Sony FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Camera

Sony
Product #:
SYCD8368
Manufacturer #:
ILMEFX3
UPC:
027242921450
  • 4K 10.2MP full-frame sensor | CMOS Sensor
  • Resolution: 4K | UHD up to 120p | HD up to 240 fps
  • S-Cinetone
  • Claimed 15+ stops of DRAF with face detection and Eye-AF
  • UHD 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording
  • Recording Media: Uses CFexpress Type A | SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • Built-In Microphone
  • External RAW recording with Atomos Ninja 5
Video Resolution:
XAVC HS/XAVC S-I/XAVC S 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps (600 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120/240 fps (600 Mb/s)
XAVC S 8-Bit:
1280 x 720p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Video Resolution:
The measurement in height x width of a captured video file. Common sizes are VGA, 720p, and 1080p.
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Lens Mount:
Sony E-Mount
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Wi-Fi:
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Battery:
Sony Z-Series (NP-FZ100)
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OVERVIEW

Sony FX3 Full Frame Cinema Camera

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 color filter array boosts color 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, minimizing 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 optimizing 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. 

Acclaimed cinematic color with S-Cinetone™

The inclusion of Sony's acclaimed S-Cinetone look, inherited from the development of the FX9, allows cinematic color to be achieved directly in-camera. S-Cinetone is optimized for natural skin tones and mid-range colors, with gentle highlight roll-off, for impressive subject depiction even without post-production grading. [1] Standard (Picture Profile OFF) [2] S-Cinetone (Picture Profile 11)

4K High Frame Rate 120fps recording

You can record full-frame 4K (QFHD) at up to 120fps 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). The high-precision AF even allows beautiful full-frame bokeh to be achieved during slow-motion shooting.

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 bit rate, up to 600 Mbps, so is ideal for capturing complex motion, and allowing maximum flexibility and playback performance during post-production. [1] All-Intra (All-I) [2] Long-GOP [3] Group of Pictures.

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 color 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-gray range (18% gray), enabling a dynamic range of up to 15+ stops. For camera matching with other S-Log3 capable Cinema Line cameras, three color gamut settings (S-Gamut, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3.Cine) are available, offering creative flexibility and efficiency during post production.

16-bit RAW data output

Facilitating improved image quality and more flexible and efficient editing in post-production, the FX3 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-4K workflows, with a choice of frame rates (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p). 

Expand your vision with Creative Look

Looks emulate pro monitoring and post-production tools inside the camera. The Creative Look presets are available in-camera, and each of these can be used as is, or further customized using individual parameter settings such as hue, color depth, brightness, contrast, and sharpness. Fine adjustment of preset looks can be made according to the user's preference, and you can also register your favorite settings as a custom look.

10-bit HLG picture profile

An HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) HDR picture profile, complete with the wide-gamut BT.2020 color space, can be used for direct HDR (HLG) playback on compatible TVs. The result is true-to-life imagery close to what the naked eye can see, with detailed shadows and highlights, less blackout, and less whiteout, all without the need for color grading. In particular, 10-bit recordings reproduce a level of fine gradation and detail for extraordinary realism.  [1] High flexibility to fine-tune images as desired (color grading required) [2] Instant high-quality image (color grading not required)

Proxy recording for more efficient editing workflow 

Low-bit-rate HD proxy files can be recorded simultaneously with higher-bit-rate formats such as XAVC S-I 4K, and these smaller proxy files can then be used for editing and previewing prior to final production delivery. This reduces computer load and allows faster and more efficient workflows. Proxy files can be captured in either 10-bit XAVC HS (1920 x 1080) or 8-bit XAVC S (1280 x 720).

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 analyzing the subject's color, 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. 

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 FX3's powerful AF technology.

In-body optical image stabilization for handheld shooting 

Relying on a new high-precision stabilization unit, gyro sensors, and optimized image-stabilization 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 stabilization it's possible to shoot with the camera only, taking advantage of the compact size and mobility. [1] Track of camera shake [2] Standard [3] Active.

XLR adaptor and digital input for quality audio

The handle of the FX3 includes two independent full-size XLR connectors (XLR/TRS combo) to connect external professional microphones through a digital audio interface via the Multi Interface (MI) Shoe. Three recording formats can be selected, including 24-bit 4-channel. 

HDMI Type-A output and monitoring options 

With a durable and versatile HDMI Type-A jack, it is possible to simultaneously output video to the camera's LCD monitor, an HDMI-connected external recording or monitoring device.

Customizable buttons for professional movie creators

The innovative mirrorless design provides mobility alongside uncompromising professional operability. Frequently used controls are positioned on the top surface, and the many customizable keys and menus deliver streamlined workflows in the field. It's designed for professional results, even when shooting requires one-handed control or challenging shooting angles and lens handling.

Uninterrupted 4K 60p recording

For uninterrupted 4K 60p recording, the FX3 features an innovative heat-dissipation structure, including a unique Sony S (sigma)-shaped graphite-alloy heatsink. A complete internal redesign optimized 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.

REC lamps and highlighting during video recording 

There is one tally light on the front and one on the back, and an LED-illuminated REC button on top that works with the tally lights. In addition, by displaying a red frame on the monitor screen during video recording, even if the screen is difficult to see with a rig or gimbal attached, you can immediately confirm recording status. Light operation can be set on or off for specific applications.

Cage-free accessory mounting 

Five 1/4-20 UNC mounting screw holes allow stable attachment of accessories directly to the camera body, without the need for a cage. Three additional mounting holes are also available on the included XLR handle. The result is a system optimized for incredible mobility and hand-held shooting as well as quick setup for fast-moving productions.

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. 

Various zoom operations tailor your expression

The zoom lever placed at the top of the grip allows operation of power zoom lenses. Additionally, our innovative Clear Image Zoom provides for practical angle-of-view options even with minimal equipment. Zoom speeds can also be adjusted to suit everything from quick documentary reframing to purposeful cinematic zooms.

Flexible camera positioning with vari-angle monitor

The FX3 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-dot large touch-panel LCD has high visibility and clarity. 

Reliable, durable, and lightweight construction

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.

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. 

Power for professional length

For extended shooting sessions, the FX3 is compatible with large-capacity NP-FZ100 batteries. USB-PD (Power Delivery) support also enables fast charging or continuous shooting when connected to a compatible USB Type-C® power supply or portable powerbank battery.

Data communications to support on-site workflow

Wireless 5 GHz/2.4 GHz LAN connections are supported, as are 1000BASE-T Ethernet network connections via a USB-to-Ethernet adaptor cable connected to the camera's USB Type-C® terminal supporting SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2). Remote shooting can be controlled from a PC with Sony's Imaging Edge Desktop™ application, or from a mobile device with Imaging Edge Mobile™. Wired and wireless FTP transfer for data files as well as remote shooting capabilities support professional workflows during shoots.

Reliable durability and weather-resistance in tough situations

In response to feedback from working professionals, 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.

Metadata to facilitate editing with Catalyst

Sony's Catalyst Browse and Prepare software are ideal production partners for the FX3. The FX3 records two types of supplementary metadata: image stabilization and camera rotation. These can be useful when previewing and preparing to edit in Sony's free Catalyst Browse or cost-effective Catalyst Prepare desktop applications.

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Specifications

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A/V Mode
Video Resolution: XAVC HS/XAVC S-I/XAVC S 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps (600 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120/240 fps (600 Mb/s)
XAVC S 8-Bit:
1280 x 720p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Video Resolution:
The measurement in height x width of a captured video file. Common sizes are VGA, 720p, and 1080p.

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Physical Specifications
Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.3 x 3.1" (129.7 x 84.5 x 77.8mm)
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Weight: 22.6 oz (640g)
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Battery/Charger Attributes
Battery Chemistry: Lithium
Power System
Battery Capacity: 2280mAh
Brand
Brand: Sony
Memory Card Specs
Memory Card Type: Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A | Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Memory Card Type:
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Camera Attributes
Monitor Size: 3"
ISO Sensitivity: 80 to 102,400 (Native)
80 to 409,600 (Expanded)
Lens Mount: Sony E-Mount
Lens Mount:
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A/V Details
Wi-Fi: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Battery: Sony Z-Series (NP-FZ100)
Camcorder Type: Cinema Camera
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Audio Connectors: 2x XLR / 3.5 mm TRS Combo Input
2x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
USB: 1x USB Type-C | 1x USB Micro-B
Built-In Microphone: Stereo

In The Box

  • Sony FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Camera
  • Detachable XLR Handle Unit
  • Battery Charger BC-QZ1
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
  • Power Cord
  • Accessory Shoe Kit
  • Handle Shoe Cap
  • Body Cap
  • USB-A to USB-C Cable (USB 3.2)

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