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F5 and F55: What’s the difference?

F5 and F55

Our F5 and F55 have now arrived. They’re relatively new to the market and subsequently we’re asked a lot of questions about their specifications. Plus a big one: what’s the difference?

Our Technical Manager Colin Coomber has put together the following which lays out the important features of both cameras and highlights the differences (see in red). In addition, it includes details of the 3 upgrades planned for release this year and the differences between those too.


MediaSxS Pro+ (Internal)SxS Pro+ (Internal)
Formats4096 x 2160 XAVC (Internal)
1080 x 1920 XAVC (Internal)1080 x 1920 XAVC (Internal)
1080 x 1920 Mpeg2 (Internal)1080 x 1920 Mpeg2 (Internal)
4096 x 2160 F55 RAW (R5)4096 x 2160 F55 RAW (R5)
ShutterRolling shutterGlobal shutter
HFR1-60fps (1080 XAVC)1-60fps (1080 XAVC)
Included in July 2013 Upgrade
FormatSR Files 4:4:2 and 4:4:4SR Files 4:4:2 and 4:4:4
Included in Sept 2013 Upgrade
Format2K XAVC (Internal)2K XAVC (Internal)
2K RAW (R5)2K RAW (R5)
HFR120fps only (1080 XAVC)120fps only (1080 XAVC)
120fps only (2K RAW R5) 120, 180 and 240 fps only(2K RAW R5)
Included in Dec 2013 Upgrade
FormatQFHD (3840 x 2160 XAVC)
HFR60-120 fps (1080 XAVC)1-60 fps (4K/QFHD XAVC)
60-180 fps (1080 XAVC)
1-60 fps (4K RAW)1-60 fps (4K RAW)
1-120 fps (2K RAW)1-240 fps (2K RAW)

Monday, March 4th, 2013

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