The Sony FS5 Mark II Has Arrived, Offering a Bit More Than Its Predecessor

The Sony FS5 Mark II fixes a few things the FS5 got wrong.

Sony unveiled its new Sony FS5 Mark II camera and it's a little bit of an upgrade to the previous FS5. The sensor is the same but they took the color science from the Sony Venice to provide better skin tones and a more cinematic look. With the original FS5, you had to pay for the licensing for RAW output and 120 fps continuous HD recording. The new and improved FS5 Mark II comes with all the licensing straight of out of the box. The FS5 Mark II has the option to output RAW to external recorders like Atomos and Convergent Design and record 4K 120fps at 4-second bursts. The camera is available this June. The body will cost $4,750 USD.

External Recording to an External Recorder

  • 120fps (at 60Hz mode, 100fps at 50Hz mode) in 4K (4096 x 2160) RAW in a 4-second burst or
  • Continuous 240fps (at 60Hz mode, 200fps at 50Hz mode) in 2K (2048×1080) RAW or
  • Continuous 4K 60fps (59.94fps, 50fps at 50Hz mode) RAW output to a compatible external recorder.

Internal Recording to SD Cards

  • 4K internal recording
  • Full HD 10bit 4:2:2 @ up to 240 fps of 8-second cache recording.
  • Continuous recording of up to 120fps in Full HD.

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I’m still a little surprised. It’s literally the same camera, except it has new color science, a black ND knob, and all the raw updates included. Makes me wonder if Sony will provide an update to the original FS5 with the improved color science to make them indistinguishable.

The only good news I see is maybe there will be renewed interested in the platform and Sony will feel the pressure to include internal 4K 10 bit 4:2:2 someday.

Same body, same electronics, same sensor. Same camera.

April 10, 2018 at 9:14AM


Not too exciting.


April 10, 2018 at 10:51AM

Director, Cinematographer

Yeah, next! What a waste of a "Mark II".

April 10, 2018 at 11:36AM

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