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Sony PMW-F5

Sony PMW-F5

Manufacturer Sony


The Sony PMW-F5 features a 4K image sensor and has the ability to shoot super sampled HD using Sony’s XAVC codec to its own SxS Pro+ cards or 4K RAW by adding the AXS-R5 recorder.


  • Super 35 CMOS sensor
  • Interchangeable mounts (PL standard)
  • 2K and HD internal recording
  • XAVC 422 10bit (2K and HD)
  • SStP 422/444 10bit (HD)
  • Mpeg 422 8bit (HD)
  • SxS Pro+ cards (64GB = 60min XAVC)
  • 4K/2K RAW recording (512GB = 63/250min)
  • SLog2/SLog3 gamma option for 14 stops of latitude
  • Global shutter
  • High light sensitivity (base ISO 1250)
  • Interlaced and progressive
  • 240 fps slow motion (2K RAW)
  • 80/150 (NTSC/PAL) fps slow motion (HD/2K XAVC)
  • 60 frames per second slow motion (4K RAW)
  • RAW 16bit colour depth
  • RAW and SxS simultaneous recording for offline/online edit

Useful Information

The Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema camera features a 8.9 megapixel (effective) Super35mm image sensor capable of capturing 2K and HD internally using Sony’s XAVC codec onto SxS Pro +memory cards and 4K and 2K RAW to an optional bolt-on Sony AXS-R5 external recorder.

The Sony PMW-F5’s superior, super sampled pictures have higher contrast, rich colour reproduction and greater clarity. The PMW-F5 offers robust built in recording modes, all with vibrant 4:2:2 colour plus amazing precision of 16 bit linear RAW 2K/4K recording and high speed shooting at up to 150fps (or 240fps RAW). The Sony PMW-F5 also features 14 stops of dynamic range applicable to both RAW and XAVC recording (in SLog mode) for truly cinematic rendering of highlights and shadows.

The Sony PMW-F5 is designed to accommodate a wide variety of lenses. The PMW-F5 natively features an FZ mount and Shift 4’s PMW-F5 kit includes a PL mount adapter as standard. The Sony PMW-F5 is small and lightweight and it’s modular design allows different configurations for different jobs – and shots.  The PMW-F5 is set up to take a variety of viewfinders. The shoulder rig provides for comfortable hand-held and shoulder-mounted shooting.

Designed with significant input from cinematographers, the Sony PMW-F5 features an intuitive interface for a range of controls. Menus are no more than three layers deep and direct, one touch access to key shooting parameters and assignable buttons make for ease of operation. The Operator’s side of the PMW-F5 holds an LCD screen which displays basic camera settings including frame rate, shutter speed, colour temperature ISO sensitivity and gamma. The Sony PMW-F5 also benefits from numerous connections to suit your workflow.

Shift 4’s fleet of PMW-F5’s include all features provided by firmware updates 4.1.

Imagiing Device

  • Super35mm equivalent single-chip CMOS

Pixel Count

  • 11.6 M (total), 8.9 M (effective)

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

  • SLog2 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)


  • 14 stop

S/N Ratio

  • 57dB (Video Gamma, 24p, Noise Suppression OFF)

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 and Quick Motion Function

  • XAVC HD/2K: 1-180p (NTSC), 23.98p/29.97p
  • XAVC HD/2K: 1-150p (PAL), 25p

White Balance

  • Preset (3200K, 4300K, 5500K), Memory, ATW


  • -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC

Gamma Curve

  • Standard (x 6)
  • HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG7 and HG8
  • SLog2 Gamma

Audio Input

  • CH-1/CH-2: XLR-type 3pin (female) (x 2), Line/Mic/Mic +48V/AES/EBU selectable

Video Output

  • HD-Y or HD Sync (tri-level) V1.0
  • Analog Composite (VUP)

Audio Output

  • Phono jack (CH-1, CH-2)

DC Output

  • 4pin (x 1), 11 V to 17 V DC (MAX 2.0A) wtih battery adapter

HD-SDI Output

  • SDI 1/2 Line Output, SDI 3/4 Monitor Output (character on/off)

Timecode Input/Output

  • TC IN/OUT (x 1) switchable

Genlock Input

  • BNC (x 1)


  • 8pin (x 1)

HDMI Output

  • A Type (x 1)


  • USB device, Mini-B (x 1)
  • USB host, type-A (x 2)

Headphone Output

  • Stereo mini jack (x 1)

Speaker Output

  • Monaural


  • BNC (x 1)


  • USB host, type-A (x 1)

Media Type

  • ExpressCard/34 slot (x 2)
  • SD card slot (x 1)

Recording Format (Video)

  • XAVC (H.264), 422, 100Mb/s, 10bit
  • MPEG-4 SStP, 422/444, 330/440Mb/s, 10bit
  • MPEG-2 Long, GOP 422, 50Mb/s max, 8bit

Recording Format (Audio)

  • Linear PCM (2 ch, 24bit, 48kHz)

Recording Frame Rate

  • XAVC 2K: 2048x1080, 23.98p/24p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
  • XAVC HD: 1920x1080, 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
  • MPEG4 SStP: 1920 x 1080, 23.98p/24p/25p/29.97p
  • MPEG2 HD: 1920x1080, 50i/59.94i/23.98p/25p/29.97p
  • MPEG2 HD: 1280 x 720, 50p/59.94p

Battery Operating Time

  • Approx 160min with BP-FL75
  • Approx 230min with BP-GL95A

Power Requirements

  • DC 12 V (11 V to 17.0 V)

Power Consumption

  • Approx 24W (while recording XAVC HD 60p, EVF Off, LCD monitor Off, HD-SDI On)

Operating Temperature

  • 0°C to 40°C

Storage Temperature

  • -20°C to +60°C

Dimensions (WxDxH)

  • 15.1cm x 21.0cm x 18.9cm


  • 2.2kg

Hire a Sony PMW-F5 from us and you’ll find the following included:

  • 1 x PMW-F5 camera
  • 1 x PL mount adapter
  • 1 x OLED EVF
  • 1 x V-Lok battery adapter
  • 1 x Vocas shoulder baseplate
  • 1 x ARRI top handle rig
  • 2 x 64GB SxS Pro+ cards
  • 1 x SxS card reader (USB 3.0)
  • 1 x set of 15mm rails
  • 1 x software disc
  • 1 x wet weather cover
  • 1 x AXS-R5 RAW recorder (optional)
  • 3 x 512GB AXS SSD cards (optional)
  • 1 x AXS SSD card reader (optional)
  • 1 x selvyte

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