LOS ANGELES — Sony Electronics (www.sony.com) has introduced a new digital camera in its CineAlta lineup. The Burano is designed for single-camera operators and small crews, and features a sensor that matches the company’s Venice 2 camera, giving it high image quality as well as high mobility.
Burano is among the first digital cameras with a PL-Mount to feature in-body image stabilization. Additionally, when the PL lens mount is removed, the camera can be used with E-mount lenses to support Fast Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) and Subject Recognition AF, making it well suited for capturing fast-moving subjects.
"The Burano gives filmmakers new options to help push the boundary of filmmaking,” says Theresa Alesso, president, imaging products and solutions Americas, Sony Electronics. “It’s the perfect camera for both scripted and unscripted projects, including commercial, wildlife or documentary styles. This camera will be a wonderful addition to be used on-set alongside our lineup of digital cinema cameras.”
The Burano’s body is more than an inch shorter than the Venice’s body, and more than three pounds lighter. The camera is housed in a rugged magnesium chassis, making it suitable for filming in challenging environments. The camera has an 8.6K full-frame sensor with dual base ISO of 800 and 3200, and 16 stops of dynamic range. Burano also features color science inherited from the Venice series.
The camera, CFexpress Type B memory cards and new GP-VR100 Grip remote control will be available in Spring of 2024. Sony will be offering a first look at Burano at the annual IBC show in Amsterdam this month.
To help launch the product, director Unjoo Moon created Original, a K-pop style dance film featuring an original score by Tushar Apte. Moon opted to create a short dance film to highlight the camera’s mobility and cinematic look.
“The whole spirit of this camera is about originality and about giving the creator freedom,” she explains.