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Sony Alpha FX3 Cinema Line Full-frame Camera

Sony ILMEFX3

Features

  • 4K full-frame sensor w/ 15+ stop dynamic range and high sensitivity
  • S-Cinetone, expressive cinematic look inspired by VENICE colorimetry
  • Up to 4K 120p / FHD 240p 10-bit 4:2:2 and full pixel readout in all rec. modes
  • Compact cage free design w/ 1/4"-20 mounting points and XLR top handle

Quick Specs

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Still Camera
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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New Cinematic Freedom Sony's FX3 Cinema Line camera brings the visions of passionate content creators to life. Cinematic expression is matched with reliable performance and streamlined operation to serve the needs of today's creative community. Compact and lightweight, it's easy to carry and handle.

Unlock the world of professional cinema Cinema Line FX3 4K/120p XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10bit

Introducing Cinema Line FX3 Full-frame image capture even in dim light The FX3's full-frame image sensor is coupled with innovative light-gathering techniques to let you capture clear and usable images even in dim light. The standard ISO sensitivity of 80-102400 for movies is expandable all the way up to 409600.

Cinema Line Wide dynamic range, wider creative expression The FX3 offers an exceptional 15+ stops 2 of dynamic range to handle settings ranging from well-lit interiors and outdoors in mid-day to morning and evening shots. Capture every nuance, and allow for unprecedented cinematic freedom in color grading.

Top 3 Features Stunning bokeh and full-frame creativity Capture the scene in cinematic 4K resolution, with the shallow depth of field, stunning bokeh, and cinematic freedom made possible with a full-frame sensor.

In service of cinematic expression S-Cinetone color, developed for Sony's acclaimed FX9, is the default look on the FX3 for cinematic expression. It's precisely tuned to meet the requirements of today's content creators, with rich color and natural skin tones that match other Cinema Line cameras without grading.

Designed for comfortable solo shooting Even at high frame rates, detailed 4K imagery is captured thanks to the FX3's high-precision AF and high-speed readout capabilities. Slow and Quick (S&Q) mode gives you full control over the shooting frame rate, for beautiful motion sequences at up to 5x slow motion (with 24p output).

Expandability and operability for content creators S-Log3 gamma curve and S-Gamut3.Cine enable shooting with high-quality color reproduction over a wide dynamic range, and they make it easy to match up footage with shots from other Cinema Line cameras during post-production. In addition, an HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) HDR picture profile enables direct HDR (HLG) playback on compatible TVs with no post-production.

In service of cinematic expression For demanding post-production workflows, 16-bit RAW output 4 is available over HDMI connection to compatible external recorders while XAVC HS 4K, XAVC S 4K, or XAVC S-I 4K and proxy files are simultaneously captured in-camera. RAW video output is 4264 x 2408 [16:9] resolution, exceeding DCI-4K resolution 5 .

Full-frame image capture even in dim light The FX3 is capable of 4K internal recording, 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 color sampling with All Intra on top of Long-GOP compression. This makes it possible to push your color grades further while still retaining natural gradation, for true editing freedom. [1] All-Intra (All-I) [2] Long-GOP [3] Group of Pictures

Wide dynamic range, wider creative expression Dependable, highly accurate autofocus The FX3's full-frame image sensor is coupled with innovative light-gathering techniques to let you capture clear and usable images even in dim light. The standard ISO sensitivity of 80-102400 for movies is expandable all the way up to 409600.

Stunning bokeh and full-frame creativity Sophisticated tracking AF for steady focus Sophisticated tracking features keep your subject in steady focus, so you can concentrate on composition. Real-time Eye AF ensures precise focus on the face and eyes, while Real-time Tracking is powered by Sony's unique AI-based subject recognition algorithms.

Cinematic color science of S-Cinetone ™ Smooth transitions and touch focus control The FX3 includes AF Transition Speed in seven settings, to easily create rack focus, and five AF Subject Shift Sensitivity settings, which allows the user to customize how easily AF will switch or stay with the locked-on subject. You can also select the subject you want to focus on simply by touching the LCD monitor.

4K 3 120fps with every frame in focus High-performance E-mount lenses for movies Experience smooth, responsive autofocus with Sony's E-mount lenses, with premium optical performance and operability for demanding cinematography applications. The unique linear-drive actuator technology in Sony's E-mount lenses provides smoother, more precise and tenacious AF performance to support your creative endeavors.

10-bit S-Log3 and HDR recording for smooth gradations With a compact size and light weight, the FX3 is designed for high mobility. The attached handle and cage-free accessory mounting holes allow fast setup, fluid shooting, and quick pack-down. The main body and covers are constructed from lightweight magnesium alloy to enhance durability and performance even in challenging environments.

16-bit RAW HDMI output A handle equipped with an XLR adaptor with two full size XLR terminals can be attached to the Multi Interface (MI) Shoe on the camera for more comfortable and stable camerawork in difficult shooting situations, such as low-position shots.

Enjoy rich detail and realistic color Active Mode789 is an optical in-body 5-axis image stabilization system that provides increased stabilization for movie shooting. To preserve image quality, the gyroscope sensor accurately measures camera shake and compensates optically. This makes stable video possible even when shooting hand-held without gimbal use, while walking, and at 4K resolution. [1, 2] angular shake (pitch and yaw) [3, 4] shift shake (X and Y axes), [5] rotational shake (roll on Z axis)

Designed for comfortable solo shooting Camera-shake metadata is recorded by the built-in gyro, allowing handheld footage to be smoothed out and stabilized in post-production. Using Sony's Catalyst Browse / Catalyst Prepare desktop application10 you can easily balance automated shake-compensation and image-trimming levels. Catalyst can also make effective use of recorded camera-rotation data.

Dependable, highly accurate autofocus Front and rear tally lamps Tally lights on the front and rear of the FX3 indicate whether the camera is recording at any given moment. They are clearly visible to both the camera operator and the person performing in front of the camera.

Sophisticated tracking AF for steady focus Vari-angle LCD touch-panel monitor The custom ventilation system and chassis design help to prevent the thermal shut down of shooting8 at high frame rates and 4K (QFHD) resolutions. The number of heat sinks, the shape of air intakes and exhaust vents as well as the location of the low-noise fan9, and airflow paths have all been calculated with precision to ensure that optimum ventilation is achieved.

Smooth transitions and touch focus control Essential controls for efficient solo shooting In addition to six customizable buttons, frequently used controls are within easy one-handed reach, leaving your other hand free for lens operation or balance. And usability is enhanced by multiple screw holes on the body and handle, allowing accessories to be attached directly.

High-performance E-mount lenses for movies For uninterrupted 4K/60p12 recording, the FX3 is designed with an innovative heat dissipation system. Heatsink placement, airflow structure, and a silent cooling fan work to optimize cooling even during long shoots.

High-mobility performance wherever you go In addition to the camera's convenient built-in microphone, a variety of professional microphones can be connected externally via the full-size XLR connectors on the handle through a digital audio interface via Multi Interface (MI) Shoe. Three recording formats can be selected, including 24-bit 4-channel. Digital audio recording is also possible by attaching a digital microphone such as the ECM-B1M even when the handle is not used.

Attachable XLR handle Designed for next-generation filmmaking requirements, CFexpress Type A cards support high bit-rate recording. The camera's slots are ready for CFexpress Type A as well as conventional SDXC UHS-I and UHS-II cards, and having two identical media slots makes relay or backup shooting possible.

In-camera image stabilization A network connection, via Wi-Fi® or wired via a USB Type-C connector, provides support for remote control from smartphones or tablets, with either NFC one-touch or manual pairing. Remote shooting can be controlled from a PC with Sony's Imaging Edge Desktop™ application, or from a mobile device with Imaging Edge Mobile™. And captured still and movie files can be transferred using high-speed FTP.

Image stabilization and easier editing with Catalyst Either wired or wireless remote shooting is available from a PC, or from a mobile device with Imaging Edge Mobile installed, for more efficient workflows and shooting in challenging environments. Imaging Edge Webcam™ enables high-image-quality online video communication.

Expandability and operability for content creators Sony is committed not only to offering products, services and content that deliver exciting experiences but also to working towards our goal of a zero environmental footprint throughout our business activities.

Features

  • 4K full-frame sensor w/ 15+ stop dynamic range and high sensitivity
  • S-Cinetone, expressive cinematic look inspired by VENICE colorimetry
  • Up to 4K 120p / FHD 240p 10-bit 4:2:2 and full pixel readout in all rec. modes
  • Compact cage free design w/ 1/4"-20 mounting points and XLR top handle
  • Uninterrupted 1 4K 60p rec. w/ cooling fan for effective heat sink
Built-in Microphone
Built-in Microphone Built-in, stereo
Camera Section
Pixels Approx. 10.2 megapixels (effective) for movies, Approx. 12.1 megapixels (effective) for Still images, Approx. 12.9 megapixels (total)
Sensitivity [Movie] ISO 80-102400 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 80-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Still image] ISO 80-102400 (ISO numbers up from ISO 40 to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 80-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Sensor Type 35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
SHUTTER SPEED Movie: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode) Still image: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb
Custom function
CUSTOM FUNCTION Custom key settings, My Menu, My Dial Settings
Exposure control
EXPOSURE MODES [Movie] Programmed AE

/ Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode, [Still images] AUTO (iAuto), P, A, S, M

METERING SENSITIVITY EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
FTP Transfer
FTP Transfer FTP Transfer Func. (Wired LAN [USB-LAN], USB Tethering, Wi-Fi)
File System
File System FAT12, 16, 32, exFAT
Focus system
Focus Area [Movie] Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot, [Still image] Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / Tracking
Focus Mode [Movie] AF-C, MF, [Still image] AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
FOCUS POINT [Movie] 627 points, [Still image] 35 mm full frame: 759 points (phase-detection AF)
Gamma
GAMMA CURVE Off / PP1-PP10, Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
General
CAMERA TYPE Interchangeable lens digital camera
Lens mount E-mount
Image Stabilization
COMPENSATION EFFECT (STILL IMAGES) 5.5 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50 mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)
Mode [Movie] Active / Standard / Off, [Still image] On / Off
type Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)
Interface
AUDIO INPUT 0.14 " Stereo minijack, XLR handle: [INPUT1][INPUT2] XLR/TRS-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable, Mic Reference -40 to -60 dBu / [INPUT3] 0.14 " Stereo minijack)
Bluetooth® Bluetooth Standard Ver. 5.0 (2.4 GHz band)
HDMI OUTPUT HDMI jack (Type-A), YCbCr 4:2:2 10 bit / RGB 8 bit
HEADPHONE OUTPUT Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Multi Interface Shoe With Digital Audio Interface
SPEAKER OUTPUT Built-in, monaural
USB USB Type-C (x1, SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps [USB 3.2] compatible), Multi/Micro USB (x1)
Latitude
LATITUDE 15+ stop (S-Log3)
Lens Compensation
LENS COMPENSATION Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Media
Media Type CFexpress Type A / SD card (x2), Simult. Rec, Sort, Auto Switch Media, Copy
Monitoring
LCD 7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT, approx. 1.44M dots, Opening Angle: Approx. 176 deg., Rotation Angle: Approx. 270 deg.
Operation
Operating Temperature 32 °F to 104 °F (0 °C to 40 °C)
Storage Temperature -4 °F to +140 °F (-20 °C to +60 °C)
Playback
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS Index view, Folder selection (Date / Still / Movie), Photo capture, 4Ch audio monitoring, Auto Review (stills), Image orientation (stills), Protect (stills), Rating (stills), Display as Group (stills)
Power
BATTERY OPERATING TIME Approx. 95 min (Actual recording, CIPA standard) , Approx. 135 min (Continuous recording, CIPA standard), Approx. 600 shots (LCD monitor) (still images, CIPA standard)
Power Consumption [Movie] Approx. 7.3 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), [Still image] Approx. 3.4 W (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
RAW Output
RAW Output HDMI: 4264 x 2408 (60p / 50p / 30p / 25p / 24p), 16 bit
Recording (Still image)
IMAGE SIZE Image size [3:2] 35 mm full frame L: 12M, M: 5.1M, S: 3.0M, APS-C L: 5.1M, M: 3.0M, S: 1.3M, Image size [4:3] 35 mm full frame L: 11M, M: 4.6M, S: 2.7M, APS-C L: 4.6M, M: 2.7M, S: 1.1M Image size, [16:9] 35 mm full frame L: 10M, M: 4.3M, S: 2.6M, APS-C L: 4.3M, M: 2.6M, S: 1.1M, Image size [1:1] 35 mm full frame L: 8M, M: 3.4M, S: 2.0M, APS-C L: 3.4M, M: 2.0M, S: 0.8M
Recording Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format compliant)
Recording Format (Audio)
RECORDING FORMAT (AUDIO) LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit), LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 24 bit), LPCM 4ch (48 kHz 24 bit), MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Recording Format (Video)
XAVC HS [XAVC HS 4K] 59.94p/50p 200 Mbps/150 Mbps/100 Mbps/75 Mbps/45 Mbps, MPEG-H HEVC / H.265, 23.98p 100 Mbps/100 Mbps/50 Mbps/50 Mbps/30 Mbps, MPEG-H HEVC / H.265, 119.88p/100p 280 Mbps/200 Mbps, MPEG-H HEVC / H.265
XAVC S [XAVC S 4K] 59.94p/50p 200 Mbps/150 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 29.97p/25p 140 Mbps/100 Mbps/60 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 23.98p 100 Mbps/100 Mbps/60 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, [XAVC S HD] 59.94p/50p 50 Mbps/50 Mbps/25 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 29.97p/25p 50 Mbps/50 Mbps/16 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 23.98p 50 Mbps/50 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 119.88p/100p 100 Mbps/60 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
XAVC S-I [XAVC S-I 4K] 59.94p/50p 600 Mbps/500 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 29.97p/25p 300 Mbps/250 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 23.98p 240 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, [XAVC S-I HD] 59.94p/50p 222 Mbps/185 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 29.97p/25p 111 Mbps/93 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 23.98p 100 Mbps/100 Mbps/60 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 119.88p/100p 280 Mbps/200 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Recording Frame Rate
Recording/ Playback Time
PROXY VIDEO 1280 x 720 (Approx. 6 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (Approx. 9 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (Approx. 16 Mbps)
Size & Weight
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (BODY WITHOUT PROTRUSIONS) (approx.) Approx. 5.11 x 3.06 x 3.33 inches (Approx. 129.7 x 77.8 x 84.5 mm) (body without protrusions)
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (INCLUDING SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES) (approx.) 2 lb 3.8 oz (1.015 kg) (with XLR Handle, battery pack, SD card)
WEIGHT (MAIN UNIT ONLY) (approx.) Approx. 1 lb 9.3 oz (715 g) (with battery and memory card included), Approx. 1 lb 6.6 oz (640 g) (body only)
Slow & Quick Motion
Still image function
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING SPEED Hi+: 10fps, Hi: 8fps, Mid: 6fps, Lo: 3fps
DRIVE MODES Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Flash control Sony System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe; attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe, Flash sync speed 1/125 s.
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
OTHER STILL IMAGE FUNCTION Electronic Front Shutter Curtain, Silent Shooting, Anti-flicker Shoot
SHUTTER Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter
Supplied Accessories
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100 Battery Charger BC-QZ1 Power cord XLR handle unit Accessory shoe kit Body cap Accessory shoe cap Handle shoe cap USB-A to USB-C cable (USB 3.2)
White Balance
WHITE-BALANCE MODES Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Flash / Underwater / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter / Custom
Wi-Fi/NFC
FREQUENCY BAND 2.4 GHz band/5 GHz band
NFC NFC Forum Type 3 Tag-compliant
SECURITY WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
SUPPORTED FORMAT IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Zoom
ZOOM FUNCTION Zoom ring rotate, Clear Image Zoom ([Movie] Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD) [Still image] Approx. 2x ), Digital zoom ([Movie] 35 mm full frame: approx. 4x, APS-C: approx. 4x, [Still image] 35 mm full frame: L: approx. 4x, M: approx. 6.1x, S: approx. 8x, APS-C: L: approx. 4x, M: approx. 5.2x, S: approx. 8x), Smart zoom ([Still image] 35 mm full frame: M: approx. 1.5x, S: approx. 2x, APS-C: M: approx. 1.3x, S: approx. 2x)

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Still Camera

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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