The Sony PMW-F5 to PMW-F55 Upgrade Kit is a service that transforms your PMW-F5 into a PMW-F55, letting existing F5 customers enjoy full F55 capabilities, including on-board 4K recording and 4K output. The upgrade kit includes the same CMOS sensor and Color Filter Array as the F55.
After purchasing, you will receive an upgrade certificate with a unique serial number, a registration card, and upgrade scheduling instructions. You must call or email the Sony Service to schedule an appointment, and you must send the camera with your registration card to a Sony Service Center. The upgrade is normally completely in approximately two business days after receiving the F5 at the Service Center. Upon completion, you’re camera will be shipped back to you.
Please note: This upgrade is a one-time modification to the PMW-F5 which cannot be reversed once completed. You will not receive back the original F5 components.