Since the announcement of the new Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras last month, there has been a lot of speculation about what the cameras will cost. Last night Sony put the rumors to bed and released the official US suggested list prices. Here they are from the Sony community website.
|• PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K Camera||$19,400|
|• PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K Camera||$34,900|
|• AXR-R5 RAW Recorder||$6,300|
|• AXS-512S24 512 GB Memory Card||$2,100|
|• AXS-CR1 Card Reader||$660|
|• DVF-EL100 OLED Viewfinder||$5,800|
|• DVF-F350 3.5” LCD Viewfinder||$3,800|
|• DVF-L700 LCD Viewfinder||$5,000|
|• SCL-PK6/F PL Mount Six Lens Package||$24,600|
|• SCL-PK3/F PL Mount Three Lens Package||$13,600|
These are list prices; the street prices will probably be lower. This is a great value for what you are getting – a 4K Raw/video recording camera, with a form factor that we think you’ll like. Sony’s new lens sets are aggressively priced and will be a good value for someone getting their first taste of the PL lens world. Missing from this list is the price of the new Sony SxS Pro+ cards and the new Sony USB3.0 SxS card reader. Hopefully we’ll get those list prices soon, and we should see the street prices set sometime in early December. You can start pre-ordering the F5 and F55 now from AbelCine.
Still confused about the differences between the various Sony camera models? We’ve put together a new chart to help clear things up. Download the Sony Large Sensor camera chart by clicking on the image below.
Finally, Jon Fauer at Film & Digital Times has put together an amazing new booklet on the cameras and all of their accessories. This 96-page book gives you a detailed picture of the cameras’ features, formats, frame rates and more – and it’s a free download!
Are you guys excited about Sony’s new announcements? Let us know in the comments.