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Sony PXW-FX9K XDCAM 6K Full-Frame Camera System with 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Lens

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Sony PXW-FX9K XDCAM 6K Full-Frame Camera System with 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Lens
Key Features
  • 6K Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 15 Stops of Dynamic Range, Dynamic HDR
  • DCI 4K and UHD 4K up to 60p
  • 28-135mm f/4 G OSS E-Mount Lens
The PXW-FX9K XDCAM 6K Full-Frame Camera System from Sony features a full-frame, oversampled 6K Exmor R CMOS sensor that captures 4K images with cinematic depth of field. The included Sony 28-135mm f/4 G OSS lens covers full-frame sensors and features a powered zoom, SMO (smooth motion optics), and individual FIZ control rings.
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Sony PXW-FX9 Overview

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Sony PXW-FX9 XDCAM 6K Full-Frame Camera System (Body)
Whether you're shooting documentaries, events, reality TV, education, or corporate productions, the PXW-FX9 XDCAM 6K Full-Frame Camera System from Sony has you covered with its powerful and flexible 4K interchangeable lens camera system. The PXW-FX9 features a full-frame, oversampled 6K Exmor R CMOS sensor that allows you to capture 4K images with cinematic depth of field. The camera's E-mount is machined from stainless steel and allows you to use E-mount lenses.

The PXW-FX9 input and output features include 12G/6G-SDI and HDMI outputs for 4K video, a 3G-SDI output for HD, and genlock and timecode when using a multicamera setup. The Fast Hybrid AF autofocus system allows for accurate focus and even allows facial detection to automatically detect human form with 561 points of detection. Advanced image stabilization is achieved using the PXW-FX9's internal gyroscope for shots so smooth it'll look like you used a gimbal. Its 4-channel audio recording allows you to use external microphones and record ambient sound with the internal mics simultaneously.

Firmware Version 4.0
C3 Portal Integration Improvements:

  • LUT  improvements include the ability to import and manage 3D LUT files created in the cloud.
  • Multiple camera ALL files can be managed via the cloud service.
  • Automatic file transfer: Original files can be backed up to the cloud after capturing each clip, eliminating the need to block out time to create backups.

Shooting Workflow Improvements:

  • Record LUT Data as Metadata: LUT cube data applied to your monitor image can now be recorded as metadata, saving time in post otherwise spent managing LUT data linkage.
  • Audio Meter Channel Switching: You can now switch the onscreen audio level meter between CH1/2 and CH3/4 using the Audio menu.
6K CMOS Exmor R Sensor
The PXW-FX9's oversampled full-frame 6K sensor provides recording in DCI 4K, UHD, and HD resolutions. Powerful image processing with debayering and down-sampling ensures image quality beyond the limits of conventional Super 35mm sensors. The back-illuminated CMOS image sensor also uses Sony's Exmor R technology for improved sensitivity and noise reduction. Compared to a 4K Super 35mm sensor, the FX9's 6K sensor has over twice the surface area while providing a wider angle of view and shallower depth of field.
15 Stops of Dynamic Range
The FX9 offers an exceptional 15+ stops of dynamic range and supports dynamic HDR and hybrid log gamma mode (HLG), enabling creative freedom in color grading and post. Camera operators can concentrate on framing the scene they want while relying upon the FX9 to capture every nuance and detail using 4K 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording.
S-Cinetone
S-Cinetone is the default look of FX9 that's tuned to meet the requirements of today's content creators with rich midrange colors, alluring facial tones, and a softer tonal look developed with the same expertise as Sony's world-leading VENICE digital cinematography camera. S-Cinetone means that, straight out of the camera, your content looks fresh and vivid, with subjects that really stand out while retaining plenty of latitude in post-production, thanks to the high-performance full-frame image sensor.
Dual Base ISO
In addition to its wide dynamic range, the FX9's enhanced color and light features include a dual base ISO of 800/4000 with a maximum ISO of up to 102,400, which is helpful when in low-light situations or using a slower lens. The base sensitivity of ISO 800 provides the optimal dynamic range for typical documentary applications such as shooting outside or in brightly lit interiors. A secondary high base sensitivity of ISO 4000 excels in low-light conditions such as early morning and evening shoots while maintaining superb image quality whenever you're using slow lenses. The FX9's extended ISO range is 320 to 102,400.
3D LUTs and HLG
Customize your FX9 look by importing and storing up to 16 LUT files that can be used to preview your look. The FX9 can record HDR in either S-Log3 or HLG (hybrid log gamma). S-Log3 provides optimized capture with maximum dynamic range and color grading options, while HLG offers quick content delivery without additional color grading for day-to-day workflows.
16-Bit Raw via XDCA-FX9 Unit
Use the FX9 with the optional XDCA-FX9 unit to fully exploit the 15+ stops of dynamic range with 16-bit raw output in either 2K or 4K using a single BNC cable and a compatible external recorder. The XDCA-FX9 extension unit also adds advanced networking for streaming/file transfers and a slot-in for a wireless audio receiver.
HDR/SDR Dual Support
The FX9's EVF can easily be switched between HDR and SDR emulation modes when capturing HDR content. When adjusting the brightness of the image in SDR emulation, the SDR gain dB is recorded as metadata so it can be used in post-production for the SDR content. Together these changes make it easier to shoot in HDR while also producing a quick turnaround for SDR content.
Electronic ND Filter
Sony's built-in, 7-stop electronic variable neutral density (ND) filter can be set to auto or you can adjust filter density manually in smooth increments from 1/4 to 1/128 as you shoot, creating perfectly exposed images without affecting depth of field as lighting conditions change. Use higher-density settings with a slower shutter speed for artistic effects.
Media and Recording Formats
The FX9 records 10-bit 4:2:2 to dual XQD media card slots that support simultaneous and relay recording, as well as multiple backup recording modes that utilize proxy files. Depending on the project, the FX9 has a selection of recording formats. XAVC-I with 422 10-bit quality at a higher 600 Mb/s in 60p. XAVC-Long for longer recording time in smaller file size. The traditional MPEG HD codec is also available. The camera can record UHD (3840 x 2160) and HD (1920 x 1080) internally at a selectable frame rate from 1 fps up to 60 fps in XAVC-I, XAVC-Long, and MPEG HD formats.
Adjustable Frame Rates
Choose your desired frame rate from 1 up to 60 fps for quick- and slow-motion footage. The FX9 creates an immersive image with a wide-angle look and shallower depth of field provided by its full-frame sensor in combination with quick and slow motion. It also offers a quality priority setting that maximizes Full HD slow-motion image quality with advanced oversampling technology.
Fast Hybrid AF
Effortlessly track fast-moving subjects with pin-sharp focus, even when using wide-lens aperture settings to maintain a shallow depth of field with the camera's full-frame sensor. Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF combines phase-detection AF for fast, accurate subject tracking with contrast AF for exceptional focus accuracy. In addition, Face Detection intelligently recognizes and locks onto human faces. The dedicated 561-point phase-detection AF sensor covers approximately 94% of the whole image area width and 96% of the height, allowing for consistently accurate, responsive AF tracking, even with fast-moving subjects.

Seven-level AF transition speeds from fast-switching between subjects as quickly as possible to slow, where speed is reduced to fit a more measured shooting style, such as a historical TV drama.

Five-level AF subject shift sensitivity ranges from locked-on, ignoring other moving subjects in the frame, to responsive, which switches focus from one subject to another—ideal for snapping between race cars as they speed by.
Advanced Image Stabilization
Advanced image stabilization information means even handheld footage can be transformed with Sony Catalyst Browse/Catalyst Prepare software in post-production to look as smooth as if it were shot with a gimbal. Unlike in-camera or lens stabilization, metadata generated by the FX9's built-in gyro allows you to creatively choose the balance between the level of shake compensation and the resolution of trimmed 4K imagery. This feature is also compatible with any E-mount lens and allows for far faster processing than conventional NLE stabilization workflows.
4-Channel Audio Recording
The FX9 offers audio capabilities with independent control dials for each channel. In applications such as an interview, 4-channel audio recording enables simultaneous use of an external microphone for recording ambient sounds, and the built-in microphone for ambient sound and voice memos by the operator.
Inputs and Outputs
The FX9 is equipped with various outputs including a 12G-SDI and an HDMI for 4K output. Also, it has a 3G-SDI for HD output to expand its monitoring flexibility. For multicamera operation, Genlock and TC In/Out terminals are available.
Recording Modes
The FX9 has a selection of backup recording modes that will help ensure the recording is safe. Simul Rec will enable simultaneous HD recording onto two media cards. The 4K/HD Sub Rec mode will allow 4K recording on one card and MPEG HD recording on another card. XAVC Proxy Rec is also available, offering a 9 Mb/s small-size proxy file which will be easily sent via the network. Also, a maximum 28-second Cache Rec is available to prevent missing any shot.
Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
Sony's flexible Multi-Interface (MI) shoe provides power, signal connections, and coordinated on/off switching with compatible Sony accessories.
4K Multicamera Remote Operation
The FX9 supports the S700 protocol over Ethernet for simple, easy-to-operate multicamera operation for local events and TV studio production. The optional XDCA-FX9 extension unit with RJ45 jack can receive S700 protocol control using a single RCP unit or you can control multiple FX9 cameras with a PoE Switch using one RCP unit per FX9. A/V output over SDI can be routed via a standard SDI switcher and a monitor such as the PVM-X2400 can display up to four HD inputs simultaneously.
Networked for High Mobility
Internal 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi enables the FX9 to offer wireless features like smartphone or tablet control using the Content Browser Mobile app, FTP file transfer, clip trimming to avoid transferring unneeded content, and access to the C3 Portal for both high-resolution and proxy footage upload to the cloud. The FX9 also offers a wired LAN port, dual-link cellular for a reliable connection, and Sony QoS live streaming via an optional Network RX Station.
Proven Ergonomics and Accessory Compatibility
The FX9 chassis is a refinement of the ergonomic FS7 design, providing comfortable shooting from almost any position and offering compatibility with a large proportion of FS7 accessories including U-series batteries, chargers, E-mount lenses, and more. The FX9's magnesium chassis is both robust and lightweight, its control arm and smart grip can be easily positioned, and its button, dials, and other parts are sealed to resist dust and water spray.
Touchscreen Quick Menu Control
Quickly access commonly used features using the FX9's LCD viewfinder's touchscreen. The control menu will be familiar to VENICE users and offers control for codec, scan mode, base ISO/sensitivity, shooting mode, audio levels, and other settings.
Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Full-Frame Power Zoom Lens
Designed to satisfy professional capture in 4K formats and beyond, the Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Lens offers high-quality cine-style imagery when paired with a high-performance 35mm full-frame format camera or Super35 format camcorder. This lens features a powered, variable-speed zoom control with direction reversal and minimal breathing, aberration, and image shift.
Smooth Powered Zoom
This quiet and smooth powered zoom provides a 28-135mm focal length range, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. It features individual rings for independent focus, iris, and zoom control with ideal levels of torque for comfortable, responsive operation.
Smooth Motion Optics
Aimed at large-aperture interchangeable lenses, Sony's SMO (Smooth Motion Optics) technology helps you obtain the highest image quality and resolution while capturing video imagery. SMO helps minimize focus breathing, shifts while zooming, and lateral movement of the optical axis when zooming.
Reliable Operation
The Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS zoom lens has a dust and moisture-resistant design that enables reliable operation in a variety of conditions.
Compact, Lightweight Design
This zoom lens is notably compact and lightweight, offering maximum mobility in demanding shooting situations.

Sony PXW-FX9 XDCAM 6K Full-Frame Camera System (Body) Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 20.5 Megapixel
Effective: 19 Megapixel
Image Sensor
35.7 x 18.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Supplies Stabilization Metadata
ISO Sensitivity Range
800 to 4000 (Extended: 320 to 102,400)
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [89 to 222 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [112 Mb/s]
XAVC-L 4:2:2 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/100/120 fps [25 to 50 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
MPEG HD422 4:2:2 10-Bit
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [50 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
XAVC Proxy 4:2:0 10-Bit
1920 x 1080 [9 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 [6 to 9 Mb/s]
640 x 360 [3 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
Raw 16-Bit via Proprietary Module
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94/100/120 fps
2048 x 1080 at 59.94/100/120/150/180 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: XQD
Slot 2: XQD
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid
Video I/O
1x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Content Browser Mobile
Functionality: Remote Control, View Live Feed
Battery Type
Sony BP-U Series
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Communication
Yes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 20.5 Megapixel
Effective: 19 Megapixel
Image Sensor
35.7 x 18.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Supplies Stabilization Metadata
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2-Stop (1/4), 4-Stop (1/16), 6-Stop (1/64) ND Filters and a 2 to 7 Stop Electronic ND Filter
Internal Filter Holder
No
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 1 Second
ISO Sensitivity Range
800 to 4000 (Extended: 320 to 102,400)
Gain
-3 to 18 dB
Shutter Angle
5.6 to 360°
Advertised Dynamic Range
15 Stops
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
57 dB
White Balance
2000 to 15,000K
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [89 to 222 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [112 Mb/s]
XAVC-L 4:2:2 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/100/120 fps [25 to 50 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
MPEG HD422 4:2:2 10-Bit
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [50 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
XAVC Proxy 4:2:0 10-Bit
1920 x 1080 [9 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 [6 to 9 Mb/s]
640 x 360 [3 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
Raw 16-Bit via Proprietary Module
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94/100/120 fps
2048 x 1080 at 59.94/100/120/150/180 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
HDR-HLG, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3, Standard
Built-In Microphone Type
Mono
Audio Recording
XAVC: 4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
Proxy: 2-Channel AAC Audio
IP Streaming
Yes
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: XQD
Slot 2: XQD
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid
Video I/O
1x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1x Barrel (18 to 20.5VDC) Input
Other I/O
1x BNC (Genlock) Data Input
1x BNC (Timecode) Data Input/Output
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control
1x Micro-USB (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Content Browser Mobile
Functionality: Remote Control, View Live Feed
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Type
Included External Touchscreen LCD
Display Size
3.5"
Resolution
2,760,000 Dot
Viewfinder
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Battery Type
Sony BP-U Series
Power Consumption
35.2 W
Shoe Mount
1x Intelligent Hot Shoe on Included Handle
1x Cold Shoe on Included Handle
Tripod Mounting Thread
3/8"-16 Female (Bottom)
1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mounting Thread
2x 3/8"-16
6x 1/4"-20
Netflix Approved
Yes
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.7 x 5.6 x 9" / 146 x 142.5 x 229 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
10.58 lb / 4.8 kg (With Battery, Grip, Handle, Monitor, Recording Media, Viewfinder)
4.41 lb / 2.00 kg (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
18 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
60 x 20 x 13"

Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Full-Frame Power Zoom Lens Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
28 to 135mm (35mm Equivalent: 42 to 202.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full Frame
Filter Thread
95 mm
Image Stabilization
Yes
Electronic Communication
Yes
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full Frame
Image Circle
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Angle of View
Full Frame
Horizontal: 75 to 18°
APS-C (1.5x)
Horizontal: 54 to 12°
Focus Scales
Metric, Imperial
Optical Design
18 Elements in 12 Groups
Filter Thread
95 mm
Zoom Ratio
4.8x
Minimum Focus Distance
From Camera Sensor (Wide to Tele): 1.3 to 3.12' / 0.4 to 0.95 m
Maximum Magnification Ratio
1:6.67
Diaphragm Blades
9
Image Stabilization
Yes
Lens Mounting
1 x 1/4"-20 (via Included Support Foot)
Gear Standard
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Gear Rotation
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Electronic Communication
Yes
Diameter
4.1" / 105 mm
Length
6.4" / 162.5 mm
Weight
42.9 oz / 1215 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.86 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.05 x 7.1 x 6.95"

Sony PXW-FX9 Reviews

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Can I use my Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 G OSS Lens ...

Can I use my Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 G OSS Lens with FX9's S35/4K mode?
Asked by: Tempei
The Sony E PZ 18-110mm will work in Super 35mm mode but will not cover the entire sensor in Full Frame Mode.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2022-02-01

I want to use the FX9 for a church live streem ...

I want to use the FX9 for a church live streem team, will it do a nice job with IMAG on our LED screens?
Asked by: Jonathan
yes the FX9 will fit into a livestream infrastructure. it has and SDI out that can be integrated to any capture/streaming solution
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-06-10

I am interested in purchasing these for studio ...

I am interested in purchasing these for studio production. Can tripod focus and zoom controls work with the bundle you have?
Asked by: Terry
this lens is terrible with zoom control
Answered by: Jeffrey
Date published: 2020-09-06

what does the VK mean in Sony PXW FX9 VK?

what does the VK mean in Sony PXW FX9 VK?
Asked by: steve
It means that the FX9 was sold in North America and packaged with the 28-135mm Lens. V is a Sony internal reference that identifies what region they sold the camera in. In this case North America K stands for Kit. as in the FX9 comes with the 28-135mm Kit lens.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-05-10

Why is the FX9 being marketed with the 28-135mm ...

Why is the FX9 being marketed with the 28-135mm lens and not the 18-110mm lens?
Asked by: Scott M.
Hi, Scott! The Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Lens covers full frame while the Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 G OSS Lens only covers super 35mm. You can tell by the FE or E designation. Thank you, Erin
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2022-10-28

Are the XQD cards readable with the new M1 chip ...

Are the XQD cards readable with the new M1 chip Macs? Any issues with Adobe Premiere?
Asked by: Maria
You should have no problem with reading XQD cards on an M1 computer. You can use Adobe Premiere Pro on the M1 computers as well.
Answered by: Peterm
Date published: 2022-03-18

NO full auto ??

NO full auto ??
Asked by: Jose
Hi, jose! Unfortunately, no. Regards, Erin
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2020-01-06

can this cam , with the 28-35 fit on a Ronin MX ?

can this cam , with the 28-35 fit on a Ronin MX ?
Asked by: Per
We believe this camera will be too larger and too long to properly balance on the Ronin-MX. It is not recommended.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-02-20
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