Sony has released the CBKZ-FS5RIF $600 Update for the PXW-FS5 and PXW-FS5K that enables 2K and 4K RAW recording via the 3G SDI port out to a compatible recorder such as the Odyssey7Q+ or Atomos Shogun.
4K RAW output
The CBKZ-FS5RIF upgrade licence allows the PXW-FS5 to output 4K (4096×2160) RAW at 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p and 59.94p, recording to the AXS-R5 external recorder attached with the HXR-IFR5 interface unit (sold separately), or with a compatible recorder such as the Odyssey7Q+.
Simultaneous XAVC HD internal recording
While outputting 4K/2K RAW to the AXS-R5, it is possible to simultaneously record XAVC HD on SD memory cards in the camcorder’s internal dual media slots.
4K cached RAW output
Approximately 4 seconds of cached 4K RAW can be output at 100 or 120 fps as 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p or 59.94p.
Continuous high speed 2K RAW output
You can output continuous 2K RAW at 100, 120, 200 or 240 fps as 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p or 59.94p.
The CBKZ-FS5RIF RAW Update for the PXW-FS5 and PXW-FS5K requires Version 2.0 Firmware which is now available for download here. This update includes an auto ND function that changes the strength of the electronic ND filter so that exposure can be adjusted without effecting aperture of shutter speed values. There is also expanded zebra function and GPS capability. Firmware Version 2.0 is a free update.