Sony has now officially announced the FX3 full-frame video camera.
Unlike the Sony A1 announcement that was kept under wraps, the FX3 has been leaked here there and everywhere over the past couple of weeks.
So sadly no surprises with this announcement.
The FX3 marks the entry point to Sony’s Cinema Line of video cameras and is positioned between the FX6 and the a7S III.
Here’s Sony’s promotional video for the FX3:
And some sample footage from Sony:
FX3 Key Specs:
- 10.2 megapixel full-frame back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R™ sensor and BIONZ XR™ image processing engine
- Ultra-high sensitivity with ISO expandable to 409,600 for very low light conditions and 15+ stops of dynamic range
- S-Cinetone™ look profile which is inspired by the digital motion picture camera VENICE’s colour science, also used in FX9 and FX6 Cinema Line cameras, and records up to 4K 120p
- Compact and lightweight body design with high operability for hand-held shooting, gimbal and drone-mounted work
- Multi-thread (1/4-20 UNC) body makes it easy to mount accessories
- Detachable XLR handle unit with two of XLR/TRS audio input
- “Active Mode” image stabilisation supports handheld movie shooting
- Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, Touch Tracking (real-time tracking) and Real-time Eye AF, also used in other Alpha™ cameras
- Uninterrupted 4K 60p recording (Continued) by Effective heat dissipation and built-in cooling fan
Early First Impressions
Here’s a collection of early first impressions:
Pro AV TV
The FX3 will ship in March 2021 and cost approximately $3,899 US dollars, £4,200 in the UK and €4,700 in Europe.