Sony FX6 Cinema Camera

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Sony FX6 Cinema Camera

The Sony FX6 Cinema Camera has been developed to cater for advanced workflows with professional recording formats including DCI 4K in XAVC Intra 422 10bit Class 300 with SDI Raw at 60fps. The FX6 is compatible with E mount lenses including the new cine line Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 allowing the camera to record image stabilisation data for reduced processing requirements.

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Features of the Sony FX6 Cinema Camera

  • 10.2 megapixel full frame Exmor R sensor with BIONZ XR processor
  • S-Log3 with base ISO 800
  • 15+ stops of dynamic range
  • Focal plane phase detection from 627 AF points with latest Eye and Face AF systems
  • 120fps QHFD and 240fps Full HD
  • Electronically controlled ND filter system
  • Durable lightweight magnesium alloy chassis with modular grip and handle
  • Internal recording for DCI 4K with 10-bit / 4.2.2 colour sampling
  • New S-Cinetone with accurate skin colour and softer tones
  • Remote control from a smartphone

Up to 4K 120p movie recording, Fast Hybrid AF, variable ND filter, 15+ stop wide dynamic range, modular design

Explore the Sony FX6, a full-frame cinema line camera that will provide cinematic expression to professional filmmakers and freelancers of tomorrow. With a light and modular body, the FX6 seamlessly adapts to your style of shooting without compromising on video quality. A 4k 120p camera, recording outstanding 4K full frame quality at up to 120p with minimal rolling shutter, excellent low light capabilities (up to 409,800 ISO) and a wide dynamic range thanks to its 10.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and new Bionz XR processor.

It allows for more shooting expressions with the inclusion of S-LOG3 and S-CINETONE picture profiles defining a new era of Cinema line cameras from Sony. The PXW-FX6 also provides more freedom for shooting videos with a fast and accurate Autofocus technology including Real-time Eye Autofocus, Real-time touch tracking and customisable autofocus tracking sensitivity.

It also includes a unique Variable ND filter to maintain a cinematic look and changing lighting environments for more creative expressions. On top of its small form factor, the Sony FX6 full frame cinema camera includes a detachable smart handle and high-resolution LCD screen, heat dissipation system for long shooting hours and long battery life which makes it personable and stress-free for professional users.

4K Full-Frame CMOS Exmor R Sensor

The FX6’s 10.2 MP image sensor features back-side illumination for excellent low-light performance, 627 focal plane points for speedy phase-detection autofocus, and full-frame lens compatibility that produces a rich, immersive look. The sensor’s fast scan speed minimizes rolling shutter artifacts and supports high frame rates and quick autofocus responses.

15+ Stops of Dynamic Range

The Exmor R sensor also enables the FX6 to capture a whopping 15+ stops of dynamic range in Cine EI mode with S-Log3, creating nuanced, high-resolution images.

Wide ISO Range

Choose from a base ISO of 800, a high-sensitivity 12,800 ISO for lower-light capture, and a 409,600 maximum ISO for true low-light settings.

Electronically Variable ND Filters

Set the FX6’s integrated neutral density (ND) filter system to auto for correctly exposed shots even in changing light conditions, or smoothly adjust the ND filter density manually in increments from 1/4 to 1/128 as you shoot; both options will produce properly exposed images without affecting your chosen depth of field.

Advanced XAVC Codec Options

The Sony FX6 Cinema Camera is the first compact, full-frame camera to offer UHD 4K 4:2:2 capture in the high-quality yet efficient XAVC-I codec. It also enables you to choose from a range of professional XAVC Intra and XAVC Long codecs at bit rates ranging from 35 to 600 Mb/s.

High Frame Rate Selections

For slow-motion and fast action looks, choose from full-frame rates ranging from:

  • 1-60 fps in HD to DCI 4K resolutions
  • 100 or 120 fps in HD through UHD 4K
  • 150, 180, 200, or 240 fps in Full HD

Super35 choices include:

  • 1-60, 100, and 120 fps in Full HD

Expressive Cinematic Look

Sony’s S-Cinetone gamma curve offers a cinematic look with filmlike color, softer tones, and pleasing skin tone reproduction. Not only is this cinematic look available for in-camera viewing, but it can also be captured and output with minimal or no grading at all for a time-saving post process. The S-Cinetone, S-Log3, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3.Cine choices also streamline the process of matching FX6 footage with your VENICE or FX9 video and offer broad color-grading options.

Fast Hybrid/Phase Detection Autofocus

Compatible with 50+ native Sony E-mount lenses, the FX6’s improved autofocus choices include Face Detection and Eye Autofocus modes for rapid focusing with extremely sharp accuracy, even in lower-light settings. The phase detection autofocus accomplishes this accuracy using seven transition-speed steps and five subject-sensitivity.

Image Stabilization and More with Catalyst and Metadata

Pair the FX6 with Sony’s Catalyst Prepare/Browse software to use metadata to stabilize your image, automatically rotate gimbal footage, and add flags for easier clip filtering in post-production.

Touchscreen 3.5″ LCD Control

The FX6’s 3.5″ LCD monitor offers both high-resolution viewing and the ease of touchscreen camera control. The LCD quick menu controls include key settings like Codec, Imager Scan Mode, Picture Size and Frequency, Base ISO/Sensitivity, Shooting Mode, and Audio Levels.

Reliable Design and Construction

Constructed with a lightweight yet durable magnesium alloy chassis, the FX6 body offers maximum reliability and efficiently disperses heat to enable extended recording times. Exterior seams, buttons, and interfaces have been treated with updated sealing that improves the camera’s dust and moisture resistance as well.

4-Channel Audio Recording

The Sony FX6 Cinema Camera offers up to 4-channel audio recording by combining sources from the dual XLR inputs, the 2-channel multi-interface shoe input, and the stereo mic built into the camera’s top handle. This enables the simultaneous use of an external microphone for recording your main audio source and the built-in microphone for ambient sound and/or voice memos by the operator.

Professional Input/Output Interface

FX6 input and output ports include a selectable 12G/6G/3G-SDI output for flexible monitoring, 12-bit raw output via SDI, and an HDMI output. It also has timecode input and output for syncing multiple cameras and a built-in Wi-Fi module.

CFexpress Media Slots and Multiple Recording Modes

The FX6’s dual media slots accept both rugged, high-performance, high-capacity CFexpress Type A cards and widely available UHS-II/UHS-1 SDXC cards. Note that the CFexpress Type A cards are required for 100/120 fps UHD 4K capture and 150/180/200/240 fps HD high-speed capture.

Modular, Grab-and-Go Design

The modular design of the Sony FX6 Cinema Cameraenables you to pare down to its compact body for gimbal or drone use, or it can be used with separately available accessories such as a smart grip and smart handle for fingertip control when shooting handheld. A 3.5″ LCD screen can be quickly positioned on the camera at multiple locations to provide comfortable, ergonomic viewing.

Content Browser Mobile Compatibility

When used with the separately available Content Browser Mobile app and a compatible smartphone or remote control, the FX6’s Wi-Fi function enables remote monitoring and focus/iris/zoom control.

The Sony FX6 Cinema Camera is designed for the future of cinematic expressions.

  • The Sony Cinematic Look – Full-frame 4K recording at up to 120p with S-CINETONE picture profile.
  • Outstanding 4K Expression – 4K 120p, 10-bit 4:2:2 recording, up to 15+ stops dynamic range, Variable ND filter, LUTs input
  • Fast, Precise And Customisable Autofocus System – Fast Hybrid AutoFocus, Real-time Eye AF, Touch tracking Autofocus, Customisable Autofocus Sensitivity
  • Designed For Professional Workflow – 890g compact and light weight modular body gives you outstanding mobility, reliability and expandability
  • High Connectivity – 16bit RAW output, 12G SDI, HDMI, USB-C, WiFi, LANC, 2x XLR, Mi-Shoe, E mount
  1. Sony FX6 Full-Frame Cinema Camera (Body Only)
  2. Handle Unit
  3. 3.5″ LCD Monitor
  4. Grip Remote Control
  5. Sony BP-U35 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  6. BC-CU1 Battery Cradle
  7. AC Adapter
  8. Power Cord
  9. USB Type-C Cable
  10. LCD Hood
  11. Cold Shoe Kit
  12. Lens Mount Cap
  13. Handle Connector Cap
  14. Sony Soft LCD Protector
Imaging
Lens Mount Sony E
Lens Communication Yes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor Resolution Actual: 12.9 Megapixel
Effective: 10.2 Megapixel
Sensor Type Full-Frame CMOS
Image Stabilization Supplies Stabilization Metadata
Internal Filter Holder No
Capture Type Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 1 Second
ISO Sensitivity Video
800 to 12,800 (Extended: 409,600)
Gain -3 to 30 dB (Native)
Advertised Dynamic Range 15 Stops
White Balance 2000 to 15,000K
Presets: ATW, Set A, Set B
Internal Video Capture
Recording Modes XAVC-I
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [240 to 600 MB/s VBR]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [240 to 600 MB/s VBR]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [89 to 223 MB/s VBR]
XAVC-L
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [100 MB/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [150 MB/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/59.94p [35 to 50 MB/s]
Gamma Curve S Cinetone, Standard
Recording Limit Up to 430 Minutes for UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Built-In Microphone Type Mono
Audio Recording 4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording Modes SDI/BNC
IP Streaming Yes
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
Video I/O 1 x HDMI (HDMI 1.0) Output
Audio I/O 2 x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input on Included Handle
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Output
Power I/O 1 x Barrel (19.5 VDC) Input
Wireless 2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi, NFC
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.) None
Monitor
Size 3.5″
Resolution 1280 x 720 (2,760,000 Dot)
Display Type Included External Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
General
Battery Type Sony BP-U Series
PoE Support Yes
Power Consumption 18 W
Tripod Mounting Thread 1 x 1/4″-20 Female (Bottom)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.02 x 4.57 x 4.49″ / 15.29 x 11.61 x 11.4 cm (Without Protrusions)
Weight 2.0 lb / 890 g (Body Only)
5.71 lb / 2.59 kg (With Battery, Grip, Handle, Viewfinder)

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