Sony FS5 Grab & Shoot 4K Super35 Camera

 

The Sony FS5 goes places my bigger Sony F5 can't.

This Sony FS5 camera has the same sensor as my Sony F5 camera. I also use optically colour matched Fujinon Cine lenses on my F5 and FS5 cameras; images intercut seamlessly.

Described a grab and shoot camera, it captures from HD up to Ultra 4K (3840 x 2160) the standard used for shooting 4K television.

It's significantly smaller and lighter than the F5 is, but still has the F5 impressive super35 image sensor which gives a nice film like shallow depth of focus.

Highlights:

4K Super 35 Exmor® sensor
14 stops of exposure latitude
Exceptional sensitivity with a base rate of ISO 3200 in S-LOG3
Continuous slow-motion of 120 frames per second in Full HD

 

4K+ Lenses

Fujinon MK 18-55mm Cine Zoom, T2.9

 

 

The Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 is a lightweight Super35 Cine zoom that covers the standard used focal lengths from 18mm to 55mm; wide-angle to portrait.

The 18-55mm is optically stunning and fast becoming known as the ‘Cabrio light’ as resolution and contrast match seamlessly with the Cabrio line of lenses.

It’s colour-matched to my Cabrio 20-120mm lens and weighs just one-third of the bigger Cabrio.

 

 

Features:

  • Colour matches my Fujinon Cabrio 20-120mm
  • Constant T2.9 aperture throughout the zoom range
  • 9 iris blades for attractive bokeh
  • Minimal to no focus breathing
  • Parfocal
  • 200° focus barrel rotation and 120° zoom rotation
  • Macro focus function
  • 0.8 Pitch gear focus, iris, and zoom rings

 

18-55mm

T2.9 E-Mount  
 
Veydra Cine Primes 16mm, 50mm, 85mm, T2.2
 

 

Veydra Mini Primes are true top quality Super35 cine lenses built from the ground up; not re-housed photo lenses.

I knew these lenses were something special when I heard they were listed in Panavision’s rental catalogue.

After many chart and scope tests, I’m pleased to find that Veydras optically colour match incredibly well with my Fujinon MK18-55mm lens above.

 

 

Features:

  • Fits directly onto the FS5 camera without adaptors
  • Incredible sharpness and great contrast
  • Colour matched set
  • Ten-blade iris for a smooth, circular bokeh
  • 300º of focus travel with minimal to no focus breathing
  • 0.8 Pitch focus and iris rings

 

16, 50, 85mm T2.2

E-Mount

 

Workflow

Footage is recorded internally to super fast SD cards as XAVC or AVCHD at up to 100Mbps

Shot material is transferred to your USB hard drive. The media is edit suite friendly and compatible with up to date Avid, Final Cut Pro, Premere, DaVinci Resolve etc.

Recording Formats

XAVC QFHD (4:2:0 8-bit)

XAVC HD (4:2:2 10-bit)

XAVC HD-Long (4:2:0 10-bit)

AVCHD (4:2:0 8-bit)

 

 

FS5 shooting kit

Camera:

  • Sony PXW-FS5 Super35 Camera
  • WoodenCamera quick release base plate with 15mm rods
  • Zacuto FS5 Z-Finder
  • Transcend SDXC UHS-II Memory cards

Lenses:

  • Fujinon MK18-55mm Cine Zoom, T2.9
  • Veydra Cine Primes 16mm, 50mm, 85mm, T2.2

Lens Support:

  • Bright Tangerine Misfit ATOM ultra lightweight matte box
  • Lens support
  • PL Mount adaptor (to use PL lenses)

Camera Support:

  • Blackmagic Video Assist for 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes and DNxHD recording
  • Sachtler FSB 8 fluid head with SpeedLock carbon tripod
  • Induro Hi-hat tripod
  • Steadicam Solo with arm & vest (Please request)
  • Edelkrone slider with target module (Please request)