SAN DIEGO, CA — Sony Electronics (www.sony.com) has officially announced the ILME-FX6V (FX6) camera, the latest addition to the company’s Cinema Line of products, which also includes the Venice and FX9 cameras. The 4K-capable FX6 incorporates Sony’s core technologies of image sensor, processing engine and AF (autofocus) performance, and is compatible with the wide range of Sony E-mount lenses.
The new camera features a 10.2MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor that delivers a 15-plus stop wide dynamic range with high sensitivity and low noise. FX6’s base sensitivity is ISO 800, with an enhanced sensitivity setting of ISO 12,800 - expandable up to 409,600 - for shooting in low and very low light conditions. It is capable of recording in XAVC All Intra 4:2:2 10-bit depth with high image quality in DCI 4K (4096x2160 – up to 60p), QFHD 4K (3840x2160 – up to 120p) and FHD (1920x1080 – up to 240p) for detailed slow motion. When more convenient file sizes are needed, FX6 can record in XAVC Long GOP 4:2:0 8-bit QFHD 4K (3840x2160 – up to 120pvii) and 4:2:2 10-bit FHD (1920x1080 – up to 240p). FX6 also includes a BIONZ XR image processing engine, first used in the new Sony Alpha 7S III camera, providing up to four times faster processing performance compared to the FS5 II.
The FX6 offers advanced cinematic color science, including S-Cinetone for rich tonal reproduction right out of the box, as well as S-Log3, S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine for post production flexibility. FX6’s cinematic color science is optimized for premium applications by capturing the maximum dynamic range from the sensor and providing creative freedom.
The FX6 also offers internal electronic variable ND filters for easy and seamless control of the camera’s filter density. Users can set variable ND to auto or adjust the filter density manually in smooth increments from 1/4 to 1/128 for perfectly-exposed images without affecting the depth of field or shutter angle, even during changing lighting conditions. Combined with the camera’s ultra-high sensitivity, the electronic variable ND filter provides users with a range of creative control in almost any shooting environment.
The new camera is built with a durable magnesium alloy chassis, measuring just 4.6-inches by 6-inches by 4.5-inches and weighing 1.96 pounds. Its modular design allows users to easily pair accessories, such as grips and viewfinders, or attach the camera to other mechanisms, such as gimbals and drones.
A 3.5-inch LCD viewfinder can be attached on multiple locations of the camera body for added freedom and easy menu control with touch operation. The FX6 includes a 12G-SDI output that also supports 16-bit RAW, HDMI output, timecode in/out, built-in Wi-Fi and four channel audio recording (via XLR Interface, Multi-Interface Shoe and built-in Stereo Mic). The new camera also features two media slots compatible with CFexpress Type A cards for higher overall capacity and faster read and write speeds, in addition to SDXC UHS-II/UHS-I cards.
Available in December, the FX6 will be sold for approximately $5,999.99.