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Sony FX3 Cinema Camera Full-Frame

The Sony FX3 Cinema camera brings the visions of passionate content creators to life. Cinematic expression is matched with reliable performance, streamlined operation and multiple pro video functions to serve the needs of today’s creative community. Compact and lightweight, it’s easy to carry and handle.

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Features of the Sony FX3 full-frame cinema camera

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  • А 10.2 МР full-frаmе bасk-іllumіnаtеd СМОЅ Ехmоr R ѕеnѕоr
  • Ѕоnу’ѕ роwеrful, rеdеѕіgnеd Віоnz ХR рrосеѕѕіng еngіnе
  • Сарturе ѕtunnіng 4К QFНD hіgh-frаmе-rаtе 120fрѕ rесоrdіng
  • Таkе аdvаntаgе оf 15+ ѕtорѕ dуnаmіс rаngе
  • ХАVС-Ѕ 4:2:2 10-bіt іntеrnаl rесоrdіng
  • 4К 16-bіt RАW оutрut full НDМІ tеrmіnаl
  • ІЅО ехраndаblе tо 409600 fоr lоw lіght fіlmіng
  • Рrоfеѕѕіоnаl ехрrеѕѕіоn wіth 16bіt RАW, Ѕ-Lоg3 аnd Ѕ-Сіnеtоnе
  • Uѕе Ѕ-Сіnеtоnе fоr рrіzеd lооk рrоfіlе іnѕріrеd bу VЕNІСЕ соlоurіmеtrу
  • Fаѕt Нуbrіd АF, Rеаl-tіmе Еуе АF, Тоuсh trасkіng АF & Сuѕtоm АF ѕеnѕіtіvіtу
  • Rасk-fосuѕ trаnѕіtіоnѕ аnd fіvе ѕеttіngѕ fоr АF Ѕubјесt ѕhіft ѕеnѕіtіvіtу
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  • Іmрrеѕѕіvе hеаt dіѕѕіраtіоn ѕуѕtеm fоr unіntеrruрtеd 4К 60р rесоrdіng
  • Соmрасt & lіghtwеіght bоdу ѕuіtаblе fоr hаndhеld, gіmbаl оr drоnе ѕhооtіng
  • Іnсludіng а bаttеrу аnd mеmоrу саrd, thе FХ3 wеіghѕ јuѕt 715g
  • Мultірlе thrеаd hоlеѕ tо аttасh ассеѕѕоrіеѕ wіthоut саgе оr саѕе
  • Тhе саmеrа kіt іnсludеѕ а Ѕоnу ХLR hаndlе

Image sensor with blazingly fast readout speed

The back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS sensor boasts a blazingly fast data readout speed along with high sensitivity and wide dynamic range. An advanced colour filter array boosts colour reproduction accuracy, while focal plane phase-detection AF enables solid autofocus stability and excellent precision, all of which contribute to outstanding image quality.

High performance image-processing engine

The BIONZ XR™ image-processing engine is designed for high speed, minimising latency while providing impressive real-time processing capabilities. The engine performs real-time processing of AF, image recognition and image quality adjustments, while also handling data transfer, user interface and other camera operations.

High sensitivity, wide dynamic range

The full-frame sensor enables high sensitivity with low noise throughout the camera’s range by optimising the sensor’s output. Capture clear motion even in low light conditions with an impressive ISO expanded range up to 409600. It has an extended dynamic range of 15+ stops, without blown highlights. Together, the camera’s high sensitivity and wide dynamic range expand your flexibility in post-production.

4K High Frame Rate 120fps recording

You can record full-frame 4K (QFHD) at up to 120fps6 with autofocus thanks to the high-speed readout capabilities of the image sensor and the powerful BIONZ XR processor. Even at high frame rates, 4K (QFHD) images are captured using full-pixel readout without binning, for clear post-produced slow motion (up to 5x slower than real time)7. The high-precision AF even allows beautiful full-frame bokeh to be achieved during slow motion shooting.

Uninterrupted 4K 60p recording

For uninterrupted 4K 60p recording, the Sony FX3 features an innovative heat dissipation structure, including a unique Sony Σ (sigma) shaped graphite-alloy heatsink. A complete internal redesign optimised airflow and placement of heatsinks. When required, a silent cooling fan provides ventilation for continuous recording at full resolution, with intake and exhaust air structurally isolated to maintain strong dust and moisture resistance.

Acclaimed cinematic colour with S-Cinetone

The inclusion of Sony’s acclaimed S-Cinetone look, inherited from the development of the FX9, allows cinematic colour to be achieved directly in-camera. S-Cinetone is optimised for natural skin tones and mid-range colours, with gentle highlight roll-off, for impressive subject depiction even without post production grading.

All-Intra internal recording

In addition to Long-GOP inter-frame compression, internal intra-frame (All-Intra) recording is supported. XAVC S-I recording compresses each frame independently at a high bitrate, up to 600Mbps, so is ideal for capturing complex motion, and allowing maximum flexibility and playback performance during post-production.

16-bit RAW data output

Facilitating improved image quality and more flexible and efficient editing in post production, the Sony FX3 cinema camera supports 16-bit RAW data output to an external recorder via the HDMI Type-A terminal. RAW video output is from a full-frame image sensor with 4264 x 2408 [16:9] resolution, to suit 4K (QFHD) or DCI-4K10 workflows, with a choice of frame rates (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p).

HEVC codec with high compression efficiency

XAVC HS format recording, using the MPEG-H HEVC/H.265 codec, roughly doubles the compression efficiency. Compared to a normal 4K XAVC S format, XAVC HS allows for detailed 10-bit video with 4:2:2 colour sampling at comparable or lower data rates, delivering even better image quality as well as manageable file sizes.

S-Log2 and S-Log3 with 10-bit 4:2:2 support

S-Log2 and S-Log3 gamma curves are available, with S-Log3 giving better gradations from shadows to the mid-grey range (18% grey), enabling a dynamic range of up to 15+ stops. For camera matching with other S-Log3 capable Cinema Line cameras, three colour gamut settings (S-Gamut, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3.Cine) are available, offering creative flexibility and efficiency during post production.

Fast Hybrid AF for dependable focus during movie shooting

Fast Hybrid AF combines focal plane phase-detection AF with contrast-detection AF. This results in highly precise, smooth tracking of fast-moving subjects even over a wide range with a shallow depth of field. AF Transition Speed and AF Subject Shift Sensitivity parameters allow more flexible focus control, as demanded by professional users.

Fast, easy and reliable Real-time Tracking and Eye AF

Focus control is fast and intuitive, to ensure you have full creative control of the FX3’s powerful AF technology. Real-time Tracking greatly assists during solo shooting by analysing the subject’s colour, patterns, and depth. When shooting people, Real-time Eye AF makes movie-making much easier, especially with gimbal-mounted shots and wherever you need to rely on AF.

In-body optical image stabilisation for handheld shooting

Relying on a new high-precision stabilisation unit, gyro sensors, and optimised image stabilisation algorithms, the camera’s Optical SteadyShot™ Active Mode provides precise optical image compensation, for outstanding results for 4K video recording, even while walking. With this unprecedented level of stabilisation it’s possible to shoot with the camera only, taking advantage of the compact size and mobility.

Fast, easy touch focus control

Touch focus control allows you to precisely specify the point of focus simply by touching the LCD monitor. It’s fast, easy, and intuitive to perform rack focusing through touch operation—ensuring you have full creative control of the Sony FX3’s powerful AF technology.

Touch-driven menu with workflow-based navigation

Responding to requests from pro photographers and videographers, the menu structure has been designed to make moviemakers’ work more efficient. Menu tabs are on the left side of the display, while parameter groups and parameters related to the selected tab appear on the right. Up to three levels can be displayed together, making the menu structure more clearly visible. Touch-responsive menu operations enable fast, intuitive control.

Flexible camera positioning with vari-angle monitor

The Sony FX3 full frame cinema camera is equipped with a horizontally opening vari-angle LCD monitor that is rotatable for precise framing or interesting angles, regardless of whether you are shooting movies hand-held or gimbal mounted. The screen can even be rotated for direct viewing by the subject or when shooting dramatic low angle shots. The 3.0-type, approximately 1.44 million-dot17 large touch panel LCD has high visibility and clarity.

Durable, and lightweight construction with weather resistance

For high durability and mobility, the main camera chassis, top, front, and rear covers are constructed from lightweight and robust magnesium alloy, with the lens mount secured by six screws for stable attachment of heavy lenses. A filter in front of the image sensor oscillates at an ultrasonic frequency of 70,000 cycles per second to remove dust from the sensor surface. Sealing has been applied to all body seams and around the battery and media compartments, terminal covers and chassis joints. All routes for dust and moisture entry have been examined to ensure reliable operation in challenging environments.

Two CFexpress Type A-compatible media slots

The camera’s two media slots are compatible with CFexpress Type A cards as well as SDXC/SDHC cards supporting UHS-I and UHS-II speed classes. CFexpress Type A cards are the next standard for compact storage with fast write/read speeds suitable for 4K movie recording at high bit rates. Dual slots enable either relay or simultaneous recording.

  1. Sony FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Camera
  2. XLR Handle Unit
  3. Accessory Shoe Cap
  4. Accessory Shoe Kit
  5. Sony BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
  6. Body Cap
  7. Handle Shoe Cap
  8. Power Cord
  9. Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (2280mAh)
  10. USB Type-A to Type-C Cable (USB 3.2)
Imaging
Lens Mount Sony E
Lens Communication Yes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor Resolution Actual: 12.1 Megapixel
Effective: 10.2 Megapixel
Sensor Type 35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter None
Internal Filter Holder No
Capture Type Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type Electronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode
1/8000 to 1/60 Second in Auto Mode
1/8000 to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
Bulb/Time Mode Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Video
80 to 102,400 in Manual Mode (Extended: 80 to 409,600)
Advertised Dynamic Range 15 Stops
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Metering Range -3 to 20 EV
White Balance 2500 to 9900K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps
Interval Recording No
Internal Video Capture
Recording Modes XAVC HS
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [30 to 100 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [45 to 200 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 100p/119.88p [200 to 280 Mb/s]
XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [60 to 140 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [150 to 200 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [16 to 50 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 100p/119.88p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
XAVC S-I
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [240 to 300 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [500 to 600 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [60 to 111 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [185 to 222 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 100p/119.88p [200 to 280 Mb/s]
XAVC Proxy
Full HD (1920 x 1080) [9 to 16 Mb/s]
HD (1280 x 720) [6 Mb/s]
Sensor Crop Modes Super35 / APS-C
Variable Frame Rates UHD: 1 Up to 119.88 fps
1080p (Windowed): 1 Up to 240 fps
Gamma Curve HDR-HLG, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 2, Sony S-Log 3, Standard
Recording Limit Unlimited
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Audio Recording 4-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
2-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
Raw Output HDMI In Raw Mode:
4264 x 2408 16-Bit at 24.00/25/50/60 fps
3840 x 2160 16-Bit at 24.00/25/50/60 fps
1920 x 1080 16-Bit at 24.00/25/50/60 fps
External Recording Modes 4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
IP Streaming Yes
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes 16:9 JPEG / Raw
12 MP
5.1 MP
3 MP
1.3 MP
11 MP
4.6 MP
2.7 MP
1.1 MP
10 MP
4.3 MP
2.6 MP
8 MP
3.4 MP
2 MP
0.8 MP
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format HEIF, JPEG, Raw
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O 1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O 2 x XLR / 1/4″ TRS Combo Mic/Line Input on Included Handle
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output on Camera Body
Power I/O 1 x USB Type-C Input
Other I/O 1 x USB Type-C (Ethernet, USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) (Shared with Power Input)
1 x Sony Multi/USB Micro-B
Wireless 2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth, NFC
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.) None
Monitor
Size 3″
Resolution 1,440,000 Dot
Display Type Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 627
Built-In Flash No
Maximum Sync Speed 1/125 Second
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Intelligent Hot Shoe
Environmental
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Battery Type Sony Z-Series
Power Consumption ≤7.3 W
Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4″-20 Female
Accessory Mount 1 x Intelligent Hot Shoe
5 x 1/4″-20 Female on Camera Body
3 x 1/4″-20 Female on Included Handle
Material of Construction Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.1 x 3.3 x 3.1″ / 129.7 x 84.5 x 77.8 mm
Weight 1.4 lb / 640 g (Body Only)
1.6 lb / 715 g (With Battery, Recording Media)

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