By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)
Sony has announced a new small form 4K camera today at the #missinglink conference. The PXW-FS5 is a large 4K Super 35mm sensor in a compact camcorder body which weighs just 0.8kg (1.76lbs). The small form factor means that you can even mount this camera onto a drone to shoot some 4K footage.
The camera is surprisingly small at a width of 111.3mm, a height of 128.7mm, and a depth of 172.4mm (4.38″ x 5.07″ x 6.79″). It features a rotatable grip and various mounting options for the 3.5-inch LCD screen for monitoring. With the lens and and attachments, the camera still comes in at about only 5lbs. Check out Sony’s functionality video here and below.
The Sony PXW-FS5 uses Sony’s α Mount System which allows an exceptionally wide range of not only their E-mount and A-mount lenses as well as virtually any third-party glass, such as SLR lenses, via an adapter. The camera outputs via 3G-SDI, HDMI and dual SD card slots as well as Wi-Fi and a wired LAN terminal for live-stream shooting.
Sony’s PXW-FS5 will be available in November 2015 with a retail price of $6,699 for body only and $7,299 with an 18-105mm f/4 lens (although you can pre-order it from B&H for $5,600 for the body only, and $6,100 the lens).
Here is some sample footage from Sony PXW-FS5:
The autofocus system has been upgraded, too, and now offers 169 AF points of reference, and the Sony α7S II will be available in October for probably $3000 (although information is conflicting about the price point.