The F5 is a PL mount camera which shoots 4K and records in XDCAM 50mbits at 1920 as well as XAVC, Sony’s new 100 mega bit codec.

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Take advantage of Sony F5 rental at Aimimage, the camera capable of capturing 2K and HD internally on the SxS Pro memory card, thanks to a super 35mm image sensor. It can also capture 4K and 2K RAW to an external recorder: AXS-R5. The dynamic range features 14 stops. It also features an FZ mount and includes a PL-mount adapter.

Sony F5 Features:

Modular Design

As well as the AXS-R5 recorder, a digital interface on the Sony PMW-F5 allows for many optional viewfinders:

-DVF-EL100 is a 0.7″ OLED viewfinder with 1280 x 720 resolution.

-DVF-L350 is a 3.5″ LCD viewfinder with 960 x 540 resolution, and the eyepiece flips up for direct monitoring.

-DVF-L700 is a 7″  /LCD viewfinder with 1920 x 1080 resolution for monitoring Full HD pixel-for-pixel.

Optional AXS-R5 Recorder

This recorder is designed to facilitate high-speed frame rates to 120 fps in 2k RAW and simultaneous RAW onboard SxS recording. The AXS-R5 enables 4K and 2K resolution video recording in 16-bit RAW

Lens accommodation

Versatility makes Sony F5 rental a great option for filmmakers. Thanks to the PL mount adaptor, The Sony F5 can accommodate a wide range of lenses. For example, the native FZ-mount with an 18 mm flanges social distance. The FZ-mount supply an interface for native FZ lenses like Sony’s SCL-Z18X140 auto focus servo zoom lens, or a wide range of adaptors for still lenses, including Canon FD, Canon EF, Leica M, Nikon F and more.

Dynamic Range Rated at 14 Stops

The Sony F5 has a dynamic range rated at 14 stops of exposure latitude, low noise in the blacks and low-light sensitivity.


Compared to previous Sony batteries, the Sony F5 one has increased it’s in charge-discharge cycles. The battery called Olivine works with Sony’s BC-L90 quick charger. The camera is also compatible with Sony’s GL65A, BP-GL95A, L60S, and L80S batteries, which use the BC-L70 and L160 chargers. This makes Sony F5 rental popular among many of our customers.

User-friendly one-touch Interface

To facilitate its use, the Sony F5 has been designed with a one-touch access to key shooting parameters such as color temperature, iso sensitivity, frame rate, shutter speed and gamma.

Multiple Choice of Connections

The Sony F5 allows numerous connections including four HDMI, HD-SDI jacks, DC, USB in connection, a removable XLR audio module, and a time code/genlock module which is removable. The XLR inputs accept balanced analogue signals, provide 48-Volt phantom power and accept four channels of AES/EBU digital audio with an expected firmware upgrade.

So there you have it, the key features of the Sony PMW-F5, but what do you think? Are you ready to take the next step and go ahead with Sony F5 rental? If you are click Add to Quote above or give us a call, our friendly team will be happy to help.

Sony F5 Specifications:



Sensor type, Super 35mm equivalent single-chip CMOS

Pixels, Total: 11.6 MP

,Effective: 8.9 MP

Sensitivity, Luminance: 2000 lx/ 89.9% reflectance

,Video Gamma: T13 @24p (3200K light source)

,S-Log2 Gamma: ISO 2000 (D55 light source)

Dynamic range, 14 stops

Signal to Noise Ratio, 57dB (Video Gamma/ 24p/ Noise Suppression OFF)


Video recording format, MPEG-2 Long GOP

,HD 422 mode: CBR/ 50/Mbps max/ MPEG-2


Audio Recording Format, Linear PCM (2 ch- 24-bit- 48-kHz)

Recording Modes,

XAVC 2K, 2048 x 1920 at 23.98p/ 24p/ 25p/ 29.97p/ 50p/ 59.94p

XAVC HD, 1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/ 25p/ 29.97p/ 50p/ 59.94p

MPEG4 SStP, 1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/ 24p/ 25p/ 29.97p

MPEG2 HD, 1920 x 1080 at 50i/ 59.94i/ 23.98p/ 25p/ 29.97p

MPEG2 HD/ 1280 x 720 at 50p/ 59.94p

With firmware update 2.0 (already available) installed,

,4K RAW/24p – 16-bit – to an optional AXS-R5 external recorder

,2K RAW/120p/180p/240p – 16-bit – to AXS-R5

,1080p 4:2:2 at up to 120fps internally in XAVC

With firmware update 3.0 (due for release shortly) installed,

,4K RAW 1p to 60p – 16-bit – to an optional AXS-R5 external recorder

,2K RAW 1p to 240p – 16-bit – to AXS-R5

,1080p 4:2:2 1fps to 180fps internally in XAVC

Shutter Speed, 1/24s to 1/6.000s

Shutter Angle,4.2 – 360°(electrical shutter)

Slow Shutter, 2 / 3 /4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / and 8 frame accumulation

Slow & Quick Motion Function,

,XAVC HD/2K: 1-120p (NTSC) at 23.98p / 29.97p

,XAVC HD/2K: 1-100p (PAL) at 25p

White Balance, Preset (3200K – 4300K – 5500K) – Memory – ATW

Gain, -3 / 0 / 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 18 dB / AGC

Gamma Curve,

,Standard (x6)

,HG1 / HG2 / HG3 / HG4 / HG7 and HG8

,S-Log2 Gamma


Memory Cards, SxS (x2 / ExpressCard 34 slots)

,SD card slot (x1)

Video Output, HD-Y or HD Sync (tri-level) V1.0

,Analog Composite (VUP)

HD-SDI Output, SDI 1/2 Line Output – SDI 3/4 Monitor Output (character on/off)

Timecode, TC IN/OUT switchable (x1)

Genlock, BNC input (x1)

HDMI, A Type output (x1)


Input, XLR-type 3-pin with Line/Mic/Mic 48V/AES/EBU selectable (x2 – female)

Output, phono jack (CH-1 / CH-2)

Headphone, Stereo mini jack (x1)

Speaker, monaural

USB, USB device / Mini-B (x1)

,USB host – type-A (x1)

Wi-Fi, USB host / type-A (x1)

Shutter, BNC (x1)

DC Output, 4-pin (x1) / 11 V to 17 V DC (MAX 2.0A) w/ battery adapter

Remote, 8-pin (x1)


Lens Mount, FZ-mount / PL-mount (with supplied adapter)

Built-in Filters, Clear / 0.9 (1/8 ND) / 1.8 (1/64 ND)

Power Requirements, DC 12 V (11 V to 17.0 V)

Power Consumption, Approx .24 W (while recording XAVC HD 60p / EVF Off / LCD monitor Off / HD-SDI On)

Battery Operating Time,

With BP-FL75, approximately 160 minutes

With BP-GL95A, approximately 230 minutes

Operating Temperature, 32 ~ 104° F (0 ~ 40° C)

Storage Temperature, -4° ~ 140° F (-20° ~ 60° C)

Dimensions, Without protrusions: 7.13 x 7.88 x 12.25″ (15.1 x 18.9 x 21 cm)

Weight, Body only: 4.88 lb (2.2 kg)


Add the Sony PMW-F5 to your quote list or give us a call to arrange your Sony F5 rental today.

You can also have a look at our other Sony products: Sony f800, Sony F850, Sony FS7, Sony F55


Sony pmw-f5 available for rental or hire in London, Birmingham and Manchester.


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