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FREEFLY Ember S5K Camera

BH #FREMBERS5K • MFR #950-00114
FREEFLY Ember S5K Camera
Key Features
  • High-Speed Compact S35 Drone Camera
  • Up to 5K at 600 fps, 4K at 800 fps Video
  • S35 Gpixel Sensor, Sony E Mount
  • Capture Video in 10-Bit ProRes Format
Capture high-resolution, high-speed 5K drone video with the Ember S5K Camera from FREEFLY. The compact S35 camera is designed for continuous high-speed recording and is small enough to mount as a drone payload. The Gpixel S35 sensor captures up to 5K resolution at 600 fps or up to 4K800 to capture clear high-speed, slow-motion video. It features a Sony E mount for use with a variety of stock lenses, and it has a global shutter.
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FREEFLY Ember S5K Overview

By B&H Photo's

Capture high-resolution, high-speed 5K drone video with the Ember S5K Camera from FREEFLY. The compact S35 camera is designed for continuous high-speed recording and is small enough to mount as a drone payload. The Gpixel S35 sensor captures up to 5K resolution at 600 fps or up to 4K800 to capture clear high-speed, slow-motion video. It features a Sony E mount for use with a variety of stock lenses, and it has a global shutter.

The camera captures 10-bit ProRes format video onto the internal 4TB NVMe SSD, which can capture up to 36 minutes of video in 5K600 mode and up to 45 minutes of video in 4K800 mode, and the storage is upgradeable. You can control the camera via Wi-Fi via an iOS app workflow, and there is also a 6-pin GPIO port to remotely control start/stop/sync functions. The HDMI output allows you to preview your image using a 1080p monitor.

Power the camera using a separately available power source using the included 4-pin Microfit to D-Tap cable with a power plate or battery. Numerous accessories can be added such as handles, cheese plates, and battery mounts using the 1/4"-20 and M3 threads around the camera body.

Note:
The E-mount has no electronic contacts.
Key Features
  • Capture up to 5K resolution at 600 fps
  • Up to 4K resolution at 800 fps
  • Internal 4TB NVMe SSD
  • Record up to 36 minutes in 5K600 and up to 45 minutes in 4K800
  • Gpixel S35 sensor
  • Locking Sony E lens mount (no electronic contacts)
  • Fast iOS-based app workflow
  • 10-bit ProRes codec
  • Global shutter
  • Wi-Fi control via iOS app
  • HDMI output (1080p)
  • Multiple M3 and 1/4"-20 accessory mounting threads
  • 4-pin Microfit Molex power input with CANbus
  • 6-pin GPIO for start/stop/sync UART
  • USB-C 3.2 (data only)
UPC: 742574252996

FREEFLY Ember S5K Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E with Included Adapter
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 21 Megapixel (5120 x 4096)
Image Sensor
Size-Unspecified CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
Video
300
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 10-Bit
5120 x 4096 up to 600 fps
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 800 fps
External Recording Modes
No
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Video I/O
1x USB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 Input/Output
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: iOS Only
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E with Included Adapter
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 21 Megapixel (5120 x 4096)
Image Sensor
Size-Unspecified CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Global Shutter 
ISO Sensitivity Range
Video
300
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 10-Bit
5120 x 4096 up to 600 fps
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 800 fps
External Recording Modes
No
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
IP Streaming
No
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Internal Memory
4 TB
Video I/O
1x USB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 Input/Output
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Power I/O
1x Molex 4-Pin Input
Other I/O
1x 6-Pin (GPI) Control Input/Output
Wireless
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Video Output, Control
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: iOS Only
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
General
Power Consumption
20 W
Shoe Mount
No
Accessory Mounting Thread
2x 1/4"-20
24x M3
Netflix Approved
Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.1 x 3.9 x 3.4" / 104 x 100 x 86 mm
Weight
1.8 lb / 820 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.355 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.8 x 7.5 x 6"

FREEFLY Ember S5K Reviews

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Is the 1080p HDMI preview signal suitable for ...

Is the 1080p HDMI preview signal suitable for recording as a backup or reference copy?
Asked by: Larry
Regarding the preview on the Freefly Ember, Freefly states the following "Due to hardware constraints, the camera only does a limited amount of decoding and image processing for the HDMI preview. As a result, the HDMI preview image quality is lower than the recorded image quality. When recording at 4K, the HDMI preview quality is closer to 1080p. When recording at 2K, the HDMI preview quality is closer to 480p."
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-11-08

Will B&H be offering a kit with power solution, ...

Will B&H be offering a kit with power solution, etc.?
Asked by: Alexander
The FREEFLY Ember S5K Camera comes with included DTAP cable that could work with batteries like the following model from FXLION BH #FXNANOTWO. also Freefly offers a battery adapter and batteries as options. FREEFLY SL Power Hub BH #FR91000707 FREEFLY SL4-Ground Lithium-Ion Battery for MōVI Pro and Carbon BH #FR91000653 FREEFLY SL8 SuperLight Air Battery for Astro BH #FR91000649
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-06-09

Are there electric contacts for supporting ...

Are there electric contacts for supporting aperture change, auto focus or autoexposure?
Asked by: Mike
The FREEFLY Ember S5K Camera does not have electronic contacts to communicate with attached E-Mount lenses.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-06-01

Can you use a CINE Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x on ...

Can you use a CINE Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x on this?
Asked by: Charles
Yes, the FREEFLY Ember S5K Camera can mount speed boosters like the Metabones PL to Sony E-Mount T CINE Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-05-25

Does this camera have the ability to capture ...

Does this camera have the ability to capture traditional 24fps (non high-speed slow motion) if needed?
Asked by: Josh
Yes it can. They just state the max FPS.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2023-05-28

looking at question above, does Ember only record ...

looking at question above, does Ember only record in 5k and 4k? Images of app make it look like there is a sliding res scale
Asked by: Ian
That is correct, the FREEFLY Ember S5K Camera does not shoot in hd resolutions. The following are the only supported formats: 5120 x 4096 5120 x 3840 5120 x 2880 5120 x 2560 5120 x 2160 4096 x 4096 4096 x 3840 4096 x 2880 4096 x 2160 4096 x 2048 4096 x 1728
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-09-05

What is the dynamic range of this sensor?

What is the dynamic range of this sensor?
Asked by: Tyler
The FREEFLY Ember S5K Camera's sensor has 11 stops of dynamic range.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-06-30

What is the crop factor in 4K?

What is the crop factor in 4K?
Asked by: NICHOLAS
The crop factor of the FREEFLY Ember S5K Camera in 4K is x1.25 of the cameras 5K sensor. (5K = 5120, 4K = 4096 horizontal resolution)
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-07-14
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