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The Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K is a professional digital cinema camera that can capture 4K video natively to SxS Pro+ memory cards. Key features include:

  • 4K 4,096 × 2,160 DCI-standard capture

  • Fourteen-stop dynamic range

  • External 4K and internal 2K/HD recording

  • Modular design for ease of use

The Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K is a professional digital cinema camera that can capture 4K video natively to SxS Pro+ memory cards.

8.9MP Super 35mm CMOS Sensor. The large sensor allows you to capture stunning shallow depth-of-field imagery with exceptional low-light performance. With its effective 8.9MP resolution, the F55’s 4K CMOS sensor captures a true 4K 4,096 × 2,160 DCI-standard cinema image. The fourteen-stop dynamic range approaches that of traditional motion-picture film, while the advanced color-filter array technology provides a breadth of color that exceeds film.

External 4K and Internal 2K/HD Recording. Using Sony SxS PRO+ memory cards (not included), the F5 records 8-bit MPEG-2 HD422 at 50 Mbps, 10-bit XAVC 2K/HD at 100 Mbps, SR Codec 10-bit MPEG4 SStP at 220/440/880 Mbps, and XAVC 4K/QFHD at 300 Mbps. You can choose from a range of different interlace and progressive frame rates. Additionally, you can record 4K and 2K resolution video in 16-bit RAW when using the Sony AXS-R5 Recorder Kit.

Modular Design. The F55’s concise design allows you to decide which components you need for your shoot. The included DVF-EL100 OLEDViewfinder provides a high resolution, 0.7" display with 1,280 × 720 native resolution. While the F55 has a native Sony FZ mount, the included PL-mount adapter allows you to use any PL-mount lens. Furthermore, adapters are available for using Nikon lenses.


  • Sony PMW-F55 Camera with PL-Mount Adapter
  • Top plate with EVFprotector
  • OLED HD Viewfinder (DVF-EL100)
  • Battery (BP-GL65A)
  • Charger / AC Adapter (AC-DN10)
  • V-Mount Battery Plate
  • USB Cable
  • Pelican Hard Case


Audio Input

XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable

Audio Output

Phono jack (CH-1, CH-2)

Battery Life

2.5 hrs.



Camcorder Type


Camera Type


DC Input

XLR-type 4-pin

Frame Rates

4096 × 2160: 1 – 60p (Using S&Q Motion feature), 3840 × 2160: 1 – 60p (Using S&Q Motion feature), 2048 × 1920: 1- 180p (Using S&Q Motion feature), 1920 × 1080: 1 – 180p (Using S&Q Motion feature), and 1280 × 720: 59.94p (only)

Genlock Input

BNC Input (x1)

HDMI Output

A-type (x1)

Headphone Output

Stereo mini jack (x1), –18 dBu (reference level output, 16Ω load)

Item Type



PL Mount

Record Time

XAVC 4K – 10 min., XAVC QFHD – 10 min., XAVC 2K – 30 min., XAVC HD – 30min., MPEG4 SStP – 27 min., and MPEG2 HD – 120min.

Recording Formats

Video – XAVC 4K, XAVC QFHDXAVC2K, XAVC HD, MPEG4 SStP, MPEG2 HD and Audio – LPCM (24-bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels)

Recording Media

Sony SxS Pro+ Memory




4096 × 2160 (XAVC4K), 3840 × 2160 (XAVC QFHD), 2048 × 1920 (XAVC 2K), 1920 × 1080 (XAVC HD, MPEG4 SStP, MPEG2 HD), and 1280 × 720 (MPEG2 HD)

SDI Output

HD mode: SDI 1/2 Line Output, SDI 3/4 Monitor Output (character on/off) and 4K mode: SDI1/2/3/4 Line Output (character on/off), HD-SDI/3G-SDIswitchable


Super 35mm equivalent CMOS with global shutter


BNC (In/Out Switchable)


Mini-B and USB Host Type A

Video Out

HD-Y or HD Sync (tri-level) V1.0 and Analog Composite (VUP)


8 lbs. (without lens)


USB host, type-A (x1)