Alongside the new A7S II, Sony also introduced a new 4K cinema camera – the Sony PXW-FS5.
The FS5 features a Super 35 CMOS sensor and accepts Sony E-mount lenses. It captures 4K video with the XAVC-L codec at 24p/30p frame rates. It will also capture 1080p HD video at full resolution up to 240fps.
The below footage contains full resolution 240p sample footage.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivj8hp-QiII&w=700&showinfo=0&rel=0]
Additionally, it will shoot High Frame Rate footage at up to 960fps at reduced resolution, which is scaled up to HD and conformed to a standard frame rate in-camera. This is akin to what we’ve seen in other recent Sony cameras starting with the FS700 and, more recently, with the RX100 IV and RX10 II.
It offers 3G-SDI and HDMI output for use with external recorders and has a pair of SD card slots for on-board capture. The SDI output provides 10-bit 422 HD out, while the HDMI 2.0 port provides both 4K and HD output. It also features an ethernet port, headphone output and a pair XLR audio inputs that offer phantom power.
The camera includes a built-in variable ND filters with adjustments from 1/4 to 1/128th ND filtration. You can also use ND presets at: Off, 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64th.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTbE_C8wDJw&w=700&showinfo=0&rel=0]
WiFi and NFC support allow you to view the camera’s stream remotely on a PC, tablet or smartphone. The ethernet port allows you to also use the same functions without the need for a WiFi connection. Additionally, you can do high-speed FTP uploads via the wired LAN.
The Sony FS5 looks, as it should, like the little brother to the FS7. It’s more affordable too at $5,599 for the body only and $6,099 for the camera with the Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS lens. The camera is expected to ship in November. Check it out here at B&H Photo.