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Sony FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Camera

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Sony FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Camera
Key Features
  • 12.1MP Full-Frame CMOS Exmor R Sensor
  • UHD 4K up to 120 | 1080p up to 240
  • Compact Form for Cage-Free Operation
  • 10-Bit 4:2:2 XAVC S-I,16-Bit Raw Output
With a compact design for solo shooters, for travel applications, and to serve as an ideal B cam, the Sony FX3 borrows from both the Cinema Line and Alpha series of cameras to create an optimized portable cinema camera. The FX3 features all the imaging attributes you'd expect from this class but sports a new lightweight, handheld form with a streamlined profile and a "cage-free" design offering the ability to secure various accessories directly to the camera body.
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Sony FX3 E-Mount Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Cinematic Capture in a Compact, Streamlined Form
  • 3Expressive UHD 4K Video Capture
  • 44K Full-Frame CMOS Exmor R Sensor
  • 5S-Cinetone Color
  • 6Video Recording
  • 7Steady Focus
  • 8Ergonomic Form for Solo Operation
  • 9Easily Viewable Tally Lights
  • 10Quality Audio Options
  • 11Remote Control, Streaming, and Transfers
  • 12Post-Production Stabilization with E-Mount Lenses
  • 13Improved FX3 Features
  • 14Common FX3/FX6/a7S III Features
  • 15Shared FX3/FX6 Attributes
  • 16Shared FX3/a7S III Attributes
  • 17Wireless Connectivity
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Cinematic Capture in a Compact, Streamlined Form

With a compact design for solo shooters, for travel applications, and to serve as an ideal B cam, the Sony FX3 borrows from both the Cinema Line and Alpha series of cameras to create an optimized portable cinema camera. The FX3 features all the imaging attributes you'd expect from this class but sports a new lightweight, handheld form with a streamlined profile and a "cage-free" design offering the ability to secure various accessories directly to the camera body.

Expressive UHD 4K Video Capture

The FX3's 12.1MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor (10.2MP effective in video mode) is paired with a BIONZ XR processor to achieve UHD 4K video capture with internal 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling or 16-bit raw output. The sensor's BSI design heightens clarity and sensitivity, with an expandable ISO 80-409,600 range and greater-than 15-stop dynamic range for working in mixed lighting conditions. Benefitting color and tonal control, the S-Cinetone mode can be used for matching to VENICE, FX9, or FX6 sources, and there is also S-Log3/2 gamut support and 10-bit HLG for simple HDR productions. The sensor and processor also work together to greatly reduce rolling shutter, and the sensor's design incorporates a Fast Hybrid AF system for intelligent and quick focusing performance and subject tracking.

4K Full-Frame CMOS Exmor R Sensor

A 12.1MP Exmor R sensor and BIONZ XR processor offer the FX3 true cinematic expression with 10.2MP effective video and 12.1MP stills capture. The full-frame sensor provides shallow depth of field looks, impressive bokeh, and reduced rolling shutter artifacts. A base sensitivity of 80-102,400 expands to a lofty 409,600 for impressive low-light capture, and 15+ stops of dynamic range reproduce the nuances of both spectacular exteriors and carefully lit interior scenes with plenty of allowance for color grading.

S-Cinetone Color

Beautiful skin tone reproduction and a softer-toned look that complements your VENICE, FX9, or FX6 footage are created using the FX3's default S-Cinetone color setting. S-Log-3, S-Gamut3, S-Gamut3.Cine, and 10-bit 4:2:2 support help maintain rich gradation and color matching with the range of Sony Cinema Line cameras, while HLG HDR provides the option of direct HLG playback without the need for grading.

Video Recording

Capture sharp, detailed images at rates up to 4K 120p with up to 5x slow motion at 24p output. Recording options include the ability to output DCI 4K+ in 16-bit raw over HDMI to compatible recorders while simultaneously recording XAVC 4K and proxies in-camera. Internal 4K recording options include 4:2:2 10-bit color with All-Intra and Long GOP codecs.

  • Cooling features like a silent fan and a heatsink dissipate warmth to enable uninterrupted recording up to 4K60
  • Dual SD card slots accept both CFexpress Type A and SDXC cards for easy relay or backup recording
  • Super35 1080p capture at rates up to 240p

Steady Focus

  • Now even solo shooters can keep the action in focus thanks to real-time Tracking and Eye autofocus functions made possible by AI-based algorithms plus a simple touchscreen focus function.
  • Seven choices of AF Transition Speed let you rack focus, and five AF Subject Shift settings enable you to adjust the speed when shifting from a locked-on subject.
  • Fast Hybrid AF uses 627 points to cover approximately 89% of the image frame

Ergonomic Form for Solo Operation

The FX3's cage-free design enables you to mount ¼"-20 compatible accessories directly on the camera or on the detachable handle, saving you the weight and setup/breakdown time of a camera cage. The clustered record button, focus and menu controls, and six assignable buttons all help to enable single-handed control, leaving your left hand free for balancing or controlling your lens.

Easily Viewable Tally Lights

Top, front, and rear tally indicators let the operator, talent, and sound person know precisely when the camera is recording, enabling accurately timed movements and dialogue delivery.

Quality Audio Options

Pro audio recording options include:

  • A detachable XLR adapter handle with two XLR-1/4" TRS combo audio inputs
  • A mic holder and a 3.5mm input for adding a microphone
  • Up to 4-channel, 24-bit audio recording

Remote Control, Streaming, and Transfers

Control your FX3 remotely using the Imaging Edge Mobile or Imaging Edge Desktop apps, and transfer files using Wi-Fi or via a wired USB Type-C connector to let your editor get a jump on post-production. You can also stream your content using your computer and the Imaging Edge Webcam app.

Post-Production Stabilization with E-Mount Lenses

  • Sony's Catalyst Prepare/Browse software uses shake metadata to stabilize your image
  • An adjustable balance between shake compensation and image area trimming lets you fine-tune the image

Improved FX3 Features

The FX3 updates the Cinema Line with improvements like comfortable, cage-free handheld operation, a battery runtime 1.6x longer than that of the a7S II, and a USB-PD power option for extended shooting times.

Common FX3/FX6/a7S III Features

Like the FX6 and the a7S III, the FX3 features:

  • Full-frame, back-illuminated 12.1MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ XR processor
  • High-speed rates of 120p in 4K and 240p in HD
  • A dynamic range of 15+ stops

Shared FX3/FX6 Attributes

Attributes that the FX3 has in common with the larger FX6 camera include:

  • S-Cinetone, S-Log3, HLG, and Rec. 709 gamma options
  • Tally lamps on the front, side, and rear
  • An internal fan to prevent overheating
  • A zoom lever for easy frame adjustments

Shared FX3/a7S III Attributes

Attributes that the FX3 shares with the a7S III include:

  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • 16-bit raw output via HDMI
  • S-Log2 gamma choice
  • 80 to 409,6000 ISO range (expanded)

Wireless Connectivity

  • Dual-band 2.4/5 GHz wireless connectivity
  • Wired LAN link using the USB Type-C port and a separate adapter

Sony FX3 E-Mount Specs

Imaging
Lens MountSony E
Lens CommunicationYes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor ResolutionActual: 12.1 Megapixel
Effective: 10.2 Megapixel
Sensor Type35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND FilterNone
Internal Filter HolderNo
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed1/8000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode
1/8000 to 1/60 Second in Auto Mode
1/8000 to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityVideo
80 to 102,400 in Manual Mode (Extended: 80 to 409,600)
Advertised Dynamic Range15 Stops
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Metering Range-3 to 20 EV
White Balance2500 to 9900K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps
Interval RecordingNo
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesXAVC HS
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [30 to 100 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [45 to 200 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 100p/119.88p [200 to 280 Mb/s]
XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [60 to 140 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [150 to 200 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [16 to 50 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 100p/119.88p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
XAVC S-I
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [240 to 300 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [500 to 600 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [60 to 111 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [185 to 222 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 100p/119.88p [200 to 280 Mb/s]
XAVC Proxy
Full HD (1920 x 1080) [9 to 16 Mb/s]
HD (1280 x 720) [6 Mb/s]
Sensor Crop ModesSuper35 / APS-C
Variable Frame RatesUHD: 1 Up to 119.88 fps
1080p (Windowed): 1 Up to 240 fps
Gamma CurveHDR-HLG, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 2, Sony S-Log 3, Standard
Recording LimitUnlimited
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording4-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
2-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
Raw OutputHDMI In Raw Mode:
4264 x 2408 16-Bit at 24.00/25/50/60 fps 
3840 x 2160 16-Bit at 24.00/25/50/60 fps 
1920 x 1080 16-Bit at 24.00/25/50/60 fps 
External Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
IP StreamingYes
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes16:9 JPEG / Raw
12 MP
5.1 MP
3 MP
1.3 MP
11 MP
4.6 MP
2.7 MP
1.1 MP
10 MP
4.3 MP
2.6 MP
8 MP
3.4 MP
2 MP
0.8 MP
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatHEIF, JPEG, Raw
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: CFexpress Type A
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O2 x XLR / 1/4" TRS Combo Mic/Line Input on Included Handle
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output on Camera Body
Power I/O1 x USB Type-C Input
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C (Ethernet, USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) (Shared with Power Input)
1 x Sony Multi/USB Micro-B
Wireless2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth, NFC
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3"
Resolution1,440,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeOptional, Not Included
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 627
Built-In FlashNo
Maximum Sync Speed1/125 Second
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionIntelligent Hot Shoe
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Battery TypeSony Z-Series
Power Consumption≤7.3 W
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Accessory Mount1 x Intelligent Hot Shoe
5 x 1/4"-20 Female on Camera Body
3 x 1/4"-20 Female on Included Handle
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.1 x 3.3 x 3.1" / 129.7 x 84.5 x 77.8 mm
Weight1.4 lb / 640 g (Body Only)
1.6 lb / 715 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.795 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.6 x 9.1 x 5.8"

Sony FX3 E-Mount Reviews

Fantastic

By Joshua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-28

This camera is fantastic. The autofocus is fire. Full-frame, dual native iso. The size is amazing.

Perfect match with FX6

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-27

I bought the Fx3 to pair with the FX6 on sit down interviews. Needless to say it's a perfect match. It's perfect for quickly gathering B roll and cutaways , I'm using a Ninja V for monitoring and recording, Also a must have accessory. Using Prograde V90 cards with no issues. The images are amazing. Using Sony FE & Sigma glass and some Canon, results are spectacular.

Finally, the FX3!

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-12

I've been waiting forever to upgrade to the FX3 from the a7iii, and am blown away by the dynamic range. Such a fantastic low light performer. This is going by a cam for awhile... Happy to finally found it on b&h. I'll be shopping here more.

Super lense

By Krasimir
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-03

Perfect

I'll keep this a long long time

By Dugan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-24

It really is an awesome camera in a DSLR body. I had the full bodies Sony FS5 to compare this to, and the FX3 just blew it away in terms of less grain, better low light, better color science. Really the only reason I wouldn't use this as an A-cam on a professional shoot is that the client might think you're not bringing gear that's expensive enough for their shoot. Even the audio pre-amps on the handle were better than my friend's Canon C300. Love this thing.

Great Camera

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-24

I havent tapped the entire power of the camera. I shoot Real Estate Videos at 4k 120p, works great!

Stunning mini ceni camera

By Trevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-26

We have already put it to good use. This might be a very simple thing but the tally lights are my favorite part. I also love the dynamic range and color science. Plus having a full sized HDMI cable to connect for an external monitor. As this is my first step into cinema line cameras I couldn't be happier with the FX3.

Workhorse

By benjamin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-28

I shoot corporate and this is my workhorse. I can shoot anything with it well. This camera has not failed me yet. Bigger challenges for me have been a snowstorm with high winds, dark church with crazy bright spotlights on the ceiling. This does it all beautifully. I have never connected the audio handle. I have a7s3 but that just sits on a tripod for livestreams. This is my grab-n-go, for photos as well (ninja v monitor on top). Stabilizer is great for handheld. Codecs have a perfect range for interviews and beautiful slow-mo b-roll as needed. Fits on a drone. Image quality is incredible. Excellent cam and kudos to Sony for design here. Wow. I love this thing. Yes, autofocus is perfection.

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