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expatinasia

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Sony's PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Taking on Canon's C100 Mark II
« on: September 14, 2015, 02:51:28 AM »
Surprised there has not been any posts about Sony's (yes, them again!) new PXW-FS5 which on paper seems pretty useful and weighing just 0.8 kg, it's pretty light too.

A good written review with some nice images I did not see elsewhere is here:

https://alvaroortizsanz.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/sony-pxw-fs5-overview/

The same guy's YT review is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv3vt62VP7s

What are your thoughts on this?
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Sony's PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Taking on Canon's C100 Mark II
« on: September 14, 2015, 02:51:28 AM »

bsbeamer

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Re: Sony's PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Taking on Canon's C100 Mark II
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 09:26:08 AM »
Personally, this looks like a nice camera option.  It's being viewed as an FS700 replacement by many.  This may be the camera I end up using for 4K video work.  Weighing some options at the moment.

Posted this elsewhere...

I LOVE Sony's cameras on paper.  My inner geek drools over their features, specs, and even SOME of their latest designs and ergonomics are solutions that people have been looking for.  I wish they had better glass options!  When it comes to real-world experience however, it's not 100% what I'm looking for with my EF and EF-S glass investments.  Metabones is great and it's an option... but if there was something native EF/EF-S, that would be far better.

Maybe it's time I just say goodbye to my Canon glass and move onto another lens mount?

stilscream

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Re: Sony's PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Taking on Canon's C100 Mark II
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 06:49:34 AM »
I've waited since the fs700 came out for Canon to respond with their own high-speed killer. Nothing, not even 4k in anything lamen can afford. I am really trying to free up my budget to get this pxw-fs5. Although I am just a video newbie, this has all the specs I would want to justify the cost: 4k, 960fps ability/240fps in HD, built in wi-fi, built-in ( new electronic) ND filters, e-mount that works with Canon glass. It's on like Donkey Kong. Even if I scrape the pennies together, my wife may veto it on cost alone since we have kids now. I am trying to keep my excitement down. I just found a deal on a Canon xa10 at a pawnshop, too.
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Re: Sony's PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Taking on Canon's C100 Mark II
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 06:49:34 AM »