Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera

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Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera
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
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.
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Sony PMW-F5 PL-Mount Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Highly Modular Design
  • 3Optional AXS-R5 "Bolt-On" Recorder
  • 4Native FZ-Mount and PL-Mount Adapter
  • 5Dynamic Range Rated at 14 Stops
  • 6Long-Life Olivine Battery and Quick Charger
  • 7Intuitive One-Touch Interface
  • 8Wide Choice of Connections
  • 9Additional Features

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.

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 Angénieux, 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 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 PMW-F5 PL-Mount Specs

Imaging
Lens MountSony FZ
Sensor ResolutionActual: 11.6 Megapixel
Effective: 8.9 Megapixel
Sensor TypeSuper35 CMOS
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with 3 Stop (1/8), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Shutter Speed1/24 to 1/6000 sec
Shutter Angle4.2 to 360°
Gain-3 to 18 dB
Advertised Dynamic Range14 Stops
Signal-to-Noise Ratio57 dB
Internal Recording
Recording ModesXAVC:
2048 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
Variable Frame Rates1 to 240 fps
Gamma CurveSony S-Log 2
Video Connectors4 x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/4" Stereo Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O1 x 8-Pin Hirose Control Input
1 x USB Mini-B
1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x USB Type-A
EVF
EVFOptional, Not Included
Power
Battery TypeV-Mount
Power Connectors1 x 4-Pin XLR (11 to 17 VDC at2 A) Output
1 x 4-Pin XLR Input
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Accessory Mount1 x 3/8"-16 Female
1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions7.13 x 7.88 x 12.25" / 15.1 x 18.9 x 21 cm (Without Protrusions)
Weight4.9 lb / 2.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.2 x 11.8 x 9.8"
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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

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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

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

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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

Can the F5 record raw externally to anything ...

Can the F5 record raw externally to anything other than the AXS-R7? The Odyssey 7Q+ for example?
Asked by: aaron
no RAW from the Sony F5 and F55 can only be recorded on the Sony R5 recorder
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-06-09

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How much is firmware update or is it free?F5 can record with new frimware update internl 4:4:4?Thank you for your answer.
Asked by: zsolt
All firmware updates are free. No firmware for the F5 to do 4:4:4 has been released as of this time.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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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
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