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Sony Launches FX3 Full-Frame
Camera with Cinematic Look and
Enhanced Operability for Creators
The most compact and lightweight Cinema Line Camera and first choice for creators
who strive for new cinematic freedom...

S

ony has announced the FX3
(model ILME-FX3) camera that
combines the best of Sony's industryleading digital cinema technology
with advanced imaging features from
Alpha™ mirrorless cameras to create
the ultimate cinematic look.
As the latest addition to Sony's
Cinema Line, the FX3 delivers a
cinematic look and professional
operability and reliability all in one
device that answers the needs of
young creators who are looking for
new ways to express their creative
vision. The new model provides
outstanding image quality and
usability for small scale and oneperson shooting. The FX3 boasts
first-class focus performance, optical
image stabilisation, handheld shooting
design and advanced heat dissipation
for extended recording times. All this
in a compact, lightweight body that
provides the performance and mobility
to meet the growing demands of
today's content creators.
" The FX3 was designed to turn
creative vision into reality, " said Ryo
Ochi, General Manager, Digital Imaging
Division, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific.
" It allows creators to bring their visual
expression into the world of cinema
through immersive content. We
will continue to support the world's
creators through Sony's Cinema Line
Series. "

delivers natural mid-tones, plus soft
colours and smooth highlights that are
essential to cinematic look.
Create movies with in-camera 4K
recording at up to 120 frames per
Extraordinarily
smooth
second3.
slow-motion imagery6 (up to 5x) at
QFHD (3840 x 2160) resolution with
autofocus provides new expressive
capability.

*	 10.2 megapixel1 full-frame back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R™ sensor
	 and BIONZ XR™ image processing engine
*	 Ultra-high sensitivity with ISO expandable to 409,600 for very low light
	 conditions and 15+ stops of dynamic range2
*	 S-Cinetone™ look profile which is inspired by the digital cinema camera
	 VENICE's colour science, also used in FX9 and FX6 Cinema Line cameras,
	 and records up to 4K 120p3
*	 Compact and lightweight body design with high operability for
	 hand-held shooting, gimbal and drone-mounted work
*	 Multi-thread (1/4-20 UNC) body makes it easy to mount accessories
*	 Detachable XLR handle unit with two of XLR/TRS audio input
*	 " Active Mode " image stabilisation4 supports handheld movie shooting
*	 Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, Touch Tracking (real-time tracking) and
	 Real-time Eye AF, also used in other Alpha™ cameras
*	 Uninterrupted 4K 60p recording (Continued)5 by Effective heat
	 dissipation and built-in cooling fan
Cinematic Look
The FX3 flaunts Sony's industryleading image sensor technology
to achieve high processing speeds

and outstanding image quality. The
full-frame, back-illuminated Exmor
R CMOS sensor full-frame 10.2
megapixel (approx. effective) count
for movie recording (and 12.1 effective
megapixels for stills) and the BIONZ
XR image processing engine team up
to ensure high sensitivity with low
noise. The standard ISO range is 80 to
102,400 (expandable to 409,600 when
shooting a movie), and dynamic range
is an impressively wide 15+ stops2.
In response to a growing need for
more expressive depth, the FX3,
along with FX9 and FX6 Cinema
Line cameras, allows users to create
a cinematic look without postproduction using S-Cinetone. Based on
the colour science inspired by Sony's
flagship VENICE camera, S-Cinetone

Designed for Comfortable
Solo-Shooting
The most compact and lightweight
Cinema Line camera is ideal for
handheld shooting, gimbal and
drone-mounted work. It weighs just
715 grams, including the battery
and memory cards, and the body is
77.8 mm high, 129.7 mm wide and
84.5 mm deep - without protrusions.
The camera grip has been carefully
designed
to
provide
optimum
flexibility, stability and comfort for
long shoots.
Designed for mobility and efficiency,
the FX3's body features five thread
holes (1/4-20 UNC) to easily attach
compatible
accessories
while
remaining light enough for handheld
shooting and making it easy to carry
and set up. The supplied XLR handle
unit securely attaches to the body
via the Multi Interface Shoe without
any special tools and provides three
additional thread holes for accessories:
two on the top and one on the end.
External monitors, recorders, wireless
microphone receivers, the accessory
shoe kit (cold shoe plate), or other
add-ons can be securely attached.
To enable high quality audio, the
XLR handle unit includes two XLR/
TRS audio inputs to the FX3. With
an optional XLR microphone, digital
audio data can be directly transferred
to the camera for outstanding audio
quality. Camera settings provide audio
recording formats, including 4-channel
24-bit recording. Because the XLR
adaptor is integrated into the handle
and does not require any additional


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