The Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera features an 8.9 MP Super 35mm image sensor capable of capturing 2K and HD internally in Sony's XAVC codec onto SxS PRO+ memory cards, and 4K and 2K RAW to an optional Sony AXS-R5 external recorder. It features 14 stops of dynamic range, applicable to both RAW and XAVC recording as long as S-Log is turned on, for truly film-like rendering of highlights and shadows. The camera natively features an FZ mount and includes a PL-mount adapter.
Out of the box, the F5 records 2K and HD in up to 59.94p in XAVC. With firmware update 2.0, already available, it will be able to record 4K RAW/24p and 2K RAW/120p/180p/240p to an AXS-R5 recorder, and 1080p 4:2:2 at up to 120fps internally in XAVC. With firmware update 3.0, due for release shortly, recording capability will increase to 4K RAW 1p to 60p externally, 2K RAW 1p to 240p externally, and 1080p 4:2:2 1fps to 180fps internally in XAVC. All RAW recording is 16-bit. Additional firmware upgrades will enable the SR Codec for 10-bit 4:4:4 at up to 440 Mbps.
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