Sony FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Camera for rent at Film Equipment Hire

130.00

Key Features
  • 12.1MP Full-Frame CMOS Exmor R Sensor
  • UHD 4K up to 120 | 1080p up to 240
  • Compact Form for Cage-Free Operation
  • 10-Bit 4:2:2 XAVC S-I,16-Bit Raw Output
  • S-Cinetone/S-Log3/HLG, 15+ Stops DR
  • Detachable 2 x XLR/TRS Adapter Handle
  • Phase Detection AF/Face Tracking/Eye AF
  • 80 to 409,600 Expanded ISO Range
  • Dual CFexpress Type A/SDXC Card Slots

Day €130 /  Weekend €195  /  Week €390

Sony FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Camera for rent at Film Equipment Hire

With a compact design for solo shooters, travel applications, and to serve as an ideal B cam, the Sony FX3 borrows from both the Cinema Line and Alpha series of cameras to create an optimized portable cinema camera. The FX3 features all of the imaging attributes you’d expect from this class but sports a newly designed body that’s hand-holdable, with a streamlined and minimal profile, and has a “cage-free” design, indicating the ability to secure various accessories directly to the camera body.

Its 12.1MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor (10.2MP effective in video mode) pairs with a BIONZ XR processor to achieve UHD 4K video capture with internal 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling or 16-bit raw output. The sensor’s BSI design heightens clarity and sensitivity, with an expandable ISO 80-409600 range and greater-than 15-stop dynamic range for working in mixed lighting conditions. Benefitting color and tonal control, an S-Cinetone mode can be used for matching to VENICE, FX9, or FX6 sources and there is also S-Log3/2 gamut support and 10-bit HLG for simple HDR productions. The sensor and processor also work together to greatly reduce rolling shutter and the sensor’s design incorporates a Fast Hybrid AF system for intelligent and quick focusing performance and subject tracking.

Beyond the physical design just being compact, it’s also built to maximize efficiency and operability through the inclusion of an articulating 3.0″ touchscreen LCD, a removable shoe-mounted top handle with dual XLR mic inputs, and 5-axis mechanical image stabilization for smoother handheld recording.

Note:

The Sony ECM-XM1 Microphone is not included.

Most Compact Member of the Cinema Line Family

This compact addition to Sony’s Cinema Line blends the full-frame, S-Cinetone capture of the FX6 with the UHD 4K capture, autofocus options, and body size of the a7S III camera. The video-forward design of the FX3 also shares several handling and audio features with the FX6 and the ISO range and battery of the a7S III.

Common FX3/FX6/a7S III Features

  • Full-frame, back-illuminated 12.1MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ XR processor
  • High-speed rates of 120p in 4K and 240p in HD
  • Dynamic range of 15+ stops

Shared FX3/FX6 Attributes

  • S-Cinetone, S-Log3, HLG, and Rec. 709 gamma options
  • Tally lamps on the front, side, and rear
  • Internal fan to prevent overheating
  • Zoom lever

Shared FX3/A7S III Attributes

  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • 16-bit raw output via HDMI
  • S-Log2 gamma choice
  • 80 to 409,6000 ISO range (expanded)

Improved FX3 Features

  • Comfortable, cage-free, handheld operation
  • Greater than 1.6x battery runtime compared to a7S II
  • USB-PD power option for extended shooting times

4K Full-Frame CMOS Exmor R Sensor

The 12.1MP Exmor R sensor and BIONZ XR processor offer true cinematic expression with 10.2MP effective video and 12.1MP stills capture. The full-frame sensor provides shallow depth of field looks, impressive bokeh, and reduced rolling shutter artifacts.

S-Cinetone Color

  • Default S-Cinetone color setting provides a softer-toned look with beautiful skin tone reproduction
  • Complements your VENICE, FX9, or FX6 footage
  • S-Log-3, S-Gamut3, S-Gamut3.Cine, and 10-bit 4:2:2: support help to maintain rich gradation and color compatible with the range of Sony Cinema Line cameras

Cinematic Recording / Frame Rate Options

  • Up to 600 Mb/s XAVC S-I ALL-I H.264 codec recording
  • XAVC HS codec recording with H.265 encoding for lower bit rates in Long GOP
  • Internal 10-bit 4:2:2 recording to CFexpress Type A or SD memory cards
  • External, 16-bit raw,10-bit 4:2:2 output via HDMI type-A port
  • 8-bit XAVC S or 10-bit XAVC HS proxy capture
  • 10-bit, 4:2:2 color available in all formats including HLG
  • Full-frame UHD 4K high-speeds up to 120p
  • S35 HD high-speed rates up to 240p
  • Up to 5x slow-motion rates

Compact Design / Ergonomic Operation

  • Flexible, streamlined, 5 x 3 x 3″ form
  • 3″ LCD with 1,440,000-dot resolution tilts for optimal viewing
  • Can be used with or without a cage
  • Right-handed controls feature placement consistent with the rest of the Cinema Line
  • Five 1/4″-20 accessory threads on the FX3 body plus two on the top handle
  • Intuitive touchscreen menu
  • Customizable buttons for assigning 15 controls and up to 140 menu items
  • Tally (record) lights are easily viewable on the top, front, and rear of the camera
  • Dual CFexpress Type A/SD slots
  • Relay, simultaneous, and backup recording
  • Customizable zoom setting plus Clear Image Zoom

Detachable XLR Adapter Handle

  • Top handle with two XLR-1/4″ TRS combo audio inputs
  • Microphone holder and 3.5mm mic input
  • Digital audio with up to 4-channel, 24-bit recording
  • Contoured for comfortable low-angle shooting

Fast Hybrid / Phase Detection Autofocus

  • Multiple autofocusing modes are designed for solo shooting
  • Fast Hybrid AF uses 627 points to cover approximately 89% of the image frame
  • Real-Time Eye AF, Eye and Face Detection, and subject Touch Tracking

Durable Build / Enhanced Operating

  • An integrated cooling fan and a heat-dissipating design enable uninterrupted recording up to 4K60
  • Magnesium-alloy chassis and shell
  • Sealed against inclement weather and dust

Wireless Connectivity

  • Dual-band 2.4/5 GHz wireless connectivity
  • Wired LAN link using the USB Type-C port and a separate adapter

Post-Production Stabilization with E-Mount Lenses

  • Sony’s Catalyst Prepare/Browse software uses shake metadata to stabilize your image
  • Adjustable balance between shake compensation and image area trimming
Set the FX6’s integrated neutral density (ND) filter system to auto for correctly exposed shots even in changing light conditions, or smoothly adjust the ND filter density manually in increments from 1/4 to 1/128 as you shoot; both options will produce properly exposed images without affecting your chosen depth of field.

Advanced XAVC Codec Options

The FX6 is the first compact, full-frame camera to offer UHD 4K 4:2:2 capture in the high-quality yet efficient XAVC-I codec. It also enables you to choose from a range of professional XAVC Intra and XAVC Long codecs at bit rates ranging from 35 to 600 Mb/s.

High Frame Rate Selections

For slow-motion and fast action looks, choose from full-frame rates ranging from:

  • 1-60 fps in HD to DCI 4K resolutions
  • 100 or 120 fps in HD through UHD 4K
  • 150, 180, 200, or 240 fps in Full HD

Super35 choices include:

  • 1-60, 100, and 120 fps in Full HD

Expressive Cinematic Look

Sony’s S-Cinetone gamma curve offers a cinematic look with filmlike color, softer tones, and pleasing skin tone reproduction. Not only is this cinematic look available for in-camera viewing, but it can also be captured and output with minimal or no grading at all for a time-saving post process. The S-Cinetone, S-Log3, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3.Cine choices also streamline the process of matching FX6 footage with your VENICE or FX9 video and offer broad color-grading options.

Fast Hybrid/Phase Detection Autofocus

Compatible with 50+ native Sony E-mount lenses, the FX6’s improved autofocus choices include Face Detection and Eye Autofocus modes for rapid focusing with extremely sharp accuracy, even in lower-light settings. The phase detection autofocus accomplishes this accuracy using seven transition-speed steps and five subject-sensitivity.

Image Stabilization and More with Catalyst and Metadata

Pair the FX6 with Sony’s Catalyst Prepare/Browse software to use metadata to stabilize your image, automatically rotate gimbal footage, and add flags for easier clip filtering in post-production.

Touchscreen 3.5″ LCD Control

The FX6’s 3.5″ LCD monitor offers both high-resolution viewing and the ease of touchscreen camera control. The LCD quick menu controls include key settings like Codec, Imager Scan Mode, Picture Size and Frequency, Base ISO/Sensitivity, Shooting Mode, and Audio Levels.

Reliable Design and Construction

Constructed with a lightweight yet durable magnesium alloy chassis, the FX6 body offers maximum reliability and efficiently disperses heat to enable extended recording times. Exterior seams, buttons, and interfaces have been treated with updated sealing that improves the camera’s dust and moisture resistance as well.

4-Channel Audio Recording

The FX6 offers up to 4-channel audio recording by combining sources from the dual XLR inputs, the 2-channel multi-interface shoe input, and the stereo mic built into the camera’s top handle. This enables the simultaneous use of an external microphone for recording your main audio source and the built-in microphone for ambient sound and/or voice memos by the operator.

Professional Input/Output Interface

FX6 input and output ports include a selectable 12G/6G/3G-SDI output for flexible monitoring, 12-bit raw output via SDI, and an HDMI output. It also has timecode input and output for syncing multiple cameras and a built-in Wi-Fi module.

CFexpress Media Slots and Multiple Recording Modes

The FX6’s dual media slots accept both rugged, high-performance, high-capacity CFexpress Type A cards and widely available UHS-II/UHS-1 SDXC cards. Note that the CFexpress Type A cards are required for 100/120 fps UHD 4K capture and 150/180/200/240 fps HD high-speed capture.

Modular, Grab-and-Go Design

The modular design of the FX6 enables you to pare down to its compact body for gimbal or drone use, or it can be used with separately available accessories such as a smart grip and smart handle for fingertip control when shooting handheld. A 3.5″ LCD screen can be quickly positioned on the camera at multiple locations to provide comfortable, ergonomic viewing.

Content Browser Mobile Compatibility

When used with the separately available Content Browser Mobile app and a compatible smartphone or remote control, the FX6’s Wi-Fi function enables remote monitoring and focus/iris/zoom control.

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