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You’ll find the PMW-F55 CineAlta camera everywhere – from Hollywood features to episodic TV, commercials, promos, sports and more. Its compact size belies breathtaking 4K image quality and effortless adaptability. Better still, its extraordinary capabilities continue to evolve in response to the creative demands of film-makers worldwide.

Shot with the F55

The versatile F55 brings films and TV shows to life with spectacular 4K detail, colour and dynamic range. No wonder it’s the go-to choice for many of the world’s most in-demand image makers.





Discover the spectacular range of movies and TV shot on the F55

Five reasons to choose the F55

Compact, versatile and future-ready, the F55 gives cinematographers and directors plenty of good reasons to pick CineAlta. Find out why it’s the prime choice whenever you need superlative 4K picture quality and near-limitless creative options – today and tomorrow.

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From Palme d’Or to online drama

It’s everywhere – from major Hollywood features and world cinema prize winners to top-rated episodic TV and premium drama from online streaming leaders like Netflix and Amazon.

And that’s just the start. The flexible, highly modular F55 is an equally popular choice for documentaries, news magazines, indie shorts and music promos.

A process of refinement

It’s the camera that’s always evolving to keep pace with film-makers’ needs. Latest firmware for the F55 adds extended colour space support, high frame rate 16-bit 4K RAW recording, fresh ergonomic refinements and more.

Find out what’s new It’s the camera that’s always evolving to keep pace with film-makers’ needs. Latest firmware for the F55 adds extended colour space support, high frame rate 16-bit 4K RAW recording, fresh ergonomic refinements and more.

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Protecting your investment

After-sales support, including warranty and bespoke tailored contracts from Sony

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You’ll find the PMW-F55 CineAlta camera everywhere – from Hollywood features to episodic TV, commercials, promos, sports and more. Its compact size belies breathtaking 4K image quality and effortless adaptability. Better still, its extraordinary capabilities continue to evolve in response to the creative demands of film-makers worldwide.

Colour outside the lines

Why accept ordinary colour when you can go so much further? Our S-Gamut reproduces reds and greens that are literally beyond the reach of less capable cameras.

Then we preserve every last nuance of colour with phenomenal 16-bit linear RAW recording. This encodes over 65,000 discrete shades of red. Plus 65,000 blues. Plus 65,000 greens.

It all adds up to more than 275,000,000,000,000 possible colours. Want the ultimate in colour fidelity? Then you want Sony.

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The speed you need at 240 frames per second

High speed shooting with the F55 is your passport to exquisite slow motion. Capture 2K RAW at 240 fps for playback at 24p. You’ll get 10x super slow motion playback – perfect for catching fine detail of sports, stunts and explosions, as well as the exquisite beauty of our natural world. (Requires AXS-R5 RAW recorder, sold separately).

Shoot 4K on board

Before the F55, 4K digital cinematography cameras all had one thing in common. They couldn’t save your 4K footage – at least not without some sort of external recorder.

It’s all different with the F55. Turbo-charge your workflow with full 4096 x 2160 resolution, captured on board with the all-I-frame quality of Sony XAVC I recording at a highly practical 240 Mbps (24p).

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ACES is a free, open, device-independent color management and image interchange system that can be applied to almost any current or future workflow. It was developed by hundreds of the industry’s top scientists, engineers and end users, working together under the auspices of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Sony has worked closely with the Academy to develop and test various implementations of ACES leading up to Version 1.0. As a member of the ACES Logo Program, Sony is committed to its cameras and related products and solutions supporting ACES-based workflows in the highest quality possible.

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Much more than movies

The capabilities of the F55 extend far beyond the movie lot. Whether you’re shooting documentaries or news, the portable F55 has the poise and agility to keep up with your creative vision – wherever you are and whatever’s happening around you.

An optional build-up kit brings you the familiar ergonomics and proper balance of a true shoulder-mount camera. There’s an adjustable shoulder pad and front block control for comfortably balanced operation. Other upgrades for power, wireless audio, lens support and RAW recording expand shooting possibilities in a wide range of field-based applications.

Rigged for live production, it’s also an ideal choice for capturing sports and cultural events in pristine detail-packed 4K. The F55 fits right in with broadcasters’ workflow, giving OB crews the reassuring operation and flexibility they’d enjoy with any conventional Sony HD system camera.

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Higher Emotions

High Dynamic Range (HDR) takes viewers’ engagement to the next level with brighter highlights, deeper blacks and richer colours. You’re all ready to shoot in HDR with the F55 – opening up exciting new creative possibilities for audiences to enjoy, today and tomorrow.

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Continuous refinement

It’s all about you. And we’re constantly refining the capabilities of the F55 by asking real-world cinematographers what they want.

Like this intuitive new Quick Menu function that makes it easy to perform everyday tasks on the camera’s sub-display at a touch of the Option button. You’ll spend more time making effective creative decisions. And less time diving deep into menu options.

Protecting your investment

After-sales support, including warranty and bespoke tailored contracts from Sony

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Sony 4K sensor for gorgeous, super-sampled HD, 2K and 4K

The PMW-F55 CineAlta camera shoots spectacular images with its 8.9 megapixels (effective) Sony 4K image sensor. You get superb dynamic range, the widest colour gamut, and pristine image quality, whether you shoot in HD, 2K, QFHD or 4K.

  • Multiple recording formats includes HD/2K/QFHD/4K on SxS memory and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K on AXSM™ media

    Multiple recording formats include MPEG-2 HD422, MPEG4 SStP, XAVC 2K/HD, XAVC QFHD/4K and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K*. You can have simultaneous recording on internal high-speed SxS PRO+ memory cards and RAW 2K/4K recording on sleek AXSM™ memory cards using the optional bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder, designed specifically to attach seamlessly to the F55 and F5 cameras. There is also high speed shooting up to 240 fps RAW 2K and 60 fps in RAW 4K recording onto the AXS-R5. Recording directly in Apple ProRes codec and Avid DNxHD codec are also available options.**

    * Recording onto the optional AXS-R5 recorder.
    ** Requires CBK-55PD codec board.

  • Lightweight modular design to maximise versatility in 2D and 3D

    The F55 is exceptionally small, light and modular, letting you build up the right configuration for each job – or each shot. The camera includes cache recording functions and has an easy-to-access customised user menu that sits on top of the setup menu. As well as the choice of formats and internal and external recording options, you can attach a variety of viewfinders, including the revolutionary optional DVF-EL100 OLED viewfinder, PL-mount, FZ-mount and still lenses, including second-generation Sony PL-mount lenses, and extra long-life Olivine – Lithium Iron Phosphate – batteries. The chassis is only slightly wider than a typical PL-mount prime lens, perfect for 3D rigs. An optional shoulder rig (CBK-55BK) provides best ergonomics, flexibility and usability for shoulder operation.

  • Version 5.0 firmware update

    Version 5.0 firmware increases the functionality of the PMW-F55/F5. Upgraded functions include: DNR (Noise suppression) in Cine-EI mode; Memory A/B White Balance in Custom mode; assignable Colour Bars On/Off; assignable VF Magnification On/Off; changing FPS (STEP) with Menu knob (push for 2 seconds); the Double Speed VF setting remains while switching HFR On to Off; and simultaneous recording on SStP 422 SQ at 59.94i (SStP and MPEG 50). Version 5.0 also supports additional codecs, including ProRes 4444* with the installation of the optional CBK-55PD codec board. It is also possible to assign EI value to the Gain Switch in Cine-EI mode** and 3200K/4300K/5500K to White A/B/Preset switch in Cine-EI mode**. Wireless Audio settings can also be set via the “WRR” page**.

    * Requires CBK-55PD firmware update 2015.
    ** These functions require the attachment of CBK-55BK build-up kit.

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