Sony is pleased to introduce the PXW-FS5, a small size XDCAM-Super35mm camcorder with extraordinary capabilities. This camera is designed for efficient handheld shooting from any position. To reduce fatigue, its modular design, magnesium camera body only weights 1.7lbs. (800g). It SmartGrip is positioned to improve balance and at the touch of a button it seamlessly rotates enabling the operator to comfortably transition from overhead to ground level shooting.
Another advantage is its fast operation capabilities: The PXW-FS5 is ready to shoot in about five seconds, plus its 7-Stop Variable-ND, Clear Image Zoom, and 2k Center Scan eliminate frequent filter or lens changes. Menu changes do not require lengty rebooting and its “Direct Menu” enable direct access to many commonly, used functions using the onboard monitor, or OLED VF and joystick while shooting.
The PXW-FS5 captures fine detail and wide color gamut with low noise and high image fidelity. It shares the same 4K image sensor, wide color processing and dual-pass professional XAVC encoding technology as the PXW-FS7. As such, it is easier to match, and becomes the ideal companion to more expensive production tools used in multi-camera shoots, or as an A camera on its own right.