2K/4K recording and high speed shooting at up to 120 fps without cropping.

Multiple recording formats includes HD/2K on SxS memory and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K on AXSM™ media

Multiple recording formats include MPEG-2 HD422, MPEG4 SStP*, XAVC 2K*/HD and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K**. You can have simultaneous recording on internal high-speed SxS PRO+ memory cards and RAW 2K/4K recording on sleek AXSM™ memory cards using the optional bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder, designed specifically to attach seamlessly to the F55 and F5 cameras. There is also high speed shooting up to120 fps XAVC 2K/HD* internally and 120 fps RAW 2K onto the AXS-R5.

*Expected as a future upgrade.
** Recording onto the optional AXS-R5 recorder.

Lightweight modular design to maximise versatility in 2D and 3D

The F5 is exceptionally small, light and modular, letting you build up the right configuration for each job – or each shot. As well as the choice of formats and internal and external recording options, you can attached a variety of viewfinders, including the revolutionary optional DVF-EL100 OLED viewfinder, PL-mount, FZ-mount and still lenses, including second-generation Sony PL-mount lenses, and extra long-life Olivine – Lithium Iron Phosphate – batteries. The chassis is only slightly wider than a typical PL-mount prime lens, perfect for 3D rigs. An optional shoulder rig provides for hand-held and shoulder-mounted shooting.

Technical Specifications

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General
Power Requirements DC 12 V (11 V to 17 V)
Power Consumption Approx .24 W (while recording XAVC HD 60p, EVF Off, LCD monitor Off, HD-SDI On)
Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F
0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4°F to +140°F
-20°C to +60°C
Mass 4 lb 14 oz (without lens, handle, audio box and accessories)
2.2 kg (without lens, handle, audio box and accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *[1] 5 1/8 x 5 x 7 5/8 inches (without protrusions)
130 x 125 x 191 mm (without protrusions)
Battery Operating Time Approx. 230 min with BP-GL95A
Approx. 160 min with BP-FL75
Recording Format (Video) (These are the supported formats at launch and will be added by future upgrades.)
XAVC (AVC/H.264 High 4:2:2 Intra Profile) HD: SMPTE RP2027 Class101 compliant
MPEG2 HD (MPEG-2 Long GOP) HD 422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps max., MPEG-2 422P@HL
Recording Format (Audio) LPCM 8CH (2CH recording/playback), 24-bit, 48-kHz
Recording Frame Rate (Some frame rates are not supported at launch and will be supported by future upgrades.)
XAVC HD (1920×1080): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
XAVC 2K (2048 x 1080): 23.98p/24p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
MPEG4 SStP (1920 x 1080): 23.98p/24p/25p/29.97p
MPEG2 HD (1920×1080): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50i/59.94i
MPEG2 HD (1280 x 720): 50p/59.94p
Recording/Playback Time XAVC HD, 23.98p: Approx. 70 min (SBP-64B)/Approx. 140 min (SBP-128B)
MPEG2 HD: Approx. 60 min (SBS-32G1A)/Approx. 120 min (SBS-64G1A) 59.94p: Approx. 30 min (SBP-64B)/Approx. 60 min (SBP-128B)

Imaging Device (Type) Super 35mm equivalent Single-chip CMOS
Imaging Device (Pixel Count) 11.6M (total), 8.9M (effective)
Aspect Ratio 17:9
Built-in Filters Clear, 0.9 (1/8ND), 1.8 (1/64ND)
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) Video Gamma: T14@24p (3200K light source)
ISO Sensitivity S-Log2 Gamma: ISO 2000 (D55 light source)
Lens Mount PL mount (with supplied lens mount adapter)
FZ mount (without supplied lens mount adapter)
Latitude 14-stop
S/N Ratio 57dB (Video Gamma, 24p, Noise Suppression OFF)
Shutter Speed 1/24s to 1/6,000s (23.98PsF)
Shutter Angle 4.2°to 360°(electrical shutter)
Slow Shutter (SLS) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function XAVC 2K/HD: 1-120p (NTSC), 23.98p/29.97p
XAVC 2K/HD: 1-100p (PAL), 25p
White Balance Preset (3200K, 4300K, 5500K), Memory
Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve Standard (x6)
S-Log2 Gamma
HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG7, HG8