Introduced in 2018, the Sony PXW-FS5M2 XDCAM 4K Super 35 Camera Body is the latest iteration of the compact and more portable FS5 series of interchangeable lens video cameras from Sony. Incorporating technology from the PXW-FS5 and Venice Cameras, the FS5 Mark II provides a lightweight, modular, and robust platform with some of the latest 4K and slow motion technology on the market, making it the ultimate “grab and shoot” Super 35 handheld camcorder available.
4K CMOS Super 35 Sensor
The PXW-FS5 Mark II uses the popular Super 35 format sensor size, making it easy to shoot with most other cinema cameras in the industry. This sensor, which uses Sony's Exmor technology, provides better sensitivity and noise reduction when in low light, and allows for high-speed full-pixel readout capabilities to minimize moiré. The 11.6 MP resolution of the sensor means that even if outputting to Full-HD, the resulting video will capture detail and texture and standard HD sensors just can’t pick up.
More Dynamic Range
The PXW-FS5 Mark II has an amazing 14 stops of dynamic range. This wide range allows for exposure of the darkest and brightest areas of the frame in a single shot. Combining this range with the 4K 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording helps ensure that the color and exposure is being captured fully, allowing for ultimate creative control and flexibility in post-production editing.
Built-in ND Filter
For shooting situations where changing the f-stop is not possible or ideal, Sony has built in an electronic variable ND filter. This can be set manually for 1/4 to 1/128 during shooting to maintain depth of field as lighting conditions change, or to use for creative effect.
High Frame Rate Recording
The FS5 Mark II is capable of some of the most stunning slow motion capture available. Standard slow motion of 60fps is available in the full 4K resolution, a 4-second burst of 120fps, or continuous recording up to 240fps at 2K resolution when used with an external recorder. For those using the internal storage options, 120fps at Full HD, or an 8-second burst at 240fps remain available options.
Lightweight and Modular for Ultimate Flexibility
The PXW-FS5 Mark II weighs in at a stunning 1.76lbs, amazing for a camera with such capabilities. With a light magnesium chassis, the FS5 Mark II is up to any rigorous shooting application, and is equally at home when used with the handle, or when mounted to a drone, gimbal, or in an underwater housing. The included and detachable smart grip allows for access to many of the key functions of the camera easily, and the monitor can be mounted in one of several positions, ensuring the perfect operation for virtually any shooting situation.
Sony E-Mount Lenses
The PXW-FS5 II uses the standard Sony E-mount, providing access to a wide variety of crop and full frame lens offerings from Sony. Experience smooth, responsive autofocus combined with premium optical performance when using Sony lenses, or adapt a favorite lens from another manufacturer for a unique look with a third-party adapter.