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Sony PXW-FS5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Sony PXW-FS5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the design and price are overall positive. The size and portability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony PXW-FS5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Stephen (

Sony PXW-FS5 / FS5K Small 4K UHD Cinema Camcorder Review


Sony's PXW-FS5 is the generally stellar camera manufacturing arm of Sony's latest addition to the world of compact professional camcorders and boy does this particular model pack a lot of punch for its small size. With some superb features, excellent...

Excellent 4K and Full HD video quality ; Superb slow motion shooting capacity ; Very light and easy to use ; Great variable ND filter capabilities

Could use a bit of expansion to its shooting specs ; The included lens isn’t exceptionally powerful ; Some button controls on the handle are a bit small

The bottom line for the PXW-FS5 / FS5K Super 35 4K ultra HD camcorder is that it is quite simply a great piece of 4K UHD video recording hardware for professionals who need a highly flexible, light but relatively powerful on-the-go camcorder. We...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Video Craig (

Great for weddings and events


Yesterday I got to use my new Sony Fs5 on an all day

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Chris L (

Nice images but massively disappointing in low light.


I do mostly run and gun shooting at events. In bright lighting conditions the camera performs well, the form factor is hard to beat, you could compare the images to the A7RII. It's images are often compared to the FS7, but to me the FS7's image still...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: MrWebb (



Finally, a camera that has ALMOST everything I need for my productions.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Moktan (

Super Easy Camera


After spending a week or so I finally decided to go with FS5, I tested both Canon C100 mark ii and FS5.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: jcskeeter (

Great so far!


Loving the camera so far! Seems a little buggy but hopefully Sony will come around and squash some of them. Great button layout and features like S&Q and Variable ND.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: mr barr (

bad color good ergonomics


after a month of using the camera I feel very frustrated.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: MOTO (

perfect camera.


FS5 use to ENG,CM,PV and VP

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: shooting gal (

great for documentaries


on a location shoot in harsh conditions

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Keith (

Pretty good camera


The ergonomics are simply great. You only get 8 bit at 4k however 10 at HD is all I really every use.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LPCM
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery life (max):6
Battery Type:BP-U30, BP-U90, BP-U60
Battery voltage:14.4


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.16
Remotely operated: Yes


Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):1560000

Image sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: Yes
Lens mount interface:Sony E

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:3200


Ethernet interface type:Fast
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
XLR in: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/10000 - 1/6


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:2

Technical Details

Battery charger included: Yes
Sample frequencies:48kHz
User guide: Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:100
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum frame rate:960
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p, 2160p
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160


Viewfinder screen size:0.39

Weight & Dimensions

Height :21.8

White balance

White Balance:Auto