Sony Fx3 Full Frame Cinema Camera

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Product Description

Key Features:

  • 12.1MP Full-Frame CMOS Exmor R Sensor
  • UHD 4K up to 120 | 1080p up to 240
  • 10-Bit 4:2:2 XAVC S-I,16-Bit Raw Output
  • S-Cinetone/S-Log3/HLG, 15+ Stops DR
  • Detachable 2 x XLR/TRS Adapter Handle
  • Phase Detection AF/Face Tracking/Eye AF
  • 80 to 409,600 Expanded ISO Range
  • Dual CFexpress Type A/SDXC Card Slots

With a compact design for solo shooters, travel applications, & to serve as an ideal B cam, the Sony FX3 borrows from both the Cinema Line & Alpha series of cameras to create an optimized portable cinema camera. The FX3 features all of the imaging attributes you'd expect from this class but sports a newly designed body that's hand-holdable, with a streamlined & minimal profile, & has a "cage-free" design, indicating the ability to secure various accessories directly to the camera body.

Its 12.1MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor (10.2MP effective in video mode) pairs with a BIONZ XR processor to achieve UHD 4K video capture with internal 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling or 16-bit raw output. The sensor's BSI design heightens clarity & sensitivity, with an expandable ISO 80-409600 range & greater-than 15-stop dynamic range for working in mixed lighting conditions. Benefitting colour & tonal control, an S-Cinetone mode can be used for matching to VENICE, FX9, or FX6 sources & there is also S-Log3/2 gamut support & 10-bit HLG for simple HDR productions. The sensor & processor also work together to greatly reduce rolling shutter & the sensor's design incorporates a Fast Hybrid AF system for intelligent & quick focusing performance & subject tracking.

Beyond the physical design just being compact, it's also built to maximize efficiency & operability through the inclusion of an articulating 3.0" touchscreen LCD, a removable shoe-mounted top handle with dual XLR mic inputs, & 5-axis mechanical image stabilization for smoother handheld recording.

Shared FX3/FX6 Attributes:

  • S-Cinetone, S-Log3, HLG, & Rec. 709 gamma options
  • Tally lamps on the front, side, & rear
  • Internal fan to prevent overheating
  • Zoom lever

Shared FX3/A7S III Attributes:

  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • 16-bit raw output via HDMI
  • S-Log2 gamma choice
  • 80 to 409,6000 ISO range (expanded)

Tech Specs:

  • Sensor: 35mm Full-Frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Pixels: Approx. 10.2 megapixels (effective) for movies
  • Lens Mount: E-Mount
  • Sensitivity: ISO 80-102400 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range)
  • Raw Output: HDMI: 4264 x 2408 (59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p), 16bit
  • Slow & Quick Motion:
    • XAVC HS 4K: [NTSC mode] 1fps -120fps, [PAL mode] 1fps - 100fps
    • XAVC S 4K: [NTSC mode] 1fps -120fps, [PAL mode] 1fps - 100fps
    • XAVC S HD: [NTSC mode] 1fps -240fps(*), [PAL mode] 1fps - 200fps(*)
    • XAVC S-I 4K: [NTSC mode] 1fps - 120fps, [PAL mode] 1fps - 100fps
    • XAVC S-I HD: [NTSC mode] 1fps - 240fps(*), [PAL mode] 1fps -200fps(*)
    • (*) Number of effective pixels: 1420 x 804 at 240 or 200 fps
  • Gamma Curve: Movie, Still, S-Cinetone, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3
  • Latitude: 15+ stop (S-Log3)
  • Focus System: Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
  • Image Stabilization: Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (*)
    • (*) Compensation depends on lens specifications

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Links & Downloads:

Sony’s Catalyst Browse & Prepare software are ideal production partners for the FX3. The FX3 records two types of supplementary metadata: image stabilisation & camera rotation. These can be useful when previewing & preparing to edit in Sony’s free Catalyst Browse or cost-effective Catalyst Prepare desktop applications(*)

(*) Supported in Catalyst Browse/Prepare Version 2020.1 or later. Image stabilisation metadata that can be used by Catalyst is generated when using a Sony E-mount lens with the camera’s optical image stabilisation set to [OFF] or [Active].

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