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Sony FX3 Officially Announced, Price $3,898

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Sony has officially announced the Sony FX3 full frame cinema E-mount camera. The US price of the FX3 is $3,898. The Sony FX3 is available at B&H/Adorama/Amazon.

The Sony FX3 is built around the same 12MP full-frame BSI-CMOS sensor as the a7S III and promises the same UHD 4K capabilities, including 60p capture from the full sensor width and 4K/120p with a slight crop. It offers the same choice of bitrates and codecs as the a7S III, meaning 10-bit 4:2:2 in a choice of XAVC HS (H.265) or XAVC S (H.264) with matching bitrates. It can also shoot XAVC S-I, an All-I H.264 format. It doesn’t have the DCI (1.89:1 ratio) options of the FX6.

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 Sony a7S III

Sony FX3 Specifications

  • Sensor: full frame back-illuminated EXMOR R CMOS, 10.2MP (12MP for stills)
  • ISO range: up to 102,800, 409,600 expanded
  • Autofocus: 627 AF points (for movies), 89% total coverage
  • Construction: Magnesium alloy chassis and covers, dust and moisture resistant
  • Video: Up to 4K 120p, unlimited 4K 60p recording, 16-bit via HDMI, Max bitrate 600 Mbps, 10-bit 4:2:2 All-intra internal recording, XAVC S (H.264) and XAVC HS (H.265), Proxy recording
  • Color: S-Cinetone, S-Log3, HLG, 10 in-camera Creative Modes
  • Weight: 715g body only
  • Dimensions: 129.7×77.8×84.5mm (WxHxD)

Sony FX3 Videos


FX3 Product Highlights:

  • Compact and lightweight body design with high operability for hand-held shooting, gimbal and drone-mounted work
  • Multiple 1/4-20 UNC threaded mounting points to easily attach compatible accessories
  • Detachable XLR handle unit with two XLR/TRS audio inputs and one 3.5mm stereo jack
  • S-Cinetone™ look – inspired by the color science of the digital cinema camera VENICE – which is also used in FX9 and FX6 Cinema Line cameras
  • Built-in cooling fan enables effective heat dissipation to support uninterrupted 4K 60p recording1
  • Records up to 4K 120p2
  • 10.2 megapixel3 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 range4
  • Fast Hybrid AF (Autofocus), Touch Tracking (real-time tracking) and Real-time Eye AF, also used in other Alpha™ cameras
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization with “Active Mode”  supports handheld movie shooting

The FX3 powered by the well-known Sony NPFZ 100 batteries used on cameras like the A7 IIIA7R IIIAlpha a6600, and A9 II.

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