Rent Sony PMW-F55

The F55 is a PL mounted camera with an 8.9 megapixel 4K sensor. Multiple recording formats include XDCAM 50mbits at 1920 as well as XAVC, Sony’s new 100 mega bit codec at 1920 and 4K on to SxS internal memory.

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SONY F55 rental with Aimimage will provide you with the ability to shoot incredible images thanks a 4K image sensor, with 8.9 megapixels. The Sony PMW-F55 gives users the ability to shoot in HD, 2K or 4K, always with life-like colours and an unprecedented image quality.

SONY F55 Features:

Multiple recording formats and simultaneous recording

On AXSM media: 16-BIT raw 2K/4K

On SxS memory: HD/2K/4K

It is possible by using the optional bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder, designed specifically to attach to the F55 and F5 cameras and to get high-speed shooting up to 240 fps RAW 2K and 60 fps in RAW 4K recording onto the AXS-R5.

A modular design

Helping you build your own configuration depending on your project.

It is the same regarding the choice of formats and internal and external recording options: PL-mount, FZ-mount and still lenses, including second-generation Sony PL-mount lenses, and extra long-life Olivine – Lithium Iron Phosphate – batteries. Recommended for 3D rigs.

Super 35mm equivalent 4K single-chip CMOS sensor

The PMW-F55’s Sony 4K image sensor captures a  4K 4096 x 2160 DCI-standard cinema image quality. Its 4K CMOS sensor features 11.6 megapixels (total) and 8.9 megapixels.

With bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder (optional extra), get 16-bit RAW 2K/4K recording options

Sony’s 16-bit recording captures a colour scale than even the human eye can’t differentiate. Sony RAW retains 16 times as many Red, Green and Blue gradations as 12-bit RAW and 64 times as many tones-per-channel as 10-bit recording.

You can choose to capture RAW with two resolutions: the camera’s native 4K or 2K.

The SONY F55 allows you a choice of internal recording formats in addition to 16-bit RAW 2K/4K recording output onto the AXS-R5. The camera incorporates high-speed SxS PRO memory card recording that allows the choice of 8-bit MPEG-2 HD422, 50Mbps; 10-bit XAVC 2K*/HD 100Mbps; SR Codec 10-bit MPEG4 SStP 220, 440 and 880Mbps*; and XAVC 4K/QFHD* 300Mbps. This range of capture options, renders Sony F55 rental a viable choice for many a filmmaker, due to its great versatility.

High speed shooting up to 60 fps 4K and 180 fps 2K internally

The F55 features high-data-rate on-board XAVC HDrecordings up to 60 fps, plus a free planned upgrade to XAVC 4K, QFHD and 2Kup to 60 fps and XAVC 2K/HD up to180 fps.

New generation high-speed SxS PRO memory card

SONY F55 Rental records internally onto SxS memory. High-speed shooting and the highest quality recording options – Sony’s 64 GB SxS PRO memory card. The camera as well allows a simultaneous RAW and onboard camera SxS recording.

Impressive exposure to 14 f-stops

Thanks to its 14 stops of exposure latitude, the SONY F55 gets low noise in the background and low light sensitivity. The colour gamut is wider than picture print film as well as other digital cameras.

Flexible accommodation: PL-mount, FZ-mount and still lenses and Intuitive one-touch interface

The F55 provides a wide range of controls accessible by one single button: shutter speed, frame rate,  iso sensitivity, colour temperature and gamma.

So that’s our list of key features for the Sony F5. If you’re interested in Sony F5 rental, give us a call on (0)20 7391 2650 or tap the Add to Quote button above.


Imaging Device (Type), Super 35mm equivalent Single-chip CMOS with Global Shutter

Imaging Device (Pixel Count),11.6 M (total) / 8.9 M (effective)

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

Sensitivity (2000 lx / 89.9% reflectance),Video Gamma: T11@24p (3200K light source)

ISO Sensitivity,S-Log2 Gamma: ISO 1250 (D55 Light source)

Lens Mount, PL mount (with supplied lens mount adapter)

Flange Focal Length, FZ mount (without supplied lens mount adapter)

Latitude, 14-stop

S/N Ratio, 57dB (Video Gamma / 24p  / Noise Suppression OFF)

Shutter Speed, 1/24s to 1/6.000s

Shutter Angle,4.2to 360(electrical shutter)

Slow Shutter (SLS), 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 –  6 – 7 and 8-frame accumulation

Slow & Quick Motion Function, 

XAVC 4K/QFHD, 1-60p (NTSC)

XAVC 4K/QFHD, 1-50p (PAL)

XAVC HD/2K, 1-180p (NTSC)/ 23.98p/29.97p w/ Option

XAVC HD/2K, 1-150p (PAL)/ 25p w/ Option

XAVC HD, 1-60p (NTSC)

XAVC HD, 1-50p (PAL)

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

Audio Input,CH-1/CH-2: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2) – Line/Mic/Mic 48V/AES/EBU selectable

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

,Analog Composite (VUP)

Audio Output, Phono jack (CH-1 / CH-2)

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

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

,4K mode: SDI 1/2/3/4 Line Output (character on/off)/HD-SDI/3G-SDI switchable

Timecode Input/Output, TC IN/OUT (x1) switchable

Genlock Input, BNC (x1)

Remote, 8-pin (x1)

HDMI Output, A Type (x1)

USB, USB device/Mini-B (x1)

,USB host/ type-A (x1)

Headphone Output, Stereo mini jack (x1)

Speaker Output, Monaural

Shutter, BNC (x1)

Wi-Fi, USB host/ type-A (x1)

Media Type, ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)

,SD card slot (x1)

Recording Format (Video),MPEG-2 Long GOP

HD 422 mode, CBR/50 Mbps max/ MPEG-2 422P@HL

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

Recording Frame Rate, 

XAVC 4K, 4096 x 2160/ 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p

XAVC QFHD, 3840 x 2160/ 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p

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

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

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

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

MPEG2 HD, 1280 x 720/ 50p/59.94p

Battery Operating Time, Approx. 150 min with BP-FL75

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

Power Consumption, pprox. 25 W (while recording XAVC 4K 60p/ EVF Off/ LCD monitor Off/ 4K SDI On)


The Sony PMW-F55 is a great camera with amazing video quality, so what are you waiting for? Add it to your quote or call us to arrange your Sony F55 rental with Aimimage.


Sony pmw-f55 available for rental or hire in London, Birmingham and Manchester.