Sony PMW F55

The lightweight Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta can capture 4K, 2K or HD video internally

The new Sony DSP gives you many recording options. The camera records to SXS cards internally at 50 Mbps 4:2:2 8-bit, records to the Sony HDCAM SR (SStP) format at 220 Mbps 4:2:2, with plans for 440 Mbps 4:4:4 compression coming sometimes after release. Additionally, the camera can record to the new XAVC codec, which offers intra-frame 100Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit performance. The F5 can record internally up to 60fps in XAVC HD or 2K, and up to 120fps with the planned update.

Sony has simplified the interface and made the menus no more than three layers deep. The operator’s side has an LCD screen, which displays the basic camera settings including frame rate, shutter speed, color temperature, ISO sensitivity and gamma. On the side of the camera you’ll also find assignable buttons, and a large jog wheel for moving though the menus.

Sony PMW F55

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DAILY PRICE
£ 120
DAILY PRICE
£250 + VAT