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Sony PMW-F5 Camera Kit 1


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Expected availability: November 01 2014
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You Pay: $19,500.00
Product Highlights
  • PMW-F5 with PL Mount Lens Adapter
  • DVF-L350 LCD Viewfinder
  • V-Mount Battery
  • Dual Battery Charging Station
  • 32GB SxS Card
  • USB 3.0 SxS Reader / Writer
  • Shoulder Mount Accessory
  • ATA-Tough Hard Case
  • Optitek FZ to EF Lens Adapter

The Sony PMW-F5 Camera Kit 1 includes the Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera, the Sony DVF-L350 LCD viewfinder and other advanced Sony accessories, and an Optitek FZ to EF-mount lens adapter.

In total, you get:

Sony PMW-F5 with native FZ mount and included PL mount adapter
Sony LCD viewfinder with a flip-up eyecup and 3.5" display
Sony Olivine V-mount battery
Sony dual-battery charging station
Sony 32GB SxS-1 memory card
Sony USB 3.0 SxS memory card reader/writer
Sony VCT-FSA5 shoulder mount accessory for handholding the camera documentary-style
Sony hard case for the camera and accessories
Optitek FZ to EF-mount lens adapter with 1/4 stop increment control

Please click on the "In the Box" tab to learn more about these items.

The PMW-F5 features an 8.9 MP Super 35mm image sensor, capable of capturing 2K and HD resolution video via the camera's internal recorder. Sony has designed the F5 as the foundation of a versatile, modular system. A key component of the modular system is the optional Sony AXS-R5 external recorder, which will enable the F5 to capture 4K and 2K files in 16-bit linear RAW. (2K recording, 120 fps 2K, and high bit rate recording modes will require a firmware upgrade. )

Out of the box, the F5 is capable of capturing 1080p video at up to 60 fps. The F5's imaging power is bolstered by exceptional exposure latitude, rated at 14 stops of dynamic range for truly film-like rendering of highlights and shadows. Additional firmware upgrades will enable the SR codec for 10-bit 4:4:4 at up to 440 Mbps.

In keeping with Sony's mandate on versatility, the F5 will feature a native FZ-mount, which will provide an interface for an optional Sony SCL-Z18 x 140 auto focus servo zoom lens as well as a wide range of lens adapters, such as the included PL-mount adapter.

The DVF-L350 LCD viewfinder features a 3.5" display with a 960 x 540 resolution and a flip-up eyecup with an adjustable diopter. The hard case is built ATA tough for shipping and transit. It has an integrated telescoping handle fully recessed into the body of the case, high density wheels, a gasket seal, locking hasp, and custom pre-cut foam for complete protection. The case fits the camera, viewfinder, shoulder mount accessory, an optional AXS-R5 RAW recorder, two batteries, a charger, and more.

PMW-F5 Camera Kit 1
The kit includes the Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera, the Sony DVF-L350 LCD viewfinder and other advanced Sony accessories, and an Optitek FZ to EF-mount lens adapter. The camera natively features an FZ mount and comes supplied with a PL mount adapter. The capability to use FZ, PL, and EF mount lenses will allow compatibility with lenses from Zeiss, Arri, Cooke, and many others.
8.9MP Super 35mm CMOS Image Sensor
With 8.9 effective megapixels (11.6 total MP), the CMOS sensor is capable of true 4K 4096 x 2160 DCI-standard cinema images, as well as super-sampled 2K and HD. The sensor approximates the size of traditional 2-perf, Super 35mm motion picture film, which allows cinematographers to use their favorite lenses without a significant disparity in apparent angle-of-view.
Internal 2K and HD Recording
The F5 CineAlta camera incorporates high-speed SxS PRO+ memory card recording that allows the choice of 8-bit MPEG-2 HD422 at 50 Mbps, 10-bit XAVC 2K/HD at 100 Mbps, and SR Codec 10-bit 4:4:4 MPEG4 SStP at 220/440/880 Mbps. Some recording settings will require a free firmware upgrade.
Dynamic Range Rated at 14 Stops
The F5 is capable of an impressive 14 stops of exposure latitude, low-light sensitivity and low noise in the blacks. The digital sensor's dynamic range approaches that of traditional motion picture film.
SxS Pro+ Media Cards
On-board recording of 2K at 120 frames per second requires high-data-rate recording media. The F5 uses Sony's SxS PRO+ memory cards.
Long-Life Olivine Battery and Quick Charger
The F5 takes advantage of Sony's BP-FL75 battery pack, which uses Olivine Lithium Iron Phosphate instead of conventional Lithium Ion cathodes. The result is a substantial increase in charge-discharge cycles, compared to previous Sony batteries. The camera is also compatible with Sony's BP-GL95A, GL65A, L80S, and L60S batteries.
Intuitive One-Touch Interface
Designed with significant input from cinematographers, the F5 features an intuitive interface for a range of controls. Instead of diving through menus, you get direct, one-touch access to key shooting parameters including frame rate, shutter speed, color temperature, ISO sensitivity and gamma. Assignable buttons mean that your favorite adjustments are always at your fingertips.
Wide Choice of Connections
The F5 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. The XLR inputs accept balanced analog signals, provide 48V phantom power, and will accept four channels of AES/EBU digital audio with an expected firmware upgrade.
Sensor Type Super 35mm equivalent single-chip CMOS
Pixels Total: 11.6 MP
Effective: 8.9 MP
Sensitivity 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 MPEG-2 Long GOP
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
Gain -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)
Timecode TC IN/OUT switchable (x1)
Genlock BNC input (x1)
HDMI A Type output (x1)
Audio 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 USB device, Mini-B (x1)
USB host, type-A (x1)
Wi-Fi USB host, type-A (x1)
Shutter BNC (x1)
DC Output 4-pin (x1), 11 V to 17 V DC (MAX 2.0A) w/ battery adapter
Remote 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)
Dimensions Without protrusions: 7.13 x 7.88 x 12.25" (15.1 x 18.9 x 21 cm)
Weight Body only: 4.88 lb (2.2 kg)
DVF-L350 LCD Viewfinder
Display Type LCD
Display Size 3.5" diagonal (8.9 cm)
Resolution 960 x 540
Olivine V Mount Battery
Battery Type .5 Amp hour Olivine (lithium iron phosphate)
32GB SxS-1 Memory Card
Type SxS-1 (G1A)
Capacity 32 GB
Transfer Speed 1.2 Gbps
Interface ExpressCard34, PCI Express
Recording Time MXF Mode (50 Mbps): 60 min
HQ Mode (35 Mbps): 100 min
SP Mode (25 Mbps): 140 min
Weight 0.95 oz (27 g)
SxS Memory Card Reader / Writer
Compatible Memory Cards SxS, with optional Sony ExpressCard adapters: XQD, SD and MS
Computer Interface USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate Read / write speeds: Up to 800 Mbps for SxS Pro and SxS-1 cards; up to 1.3 Gbps for SxS Pro+ cards
Power Requirements USB bus-powered, 4.5 W
System & Software Requirements Computer with available USB port
Dimensions 4.0 x 1.25 x 5.25" (10.16 x 3.18 x 13.3 cm)
Weight 7.0 oz (198.4 g)
VCT-FSA5 Shoulder Mount Accessory
Material Cast aluminum
Stainless steel rods
Accessory Mounting 2 x Arri compatible mounting rosettes
2 x 15mm rods
Dimensions Without rods: 9.88 x 5.13 x 1.75" (25.1 x 13.0 x 4.45 cm)
With rods: 17.5 x 5.13 x 1.75" (44.5 x 13.0 4.45 cm)
Rods: 15mm diameter, 9.75" long (25 cm)
Weight Without rods: 1.4 lb (635 g)
With rods: 2.1 lb (952.5 g)


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Fantastic Image Quality and Workflow

By Adam

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Business Owner, Corporate Producer, Professional Artist


  • Easy To Use
  • Professional Quality


    Best Uses

    • Ease Of Workflow
    • Independent Films

    Comments about Sony PMW-F5 Camera Kit 1:

    Let me just say I give this 4.5 stars.


    There are many things I love about this camera and feel that in respect to image quality it is a large upgrade from SLR and in our case the FS100 which I still love for most applications. The F5's dynamic range truly gives the cinematic look that we are familiar with seeing on larger productions.

    I really love the codec options that this camera offers and find it is easy to adapt to a variety of manageable workflows that are not too burdening.

    I am really looking forward to some of the higher frame rate firmware updates that have been forecasted.


    I have had this kit for just over a month now and do feel that it is a good camera kit and value. I do have problems with several of the items.

    1. Shoulder Mount
    2. Canon Lens Adapter
    3. Viewfinder

    1. The Shoulder Mount honestly feels a bit useless with this camera. Period. Do not buy it separately.
    2. The Canon Lens Adapter does not on the mount properly and is very lacking in performance.
    3. I wish I would have gone with the HD .3" more expensive viewfinder and gotten a separate OLED Monitor passing on the shoulder mount.

    I have a problem with the Canon adapter as it does not fit properly on the PL mount. The Canon adapter also does not stop down or open up in a fluid or reliable fashion.

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