Sony PMW-F5 Camcorder with ARRI Accessories (2 of 3)


This item is being sold in used condition

Categories: Film Cameras


Sony 4K sensor for gorgeous, super-sampled HD and 2K The PMW-F5 CineAlta camera shoots spectacular images with its 8.9 megapixels (effective) Sony 4K image sensor. You get superior, super-sampled pictures with noticeably higher contrast, rich color reproduction and greater clarity.

The camera offers robust built-in recording modes, all with vibrant 4:2:2 color. Irresistible options include the amazing precision of 16-bit linear RAW 2K/4K recording and high speed shooting at up to 120 fps without cropping. Multiple recording formats includes HD/2K on SXS memory and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K on AXSM media Multiple recording formats include MPEG-2 HD422, MPEG4 SStP, XAVC 2K/HD and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K. You can have simultaneous recording on internal high-speed SXS PRO+ memory cards and RAW 2K/4K recording on sleek AXSM memory cards using the optional bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder, designed specifically to attach seamlessly to the F55 and F5 cameras. There is also high speed shooting up to120 fps XAVC 2K/HD internally and 120 fps RAW 2K onto the AXS-R5. Expected as a future upgrade. Recording onto the optional AXS-R5 recorder.

Lightweight modular design to maximize versatility in 2D and 3D The F5 is exceptionally small, light and modular, letting you build up the right configuration for each job – or each shot. As well as the choice of formats and internal and external recording options, you can attached a variety of viewfinders, including the revolutionary optional DVF-EL100 OLED viewfinder, PL-mount, FZ-mount and still lenses, including second-generation Sony PL-mount lenses and extra long-life Olivine – Lithium Iron Phosphate – batteries. The chassis is only slightly wider than a typical PL-mount prime lens, perfect for 3D rigs. An optional shoulder rig provides for hand-held and shoulder-mounted shooting.

The Sony DVFEL100 OLED Viewfinder provides the PMW-F55 and the PMW-F5 cameras with a high resolution, 0.7″ display. The DVF-EL100 features native 1280 x 720 resolution and OLED technology for accurate color reproduction.

Tech Specs

Sensor Type: Super 35mm equivalent Single-chip CMOS

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

Built-In ND Filter: Clear, 0.9 (1/8ND), 1.8 (1/64ND)

Shutter Type: Global Shutter

Shutter Angle: 4.2 to 360°

Shutter Speed: 1/24s to 1/6,000s (23.98PsF)

Gain: -3 to 18 dB

Slow & Quick Motion Function: XAVC 2K/HD: 1-120p (NTSC), 23.98p/29.97p, XAVC 2K/HD: 1-100p (PAL), 25p

White Balance: Preset (3200K, 4300K, 5500K), Memory

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


Gamma Curve: Standard (x6) HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG7, HG8, S-Log2 Gamma

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

Audio Recording: 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz

Video I/O: 4 x BNC (HD-SDI) Output, 1 x HDMI Output

Audio I/O: 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input, 1 x 1/4″ TRS Unbalanced Stereo Output

Power I/O: 1 x 4-Pin XLR Input, 1 x 4-Pin XLR (11 to 17 VDC at 2 A) Output

Other I/O: 1 x Hirose 8-Pin Control Input, 1 x USB Mini-B, 1 x BNC (Timecode) Input, 1 x USB Type-A

Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

Storage Temperature: -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C

Battery Type: V-Mount

Lens Mount: PL mount (with supplied lens mount adapter)FZ mount (without supplied lens mount adapter)

Power Consumption: 25 W

Accessory Mount: 1 x 3/8″-16 Female, 1 x 1/4″-20 Female

Dimensions: (W x H x D): 7.13 x 7.88 x 12.25″ / 15.1 x 18.9 x 21 cm (Without Protrusions)

Condition Summary

Body: Good cosmetic condition with several signs of normal use on corners and edges. Buttons show some signs

of wear but are functioning normally. Button text is legible. No impact damage to camera body. 

Ports: Good condition. All ports are clean and functioning as they should. SDI covers are in perfect condition. 

Card slots are clean and functioning as expected. 

Sensor: Good condition. Free of any dirt or scratches. 

Viewfinder: Glass in good condition. Rubber eyepiece is in good shape free of any rips. Viewfinder cable

is in good condition with no picture issues.

Side LCD Display: Some scuffs, screen is bright and clear. See pictures. 

Firmware: v9.20

Hours of use: 2204 Hours.

Scratches and imperfections are cosmetic and do not affect the recording of images nor the operation and framing of picture. Camera priced accordingly.

Camera was fully tested and all function and buttons work as expected without any noticeable problem. Recording to media, playback and media erase functions were normal. All included cables were tested and found to be working. Camera package QC’d by GM in collaboration with the Hand Held Films Camera Department. Camera final QC on 07/25/22.

Included items

  • Sony PMW-F5 Cinema Camera (S/N 101153)
  • Sony DVF-EL100 Viewfinder
  • Sony Viewfinder Cable 
  • Sony XLR Audio Input Box
  • Sony FZ to PL Adapter with PL Port Cap
  • Sony SxS Card Reader (Model – SBAC-US20) with USB cable
  • SxS Media Cards – 2 x 32Gb cards, 2 x 64Gb cards
  • Sony V-Mount battery Plate
  • ARRI F5 Top Plate with Handle and Viewfinder Bracket
  • ARRI F5 Bottom Plate
  • ARRI F5 Shoulder Pad

DISCLAIMER: Buyer must agree to our Sales Agreement and is responsible for all shipping. Customer is responsible for credit card fees. 2-week money back guarantee contingent upon return inspection. Deductions will be made from refund for excess wear/damage/use. If camera is used in excess of 3 hours, as per hour counter, buyer accepts to be liable for rental charge (no more than $40 per hour). 

Item ships in cardboard box. Camera and accessory pieces wrapped in bubble wrap.

This item is being sold used

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