Sony 4K-XDCAM Super 35mm Compact Camcorder (without lense)
Sony's PXW-FS5M2 4K XDCAM Super 35mm Compact Camcorder features a familiar body style with improved capabilities. HLG (Hyper Log Gamma) enables both an HDR (high dynamic range) and SDR (standard dynamic range) in-camera workflow for flexibility in post and delivery. Newly tuned picture tone settings provide improved image control. The camera records internally to dual media card slots and can continuously capture HD at up to 120 fps, with 8-second long bursts at 240 fps. Raw 4K recording is available with the addition of optional external recorders that also allow 4K recording at 50 and 60p.
Stunning New Super 35 look
FS5M2s all-new default look is specifically tuned to meet the requirements of today’s content creators with rich mid-range colours, alluring facial tones and a softer tonal look tuned with the same expertise as Sony’s world-leading VENICE digital cinematography camera. Straight out of the camera your content will look fresh and vivid, with subjects that really stand out, while still retaining plenty of latitude for post production refinement due to the high performance Super 35 Exmor sensor.
Making an Impact
Standing out from the crowd isn’t easy. FS5M2 makes it easy with complete creative freedom: slow down time with phenomenal high frame rates up to 120fps in 4K and 240fps 2K/Full HD. Deliver spectacularly vivid HDR imagery with a choice of HLG and S-log2/3.
Grab and shoot mobility
Lightweight but robust, FS5M2 is an endlessly adaptable camcorder for capturing breath-taking imagery anywhere the action takes you. Its modular design makes it easy to reconfigure for any application including mounting on a gimbal or drone.
High frame rate (HFR) recording
FS5M2 delivers stunning slow motion imagery, including four seconds of 120fps in 4K, continuous 240fps in 2K RAW when used in partnership with a compatible third-party external recorder, such as the ATOMOS Shogun and Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q. FS5M2 also offers High Frame Rate (HFR) cache recording at Full HD 10bit 4:2:2 image quality and a frame rate of up to 240 fps. 8-second cache recording on to SDXC card means no more mistimed shots leading to extra takes. It also lets you pick out footage at exactly the point that you want. FS5 II also records continuous 120fps internally in Full HD. Higher frame rates of 480 fps and 960 fps are possible at specific resolutions.
Spectacular HDR Performance
Demand for HDR content is increasing and FS5M2 offers you a choice of two powerful workflows. Whichever option you choose, a phenomenal fourteen stops of exposure latitude ensures the highest fidelity in capturing highlights and details within shadows.
Built-In Electronic Variable ND Filters
FS5M2 features Sony’s unique built-in electronic variable Neutral Density (ND) filter, further expanding the depth of field capability of its large format sensor. Unlike conventional optical ND Filters, the electronic ND Filter on FS5M2 can be controlled from 1/4ND to 1/128ND linearly. ND Filters can also be set to auto. This makes FS5M2 ideal for fast-moving shoots in changeable environments – there’s no need to change filters as lighting conditions change and variable control makes it easy to keep depth of field under control.
Weight / Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 830g (1lb 13.2 oz) / 111.3 x 128.7 x 172.4 mm
DC 14.4V (battery pack), DC 12.0V (AC adaptor)
5.8x (optical), servo (SELP18105G), f = 18 - 105mm
equivalent to f = 30.6 -178.5 mm on 35 mm lens (16:9)
Iris / Filter Diameter
F4 / 72 mm
Imaging Device (Type)
"Exmor" Super35 CMOS Sensor
Effective Picture Elements
3840 (H) x 2160 (V)(16:9)
4096 (H) x 2160 (V)(17:9, at RAW output)
S-Log2/Log3 Gamma ISO2000
0.16Lux [60i] (IRIS F1.4, GAIN Auto, Shutter Speed 1/24)
0.18Lux [50i] (IRIS F1.4, GAIN Auto, Shutter Speed 1/25)
1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack Composite 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω