Just weeks after the release of the game-changing Sony Alpha 1, Sony seems to have changed the game again with the all-new Sony FX3, an exciting addition to their Cinema lineup.
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Sony has long been heralded as the preferred option for the video focused content creator, and the new FX3 is no exception. Complete with 4K/120p video, 10 bit 4:2:2 colour sampling, the new S-Cinetone picture profile, dedicated Photo Mode, 5 axis IBIS , full-size HDMI and fully articulating LCD screen, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything that the Sony FX3 can’t do.
Let’s give you the lowdown on this new release from Sony that’s set to be every indie cinephile’s dream.
If you need something that is small, lightweight and easy to handle then look no further than the Sony FX3 for supreme shooting comfort. Its manageable and compact design allows for enhanced flexibility and comfort for handheld shooting. The FX3 also features a nice solid grip, something that Sony has missed out on in their previous models.
Combing the power of a line of cinema cameras, the Sony Cinema Line FX3 camera is designed to flourish in producing both stills and video in high-resolution, which is ideal for filming documentary, for young creators, cinema, and web / SNS digital content filming. The FX3 inherits the well-loved S-Cinetone colours of Sony’s Venice camera and 15 stops of dynamic range to produce stunning visuals every single time. It also features the same sensor as the A7S III. What’s more, you get Sony’s beloved face and eye tracking continuous autofocus making it even simpler for you to capture dynamic images.
The FX3 records in at 4K at 120fps full frame with no crop, which is stored internally to SD or the same new CFexpress Type A cards first used in the A7S III. Powered into the Cinema Line of the Sony FX3 Camera is a 10.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm full-frame Exmor R Sensor along with an influential BIONZ XR Image Processing machine to ensure that it delivers remarkable, high-resolution video and image quality.
The Sony FX3 is able to deliver exceptional performance and quality thanks to limitless 4K video recording at 60 fps, 60 fps 16-bit RAW output, an outstanding sensitivity with reduced noise, ISO up to 102 800 and an expanded ISO sensitivity of up to 409 600, full-frame bokeh with shallow depth of field, and in-body image stabilization which is perfect while walking.
Videographers and content creators will also enjoy other ports such as a headphone and microphone socket, compatibility with the XLR-K3M hot-shoe handle, for up to five audio inputs. Phew, the FX3 is really ushering in a new era of cinematic expression!
- 12MP BSI CMOS sensor
- Bionz XR processor
- On-sensor phase detection
- ISO Range 80-409,600 (expanded)
- 4K/120p internal no crop
- 10-bit 4:2:2 internal capture
- 16-bit 4.4K 60p RAW output
- Fully articulating LCD
- 5-axis in-body stabilisation with Steady shot active mode
- Twin card slots that each accept either SD or CFexpress Type A
We are yet to receive an ETA for stock arrival and pricing as the Sony FX3 has just been announced. Keep an eye on Orms Direct for when we’ll have this incredible camera in stock.