Sony PMW-F5 (PMWF5)


Sony PMW-F5 (PMWF5) Super 35mm Full HD 4K CMOS Sensor Compact CineAlta Camcorder – Records HD/2K on SxS memory plus 16-bit RAW 2K/4K output

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.

SxS-CARD_200pxRecording on SxS memory and AXSM media.

Multiple recording formats include MPEG-2 HD422, MPEG4 SStP (future upgrade), XAVC 2K (future upgrade)/HD and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K onto the optional AXS-R5 recorder. 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

DVF-EL100-OLED-vf-150pxThe 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. An optional shoulder rig provides for hand-held and shoulder-mounted shooting.



  • Super 35mm equivalent 4K single-chip CMOS sensor
  • Positive lock (PL mount) for prime lenses
  • Internal 50 Mbps recording onto SxS cards (broadcast HD)
  • 4K recording onto R5 recorder (using high-capacity AXSM™ memory cards)
  • Extraordinary low-light sensitivity and extremely low noise in the blacks
  • OLED viewfinder for amazing clarity


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)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C

32°F to 104°F

Storage Temperature -20°C to +60°C

-4°F to +140°F

Mass Approx. 2.2 kg (without lens, handle, audio box and accessories)

Approx. 4 lb 14 oz (without lens, handle, audio box and accessories)

Dimensions (W x H x D) 151 x 189 x 210 mm (without protrusions)

7 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches (without protrusions)

Battery Operating Time Approx. 160 min with BP-FL75

Approx. 230 min with BP-GL95A

Recording Format (Video) MPEG-2 Long GOP

HD 422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps max, MPEG-2 422P@HL

Recording Format (Audio) Linear PCM (2 ch, 24-bit, 48-kHz)
Recording Frame Rate XAVC 2K: 2048 x 1920, 23.98p/24p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p

XAVC HD: 1920×1080, 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p

MPEG4 SStP: 1920 x 1080, 23.98p/24p/25p/29.97p

MPEG2 HD: 1920×1080, 50i/59.94i/23.98p/25p/29.97p

MPEG2 HD: 1280 x 720, 50p/59.94p

Recording/Playback Time TBA

Camera Section

Imaging Device (Type) Super 35mm equivalent Single-chip CMOS
Imaging Device (Size)
Imaging Device (Pixel Count) 11.6 M (total), 8.9 M (effective)
Aspect Ratio
Effective Picture Elements
Optical System
Built-in Filters Clear, 0.9 (1/8ND), 1.8 (1/64ND)
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) Video Gamma: T13 @24p (3200K Light source)
ISO Sensitivity S-Log2 Gamma: ISO 2000 (D55 Light source)
Lens Mount PL mount (with supplied lens mount adapter)
Flange Focal Length FZ mount (without supplied lens mount adapter)
Latitude 14-stop
S/N Ratio 57dB (Video Gamma, 24p, Noise Suppression OFF)
Horizontal Resolution
Shutter Speed 1/24s to 1/6,000s
Shutter Angle 4.2°to 360°(electrical shutter)
Slow Shutter (SLS) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function XAVC HD/2K: 1-120p (NTSC), 23.98p/29.97p

XAVC HD/2K: 1-100p (PAL), 25p

White Balance Preset (3200K, 4300K, 5500K), Memory, ATW
Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve Standard (x6)

HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG7 and HG8

S-Log2 Gamma


Audio Input CH-1/CH-2: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic +48V/AES/EBU selectable
Video Output HD-Y or HD Sync (tri-level) V1.0

Analog Composit (VUP)

Audio Output Phono jack (CH-1, CH-2)
DC Input
DC Output 4-pin (x1), 11 V to 17 V DC (MAX 2.0A) w/ battery adapter
SDI Output
HD-SDI Output SDI 1/2 Line Output, SDI 3/4 Monitor Output (character on/off)
Monitor Output
HD-Y Output
Test Output
Timecode Input/Output TC IN/OUT (x1) switchable
Genlock Input BNC (x1)
Remote 8-pin (x1)
HDMI Output A Type (x1)
External Input/Output
Lens Mount Hot Shoe
USB USB device, Mini-B (x1)

USB host, type-A (x2)

Headphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker Output Monaural
Shutter BNC (x1)
Wi-Fi USB host, type-A (x1)
“Memory Stick” (MS)/SD Memory Card

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