Sony PMW-F55



Shoot HD, 2K or 4K

The PMW-F55 is a compact CineAlta camera that features a Super 35 mm 4K CMOS sensor, electronic global shutter, internal HD/2K/4K recording and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K output.

Multiple recording formats include MPEG-2 HD, MPEG4 SStP* HD (SR codec) and XAVC HD/2K*/QFHD*/4K to in-camera SxS PRO memory cards, as well as RAW 2K*/4K to on-board AXSM™ memory cards using the optional bolt-on AXS-R5 RAW recorder.

The F55 also features high-data-rate XAVC HD recording up to 60 fps, plus planned upgrades will add XAVC QFHD/4K up to 60 fps and XAVC HD/2K up to 180 fps, as well as 240 fps in 2K RAW via the AXS-R5 recorder.

The camera comes packaged with both the Sony DVF-EL100 OLED viewfinder and Sony DVF-L700 compact 7” LCD viewfinder/monitor as standard. The EL100 provides an image resolution of 1280 x 720, while the L700 offers a 1920 x 1080 Full HD display.

Sony PMW-F55 features

Super 35 mm equivalent 4K single-chip CMOS sensor (8.9 M effective pixels)
• Frame image scan technology eliminates flash banding and distortion
• Wide color gamut and true-color reproduction

14 stops of exposure latitude

High sensitivity (ISO 1250) and low noise

Choice of HD/2K/4K internal recording formats to SxS PRO memory cards

On-board 16-bit RAW 2K*/4K recording with optional bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder
• AXS-R5 records onto 512 GB ASXM™ memory cards

High speed shooting
• High frame rate recording up to 60 fps 4K* and 180 fps 2K* internally, as well as 240 fps 2K RAW* with the optional AXS-R5 recorder

Simultaneous RAW and internal SxS recording
• Matching time code, start frame, stop frame, file names and other metadata available
• RAW + internal combinations supported: RAW 2K/4K + XAVC HD/2K*, RAW 2K/4K + MPEG-2 HD422 and RAW 2K + XAVC QFHD*/4K

Electronic global shutter 
• The F55 incorporates an electronic global shutter, eliminating rolling shutter distortions 

Compact, lightweight, modular design

PL lenses attach with a PL to FZ mount adapter

* Expected as a future upgrade

Items Included

No. Item
1 Sony PMW-F55 Camera Body
1 PL to FZ Mount Adapter
1 Sony DVF-EL100 OLED Digital Viewfinder
1 Viewfinder Bracket
1 Sony DVF-L700 7" LCD Viewfinder/Monitor
1 2 GB SD Card
1 External Audio Input Module
6 64 GB SxS PRO+ Memory Cards
1 Sony SBAC-US20 SxS USB 3.0 Card Reader
1 BP-8 Bridge & Balance Plate
1 Pair 19 mm Long & Short Support Bars
1 Pair 15 mm Lightweight Short Support Bars
1 Shoulder Pad
4 Sony BP-FL75 On-Board Batteries
2 Sony BC-L90 Dual Quick Chargers
1 Sony V-Mount Battery Adapter Module

Technical details

Sensor Super 35 mm equivalent single-chip CMOS with frame image scan technology
Sensor pixel count 4096 x 2160 (11.6 M total, 8.9 M effective)
ISO sensitivity ISO 1250
Exposure latitude 14 stops
Aspect ratio 17:9
Frame rates 1 - 180 fps HD/2K & 1 - 60 fps QFHD/4K internally. 1 - 240 fps 2K RAW & 1 - 60 fps 4K RAW via on-board AXS-R5 recorder
Shutter Electronic: 4.2° - 360°
Viewfinder Sony DVF-EL100 OLED digital viewfinder & Sony DVF-L700 7" LCD viewfinder/monitor
Lens mount FZ mount (PL mount lenses attach with a PL to FZ adapter)
In-camera recording MPEG2 HD, MPEG4 SStP* HD (SR codec) and XAVC HD/2K/QFHD/4K onto SxS PRO memory cards
Recording outputs 16-bit RAW 2K/4K via on-board AXS-R5 recorder to ASXM™ memory cards. 4K output via 1x HDMI & 4x 3G-SDI
Lens Data System (LDS) Yes
Cooke/i Data System Yes
Integrated radio modem for wireless remote control No
Weight 2.2 kg/4.9 lbs (body only)
Dimensions L 210 mm W 151 mm H 189 mm (body only)