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Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera with 15mm Lens Kit

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Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera with 15mm Lens Kit
Key Features
  • 26.1MP APS-C BSI CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K up to 120p
  • Compact Form Designed for Cage-Free Use
  • 10-Bit 4:2:2 XAVC S-I,16-Bit Raw Output
Bundling the compact cine camera with a fast wide-angle prime, the Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera with 15mm Lens Kit, from B&H, pairs the FX30 body with the E 15mm f/1.4 G lens.
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Sony FX30 Overview

Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera
Your Ticket to Cinema Mastery
Leveraging the power of a newly developed APS-C sensor, the Sony FX30 provides everyday content creators and aspiring filmmakers with a powerful, yet accessible cinema camera with which to push their cinematic journey to new heights. It blends an imaging pipeline designed for cinematic capture with a comprehensive feature set and intuitive operation to create a complete system for all levels of filmmaking.
Cinematic Expression
26MP APS-C/Super35 Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
The FX30's advanced imaging system is on par with other options in Sony's Cinema Line—capturing detailed 10-bit UHD 4K imagery at up to 120 fps—giving it specs fitting a true cinema camera. The newly developed 26MP APS-C Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ XR processor are able to create high-quality 4K images with the Super35 (16:9) area. This system is capable of capturing 14+ stops of dynamic range and benefits from Dual Base ISO architecture to improve low-light performance.
Advanced Capture Options
  • High-sensitivity recording up to ISO 32000 and Dual Base ISO (800/2500).
  • When using S-Log3, the FX30 can capture 14+ stops of dynamic range.
  • Record in 10-bit 4:2:2 using advanced XAVC HS and XAVC S-I formats.
  • Full pixel readout from the 6K sensor creates high-quality UHD 4K video at up to 60 fps.
  • High-speed shooting is possible in 4K at up to 120 fps with a 1.6x crop and in Full HD at up to 240 fps.
  • The HDMI output supports 16-bit raw video to select, separately available recorders.
Professional Picture Control
Filmmakers will be able to capture images that are immediately ready to publish for projects with fast turnarounds or opt for maximum quality and flexibility in post thanks to a wide array of picture control options:
  • S-Cinetone uses the same color science as Sony's advanced cinema cameras, including the VENICE line, with natural mid-tones, soft colors, and smooth highlight roll-off.
  • Picture Profiles, such as S-Log3 and HLG, will capture images with expanded dynamic range and flexibility for editors.
  • Creative Looks can be baked into the recorded footage to create a specific mood during recording and minimize the need for editing.
  • Up to 16 user-created LUTs and three presets can be set for accurately monitoring footage or previewing a specific look during shooting. These can be applied to the camera's monitor or EVF as well as the HDMI output.

 

Operation for All Levels
Professional features will help ensure beginners to professionals can make the most of the FX30. This includes three log shooting modes:
  • Flexible ISO uses standard ISO settings for simple operation and the greatest flexibility.

  • Cine EI ensures maximum dynamic range capture by recording at a manually selected base ISO setting and applying adjustments to metadata for monitoring and post-production.
  • Cine EI quick will automatically switch between the two base ISO settings for easier operation and great quality.
Intuitive Operation and Controls
5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization
Sony has equipped the FX30 with a 5-axis in-body image stabilization system that will help create smooth imagery even when working handheld. An Active Mode is available that blends optical systems with digital optimizations to capture ultra-smooth footage. The FX30 can also record gyro movement when the optical stabilizers are turned off, which can be used in post to create a stable shot.
Fast Hybrid AF
Enjoy high-speed and highly accurate autofocus performance in every mode, including 4K up to 120 fps, using an advanced Fast Hybrid AF system that uses 495 points spread across 90% of the image sensor.
  • Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking will track the eyes of humans and animals.
  • AF Assist function will automatically switch to manual focus with a turn of the lens' focus ring.
  • Focus Map makes it easier to visualize the region of focus in your scene
Comprehensive Feature Set
Plenty of Sony's cinema features have found their way into the FX30:
  • Breathing compensation works with select lenses in 4K up to 60p in camera or up to 120p using Catalyst software after recording.
  • Timecode sync input with optional VMC-BNCM1 Timecode Adapter Cable
  • Tally lights for an easy indication that the camera is recording.
Media Options
For recording high-bitrate footage at high frame rates the FX30 uses an advanced, versatile set of media slots. The camera features dual CFexpress Type A/SD card slots, allowing users to select between different media types for different situations. CFexpress Type A has ultra-fast speeds that can be used for the FX30's most advanced recording functions while SD cards are often more common and still have great speed and high capacities.
Catalyst Browse and Prepare Integration
The FX30 records a comprehensive array of metadata that can be read and used for advanced post-production work using Sony's Catalyst Browse and Prepare software.

Metadata recorded includes:
  • Embedded LUT and Exposure Index (EI) data.
  • Gyro and lens stabilization metadata to further reduce camera shake.
  • Breathing compensation can be manually controlled and adjusted.
  • Camera rotation metadata will ensure the footage is displayed as intended.
  • Shot marks can be added to clips during or after recording for reference
Ergonomic Form for Solo Operation
Lightweight and compact, the FX30 (in a design that matches the FX3) offers users the ability to shoot without needing a cage. Users can also enjoy smooth handheld footage thanks to a 5-axis in-body image stabilization system.

The body features multiple threaded mounting points that are ideal for accessories and a Multi Interface Shoe that supports advanced accessories. Additionally, an integrated fan ensures reliable performance during extended takes.
  • Lightweight body weighs just 1.2 lb.
  • Dedicated zoom rocker.
  • Fully customizable button layout.
  • Five 1/4"-20 threaded mounting points for accessories.
  • Multi Interface Shoe supports advanced accessories.
  • Active cooling fan permits uninterrupted shooting during extended takes.
  • Sporting a matching design to the FX3, the FX30 can use many of the same accessories, such as cages, without any modifications required.
Updated Menu System
The FX30 benefits from a tweaked control menu that makes it more intuitive to operate:
  • The main menu provides a quick view of all your most important video settings, including Picture Profile, recording format, white balance, aperture, ISO, and more.
  • The shooting screen relocates the information on settings and status icons to the edges of the screen so that the image remains clear.
A Plethora of Connectivity Options
The FX30 is equipped with a wide array of connections to ensure maximum customization and flexibility on set:
  • Full-size HDMI output features clean output up to 4K 60p as well as 16-bit raw video.
  • Audio is supported on the body with a 3.5mm headphone output and a 3.5mm microphone input.
  • USB-C connection can be used for high-speed data transfer or for powering the camera.
  • Multi-Terminal (Micro-USB) supports various accessories, such as remotes, for expanded functionality.
  • Timecode sync is available through the use of the separately available VMC-BNCM1 Timecode Adapter Cable.
  • Multi Interface Shoe supports advanced accessories, including the optional XLR Handle Unit.
Sony E 15mm f/1.4 G Lens
Ultra-Fast, Ultra-Compact
Sony's fastest APS-C lens, the E 15mm f/1.4 G is a bright, wide-angle 22.5mm-equivalent prime featuring advanced G Series optics and a sleek design that's ideal for travel, landscapes, and walkaround shooting. In addition to prioritizing image quality and speed, this lens also features an intuitive-to-handle design and smooth focusing performance that suits vlogging and video recording applications.
G Series Lens
  • Wide-angle prime offers a 22.5mm equivalent focal length, making it a versatile option for anything from street to landscape to travel, as well as for selfie-style vlogging needs.
  • Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture is ideal for shallow depth of field and selective focusing techniques, and also excels in low-light conditions.
  • Three aspherical elements help achieve high sharpness and suppress distortion and spherical aberrations.
  • One Super ED and two ED elements promote greater clarity and color accuracy by reducing chromatic aberrations.
  • Rounded 7-blade diaphragm contributes a smooth and natural bokeh quality.
Refined Focusing Performance
Linear Motor system uses two separate motors to provide quick, quiet, and precise autofocus and tracking performance. This design also contributes to more natural, intuitive Linear Response manual focus control and an AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for quick focus mode switching.
  • Internal focusing design offers more responsive focusing performance and maintains a consistent overall lens length during operation.
  • Suitable for close-up shooting, the minimum focusing distance is 6.7" with a 0.15x maximum magnification when using manual focus, or 7.9" with a 0.12x magnification when using autofocus.
  • Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) suppresses focus breathing to help maintain compositional accuracy when changing focus. This lens is also compatible with the Breathing Compensation function in select Alpha cameras.
Robust Design and Intuitive Handling
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design suits working in inclement conditions.
  • Physical aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications.
  • Customizable focus hold button on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
  • Lens measures 2.7" long and weighs 7.7 oz, making it a great portable choice that's well-suited to the sleeker size of APS-C bodies.

Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 27 Megapixel
Effective: 26 Megapixel (6192 x 4128)
Image Sensor
23.3 x 15.5 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 32,000 (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 1/2/3/4/6/8/12/15/23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 1/2/4/8/15/23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 1/2/3/4/6/8/12/15/23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/200/240 fps
XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 1/2/3/4/6/8/12/15/23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 1/2/3/4/6/8/12/15/23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/200/240 fps
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1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
ProResRAW 16-Bit via HDMI
4672 x 2628 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
Video I/O
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Imaging Edge Mobile
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control
Battery Type
Sony Z-Series
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Communication
Yes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 27 Megapixel
Effective: 26 Megapixel (6192 x 4128)
Image Sensor
23.3 x 15.5 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter
No
Internal Filter Holder
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 Seconds in Photo Mode
1/8000 to 1/4 Second in Video Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 32,000 (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
Advertised Dynamic Range
14 Stops
White Balance
2500 to 9900K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 1/2/3/4/6/8/12/15/23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 1/2/4/8/15/23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 1/2/3/4/6/8/12/15/23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/200/240 fps
XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 1/2/3/4/6/8/12/15/23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 1/2/3/4/6/8/12/15/23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/200/240 fps
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1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
ProResRAW 16-Bit via HDMI
4672 x 2628 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
HDR-HLG, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
2-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
4-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
IP Streaming
No
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2
26 MP (6192 x 4128)
Aspect Ratio
3:2, 16:9
Image File Format
HEIF, JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
Video I/O
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output on Camera Body
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x Sony Multi/Micro-USB (Timecode)
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 2)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Control
Bluetooth 5.0
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Imaging Edge Mobile
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Display Size
3"
Resolution
2,360,000 Dot
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF, Touch AF & Shutter
Autofocus Points
Video
Phase Detection: 495
Autofocus Sensitivity
-3 to +20 EV
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 Z-Series
Shoe Mount
1x Intelligent Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mounting Thread
5x 1/4"-20
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.1 x 3.1 x 3.3" / 129.7 x 77.8 x 84.5 mm
Weight
1.2 lb / 562 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.6 x 6.1 x 5.3"

Sony E 15mm f/1.4 G Lens Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
15mm (35mm Equivalent: 22.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
87°
Minimum Focus Distance
6.7" / 17 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.15x
Optical Design
13 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.6 x 2.7" / 66.6 x 69.5 mm
Weight
7.7 oz / 219 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.83 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.75 x 4.2 x 3.45"

Sony FX30 Reviews

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Would you need a special converter to use hdmi ...

Would you need a special converter to use hdmi for live streaming?
Asked by: Dan
The Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera (B&H# SOFX30) will output video for livestreaming through its HDMI port, and yes, that would require an HDMI capture device. However, if you will accept a lower resolution option, it can also be used for livestreaming through the USB C port to a computer.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2022-10-03

does Panasonic micro four lenses works with this ...

does Panasonic micro four lenses works with this camera?
Asked by: Ennio
Yes, please review the FotodioX Lens Mount Adapter for Micro Four Third Lens to Sony E-Mount camera FotodioX Lens Mount Adapter BH #FOMFTNEX • MFR #MFT-SNYE https://bhpho.to/3FCHFUN
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-12-08

Can the FX30 do Exposure bracketing with photos?

Can the FX30 do Exposure bracketing with photos?
Asked by: William
Yes, there are exposure bracketing features for photos, in the Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera. Please see p. 222 of the manual for more details: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/889197.pdf
Answered by: ericsc
Date published: 2023-04-03

Will it shoot 1080i?

Will it shoot 1080i?
Asked by: Alan
The Sony FX30 will only support Progressive recording formats. However, You can set the HDMI output of the camera to 1080i. More info - https://bit.ly/3sdd6gV
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-10-20

Does 4K recording use the full width of the ...

Does 4K recording use the full width of the sensor and then downscale it similar to my Sony X700?
Asked by: Bill
Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera downscales the video from 6.2k to 4k so it is very sharp, but there is a slight crop of 1.04x
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-03-10

Does it come with a power supply?

Does it come with a power supply?
Asked by: Dan
The Sony FX30 comes with a Battery and Battery charger. It does not include wall power. We recommend using a coupler like the following for continuous power. ikan Stratus AC Power Supply with Sony FZ100-Type Dummy Battery Cable BH #IKSTRPWRCFZC https://bhpho.to/3SOxUGO
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-10-03

Can the camera record the pixel to pixel mode as ...

Can the camera record the pixel to pixel mode as seen with 4K 120, in other modes, such as 4K 24, 30, and 60? Thanks.
Asked by: Charlie
The Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera with XLR Handle Unit (B&H# SOFX30XLR) does offer Sony's Clear Image Zoom feature to electronically both crop in on and enhance the view if one wants to use significantly less than the full pixel width of the sensor. Otherwise, 4K video recording will be downsampled from 6K pixels except in 4K 120p mode.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2022-10-06

Can you add a remote control for pan bar?

Can you add a remote control for pan bar?
Asked by: Dan
Yes, one can control the Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera from a tripod pan bar using the Sony RM-VPR1 Remote Commander with Multi-Terminal Cable. See the link below: https://bhpho.to/3yUHHDS
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2022-10-20
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