The F23 uses three 2.2 megabit, 2/3-inch type progressive
CCD imagers and a 14-bit A/D converter. The camera supports 1080/23.98p, 24p,
25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i and 59.94i formats.
While the F23 and F950 both share 1920 x 1080 RGB 4:4:4 design, the F23
incorporates several new features. The SRW-1 digital 4:4:4 recorder docks
directly to the top or to the tail of the new system, eliminating the need for
cumbersome cabling between the camera and recorder. The recorder can also be
tethered using a dual-link cable when more mobility is desired.
The camera body is compatible with a variety of film camera
accessories, including bridge plates, matte boxes and follow focus units. These
can be attached without modification. A harder material is also being used for
its B4 type lens mount, allowing it to better stand up to the wear and tear of
lens changes on location.
When used with Sony's SRW-1 VTR, the F23 can capture and record variable speed
images from 1p to 60p (1p to 30 fps at 4:4:4 and 1p to 60 fps at 4:2:2) at the
full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This allows for the creation of
undercranked or overcranked effects.