Sony Alpha FX3 Full Frame Cinema Line Digital Video Camera

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Designed for single-operator image capture yet offering multiple pro video functions, the FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Camera is Sony's most compact addition to its Cinema Line. This camera melds the high-end video capture of the FX6 with the petite form of the A7S III familiar to so many mirrorless enthusiasts. Well positioned for use as a B-camera on FX6, FX9, or even VENICE productions, the FX3 also serves as a comfortable option for still photographers branching out into video capture.

 

The full-frame Sony FX3 employs a 12.1MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor and a BIONZ XR processor to capture up to UHD 4K video with the shallow depth of field that is signature to the full-frame format. An expanded ISO range of 80 to 409,600, over 15 stops of dynamic range, and limited rolling shutter effects further complement the FX3's sensitive, nuanced image capture. Its lightweight, compact form is designed with multiple accessory threads to facilitate cage-free use, and it comes with a detachable, dual XLR/TRS adapter handle for pro audio capture. Operating features include an articulated, touchscreen LCD, multiple autofocus options, and 5-axis, in-camera image stabilisation.

 

Most Compact Member of the Cinema Line Family

This compact addition to Sony's Cinema Line blends the full-frame, S-Cinetone capture of the FX6 with the UHD 4K capture, autofocus options, and body size of the A7S III camera. The video-forward design of the FX3 also shares several handling and audio features with the FX6 and the ISO range and battery of the A7S III.

 

Shared FX3, FX6 and A7S III Features

- Full-frame, back-illuminated 12.1MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ XR processor

- High-speed rates of 120p in 4K* and 240p in HD

- Dynamic range of 15+ stops

 

Shared FX3 and FX6 Features

- S-Cinetone, S-Log3, HLG, and Rec. 709 gamma options

- Tally lamps on the front, side, and rear

- Internal fan to prevent overheating

- Zoom lever

 

Shared FX3 and A7S III Features

- 5-axis in-body image stabilisation

- 16-bit raw output via HDMI

- S-Log2 gamma choice

- 80 to 409,6000 ISO range (expanded)

 

Improved FX3 Features

- Comfortable, cage-free, handheld operation

- Greater than 1.6x battery runtime compared to A7S III

- USB-PD power option for extended shooting times

 

4K Full-Frame CMOS Exmor R Sensor

The 12.1MP Exmor R sensor and BIONZ XR processor offer true cinematic expression with 10.2MP video and 12.1MP stills capture. The full-frame sensor provides shallow depth of field looks, impressive bokeh, and reduced rolling shutter artifacts.

 

S-Cinetone Colour

- Default S-Cinetone colour setting provides a softer-toned look with beautiful skin tone reproduction

- Complements your VENICE, FX9, or FX6 footage

- S-Log-3, S-Gamut3, S-Gamut3.Cine, and 10-bit 4:2:2: support help to maintain rich gradation and colour compatible with the range of Sony Cinema Line cameras

 

Cinematic Recording / Frame Rate Options

- Up to 600 Mb/s XAVC S-I ALL-I H.264 codec recording

- XAVC HS codec recording with H.265 encoding for lower bit rates in Long GOP

- Internal 10-bit 4:2:2 recording to CFexpress Type A or SD memory cards

- External, 16-bit raw,10-bit 4:2:2 output via HDMI type-A port

- 8-bit XAVC S or 10-bit XAVC HS proxy capture

- 10-bit, 4:2:2 colour available in all formats including HLG

- Full-frame UHD 4K high-speeds up to 120p*

- S35 HD high-speed rates up to 240p

- Up to 5x slow-motion rates

 

Compact Design / Ergonomic Operation

- Flexible, streamlined, 5 x 3 x 3" form

- 3" LCD with 1,440,000-dot resolution tilts for optimal viewing

- Can be used with or without a cage

- Right-handed controls feature placement consistent with the rest of the Cinema Line

- Five 1/4"-20 accessory threads on the FX3 body plus two on the top handle

- Intuitive touchscreen menu

- Customisable buttons for assigning 15 controls and up to 140 menu items

- Tally (record) lights are easily viewable on the top, front, and rear of the camera

- Dual CFexpress Type A/SD slots

- Relay, simultaneous, and backup recording

- Customisable zoom setting plus Clear Image Zoom

 

Detachable XLR Adapter Handle

- Top handle with two XLR/3.5mm TRS combo audio inputs

- Microphone holder and 3.5mm mic input

- Digital audio with up to 4-channel, 24-bit recording

- Contoured for comfortable low-angle shooting

 

Fast Hybrid / Phase Detection Autofocus

- Multiple autofocusing 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 Build / Enhanced Operating

- An integrated cooling fan and a heat-dissipating design enable uninterrupted recording up to 4K60

- Magnesium-alloy chassis and shell

- Sealed against inclement weather and dust

 

Wireless Connectivity

- Dual-band 2.4/5 GHz wireless connectivity

- Wired LAN link using the USB Type-C port and a separate adapter

 

Post-Production Stabilisation with E-Mount Lenses

- Sony's Catalyst Prepare/Browse software uses shake metadata to stabilise your image

- Adjustable balance between shake compensation and image area trimming

 

*Sony CFexpress Type A card required for 4K 120p recording.

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