IBC 2015: Sony has launched the PXW-FS5, a handheld camcorder that the manufacturer said could be used as a B-camera to its big brother, the FS7.

Sony has also added to its range of A7S cameras with the A7SII, a compact full-frame camera with sensitivity up to ISO 409,600.

The FS5 is billed as a “versatile, grab and shoot” device especially suited to use by documentary productions.

It has a Super35 Exmor CMOS sensor that shoots 4K XAVC, 10bit 4:2:2 HD and up to 240fps in 8 second bursts.

It also includes 3G-SDI, 4K HDMI output, MI shoe, SD dual card slots, Wi-Fi and wired LAN terminal.

It has a recommended price of €5,800 (£4,260).


The camera has a 35mm full-frame 12.2 megapixel sensor and captures content internally in the XAVC S format.

It is also the first device in the range to shoot 120fps at 100Mbps.

Sony said that video functionality has been further enhanced with new profiles including S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3, which allows for 14-stops of latitude.

The A7S II will be available in November for approximately €3,400 (£2,500).