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New Firmware Updates Coming to Cinema FX3 and FX30 Cameras

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Sony is bringing shutter angle to the FX3 and FX30 cameras. Sony has announced a firmware update that will bring that feature to both cameras in September of 2024.

With a dedicated shutter angle setting, you don’t have to adjust shutter when you switch between frame rates, because the set exposure stays relative to the frame rate The updates will be available for free, along with some updates for the FX6, and are scheduled to land in May 2024.

The FX3 powered by the well-known Sony NPFZ 100 batteries used on cameras like the A7 IIIA7R IIIAlpha a6600, and A9 IISony FX3: $3,898 at Adorama | B&H | AmazonSony FX30 body: $1,798 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony Electronics Announces New Firmware Updates to Cinema Line Cameras

Plans Include Updates to Cinema Line Cameras: FX30, FX3 and FX6

SAN DIEGO – Jan. 17, 2024 – Sony Electronics announces upcoming updates for the FX6, FX3 and FX30 cinema cameras at the BSC Expo 2024 in London, exhibiting its extensive range of filmmaking technology. The new firmware updates showcase Sony’s commitment to its cinema line.

The ILME-FX6 ver.5.0 firmware update is expected from May 2024 or later and will include:

  • The addition of 1.5x de-squeeze function for anamorphic lenses
  • Integrated high-quality 3D LUT processes inspired by the VENICE cinema camera, which allows for more accurate color processing
  • Monitor & Control App v2.0 features (ex. Waveform, False color)
  • Breathing Compensation Expansion: More lenses will be supported including 100-400 GM and the 200-600 G lenses

The firmware update for FX3 and FX30 is expected from September 2024 or later and will include:

  • Addition of Shutter Angle: Users will be able to choose from both Shutter Speed/Shutter Angle similar to what is available with the FX6
  • Ability to add clip flags to mark shots
  • SRT/RTMP/RTMPS support for live streaming via the Creator’s App

The firmware updates will be available free of charge starting in May 2024 for the FX6 ver.5.0 and the FX30/FX3 updates will be available starting in about September 2024.

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