Last month, Sony Australia launched its highly anticipated PMW-F55 (F55) and PMW-F5 (F5) CineAlta 4K cameras. The new F55 and F5 join Sony’s family of large-sensor motion picture cameras, that complement each other, and deliver powerful new capabilities to cinematographers working at every level of production.
The Sony lanuch was held in one of the Hoyts 4K Digital Cinemas at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney with over 150 attendees from the industry. The attendees were able to get a “hands on” feel for the cameras and view them in 4K resolution.
A 15 minute short film “Mahout” shot on the F55, by award winning Director/Cinematographer Sam Nicholson in ASC of Stargate Studio’s in Sri Lanka was shown. This is a very thorough film, and Digital Times special report is not an official Sony document, Sony said it’s more an “Unofficial biography of the F55 and F5 at its launch” produced by the well-regarded Jon Fauer, ASC. To view the F5 and F55 Booklet by Jon Fauer, click here.
The new CineAlta 4K brochure is also out, covering the F55, F5 and PMW-F65 (F65).
The main differences are, that the F55 is the more expensive, feature-rich sibling. The comparison of features makes the head spin. Here’s the two sentence pitch of differences:
Electronic frame image scan eliminates “jello effect” on objects moving across the frame and distortion causing vertical lines to tilt.
Some more differences are:
What’s common to both cameras?
For any further information on the PMW-F55 and PMW-F5, please contact me or the production team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Videopro will have the cameras available for evaluation in early February.