B&H is selling refurbished Sony FS5 mark II 4K XDCAM Super 35mm Compact Camcorders for $3,499 USD. That is a saving of $1,250 USD.
- Super 35-Sized CMOS Sensor, E-Mount
- 4K/2K Raw Output with External Recorder
- Full HD up to 120 fps, 240 fps Burst
- Electronic Variable ND Filter
According to B&H, refurbished products are products that are restored to original manufacturer specs. There is no information as to where these refurbished FS5 cameras came from. Were they traded in? Are they floor stock?
What you need to keep in mind is this offer is only valid for US-based customers. You can’t order the camera from B&H and get it shipped outside of the US.
The FS5 Mark II was originally announced back at NAB 2018.
The refurbished FS5’s do come with a limited 1-year warranty which is nice. At $3,499 USD the FS5 Mark II makes for a compelling option to a mirrorless or DSLR camera if you are just starting out and want an entry-level camera.
The camera records internally to dual media card slots and can continuously capture HD at up to 120 fps, with 8-second long bursts at 240 fps. Raw 4K recording is available with the addition of optional external recorders that also allow 4K recording at 50 and 60p.
Would you buy a Sony FS5 Mark II at this price? Do you think there are better cameras with the same or similar capabilities as the FS5 Mark II available? Let us know in the comments section.
Matthew Allard ACS