New Arrivals – Sony Cinema Line Cameras FX6 & FX3

The brand new Sony FX3 & FX6 Cameras have finally arrived! The FX6 is a great addition to the Cinema line, being smaller and lighter than its bigger sibling- the FX9. There are a couple of points making it distinct from its counterpart but keeping still relevant for today’s shooting market. Much like the camera’s predecessors the FS5 and FS7, the FX6 samples in a lower resolution to its larger counterpart (4K versus 6K) and has fewer bells & whistles whilst still allowing its operator the facilities to ‘one-man band’ a shoot in S-Cinetone Colour.

The FX6 is a great little camera with the ability to capture up to 15+ stops of dynamic range in S-Log 3, Sony’s S-Cinetone gamma for filmlike skin tones, and up to 10-bit, 4:2:2 XAVC-I recording, on a 10.2MP full frame CMOS sensor.

The FX3 is an even smaller child of the Sony Venice & FX9 Cinema line, perfect for gimbal shooting, stills capture on set or single operator situations. Its flip out screen is ideal for diary style documenting or keeping an eye on your framing whilst taking advantage of the smaller body for more compact shooting environments. Advantages included in our kits are the full sized XLR inputs with the Sony XLR adapter handle giving our clients versatility on shoots.

The FX3 brings Sony’s camera line to the forefront of small mirrorless cameras on the market today with full frame 4K 120p 4:2:2 10-bit shooting. 4K 16bit RAW output via HDMI and Cinema S Tone S-Log 3 for easy image mixing in edit.

 

The Full Specifications for each of these cameras are listed below

 

Sony Cinema Line FX6

 

Image Sensor
Sensor Size Full-Frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Resolution Actual: 12.9 Megapixel
Effective: 10.2 Megapixel
Color Filter Bayer
Shutter Type Rolling Shutter
ISO 800 (Native)
12,800 (Expanded)
320 to 409,600 (Expanded)
Gain -3 to 30 dB
Advertised Dynamic Range 15 Stops
Camera
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Lens Communication Yes
Interchangeable Lens Mount None
Shutter Speed 1/1 to 1/8000 sec
Built-In ND Filter 1/4 to 1/128 Stop Electronic ND Filter
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Mono
Media/Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
Variable Frame Rates DCI 4K: 1 to 60 fps
UHD: 1 Up to 120 fps
1080p: 1 Up to 240 fps
Internal Recording
Recording Modes XAVC-I 4:2:2 10-Bit:
4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (240 to 600 Mb/s)
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (240 to 600 Mb/s)
1920 x 1980p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (89 to 222 Mb/s)
XAVC-L 4:2:0 8-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 150 Mb/s)
XAVC-L 4:2:2 10-Bit:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (35 to 50 Mb/s)
Gamma Curve HDR-HLG, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log, Sony S-Log 3
Audio Recording AVC-Intra: 2/4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
AVC-Long: 2/4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
Still Image Support Not Specified by Manufacturer
External Recording
Raw Output SDI/BNC In Raw Mode:
4096 x 2160 16-Bit at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 16-Bit at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Interfaces
Video Connectors 1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O 1 x BNC Timecode Input/Output
1 x USB Type-C
1 x USB Micro-B
1 x 2.5 mm Control
Wireless Interfaces 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Display
Display Type Included External Touchscreen LCD
Size 3.5″
Resolution 1280 x 720 (2,760,000 Dot)
EVF
EVF Optional, Not Included
Power
Battery Type Sony BP-U Series
Power Connectors 1 x Barrel (19.5 VDC) Input
Power Consumption 18 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Dimensions 6 x 4.6 x 4.5″ / 153 x 116 x 114 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight 2 lb / 890 g

 

Sony FX3

Image Sensor
Sensor Size 35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame)
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Resolution Actual: 12.1 Megapixel
Effective: 10.2 Megapixel
Color Filter Bayer
Shutter Type Rolling Shutter
ISO 80 to 102,400 (Native)
80 to 409,600 (Expanded)
Advertised Dynamic Range 15 Stops
Camera
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Lens Communication Yes
Interchangeable Lens Mount None
Built-In ND Filter None
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Media/Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Variable Frame Rates UHD: 1 Up to 120 fps
4K Anamorphic (Windowed): 1 Up to 240 fps
Internal Recording
Recording Modes XAVC HS/XAVC S-I/XAVC S 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/119.88 fps (600 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/119.88/240 fps (600 Mb/s)
XAVC S 8-Bit:
1280 x 720p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/119.88/200/240 fps
Gamma Curve HDR-HLG, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 2, Sony S-Log 3, Standard
Audio Recording 4-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
2-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
Still Image Support EXIF / JPEG / MJPEG / Raw
External Recording
Raw Output HDMI In Raw Mode:
4264 x 2408 16-Bit at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
3840 x 2160 16-Bit at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
1920 x 1080 16-Bit at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
Interfaces
Video Connectors 1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors 2 x XLR / 1/4″ TRS Combo Mic/Line Level Input on Included Handle
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input on Camera Body
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output on Camera Body
Other I/O 1 x USB Type-C
1 x USB Micro-B
Wireless Interfaces 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Display
Display Type Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Size 3″
Resolution 1,440,000 Dot
EVF
EVF Optional, Not Included
Power
Battery Type Sony Z-Series
Power Connectors 1 x USB Type-C Input
Power Consumption ≤7.3 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Accessory Mount 5 x 1/4″-20 Female
3 x 1/4″-20 Female
Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4″-20 Female
Material of Construction Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions 5.1 x 3.3 x 3.1″ / 129.7 x 84.5 x 77.8 mm
Weight 22.6 oz / 640 g
25.2 oz / 715 g