Sony F55 SpecificationsMarc Ehrenbold
Everything you need to know about the Sony PMW F55.
When it comes to picking the correct 4k camera it can be hard deciding which is the perfect match, but if you are looking for a lower priced model that still offers superb image quality and an amazing overall standard you may find the Sony F55 to be your perfect match.
In 2012 they released a new brand to challenge RED with their latest ‘F’ range and it’s proven to be quite a success – everything from a new 30-inch monitor to new prime lenses and longer lasting batteries, the F55 has it all:
– Sensor: Super 35mm CMOS with global shutter
– Pixels: Total (11.6 MP) Effective (8.9 MP)
– Video Resolution: 4096 x 2160 pixels (4k resolution)
– Dynamic Range: 14 stops
– Video Recording Format: MPEG-2 Long GOP, HD 422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps max, MPEG-2 422P@HL
– Audio Recording Format Linear PCM (2 ch, 24-bit, 48-kHz)
– Shutter Speed 1/24s to 1/6,000s
– Memory Cards SxS (x2, ExpressCard 34 slots), SD card slot (x1)
– Audio 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
– Wi-Fi USB host, type-A (x1)
– Lens Mount FZ-mount, PL-mount (with supplied adapter)
– Weight: 4.88 lb (2.2 kg) (body only)
As many have said in the past, the F55 is the best video camera on the market and is an investment worth every penny.
Images can be taken in a high dynamic range and the effective 8.9 megapixels allow for stunning images that are clear and crisp in quality, whether you shoot in 2K, 4K or HD.
Longer Battery Life and Quick Charge
Every photographer or videographer knows the struggle of having to carry extra batteries with them to avoid embarrassment. However, the F55 uses Olivine Lithium Iron Phosphate instead of the common Lithium Ion cathodes which allows for a much longer battery life. An additional feature that is of benefit is the quick charge option.
8.9MP Super 35mm CMOS Image Sensor
As previously mentioned the F55 has a very effective 8.9 megapixels which allow for 4k recording. In case you are unsure as to why 4k is so desired, it’s considered to be the future of HDTV and offers four times the resolution of 1080p.
Another feature that makes the Sony F55 so popular is the fact that it is compatible with so many professional lenses that cinematographers often already have. This is possible due to the FZ-mount, which allows a range of Canon lenses to be used with the F55, but it also offers a standard PL-mount.
The amazing image quality allows for stunning 4k recordings and the camera supports a variation of professional lenses, which makes it so popular amongst cinematographers. It comes with an extraordinary price, however, in comparison to other models on the market the F55 has a lot to offer for a much lower price and is worth every penny.
If you are thinking of buying the Sony F55, consider renting it instead. Camera hire is a great way for you to try the new model without shelling out all that cash. Or, you can just choose to use ‘camera rent’ for all your film projects to cut down costs.
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