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Sony FX30
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    Sony just announced the FX30, a Super35 / APS-C video camera aimed at small-scale video and social media production. It's essentially a 26MP APS-C version of the FX3, and promises high-end production values at a more attainable price.

    Key specifications

    • Oversampled UHD 4K (6K capture) up to 60p
    • UHD 4K/120p capture with additional 1.62x crop
    • In-body image stabilization
    • 10-bit 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 capture in a choice H.265 or H.264-based AVC formats
    • S-Cinetone color profile
    • S-Log2 / S-Log3 with uploadable LUTs for previewing or applying to footage
    • '16-bit' Raw video output
    • No mechanical shutter mechanism
    • Front and rear tally lamps

    Initial review:

    1180 x 787 - 156K
    3840 x 2560 - 1M
    3840 x 2560 - 1M
    3840 x 2560 - 1M
    3840 x 2560 - 1M
    3840 x 2560 - 983K
    3840 x 2560 - 1M
    3840 x 2560 - 1M
    3840 x 2560 - 1M
    3840 x 2560 - 1001K
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  • Looks nice with that price point

  • Not 4 me :)

  • Nice price point for that SoC.

  • I haven't seen anyone post the rolling shutter measurement yet. They all just say it's worse than what they were hoping for but better than the Sony A7 IV and better than the previous Sony ASPC bodies.

  • @Doctor

    If you read the Dpreview initial review, you can find the rolling shutter values.

    Rolling shutter rates:

    4K/120 - 7.9 ms

    4K/60 - 15.7 ms

    4K/24 - 15.7 ms

  • Seems to be a good camera. For digital cinema APS-C is great, no need full frame. The problem is Sony APS-C cameras are very soft in video in 1080p. Maybe this can be better because is a pro version.

  • Specs:

    Data rates MAX:

    [XAVC S-I 4K] XAVC S-I 4K 59.94p 600Mbps 4:2:2 10bit MPEG-4 AVC / H.264

    [XAVC S 4K] XAVC S 4K 59.94p/50p 200Mbps 4:2:2 10bit MPEG-4 AVC / H.264

    [XAVC HS 4K] XAVC HS 4K 59.94p/50p 200Mbps 4:2:2 10bit MPEG-H HEVC / H.265

    [XAVC HS 4K] XAVC HS 4K 119.88p/100p 280Mbps 4:2:2 10bit MPEG-H HEVC

    [XAVC S 4K] XAVC S 4K 119.88p/100p 280Mbps 4:2:2 10bit MPEG-4 AVC / H.264


    14+ stop (S-Log3) Off / PP1-PP6 / PP10-PP11 Movie, Still, S-Cinetone, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3


    CFexpress Type A / SD card (x2), Simult. Rec, Sort, Auto Switch Media, Copy

    Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications) 5.5 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted.)

    Electronic shutter only.

  • If I was to buy another camera brand new today then I think I'd definitely go with the Sony FX30! I just can't see anything else competition against it, not unless I spent waaaay more for a FX6. (wish there was a FX60!)

  • Nice video! The whole setup (camera + 20mm lens) looks very versatile...thnx for sharing. Probably in terms of image, RAW BMPCC 6k is better in terms of price/value, but most of the time I honestly do not need raw.