Many of our clients were looking for a camera that could future proof their valuable
footage, and record a format on-board that was user-friendly with their current
workflows. That format is XDCAM 422 (or MPEG2 422).
What I needed was an all-in-one camera system. A system that shoots broadcast friendly
formats, is future proof to shoot 4k, can shoot raw and also shoot high frame rates
Sony’s F55 is the chameleon camera that can do it all! It supports digital cinematography-broadcast
production and live television broadcasting. It shoots onboard 4K-and also 2K and
standard HD. It has a Super 35mm sensor that works with Cine PL lenses or Canon
EF lenses, and with 2/3-inch HD zoom lenses via B4 adaptor. The F55 can change
personality depending on the needs of the project, the day or the individual shot.
It’s uniquely engineered to reward our clients now-and far into the future.
The CMOS sensor of this camera is capable of capturing true 4K (4096×2160) DCI-standard
cinema images, thanks to 8.9 effective megapixels. I am also able to use my favorite
lenses without any major disparity when it comes to angle of view because the sensor
is able to approximate the size of a traditional 2-perf, Super 35mm motion picture
The F55 also has a new format, which looks great and plays well with NLEs, XAVC.
In addition to shooting MPEG2 on board, I can shoot XAVC in many resolutions and
frame-rates, right to Sony SxS cards you are used to using.