A high-sensitivity 4K Super35 Exmor™ CMOS Sensor offers all the benefits of a large format sensor, while Sony’s unique electronic Variable ND Filter gives unsurpassed flexibility for shooting on the go.
Go beyond what anyone ever expected for a camcorder that weighs just 1.77 lbs. Robust and modular: FS5 can be easily reconfigured for drone and gimbal operation. Careful weight distribution and an ergonomic smart grip enable you to comfortably shoot from any angle.
Sony’s α-mount system offers unsurpassed compatibility with third-party lenses, including DSLR, making FS5 a natural next step for creators migrating from stills to professional video production.
However you want to shoot, the FS5 adapts to fit your style. A high resolution 0.39-inch OLED viewfinder enables precise manual focus and is perfectly offset for right-eye or left-eye viewing. A 3.5-inch LCD screen can be attached in no less than 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.
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 and super slow motion.
* RAW output with optional CBKZ-FS5RIF.
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 adapter, 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.
The FS5 features Sony’s unique built-in electronic variable Neutral Density (ND) filter, further expanding the depth of field capability of its large format sensor. Unlike conventional optical ND Filters, the electronic ND Filter on the FS5 can be controlled from 1/4 ND to 1/128 ND linearly. ND Filters can also be set to auto.* This makes the FS5 ideal for fast-moving shoots in changeable environments — there’s no need to change filters as lighting conditions change, and variable control makes it easy to keep depth of field under control.
*Requires Version 2.0 firmware or above.
Demand for HDR content is increasing and FS5 offers you a choice of two powerful workflows. Whichever option you choose, a phenomenal fourteen stops of exposure latitude ensures the highest fidelity in capturing highlights and details within shadows.
The FS5 offers High Frame Rate (HFR) cache recording at Full HD 10-bit 4:2:2 image quality and a frame rate of up to 240fps. The 8-second cache recording means no more mis-timed shots leading to extra takes. It also lets you pick out footage at exactly the point that you want. It is also possible to record 120fps with up to 16-second cache recording. Higher frame rates of 480fps and 960fps are also possible at specific resolutions. It is also possible to upgrade the FS5 for even greater creative flexibility.
*Paid upgrade. V4 firmware required.
**Paid upgrade. V2 or above firmware required.
|Resolution||Frame rate||Internal / Output||Continuous / Burst|
|4K (4096 x 2160)||60 / 50 fps||Output FS RAW||Continuous with CBKZ-FS5RIF|
|4K (4096 x 2160)||120 / 100 fps||Output FS RAW||Burst four seconds with CBKZ-FS5RIF|
|2K (2048 x 1080)||240 / 200 / 120 / 100 fps||Output FS RAW||Continuous with CBKZ-FS5HFR|
|Full HD (1960 x 1080)||120 / 100 fps||Internal recording XAVC HD 422 10 bit||Burst sixteen seconds|
|Full HD (1960 x 1080)||240 / 200 fps||Internal recording XAVC HD 422 10 bit||Burst eight seconds|
FS5 offers 9 pre-programmed Picture Profiles, including ones customized for S-Log2, S-Log3, plus a profile tuned to provide vibrant, high contrast visuals for creators who desire a DSLR-style look. Each profile can be individually adjusted to suit your specific requirements and switched between in seconds.
This proprietary Sony technology significantly extends your ability to get closer to a remote scene while preserving image quality. Once you’ve zoomed in at maximum optical magnification, By Pixel Super Resolution technology can enlarge the image by an additional 200% in Full HD. It is also compatible with fixed focal length lenses, so you can zoom into a scene while using a prime lens.
To extend recording time and workflow flexibility, the FS5 is equipped with two SDXC/SDHC card slots. “RELAY” mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full, while “SIMUL” mode permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards (for example, to create an immediate back-up version). The FS5’s three start/stop buttons (on the grip, handle, and camcorder body) can independently start and stop recording on different memory cards while recording in “SIMUL” mode.
The FS5 takes advantage of Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible Sony accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony 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.
The FS5 has two XLR connectors – so even if you remove the handle with its standard, easy-access XLR connector then a second on the body is still available, making it ideal for applications such as shooting in a confined space, such as a car interior, or when mounting on a gimbal.
Also available is FS5 II which has continuous 120fps HFR recording in Full HD and FS RAW output as standard plus an enhanced creative look.