After a few teaser posts on social media, Sony have finally lunched the new FX6 camera. We have just received the full information on this new and exciting camcorder so this is a brief introduction, a full review will follow later. Sony FX6 Full Frame Camera Introduction The FX6 is the smallest of the new Cinema Line family of cameras from Sony which includes the Venice and FX9. It has a compact and light weight modular body (890g) which makes it suitable for a wide range of shooting styles. It records 4K full frame quality at up to 120p and its 10.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and new Bionz XR processor delivers excellent low light capabilities with a wide dynamic range. To enable DoP’s to select a different look (i.e. the classic film look) to the image produced by this camera S-LOG3 and S-CINETONE picture profiles are included. This will make the image similar to the ones on the VIENCE and FX9 but not exactly the same.
Auto focus is something Canon cameras has always been ahead of the Sony equivalent but with the FX6 having Real-time Eye Autofocus, Real-time touch tracking and customisable autofocus tracking sensitivity it is now more than a match for the Canon.
Other great features include a Variable ND filter, detachable smart handle, high-resolution LCD screen and long battery life. Connectivity is also improved by providing a large range of options which includes 16bit RAW output, 12G SDI, HDMI, USB-C, WiFi, LANC, 2x XLR, Mi-Shoe, E mount.
Sensor: 35mm Full-Frame 10.2 MP Exmor R CMOS
Media: Two media slots SD Card / CF Express Type-A Card
- Recording: XAVC-I 422 10-bit 4K DCI 4096x2160 at 600 Mbps up to 60 fps (with approx 10% crop of Full Frame
- QFHD (4K UHD) 3840x2160 to 120 fps (with a 5% Full Frame crop)
- Full Frame FHD 1920x1080 up to 240 fps
Available: Dec 2020
35mm full frame 10.2 MP CMOS 4K sensor Up to 4K 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording Dual base ISO: 800 and 12800 Up to 15+ stops dynamic range Variable ND filter LUTs input 2x XLR Audio Inputs Fast Hybrid AutoFocus Real-time Eye AF Touch tracking Autofocus Customisable Autofocus sensitivity Compact and light weight modular body Detachable Smart Handle with lens and camera controls
In essence you have a small, lightweight and flexible camcorder that produces great 4K images and can perform in a number of different shooting styles. How it will impact on other cameras in the market including the Sony FX9 is difficult to predict, but it’s certainly one to add to your shopping list if you are thinking of replacing your current camera.
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