Finally our Sony PXW-FS5 has arrived, this will compliment our FS7 and bring a lot of benefits.
Why would you want an FS5 if you already have an FS7 ? A second camera for a start, the FS5 produces full HD 50p, 10bit 422 footage in L-GOP mode which is a major plus for this camera.
Another plus point is SDXC cards, XQD cards are far too expensive and Sony’s decision to move over to SD cards was genius.
Size is also a major consideration as the FS7 is a bruit to use in run and gun mode, its the cameras petitness that finally clinched it for me.
Once again my thanks to John Preston for supplying us the Sony PXW-FS5, John tells us that although stock is limited it’s no way near as bad as the FS7 was initially…so get ordering.
Having a further play tonight and noticed centre scan, this is using the 4K chip and effectively giving you a 2x electronic extender with the added bonus of no light loss and no artefacts.
Assuming Glasgow gets a free day of rain I hope to do a comparison video between the FS5 and the FS7. Any questions as usual I will be happy to answer them.