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Sony PXW-FX6 Pro FF Camera
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    Rumored specs

    • FX9 sensor
    • 6K resolution
    • XAVC-L
    • Double SDXC slots
    • Release around October 2020

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  • Sony PXW-FX6 is the successor to the hugely popular PXW-FS5. The new full frame PXW-FX6 follows the design from PXW-FS5 with a light weight camera body and at the same time gets a thing or two from the PXW-FX9. The body color will be the same as FX9 and they will share the same sensor.

    The new FX6 will record up to 3840×2160 at 30fps and in 1920×1080 up to 120fps. Recording media is SDXC and 10-bit 4:2:2 LongGOP XAVC-L codec. As the same sensor as the FX9 is used the hybrid auto focus system will be the same. Raw output for 3840×2160 up to 60fps is provided from the SDI output. Both S-Cinetone and S-log3 as recording gamma options are included but there’s no real LUT support but a simple view assist.

    The camera body will be updated with better weather sealing and both the rear EVF and LCD screen will have a boost in resolution. Also the mount and frame is more robust to handle heavier full frame lenses.

    Sony will also announce the original PXW-FS7 to become discontinued later during this year and the FS7 II will see a price drop in the fall.

    Pricing is set to around $7000 and available late summer 2020.

  • Sony today announced the launch of Cinema Line, a series of new camera products for content creators which will bring together Sony’s expertise in image quality, attention to detail, technology and passion in digital cinema.

    Cinema Line will deliver not only the coveted cinematographic look cultivated through extensive experience in digital cinema production, but also the enhanced operability and reliability that meet discerning creators’ various needs. The new series will extend beyond basic cinema camera and professional camcorder form factors.

    In 2000, Sony released the ground-breaking HDW-F900. The HDW-F900 marked the beginning of digital cinema history as the world’s first 24p digital cinema camera. VENICE and other products followed in response to countless dialogues with cinematographers and image creators.SAR

    Existing products in the Sony range will form part of the Cinema Line including VENICE and FX9. VENICE has become a first choice for digital movie production, and the FX9 has an outstanding track record in documentary production. The next step is a new model that will appeal to a wide spectrum of visual creators. Sony will be releasing and shipping this next addition to the range, the FX6 camera by the end of 2020.

    Each of the Cinema Line cameras will evolve with user feedback: The FX9 Version 3 upgrade, available in 2021, will see the addition of the S700PTP* allowing Remote Control of Sony’s camera, a Center Scan mode for Super 16mm lens and B4 Lens support with its adaptor as well as other features. In parallel, as of November 2020, the VENICE camera will see a couple of additional features in its V6.0 version which will improve its operability in broadcast and live environments.

    “At Sony, we celebrate and have the deepest respect for filmmakers, cinematographers, and storytellers. With Cinema Line, we’re tapping into our DNA from both the film industry and digital imaging prosumer market and combining it to develop new creative tools. This line of products will enable creators to push their creative boundaries further and capture the emotion in each and every frame.” says Claus Pfeifer, Head of Connected Content Acquisition, Media Solutions, Sony Professional Europe.

  • The great mystery : A7SIII sensor or FX9 one ???

  • fx9 sensor, baby, fx9

  • Possible pricing

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    Around 6.000 EUR.

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    Specs:

    • 10.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Full Frame 4K-class Sensor with 15+ stop Dynamic Range
    • Full Frame 10bit 4:2:2 DCI 4K Up to 120fps
    • Dual Base ISO 800 & 12800
    • BIONZ XR Processor
    • 2ch Audio Input
    • SD Card / CF Express Type-A Card
    • S-log 3 & S-Cinetone
    • V-ND in body
    • High Speed 4D AF System
    • LCD Touch screen
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  • @endotoxic , finally mystery solved baby, seems the same sensor as the A7S III in 16:9 ratio. Interesting contender to the C70 but i'm suspecting canon to come with a C50 aka FF version of the C70 at 8000€. Next mystery : Intraframe or long gop ?

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  • Baby, settle down babe. You see that Russian over there? The one with lenses, yea that’s vitaliy, go talk to him he has more information, don’t be afraid I’m here checking out...

    A few Moments later...

    So it Seems to be truth. Now, FX6 Sensor Sounds better that FX9 sensor, that’s funny, seems not only Be cheaper to manufacture, than fx9 sensor, but grate design also just look at a7siii images.

    I point out that canon will launch long gop only, just to not entirely canibalize on c100 c200 c300

    @faudel I must admit canon long gop looks real good on c70

  • DR

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  • FX6 Combines the Best of Sony's Industry-leading Digital Cinema Technology with Advanced Imaging Features from Alpha™ Mirrorless Cameras

    FX6 Product Highlights:

    • 4K 10.2 megapixel full-frame back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R™ sensor
    • Compact and lightweight body design for on-the-go shooting
    • Ultra-high sensitivity with ISO expandable up to 409,600 for very low light conditions
    • 15+ stops of dynamic range
    • S-Cinetone look profile, also used in FX9 and inspired by VENICE colorimetry
    • BIONZ XR™ image processing engine, first used in Alpha 7S III
    • Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, also used in Alpha cameras and FX9
    • Recording up to 4K 120p / HD 240p, 10-bit 4:2:2 color depth in full-frame
    • Support for up to 12G-SDI and 4K at up to 60p 16-bit SDI RAW output
    • Compatible with more than 50 native E-mount lenses

    Sony Electronics Inc. today officially announced the FX6 (model ILME-FX6V) camera, the latest addition to Sony's Cinema Line, a series of products that brings the company's expertise in imaging technology to a broad range of filmmakers and content creators.

    Sony's Cinema Line, which also includes the VENICE and FX9 cameras, delivers a coveted filmic look cultivated from extensive experience in digital cinema production, as well as enhanced operability thanks to an innovative body design, extensive durability and intuitive customizability.

    As part of the Cinema Line, the all-new FX6 incorporates Sony's core technologies of image sensor, processing engine, and AF (autofocus) performance. FX6 is also compatible with the wide range of Sony E-mount lenses for creative flexibility.

    "The new FX6 is the latest example of Sony's drive to continuously push the boundaries of imaging technology based on the needs of our customers," said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Products and Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics. "With the advancement of our Cinema Line, we are dedicated to enabling the extraordinary skills and talent of today's content creators and cinematographers. The FX6 leverages technology from Sony's industry-leading VENICE cinema camera and marries it with the best of Sony's innovative Alpha mirrorless camera technology."

    Full-frame Cinematic Image Quality

    The new camera features a 10.2 MP[iii] full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor that delivers a 15+ stop wide dynamic range[iv] with high sensitivity and low noise. FX6’s base sensitivity is ISO 800 with an enhanced sensitivity setting of ISO 12,800[v] - expandable up to 409,600[vi] - 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 stunning image quality in DCI 4K (4096 x 2160 – up to 60p), QFHD 4K (3840 x 2160 – up to 120p[vii]) and FHD (1920x1080 – up to 240p) for incredibly detailed slow motion. When more convenient file sizes are needed, FX6 can record in XAVC Long GOP 4:2:0 8-bit QFHD 4K (3840 x 2160 – 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.

    Developed with the same expertise as Sony’s world-leading VENICE cinema camera, FX6 offers advanced cinematic color science including S-CinetoneTM for richer 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. Leveraging the color science of VENICE, FX6 also allows productions to easily match footage with other cameras in the Cinema Line.

    Advanced Video Features

    Pulling from Sony Alpha's impressive AF features, FX6 offers Fast Hybrid AF by combining 627-point focal plane phase-detection AF with advanced Face Detection and Real-time Eye AF in high frame rates with continuous AF, allowing camera operators to effortlessly and precisely track fast-moving subjects in slow motion without losing focus. Fast Hybrid AF works with over 50 native E-mount lenses. The camera can also capture up to five times slow-motion with 4K (QFHD) 120fps.

    The new 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 outstanding creative control in almost any shooting environment.

    Made for Content Creators on the Go

    Outstanding Mobility and Operability

    Built with a durable magnesium alloy chassis, measuring just 4.6 inches x 6 inches x 4.5 inches (116 millimeters x 153 millimeters x 114 millimeters) and weighing just 1.96 pounds (0.89 kilograms), FX6 has a compact and lightweight design making it easy for users to grab and shoot at any time. The new camera includes a heat dissipating structure to keep the camera's components within their normal operating ranges to prevent overheating, even during extended recording times. FX6 also features a modular design allowing users to easily pair accessories, such as grips and viewfinders, or attach the camera to other mechanisms, such as gimbals and drones.

    FX6's 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. Using a quick access control menu for commonly accessed features, camera operators can change key settings with a single touch - including Codec, Imager Scan Mode, Picture Size and Frequency, Base ISO and Sensitivity, Shooting Mode and Audio Levels.

    Professional-level Reliability

    In line with professional workflows, 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[ix] for higher overall capacity and faster read and write speeds in addition to SDXC UHS-II/UHS-I cards.

    Additionally, Sony’s Catalyst Browse/Prepare[x] software facilitates fast and easy editing. Users can import FX6’s image stabilization metadata into Catalyst Browse/Prepare to transform handheld footage into incredibly smooth and stable visuals. FX6 also has a dedicated Clip Flag button to easily filter and locate preferred takes using Catalyst Browse/Prepare. This software also reflects metadata indicating when FX6 is rotated or in its normal position, eliminating the need to rotate footage beforehand. FX6 is also compatible with Sony’s Content Browser Mobile App to easily monitor and control focus, iris, and zoom remotely[xi].

    About Cinema Line

    Cinema Line is series of professional cameras that have a filmic look, cultivated from Sony's long experience in digital cinema production, and enhanced operability and reliability that responds to the wide variety of creator's high demands.

    Cinema Line includes the digital cinema camera VENICE, which is highly acclaimed in the feature and episodic production industry, and the professional camera FX9, which is has been popular for documentary and drama production. With the new FX6, Sony brings versatile creative tools to all types of visual storytellers.

    Pricing and Availability

    The new FX6 full-frame Cinema Line camera will be available in December and will be sold for approximately $5,999.99 USD and $8,048.99 CAD, at a variety of Sony's authorized dealers throughout North America.

    A new kit featuring the FX6 full-frame Cinema Line camera and FE 24-105mm F4 G E-mount Lens will also be available in December and will be sold for approximately $7,199.99 USD and $9,658.99 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony's authorized dealers throughout North America.

    The FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G lens will be available in December and will be sold for approximately $5,499.99 USD and $7,199.99 CAD, at a variety of Sony's authorized dealers throughout North America.

    Exclusive stories about Cinema Line, FX6, FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G and Sony's other imaging products can be found at www.sonycine.com and www.alphauniverse.com, resources designed to educate and inspire all fans of Sony’s technology for content creation and photography.