Sony Announces New FS5 & a7SII Camera Models

Very early this morning, Sony unveiled two new models to their camera lines at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam. Here is what we know about each model thus far:

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Sony a7SII

  • New body redesigned hand grip offering better ergonomics (just like a7RII/a7II)
  • Strong lowlight capabilities at 409,600 ISO
  • 5-axis optical in-camera stabilization
  • Internal 4K recording to XAVC S (up to 30fps)
  • Internal 120fps to 1080p
  • clean 8-bit HDMI output in 4:2:2
  • List price will be $2,999 (body only)

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Sony PXW-FS5

  • Sensor Size: 4352 x 2662, 11.6 Megapixels (8.4 Megapixels Effective)
  • Sensor type – EXMOR 4K Super35mm
  • E-Mount Lens type
  • S-Gamut3.Cine & S-Log3
  • Native 3,200 ISO with 14 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Built in Electric Variable ND from 1/4 to 1/128
  • Codec XAVC-L (not higher spec I version)
  • 3840 x 2160 8-bit, 4:2:0, up to 30fps continuous.
  • 1080 10-bit 4:2:2 up to 60fps continuous (but only 4:2:0 in 4K)
  •  S&Q Mode: 120, 240, 480, 960 fps (buffered like FS700)
  • Less than 5 sec boot time, Direct Access Menu, No rebooting for Rec format changes, etc.,
  • 2K Center Crop
  • Smart Grip like FS7
  • Magnesium frame & body with active cooling
  • 4K 4096×2160 output capable with paid future firmware upgrade
  • 4K RAW via output Future Firmware
  • Dual SD Card Slots
  • Built in microphone
  • Dual XLR input (one on body, one on handle)
  • Multi-Interface Hot Shoe
  • 3G-SDI, 4K HDMI, WiFi, Wired LAN,
  • Same batteries FS7
  • Weight: 0.8kg
  • List Price: $5,600 without lens, $6,100 with 18-105mm f/4

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