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Sony F55 Super 35mm 4K Compact CineAlta Camera

  • 8.9MP Super 35mm CMOS Image Sensor
  • Internal 4K/2K/HD Recording
  • Electronic Global Shutter
  • Highly Modular Design
  • Optional 4K/2K RAW Recorder
  • Up 240 fps 2K with Optional AXS-R5
  • Native FZ-Mount and PL-Mount Adapter
  • Dynamic Range Rated at 14 Stops
  • Wider Color Gamut than Film
  • SxS Pro+ Media Cards5



The F55 is exceptionally small, light and modular, letting you build up the right configuration for each job – or each shot. 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 provides for hand-held and shoulder-mounted shooting.

Stunning images up to 120fps in 4K

Thanks to the full-size Super 35mm CMOS sensor that renders every scene with extraordinary colour, contrast and ultra-low noise – even in the most challenging low-light conditions. And now you can get stunning results at up to 120fps in 4K.

Great for HDR with support for X-OCN

With 16-bit recording and a generous 14 stops of latitude, the PMW-F55 is a perfect tool for acquiring High Dynamic Range (HDR) material.

Light and versatile

Very light just – 2.2kg (without lens and accessories). The camera is compact and easy to handle body of the PMW-F55 belies its immense versatility. Built up with a generous range of lenses, adaptors and other add-ons it’s ideal as a shoulder-mounted camera.

Colour outside the lines

Don’t settle for ordinary! S-Gamut reproduces reds and greens that are literally beyond the reach of less capable cameras. Every last nuance of colour is preserved 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. How good is that?

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

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).

Much more than movies

Whether you’re shooting documentaries or news, the portable F55 has the poise and agility to keep up with your creative vision. 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.

Continuous refinement

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.



Power Requirements
DC 12 V (11 V to 17 V)
Power Consumption
Approx. 25 W (while recording XAVC 4K 60p, EVF Off, LCD monitor Off, 4K SDI On)
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
2.2 kg (without lens, handle, audio box and accessories)
4 lb 14 oz (without lens, handle, audio box and accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1
130 x 125 x 191 mm (without protrusions)
5 1/8 x 5 x 7 5/8 inches (without protrusions)
Battery Operating Time
Approx. 150 min with BP-FL75
Approx. 210 min with BP-GL95A
Recording Format (Video)
XAVC (AVC/H.264 High 4:2:2 Intra Profile)
4K: VBR, 600 Mbps max.
HD: SMPTE RP2027 Class100 compliant
HD 422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps max., MPEG-2 422P@HL
Recording Format (Audio)
LPCM 8CH (2CH recording/playback), 24-bit, 48-kHz
Recording Frame Rate
XAVC 4K (4096 x 2160):
XAVC QFHD (3840 x 2160): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
XAVC 2K (2048 x 1080):
XAVC HD (1920×1080):
MPEG4 SStP (1920 x 1080):
MPEG2 HD (1920×1080):
MPEG2 HD (1280 x 720):
Recording/Playback Time
XAVC 4K, 23.98p: Approx. 25 min (SBP-64B)/Approx. 50 min (SBP-128B)
59.94p: Approx. 10 min (SBP-64B)/Approx. 20 min (SBP-128B)
XAVC HD, 23.98p: Approx. 70 min (SBP-64B)/Approx. 140 min (SBP-128B)
59.94p: Approx. 30 min (SBP-64B)/Approx. 60 min (SBP-128B)
MPEG2 HD: Approx. 60 min (SBS-32G1A)/Approx. 120 min (SBS-64G1A)
Imaging Device (Type)
Super 35mm equivalent Single-chip CMOS
Imaging Device (Pixel Count)
11.6M (total), 8.9M (effective)
Aspect Ratio
Built-in Filters
Clear, 0.9 (1/8ND), 1.8 (1/64ND)
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
Video Gamma: T12@24p (3200K light source)
ISO Sensitivity
S-Log2 Gamma: ISO 1250 (D55 light source)
Lens Mount
PL mount (with supplied lens mount adapter)
FZ mount (without supplied lens mount adapter)
S/N Ratio
57dB (Video Gamma, 24p, Noise Suppression OFF)
Shutter Speed
1/24s to 1/6,000s (23.98PsF)
Shutter Angle
4.2°to 360°(electrical shutter)
Slow Shutter (SLS)
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function
XAVC 4K/QFHD: 1-60p (NTSC), 23.98p/29.97p
XAVC 4K/QFHD: 1-50p (PAL), 25p
XAVC 2K/HD: 1-180p (NTSC), 23.98p/29.97p
XAVC 2K/HD: 1-150p (PAL), 25p
White Balance
Preset (3200K, 4300K, 5500K), Memory
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve
Standard (x6)
HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG7, HG8
S-Log2 Gamma
Audio Input
CH-1/CH-2: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic +48V (AES/EBU) *4  switchable
DC Input
XLR-type 4-pin (male) (x1), 11 V to 17 V DC
DC Output
4-pin (x2), 11 V to 17 V DC (max. 1.8 A) with battery adapter
Digital viewfinder interface (x1)
SDI Output
BNC (x4), HD mode: SDI 1/2 Line Output, SDI 3/4 Monitor Output
4K mode: SDI 1/2/3/4 Line Output, Display On/Off switchable
Test Output
BNC (x1), HD-Y or HD Sync (tri-level) V1.0
Timecode Input/Output
TC IN/OUT (x1) switchable
Genlock Input
BNC (x1)
8-pin (x1)
HDMI Output
A Type (x1)
USB host, type-A (x1)
USB device, Mini-B (x1)
Headphone Output
Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker Output
BNC (x1) *4
USB host, type-A (x1)
ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)
SD card slot (x1)
Supplied Accessories
Lens mount adapter (1)
Battery adapter (1)
Audio input connector (1)
Screws for the audio input connector (4)
Tape measure hook (1)
USB wireless LAN module IFU-WLM3 (1) *4
Before Using this Unit (1)
Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) (1)

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