Sony has its own exclusive line of motion picture cameras for directors and content creators. The Japanese camera manufacturer already had two professional cinema cameras: Sony VENICE introduced in 2017 and Sony FX9 in 2019. Now, the company has unveiled the third member of the film camera range. The new Sony film camera is a full frame Sony FX6 that boasts 4K video recording capabilities.
Before going into the details of Sony FX6’s technical specifications, the company states: “As part of the Cinema line, the all-new FX6 incorporates Sony’s core technologies of image sensor, processing engine and AF (autofocus) performance. FX6 is also compatible with Sony’s wide range of E-mount lenses for creative flexibility. “
Sony FX6: Tech Specifications
–The Sony FX6 features a full-frame 10.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor powered by the Bionz XR processor. This image processing engine was first used in Sony a7S Mark III. The latest cinema camera offers a maximum ISO of 409,600 for shooting in low light conditions and comes with over 15 stops of dynamic range.
–The Sony FX6 boasts a fast 627-point hybrid AF system as found in Sony’s FX9 and Alpha mirrorless cameras. The camera includes advanced face detection and real-time Eye AF. The FX6 uses Sony’s E-mount for lens attachment, making it compatible with more than 50 native lenses.
–For video capture, the FX6 camera can record 10-bit 4: 2: 2 4K movies at 120 fps and 1080 movies at 240 fps. If you use the built-in 12G-SDI port, the FX6 can play SDI Raw 4K 16-bit with video up to 60p.
–Inspired by Sony VENICE colorimetry, the company included the S-Cinetone look profile in the FX6 film camera. The S-Cinetone ensures that mid-range colors are rich and the overall footage offers a cinematic look and feel.
–In terms of design and construction, the FX6 is made of a magnesium alloy and is light weight (approximately 890 grams). The FX6 is compact and features a 3.5-inch LCD viewfinder that can be attached to multiple locations on the body.
–The company notes: “The new camera includes a heat dissipation structure to keep camera components within normal operating ranges to prevent overheating, even during extended recording times.”
–The Sony FX6 has two CFexpress Type A card slots, but is also compatible with UHS-II SD cards. But when recording over 100 fps, the camera will require the use of the faster Type A CFExpress cards.
Sony FX6: price and availability
Sony FX6 full frame film camera has been announced for the global market. The FX6 will be available for $ 6,000 in North America from December 2020. The price and availability of the Sony FX6 in India is unknown.
Sony has unveiled the third member of its cinematic camera range, the Sony FX6. The camera is equipped with a 10.2 megapixel full frame sensor.
- Sony announces a new cinema camera, the Sony FX6.
- The Sony FX6 is equipped with a 10.2MP full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor.
- Sony FX6 includes the S-Cinetone look profile to deliver movies with rich colors.