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The compact, flexible PMW-F5 makes serious cinematography in HD, 2K, QFHD or 4K accessible on all budgets. Modular, easy to use and highly sensitive, it’s effortlessly adaptable to suit different production agendas, from documentaries to music promos and ENG. It can even be upgraded to the PMW-F55 to match your widening creative horizons.

Shot with Sony CineAlta

Sony CineAlta brings films and TV shows to life with spectacular 4K detail, colour and dynamic range. No wonder it’s the go-to choice for many of the world’s most in-demand image makers.

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Shoot spectacular HD, 2K, QFHD or 4K

Even if you’re not planning on 4K production just yet, the 11.6 megapixel resolution of our 4K CMOS image sensor in the F5 lets you to shoot gorgeous, super-sampled HD right now, with visibly superior texture, detail and contrast that HD sensors just can’t touch.

Preserving all the original detail of your original shot, your future-proofed 4K master is ready to take full advantage of the fast-growing 4K Ultra HD distribution ecosystem.

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Upgrade your investment

Once you’ve tasted the limitless creative possibilities of CineAlta, you could find yourself wanting even more. A factory upgrade option adds a new image sensor module and firmware, transforming the F5 into the even more capable F55.

You’ll gain exciting functional advantages including on-board XAVC™ recording in 4K and QFHD (3840 x 2160), electronic frame image scan to eliminate rolling shutter, real-time 4K output over SDI and HDMI, and extended S-Gamut colour.

Also available, an optional licence upgrades the F5 to allow XAVC 4K and XAVC QFHD internal recording, together with a 4K/QFHD output via 3G-SDI and HDMI.

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Emmy Award-winning nature cinematographer, Bob Poole

“With the F5, I am getting the beautiful detail my producers want. The latest firmware update gave me the ability to use a Center Cut of the sensor for 2K shooting. That, with the ultra-long lens, finally gets me sharp and close.”

Photo: Gina Poole.

Extraordinary latitude

Cinematographers tell their stories with light and shadow – and the ability to render tones from deepest shadows to brightest highlights is a crucial test of any digital camera.

The F5 excels with an impressive 14 stops of exposure latitude, bringing audiences more emotion, depth and detail in every frame.

DPs notice how the F5 holds remarkable detail in the highlights, together with extremely low noise in blacks and lowlights. The result? Graceful, ultra-natural contrast rendering in any scene.

The F5 is shown here with the AXS-R7 4K Portable Memory Recorder.

High speed 240 fps shooting

From stunts and explosions to a single raindrop – high-speed shooting at up to 240 frames per second with the F5 gives directors and DPs a powerful storytelling tool.

The camera also supports Slow and Quick (S&Q) motion for overcranking and undercranking, letting you alter the narrative by speeding up or slowing down the action in 1 fps increments.

You’ll enjoy full quality at any frame rate, with no sacrifice in bit depth and no ‘windowing’ of the sensor. So there’s no crop factor and no loss in angle of view.

Modularity equals versatility

Surprisingly small, light and modular, the F5 lets you build up the right configuration for each project – or each shot.

Add the AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder and capture 2K RAW at up to 240 fps for silk-smooth 10x super slow motion. Detach the recorder with an extension cable to shoot in tight spaces with rigs and cranes*. Or go with internal recording whenever size and weight are top priorities.

The optional CBK-55BK build-up kit transforms the F5 into a familiar shoulder-mounted camcorder for news and field-based production. You can even mount B4 lenses via an optional adapter to switch between broadcast- and cine-style shooting.

*4K recording up to 60fps supported when using the AXS-R5/R7 extension cable.


ACES is a free, open, device-independent colour management and image interchange system that can be applied to almost any current or future workflow. It was developed by hundreds of the industry’s top scientists, engineers and end users, working together under the auspices of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Sony has worked closely with the Academy to develop and test various implementations of ACES leading up to Version 1.0. As a member of the ACES Logo Program, Sony is committed to its cameras and related products and solutions supporting ACES-based workflows in the highest quality possible.

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Don't miss a moment

With the F5 you’re always ready for the unexpected. Great for wildlife and documentary shooting, cache recording continually stores the last 15 seconds* of action prior to pressing the camera’s record button.

So when something unpredictable happens, you know that the crucial moment’s already been captured.

*Time depends on codec, resolution and camera settings


Renseignements généraux
Alimentation requise
12 V c.c. (11 à 17 V)
Consommation électrique
Environ 24 W (mode d'enregistrement XAVC HD 60p, EVF désactivé, écran ACL désactivé, HD-SDI activé)
Température de fonctionnement
De 0 °C à 40 °C
De 32 °F à 104 °F
Température d'entreposage
De -20 à +60 °C
De -20 °C à 60 °C
2,2 kg (sans objectif, poignée, boîtier audio ni accessoires)
4 lb 14 oz (sans objectif, poignée, boîtier audio ni accessoires)
Dimensions (L x H x P) *1
130 x 125 x 191 mm (sans les parties saillantes)
5 1/8 x 5 x 7 5/8 pouces (sans les parties saillantes)
Autonomie de batterie
Environ 160 min avec le BP-FL75
Environ 230 min avec le BP-GL95A
Format d'enregistrement (vidéo)
XAVC (AVC/H.264 Haut 4:2:2 HD à profil commun)
HD : SMPTE RP2027 conforme Classe 101
Mode HD 422 : CBR, 50 Mbit/s max., MPEG-2 422P@HL
Format d'enregistrement (audio)
LPCM 8 canaux (2 canaux d'enregistrement/de lecture), 24 bits, 48 kHz
Cadence d'enregistrement
XAVC 2K (2 048 x 1 080) :
XAVC HD (1 920 x 1 080) :
MPEG4 SStP (1 920 x 1 080) :
MPEG2 HD (1 920 x 1 080) :
MPEG2 HD (1 280 x 720) :
Durée d'enregistrement/de lecture
XAVC HD, 23,98p : Environ 70 min (SBP-64B)/Environ 140 min (SBP-128B)
59.94p : Environ 30 min (SBP-64B)/Environ 60 min (SBP-128B)
MPEG2 HD : Environ 60 min (SBS-32G1A)/Environ 120 min (SBS-64G1A)
Capteur (Type)
Capteur CMOS à puce unique équivalant au format Super 35 mm
Capteur (nombre de pixels)
11,6 M (total), 8,9 M (efficaces)
Format d'image
Filtres intégrés
Clair, 0,9 (1/8ND), 1,8 (1/64ND)
Sensibilité (2 000 lx, réflexion de 89,9 %)
Gamma vidéo : T14@24p (source lumineuse 3 200 K)
Sensibilité ISO
Gamma S-Log2 : ISO 2 000 (source lumineuse D55)
Monture d'objectif
Monture PL (avec adaptateur de monture d'objectif fourni)
Monture FZ (avec adaptateur de monture d'objectif fourni)
14 diaphs
Rapport S/B
57 dB (Gamma vidéo, 24p, suppression de bruit OFF)
Vitesse d'obturation
1/24 s à 1/6 000 s
Angle d'obturation
4,2° à 360° (obturateur électrique)
Obturation lente (SLS)
Accumulation de 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 et 8 images
Fonction de ralenti et d'accéléré (Slow & Quick Motion)
XAVC 2K/HD : 1-120p (NTSC), 23,98p/29,97p
XAVC 2K/HD : 1-100p (PAL), 25p
Balance des blancs
Préréglage (3 200 K, 4 300 K, 5 500 K), mémoire
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Courbe gamma
Standard (x6)
HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG7, HG8
Gamma S-Log2
Entrée audio
CH-1/CH-2 : XLR à 3 broches (femelle) (x 2), Line/Mic/Mic +48 V (AES/EBU) *4 sélectionnable
Entrée DC
XLR 4 broches (mâle) (x 1), de 11 V à 17 V c.c.
Sortie CC
4 broches (x 2), 11 V à 17 V c.c. (max. 1,8 A) avec adaptateur de batterie
Interface de viseur numérique (x 1)
Sortie SDI
BNC (x4), sortie ligne SDI 1/2, sortie moniteur SDI 3/4
Sortie test
BNC (x 1), HD-Y ou HD Sync (triple niveau) V1.0
Entrée/sortie Timecode
TC IN/OUT (x 1) commutable
Entrée Genlock
BNC (x1)
8 broches (x1)
Sortie HDMI
Type A (x1)
Périphérique USB, mini-B (x1)
Port USB, type A (x 1)
Sortie casque
Mini-fiche stéréo (x 1)
Sortie haut-parleur
BNC (x 1) (Sera soutenu par des mises à jour futures.)
Port USB, type A (x 1)
Supports média
Fente ExpressCard/34 (x2)
Fente pour carte SD (x 1)
Accessoires fournis
Accessoires fournis
Adaptateur de monture d'objectif (1)
Adaptateur de batterie (1)
Connecteur d'entrée audio (1)
Vis pour le connecteur d'entrée audio (4)
Mètre ruban à crochet (1)
Module USB LAN sans fil IFU-WLM3 (1) *4 
Avant d’utiliser cet appareil (1)
Manuel d’utilisation (CD-ROM) (1)
* 1 Les valeurs indiquées pour les dimensions sont approximatives.
*2 Ce sont les formats pris en charge à l'annonce de la sortie du produit; ils seront ajoutés par les futures mises à jour.
*3 Certaines cadences ne sont pas prises en charge au lancement, mais seront prises en charge par les futures mises à jour.
*4 Sera pris en charge par des mises à jour futures.

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