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Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera with Viewfinder and Shoulder Mount Kit (Refurbished)

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Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera with Viewfinder and Shoulder Mount Kit (Refurbished)
Key Features
  • 8.9MP Super35 CMOS Image Sensor
  • Internal 2K and HD Recording
  • 4K/2K Raw Recording to Optional Recorder
  • 2K Raw up to 240 fps; 1080p to 180 fps
This Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera with Viewfinder and Shoulder Mount Kit from B&H outfits you with a 8.9MP Super35 CMOS image sensor cinema camera, an OLED viewfinder, and a shoulder mount, all in one bundle. The PMW-F5 can record raw 2K video, among other resolutions, onto SxS Pro+ media capture cards. Integrating the 0.7" OLED viewfinder with the camera can reproduce sharp images for improved image monitoring. A shoulder mount accessory makes handheld shooting with your PMW-F5 and other gear a breeze. All the items in this kit have been refurbished by the manufacturer.
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This Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera with Viewfinder and Shoulder Mount Kit from B&H outfits you with a 8.9MP Super35 CMOS image sensor cinema camera, an OLED viewfinder, and a shoulder mount, all in one bundle. The PMW-F5 can record raw 2K video, among other resolutions, onto SxS Pro+ media capture cards. Integrating the 0.7" OLED viewfinder with the camera can reproduce sharp images for improved image monitoring. A shoulder mount accessory makes handheld shooting with your PMW-F5 and other gear a breeze. All the items in this kit have been refurbished by the manufacturer.

Note:
This unit was refurbished by the manufacturer.
Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera (Refurbished)

The Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera features an 8.9 MP Super35 image sensor capable of capturing 2K and HD internally in Sony's XAVC codec onto SxS PRO+ memory cards, and 4K and 2K raw to an optional Sony AXS-R5 external recorder. It features 14 stops of dynamic range, applicable to both raw and XAVC recording as long as S-Log is turned on, for truly filmlike rendering of highlights and shadows. The camera natively features an FZ mount and includes a PL-mount adapter.

Out of the box, the F5 records 2K and HD up to 59.94p in XAVC. With the latest firmware updates installed, it will be able to record 4K raw from 1p to 60p and 2K raw from 1p to 240p to an AXS-R5 recorder, as well as 1080p 4:2:2 from 1 to 180 fps internally in XAVC. It will also be able to record SStP SR at 4:4:4 internally when you select RGB mode at 440 Mb/s instead of YUV 4:2:2. All raw recording is in 16-bit.

Note:
This unit was refurbished by the manufacturer.
Highly Modular Design
In addition to the AXS-R5 recorder, a digital interface on the F5 allows for a variety of optional viewfinders. DVF-EL100 is a 0.7" OLED viewfinder with 1280 x 720 resolution. DVF-L350 is a 3.5" LCD viewfinder with 960 x 540 resolution, and the eyepiece flips up for direct monitoring. DVF-L700 is a 7" LCD viewfinder with 1920 x 1080 resolution for monitoring Full HD pixel-for-pixel. Other modular components include the optional Sony shoulder rig, which features industry-standard rosettes on both sides for quick and easy attachment of third-party hand grips and other accessories.
Optional AXS-R5 "Bolt-On" Recorder
The optional AXS-R5 recorder is designed to dock on the rear of the PMW-F5 and enables 4K and 2K resolution video recording in 16-bit raw. The AXS-R5 also facilitates high-speed frame rates of up to 120 fps in 2K raw and simultaneous raw + onboard SxS recording. The recorder uses Sony's newly developed AXSM memory cards, which are compatible with an optional USB 3.0 reader (AXS-CR1). Raw files can be screened using Sony's free raw Viewer software. (AXS-R5 is sold separately.)
Native FZ-Mount and PL-Mount Adapter
The F5 is designed to accommodate a wide range of lenses. With the PL-mount adaptor, you can take advantage of acclaimed cine optics from Angenieux, Canon, Carl Zeiss, Cooke, FUJIFILM, Leica, and more. Slip off the supplied PL-mount adaptor to reveal the native FZ-mount with an 18mm flange focal distance. The FZ-mount provides an interface for native FZ lenses like Sony's SCL-Z18X140 auto focus servo zoom lens or a range of adaptors for still lenses, including Canon EF, Canon FD, Nikon F, Leica M, and more.
Dynamic Range Rated at 14 Stops
The ability to render a range of exposure values from deepest shadows to brightest highlights is a crucial test of any digital camera. 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.
Long-Life Olivine Battery and Quick Charger
The F5 supports 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 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.
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 timecode/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.
Additional Features
  • 2K raw/HD simultaneous REC
  • User gamma
  • HFR full scan mode, no windowing
  • Rotary Dial enabled for audio level adjustment on sub-display
  • Fujinon Cabrio lens support, iris control from RM controller, and REC trigger on the lens
  • Simultaneous output from SDI (four outputs total)
  • Waveform and histogram support
  • SxS REC review
  • Support for mount adapter LA-FZB1/FZB2
  • User monitor LUT created by Raw Viewer
  • AXS Rec Review via SDI output
  • HFR center scan mode
  • Center scan mode for S16mm lens
  • Interval recording
  • AES/EBU audio input
  • Preset Sony Look profile
  • User-definable clip naming
  • Embedded clip name meta on SDI Output
Sony DVF-EL100 0.7" OLED Viewfinder for F5, F55, and F65 (Refurbished)

Add a high-resolution, high-contrast eyecup OLED viewfinder to your PMW-F5, PMW-F55, or F65 camera with this DVF-EL100 0.7" OLED Viewfinder from Sony. The viewfinder faithfully reproduces sharp images with no smear or blur, and it comes with an adjustable arm to mount it onto the camera and position it for any operator.

The OLED display measures 0.7" in size and provides a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and 1280 x 720 resolution. It can reproduce nearly 14 stops of dynamic range 4K camera images, and it works with the SLog2 gamma using the false color function to assist in adjusting exposure. A 26-pin connector cable is included to connect and power the viewfinder.

Note:
This unit was refurbished by the manufacturer.
Key Features
Compatible with PMW-F5, PMW-F55, and F65 equipped with version 3.0 upgrade and CBK-65WL installed
0.7" OLED eyecup display with 1280 x 720 resolution
Self-emitting OLED technology with 10,000:1 contrast ratio reproduces deep black tonal gradations
Adjustable mounting arm included for comfortable positioning
Displays 13.28 stops
Reproduces nearly a 14 stop range, over 10x more than LCD technology
No smear or blur; reproduces motion with high fidelity
26-pin digital interface
Works on S-Log2 gamma (Custom mode) or S-Log2 MLUT (Cine-EI mode)
UPC: 027242279629

Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera (Refurbished) Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony FZ
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 11.6 Megapixel
Effective: 8.9 Megapixel
Image Sensor
Super35 CMOS
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC 4:2:2
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps
2048 x 1080p
1920 x 1080p
MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:2
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
MPEG-2 4:2:2
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps
External Recording Modes
Raw 16-Bit via Proprietary Module
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps
2048 x 1080p
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SxS
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
4x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1x HDMI Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
*As of June, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Battery Type
V-Mount
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony FZ
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 11.6 Megapixel
Effective: 8.9 Megapixel
Image Sensor
Super35 CMOS
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with 3-Stop (1/8), 6-Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/6000 to 1/24 Second
Gain
-3 to 18 dB
Shutter Angle
4.2 to 360°
Advertised Dynamic Range
14 Stops
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
57 dB
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC 4:2:2
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps
2048 x 1080p
1920 x 1080p
MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:2
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
MPEG-2 4:2:2
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps
External Recording Modes
Raw 16-Bit via Proprietary Module
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps
2048 x 1080p
Sensor Crop Modes
Super35 / APS-C
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
Sony S-Log 2
IP Streaming
No
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SxS
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
4x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1x HDMI Output
Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Stereo Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1x XLR 4-Pin (11 to 17VDC at 2 A) Output
1x XLR 4-Pin Input
Other I/O
1x Hirose 8-Pin Control Input
1x Mini-USB Input
1x BNC (Timecode) Input
1x USB-A Input
Wireless
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
*As of June, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Viewfinder
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Battery Type
V-Mount
Accessory Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20
1x 3/8"-16
Netflix Approved
Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D)
7.13 x 7.88 x 12.25" / 15.1 x 18.9 x 21 cm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
4.9 lb / 2.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
11 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.25 x 16.25 x 12.5"

Sony DVF-EL100 0.7" OLED Viewfinder for F5, F55, and F65 (Refurbished) Specs

Key Specs
Panel Type
OLED
Display Size
0.7" / 1.8 cm
Screen Resolution
1280 x 720
Image Controls
False Color
Power I/O
1x Proprietary (17 VDC) Input
Diopter Correction
-0.0 to +2.0
Power Consumption
1.6 W
Display
Color/Monochrome
Color
Panel Type
OLED
Display Size
0.7" / 1.8 cm
Screen Resolution
1280 x 720
Touchscreen
No
Maximum Brightness
90 nits / cd/m2
Contrast Ratio
10,000:1
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)
2098 ppi
Image Controls
False Color
Inputs / Outputs
Power I/O
1x Proprietary (17 VDC) Input
System Connection
Sony 26-Pin
Optics
Diopter Correction
-0.0 to +2.0
Power
DC Input Power
10.5 to 17 VDC
Power Consumption
1.6 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Dimensions
8 x 6.5 x 3.5" / 204 x 166 x 88 mm
Weight
1.7 lb / 750 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.25 x 18.25 x 12.5"

Sony PMW-F5 Reviews

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does this camera work with anamorphic 1.3x lenses ...

does this camera work with anamorphic 1.3x lenses at full sensor or how would that work for desqueeze?
Asked by: vidblain
The Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera with Viewfinder and Shoulder Mount Kit (Refurbished) can shoot with Anamorphic 1.3x lense, and the camera should support a 1.3x desqueeze output so long as it has been updated with the latest firmware.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2022-11-08

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In Sony site the dimensions of sony f5 without protrusion are 130mm X125mm X191mm(WxHxD),but in B&H site it is mentioned as 18.9cm X15.1 cm X21cm,there is much more increase in b$h site,!!!,what is the exact dimensions-dr asok
Asked by: Asok
For the all the precise dimensions of the F5, please see page 126 of the manual. http://bit.ly/2lLfX0V
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can I mount a Canon HDGC KH 19x6.7KAS SY14 19x lens on this camera? If so what mounting adapter would I need?
Asked by: Brach P.
We are having a hard time locating the exact model of lens you listed, however lenses from Canon with similar nomenclature are 1/2 B4. You would need at least a 2/3 B4 with an adapter on this camera, it may not be possible with the lens you have I'm afraid. Feel free to email us directly at [email protected] for additional assistance.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

I'm a bit confused by the description. Does the F5 record 4k raw internally or not? One description says it does, another description and the specs say it does not.
Asked by: Ross
This package includes the firmware upgrade that activates internal 4K/QFHD Recording and Playback using the XAVC 4K/QFHD format. That is not a RAW format I'm afraid. For RAW recording you would have to add the Sony AXS-R5 Recorder as well.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

whats in the pkg? thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
The package includes the following: PMW-F5 with PL Mount Adapter DVF-L350 LCD Viewfinder Optitek FZ to EF Lens Adapter VCT-FSA5 Shoulder Mount with 15mm Rods BP-FL75 Olivine V-Mount Battery BC-L90 Dual Battery Charger USB 3.0 SxS Reader Hard Case for Camera & Accessories
Answered by: Graham N.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Can the f5 record X OCN with AXS r7?

Can the f5 record X OCN with AXS r7?
Asked by: terrance
no it can not
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2021-03-10

question

Does this camera record to SD card or just the SxS card only?
Asked by: John
The F5 and F55 are high performance cameras that create a tremendous amount of data. This requires a high performance card in order to keep up with the tsunami of information coming at it. Unfortunately, SD cards cannot handle that kind of data and you must use an SxS card to record video. What the SD card slot is used for is the loading of scene files into the camera. These scene files contain looks that you can then use to shoot your scene in a particular way. A another advantage is that you can switch back and forth during production and know that the different looks will always be consistent.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

does this record om .mov format?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, but apparently SONY is or will be offering a hardware upgrade to record .mov and DnX files for the F5/55
Answered by: eric m.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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