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Sony FX6 Full-Frame Cinema Camera (Body Only)

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Key Features
  • 4K Full-Frame 10.2MP CMOS Exmor R Sensor
  • DCI 4K60p | UHD 4K120 | 1080p240
  • 15+ Stops of Dynamic Range in S-Log 3 EI
  • 1.3x and 2.0x Anamorphic De-Squeeze
The FX6 Full-Frame Camera from Sony was developed to offer versatile, cine-style imaging in a truly compact form. With the ability to capture up to 15+ stops of dynamic range, Sony's S-Cinetone gamma for filmlike skin tones, and up to 10-bit, 4:2:2 XAVC-I recording, the FX6 is poised to both supplement your FX9 or VENICE capture and to nimbly take on documentary, gimbal, and drone shoots on its own.
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Sony FX6 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sony FX6: Compact Cinema Capture
  • 34K Full-Frame Exmor R Sensor
  • 4Compact, Single-Operator Design
  • 5Versatile Addition to Sony Cinema Line
  • 615+ Stops of Dynamic Range
  • 7Wide ISO Range
  • 8Electronically Variable ND Filters
  • 9Advanced XAVC Codec Options
  • 10High Frame Rate Selections
  • 11Expressive Cinematic Look
  • 12Fast Hybrid/Phase Detection Autofocus
  • 13Image Stabilization and More with Catalyst and Metadata
  • 14Touchscreen 3.5" LCD Control
  • 15Reliable Design and Construction
  • 164-Channel Audio Recording
  • 17Professional Input/Output Interface
  • 18CFexpress Media Slots and Multiple Recording Modes
  • 19Modular, Grab-and-Go Design
  • 20Content Browser Mobile Compatibility
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Sony FX6: Compact Cinema Capture
The FX6 Full-Frame Camera from Sony was developed to offer versatile, cine-style imaging in a truly compact form. With the ability to capture up to 15+ stops of dynamic range, Sony's S-Cinetone gamma for filmlike skin tones, and up to 10-bit, 4:2:2 XAVC-I recording, the FX6 is poised to both supplement your FX9 or VENICE capture and to nimbly take on documentary, gimbal, and drone shoots on its own.
4K Full-Frame Exmor R Sensor
The FX6 camera combines a 4K full-frame Exmor R sensor with a BIONX XR engine for extremely sensitive capture in a range of settings, using a base ISO of 800 as well as an ISO 12800 high-sensitivity mode for nuanced low-light scenes. This 10.2 MP image sensor features back-side illumination for excellent low-light performance, 627 focal plane points for speedy phase-detection autofocus, and full-frame lens compatibility that produces a rich, immersive look. The sensor's fast scan speed minimizes rolling shutter artifacts and supports high frame rates and quick autofocus responses.
Compact, Single-Operator Design
Weighing just under 2 lb, the FX6 body is a full 2 lb lighter than the FX9 and measuring 6 x 4.6", it packs a full-frame sensor into a body comparable to the S35-sensor Sony FS5. While the FX6 fits seamlessly into a pro-cine on-set workflow, it also offers several features that are a boon for a single-operator user. These include fast and accurate phase-detection autofocus with both Face Detection and real-time Eye autofocus, both auto and manual ND filter settings for quick exposure compensation, and a 3.5" LCD monitor that boasts time-saving touchscreen access to key menu settings and versatile positioning for comfortable operating. In addition to improving the camera's overall stability, firmware update v1.10 adds 100p and 120p options to the Slow and Quick Motion frame rate menu when the codec is set to RAW or RAW and XAVC-I.
Versatile Addition to Sony Cinema Line
As part of Sony's Cinema Line, the FX6 shares key imaging features with established cameras like the VENICE and FX9. Common core attributes include a full-frame sensor, filmlike color science, a compact, lightweight form, professional connector interfaces, and advanced autofocus choices.

Compared to the FX9, the FX6 differs in several specs; but many FX6 specs tick the same boxes and several improve upon the FX9:

  • It matches the FX9's video capture up to DCI 4K60
  • Has the same S-Cinetone, S-Log3, and HLG gamma choices 
  • Outputs 16-bit raw like the FX9
  • Sony E lens mount
  • Offers the same 1/4 to 1/128 ND options
  • Also provides 2-channel XLR audio inputs

FX6 differences from the FX9:

  • 4K capture vs 6K
  • Has a single 12G/6G/3G-SDI BNC port, trimming the FX9's additional 3G-SDI port
  • Incorporates a timecode port but lacks the FX9's genlock connector

Improved FX6 specs include:

  • An ISO range of 320 to 409,600 vs the FX9's 320 to 102,400 range
  • Top frame rates of 120p in 4K and up to 240p in HD vs the FX9's top 1080p in HD
  • Dual card slots compatible with both durable, highly efficient CFexpress Type A or widely available SDXC cards, compared to the FX9's reliance on proprietary XQD cards and a single SD card option
Firmware Update v4.0
  • Update your Sony FX6 with v4.0 firmware to access new features that were designed with feedback from the pro cine community.
  • Anamorphic de-squeeze is now available in both 1.3x and 2.0x ratios for viewing in the viewfinder and through the HDMI output.
  • Cine EI Quick support enables you to select the same workflow as Cinema Line cameras like the FX3 and FX30, streamlining your multi-camera process.
  • Clip naming now uses the same process as the CineAlta cameras, ensuring an easier multi-camera workflow.
  • Autofocus is available when using frame rates of 7 fps or higher in S&Q (Slow & Quick) mode.

 

15+ Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Captures a whopping 15+ stops of dynamic range
  • Creates nuanced, high-resolution images
  • Select the Cine EI mode with S-Log3 for the maximum dynamic range
Wide ISO Range
Choose from a base ISO of 800, a high-sensitivity 12,800 ISO for lower-light capture, and a 409,600 maximum ISO for true low-light settings.
Electronically Variable ND Filters
  • Set the FX6's integrated neutral density (ND) filter system to auto for correctly exposed shots, even in changing light conditions
  • Smoothly adjust the ND filter density manually in increments from 1/4 to 1/128 as you shoot
  • Both options will produce properly exposed images without affecting your chosen depth of field
Advanced XAVC Codec Options
The FX6 is the first compact, full-frame camera to offer UHD 4K 4:2:2 capture in the high-quality yet efficient XAVC-I codec. It also enables you to choose from a range of professional XAVC Intra and XAVC Long codecs at bit rates ranging from 35 to 600 Mb/s.
High Frame Rate Selections
For slow-motion and fast action looks, choose from full-frame rates ranging from:

  • 1-60 fps in HD to DCI 4K resolutions
  • 100 or 120 fps in HD through UHD 4K 
  • 150, 180, 200, or 240 fps in Full HD 

Super35 choices include:

  • 1-60, 100, and 120 fps in Full HD
Expressive Cinematic Look
Sony's S-Cinetone gamma curve offers a cinematic look with filmlike color, softer tones, and pleasing skin tone reproduction. Not only is this cinematic look available for in-camera viewing, but it can also be captured and output with minimal or no grading at all for a time-saving post process. The S-Cinetone, S-Log3, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3.Cine choices also streamline the process of matching FX6 footage with your VENICE or FX9 video and offer broad color-grading options.
Fast Hybrid/Phase Detection Autofocus
  • The FX6 is compatible with 50+ native Sony E-mount lenses
  • Improved autofocus choices include Face Detection and Eye Autofocus modes
  • Enables rapid focusing with extremely sharp accuracy, even in lower-light settings
  • The phase detection autofocus uses seven transition-speed steps and five subject-sensitivity
Image Stabilization and More with Catalyst and Metadata
Pair the FX6 with Sony's Catalyst Prepare/Browse software to use metadata to stabilize your image, automatically rotate gimbal footage, and add flags for easier clip filtering in postproduction.
Touchscreen 3.5" LCD Control
The FX6's 3.5" LCD monitor offers both high-resolution viewing and the ease of touchscreen camera control. The LCD quick menu controls include key settings like Codec, Imager Scan Mode, Picture Size and Frequency, Base ISO/Sensitivity, Shooting Mode, and Audio Levels.
Reliable Design and Construction
Constructed with a lightweight yet durable magnesium alloy chassis, the FX6 body offers maximum reliability and efficiently disperses heat to enable extended recording times. Exterior seams, buttons, and interfaces have been treated with updated sealing that improves the camera's dust and moisture resistance as well.
4-Channel Audio Recording
The FX6 offers up to 4-channel audio recording by combining sources from the dual XLR inputs, the 2-channel multi-interface shoe input, and the stereo mic built into the camera's top handle. This enables the simultaneous use of an external microphone for recording your main audio source and the built-in microphone for ambient sound and/or voice memos by the operator.
Professional Input/Output Interface
  • FX6 input and output ports include a selectable 12G/6G/3G-SDI output for flexible monitoring
  • Provides an HDMI output and 12-bit raw output via SDI
  • Has a timecode input and output for syncing multiple cameras
  • Incorporates a built-in Wi-Fi module
CFexpress Media Slots and Multiple Recording Modes
The FX6's dual media slots accept both rugged, high-performance, high-capacity CFexpress Type A cards and widely available UHS-II/UHS-1 SDXC cards. Note that the CFexpress Type A cards are required for 100/120 fps UHD 4K capture and 150/180/200/240 fps HD high-speed capture.
Modular, Grab-and-Go Design
The modular design of the FX6 enables you to pare down to its compact body for gimbal or drone use, or it can be used with separately available accessories, such as a smart grip and smart handle for fingertip control when shooting handheld. A 3.5" LCD screen can be quickly positioned on the camera at multiple locations to provide comfortable, ergonomic viewing.
Content Browser Mobile Compatibility
  • Use the separately available Content Browser Mobile app with a compatible smartphone or remote control
  • The FX6's Wi-Fi function enables remote monitoring and focus/iris/zoom control

Sony FX6 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.9 Megapixel
Effective: 10.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor
Full-Frame CMOS
Image Stabilization
Supplies Stabilization Metadata
ISO Sensitivity Range
800 to 12,800 (Extended: 409,600)
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC-I
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s VBR]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 59.94/100/120 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080p up to 59.94/100/120/150/200/240 fps [89 to 223 Mb/s VBR]
XAVC-L
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 59.94/100/120 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p up to 59.94/100/120/150/200/240 fps [35 to 50 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
Raw 16-Bit via SDI/BNC
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Raw 16-Bit via HDMI
4264 x 2408 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
4240 x 2385 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
Video I/O
1x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1x HDMI 1.0 Output
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Content Browser Moblie
Battery Type
Sony BP-U Series
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Communication
Yes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.9 Megapixel
Effective: 10.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor
Full-Frame CMOS
Image Stabilization
Supplies Stabilization Metadata
Built-In ND Filter
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 12,800 (Extended: 409,600)
Gain
-3 to 30 dB (Native)
Shutter Angle
5.6 to 360°
Advertised Dynamic Range
15 Stops
White Balance
2000 to 15,000K
Presets: ATW, Set A, Set B
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC-I
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s VBR]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 59.94/100/120 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080p up to 59.94/100/120/150/200/240 fps [89 to 223 Mb/s VBR]
XAVC-L
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 59.94/100/120 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p up to 59.94/100/120/150/200/240 fps [35 to 50 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
Raw 16-Bit via SDI/BNC
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Raw 16-Bit via HDMI
4264 x 2408 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
4240 x 2385 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
HDR-HLG, Rec709, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3, Standard
Built-In Microphone
Mono
Audio Recording
4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
IP Streaming
Yes
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
Video I/O
1x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1x HDMI 1.0 Output
Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input on Included Handle
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Output
Power I/O
1x Barrel (19.5VDC) Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1)
1x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Data
1x BNC (Timecode)
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Control
1x Proprietary
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), NFC
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Content Browser Moblie
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Type
Included External Touchscreen LCD
Display Size
3.5"
Resolution
1280 x 720 (2,760,000 Dot)
Viewfinder
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 627
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
18 W
Shoe Mount
1x Intelligent Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female
1x 3/8"-16 Female
Accessory Mounting Thread
10x 1/4"-20 on Camera Body
7x 1/4"-20 on Included Handle
Netflix Approved
Yes
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
6.02 x 4.57 x 4.49" / 15.29 x 11.61 x 11.4 cm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
2.0 lb / 890 g (Body Only)
5.71 lb / 2.59 kg (With Battery, Grip, Handle, Viewfinder)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
7.99 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.4 x 11.6 x 10.2"

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