Sony PMW-F5 Package 2 - Camera Head, OLED Viewfinder, EF Lens Adapter, Battery with Charger, Pro 32GB SxS Card, SxS USB Reader/Writer, Hard Case


About Sony PMW-F5

The virtues of the PMW-F5 camera system are many, enabling the use of high quality production tools available today as well as those planned for the future:

1. The PMW-F5 camera system records 1080P imaging using on-board 50Mb MPEG2 HD and the 10bit XAVC HD. It can even record the two simultaneously, and to the same card!
2. In July 2013, 10bit 4:4:4/4:2:2 SR FILE recording capability is planned to be added.
3. In September 2013, XAVC HFR HD at 120P and XAVC 60P 2K (2048 x 1080) are planned to be added to the camera's arsenal.

All of these updates will be software based and will be free of charge to purchasers of the PMW-5 camera system.

The Sony PMW-F5 camera is designed to accept a wide range of lenses. These packages include a Sony supplied PL adapter and an Optitek EF lens mount adapter. The Sony PL mount features both the Arri LDS and Cooke "i" interface capability. The Optitek EF lens adapter provides fine Aperture control in 1/4 stop increments. Unlike DSLR based systems, the PMW-F5 is not locked into a particular lens mount or brand. The two adapters will allow interchangeable use of lenses from ZEISS, Arri, Cooke and many others.

Setting the F5 apart from cameras in its price bracket is the PMW-F5's ability to utilize the AXS-R5 memory recorder (sold separately) to record 4K or 2K 16bit RAW images. RAW images offer incredible image fidelity and post production possibilities in a non-destructive environment. With the option al AXS-R5 RAW recorder and a planned September upgrade, high frame rates of 120 fps at 2K can be achieved while retaining the exceptional, 16-bit image quality. 120FPS is created without windowing the imager (changing the angle of view).

The Sony F5 is designed to make economic sense today, with the features you'll need to continue generating value for years to come. Instead of locking you into a single recording system, the camera opens the door to unprecedented versatility. Get on board!

Sony PMW-F5 Features

  • Super 35mm equivalent 4K single-chip CMOS sensor: Sony's 4K image sensor enables a single camera to provide gorgeous, super-sampled HD and 2K while preparing you for the 4K future. With 11.6 MP total and 8.9 MP effective, the Sony 4K captures a true 4K 4096 x 2160 DCI-standard cinema image.
  • 16-bit RAW 2K/4K recording options with bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder: Capture RAW at your choice of resolutions: the camera's native 4K or beautiful, derived 2K. RAW recording preserves the greatest latitude for color correction and other post processes. Sony's 16-bit recording captures more tonal values than the human eye can differentiate.
  • AXS-R5 records onto ASXM memory cards: The bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder records onto high-capacity AXSM memory cards, which are compatible with an affordable optional USB 3.0 reader, the AXS-CR1. Once on a PC, the RAW files can be screened using Sony's free RAW Viewer software.
  • Choice of HD/2K internal recording formats: The F5 CineAlta camera allows a choice of recording formats in addition to 16-bit RAW 2K/4K output onto the AXS-R5. The camera allows a choice of: 8-bit MPEG-2 HD422, 50Mbps; 10-bit XAVC 2K/HD 100Mbps; and SR Codec 10-bit MPEG4 SStP 220, 440 and 880Mbps.
  • High speed shooting up to 120 fps 2K internally and 120 fps 2K RAW with optional AXS-R5 recorder: The F5 features high-data-rate on-board XAVC HD recordings up to 60 fps with a free planned upgrade to XAVC 2K/HD recording at 120 fps. It also offers 120 fps 2K RAW with the optional AXS-R5 outboard recorder and a planned upgrade.
  • Next generation high-speed SxS PRO+ memory cards: The PMW-F5 records internally onto SxS memory. High-speed shooting and the highest quality recording options require next-generation SxS recording media Sony's 64 GB SxS PRO+ memory card which can be read by the next-generation USB card reader, the SBAC-US20.
  • Simultaneous RAW and onboard camera SxS recording: Sony provides coordinated simultaneous recording to internal SxS cards and the optional AXS-R5 RAW recorder. For seamless conforming in post, you get matching time code, start frame, stop frame, file names and other metadata. Supports: RAW 4K/2K + XAVC 2K/HD and RAW 4K/2K + MPEG-2 HD422.
  • Real world workflows: The F5 is part of a larger production platform that includes affordable media cards, affordable card readers, free RAW Viewer software and compatibility with popular NLEs and finishing tools.
  • Vast exposure latitude to 14 f-stops: 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, extraordinary low-light sensitivity and extremely low noise in the blacks.
  • Choice of viewfinders: A digital interface on the PMW-F5 allows for a variety of optional viewfinders, including the DVF-EL100. This 0.7-inch viewfinder has the incredible clarity of 1280 x 720 High Definition, plus superb OLED brightness, contrast and response.
  • Optional shoulder rig: The optional Sony shoulder rig provides comfortable handheld operation, hour after hour. The rig is sturdy, lightweight and features industry-standard rosettes on both sides for quick and easy attachment of third-party hand grips and other accessories.
  • Small lightweight design: The small size of the PMW-F5 is particularly welcome in stereoscopic 3D shooting. The chassis is only slightly wider than a typical PL mount prime lens, perfect for both mirror rigs and side-by-side configurations.
  • Choice of lens mounts: The F5 is designed to accommodate PL-mount, FZ-mount and still lenses. With the PL-mount adaptor, you can take advantage of acclaimed cine optics from Angénieux, Canon, Carl Zeiss, Cooke, FUJIFILM, Leica and more.
  • Sony PL-mount lenses: The PMW-F5 works with Sony's second generation, cost-effective PL mount prime lenses. Thanks to refined glass, all are certified for 4K capture, while minimizing geometric distortion, vignetting and breathing. A 9-blade iris delivers beautiful bokehs.
  • Wide choice of connections: The camera offers numerous connections to suit your workflow, including four HD-SDI jacks, HDMI, USB, DC in connection, a removable XLR audio module and a removable time code/genlock module.
  • Long-life Olivine battery and quick charger: The F5 takes advantage of Sony's innovative BP-FL75 battery pack, which uses Olivine Lithium Iron Phosphate instead of conventional Lithium Ion cathodes.
  • Battery compatibility: The Olivine battery works with Sony's BC-L90 quick charger. The camera is also compatible with Sony's BP-GL95A, GL65A, L80S and L60S batteries, which use the BC-L70 and L160 chargers.

Sony PMW-F5 Specifications

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, 29.97p
MPEG2 HD: 1280 x 720 at 50p, 59.94p
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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