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.
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.
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.
Protecting your investment
After-sales support, including warranty and bespoke tailored contracts from Sony
Please be aware that the features/specifications can differ from country to country
|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
|Mass||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
MPEG2 HD (MPEG-2 Long GOP)
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)|
|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|
|Gain||-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC|
|Gamma Curve||Standard (x6)
HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG7, HG8
|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|
|Viewfinder||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)|
|HDMI Output||A Type (x1)|
|USB||USB host, type-A (x1)|
|USB||USB device, Mini-B (x1)|
|Headphone Output||Stereo mini jack (x1)|
|Shutter||BNC (x1) *4|
|Wi-Fi||USB host, type-A (x1)|
|Type||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)
|Note||*1 The values for dimensions are approximate.
*2 These are the supported formats at launch and will be added от future upgrades.
*3 Some frame rates are not supported at launch and will be supported от future upgrades.
*4 To be supported от future upgrades.