Sony FX3 Full Frame Cinema Camera
Compactly designed for solo shooters, travel applications and to serve as an ideal B-camera, the Sony FX3 borrows from the Cinema Line and Alpha series of cameras to create an optimized portable cinema camera. The FX3 features all the image attributes you'd expect from this class, but sports a newly designed hand-held body with a minimal, aerodynamic profile and has a "cage-free" design, indicating capability. of securing 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 4K UHD video capture with internal 10-bit 4: 2: 2 sampling or 16-bit raw output. bits. The sensor's BSI design increases clarity and sensitivity, with an expandable ISO 80-409600 range and a dynamic range of more than 15 stops for working in mixed lighting conditions. Taking advantage of color and tone control, an S-Cinetone mode can be used to match VENICE, FX9 or FX6 sources and there is also support for the S-Log3 / 2 gamut and 10-bit HLG for simple HDR productions. The sensor and processor also work together to greatly reduce blindness, and the sensor design incorporates a Fast Hybrid AF system for fast, smart focusing performance and subject tracking.
Beyond the simply compact physical design, it is also built to maximize efficiency and operability through the inclusion of an articulated 3.0 "LCD touchscreen, a removable shoe-mounted top handle with dual XLR mic inputs, and stabilization of 5-axis mechanical imaging for smoother handheld recording.
Sony ECM-XM1 microphone is not included.
Most compact member of the Cinema Line family
This compact addition to Sony's Cinema Line combines the FX6's full-frame S-Cinetone capture with 4K UHD capture, autofocus options, and the a7S III camera body size. The FX3's video advance design also shares several handling and audio characteristics with the FX6 and the a7S III's ISO range and battery.
Common Features of FX3 / FX6 / a7S III
12.1MP back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ XR processor
High-speed rates of 120p in 4K and 240p in HD
Dynamic range of more than 15 steps
Shared FX3 / FX6 Attributes
S-Cinetone, S-Log3, HLG and Rec. 709 gamma options
Indicator lights on the front, side and rear
Internal fan to prevent overheating.
FX3 / A7S III Shared Attributes
Image stabilization on the 5-axis body
16-bit raw output via HDMI
Choice of S-Log2 gamma
ISO range 80 to 409.6000 (expanded)
Enhanced FX3 features
Convenient manual operation, no cages
1.6x longer battery life than a7S II
USB-PD power option for long recording times
4K full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor
The 12.1MP Exmor R sensor and BIONZ XR processor deliver true cinematic expression with effective 10.2MP video and 12.1MP still image capture. The full-frame sensor provides a shallow-depth-of-field look, impressive bokeh, and fewer rolling shutter artifacts.
S-Cinetone's default color settings provide a softer-toned appearance with beautiful skin tone reproduction
Complements VENICE, FX9 or FX6 footage
S-Log-3, S-Gamut3, S-Gamut3.Cine and 10-bit 4: 2: 2 - Support helps maintain rich gradation and color compatible with the Sony Cinema Line camera range
Frame rate / cinematic recording options
XAVC SI ALL-I H.264 codec recording up to 600 Mb / s
XAVC HS codec recording with H.265 encoding for lower bit rates in Long GOP
Internal 10-bit 4: 2: 2 recording on CFexpress Type A or SD memory cards
External, 16-bit raw, 10-bit 4: 2: 2 output via HDMI Type A port
XAVC S 8-bit or XAVC HS 10-bit proxy capture
10-bit, 4: 2: 2 color available in all formats, including HLG
High-speed full-frame 4K UHD up to 120p
S35 HD high-speed speeds of up to 240p
Slow motion speeds up to 5x
Compact design / ergonomic operation
Flexible and optimized 5 x 3 x 3 "shape
3 "LCD with 1,440,000-dot resolution tilts for optimal viewing
It can be used with or without a cage.
Right-handed controls are positioned consistent with the rest of the Cinema Line
Five 1/4 "-20 accessory threads on FX3 body plus two on top handle
Intuitive touch screen menu
Customizable buttons to assign nar 15 controls and up to 140 menu items
Indicator (recording) lights can be easily seen on the top, front and back of the camera
CFexpress Type A / SD Dual Slots
Relay, simultaneous and backup recording
Customizable zoom settings plus Clear Image Zoom
Detachable XLR adapter handle
Top handle with two XLR-1/4 "TRS combo audio inputs
Microphone holder and 3.5mm mic input
Digital audio with up to 4-channel 24-bit recording
Contoured for comfortable shooting from a low angle
Fast Hybrid / Phase Detection Autofocus
Various autofocus modes are designed for solo shooting
Fast Hybrid AF uses 627 points to cover approximately 89% of the image frame
Real-time Eye AF, eye and face detection, and subject touch tracking
Durable construction / improved performance
A built-in cooling fan and heat dissipation design enable uninterrupted recording up to 4K60
Magnesium alloy chassis and shell
Sealed against inclement weather and dust.
2.4 / 5GHz dual-band wireless connectivity
Wired LAN link via USB Type-C port and separate adapter
Post-production stabilization with E-mount lenses
Sony's Catalyst Prepare / Browse software uses shake metadata to stabilize your image
Adjustable balance between vibration compensation and image area cropping