I have had my Sony FS5 cinema camera for just over a year now and I have had the chance to put it through it’s paces during that time. I have used it on corporate shoots, events, short films and even a reality show.
This camera was expensive costing my $6500 but I feel that it was worth every cent. Having a 4K camera with no record limits like I have on my Sony A7ii along with advanced audio with the two XLR inputs and built in variable ND filters make this an amazing camera.
The cons of this camera are the LCD screen as it is not of the highest quality and I really wish that it had a built in sun shade or the ability to attach a loupe like the FS7 has. The other con are the upgrades that you have to pay for like the Raw and HFR upgrades for $500 each. Sony has provided me with a free HFR upgrade so I can record constant 120FPS internally to the SD card instead of 8 second bursts. They have since released the FS5 mark ii that has all of these upgrades included so I wish that the current owners could get the raw upgrade for free or at a reduced cost.
Other then that I highly recommend this camera. I have left my video review below.