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Video News: Sony is bringing its Cinema Line range to more content creators with the release of the FX30. This new entry-level cinema camera features the same form factor as the FX3, with a new 26MP APS-C sensor capable of 4K up to 120p.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–B&H is pleased to announce the Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera. This camera lowers the barrier to entry into Sony’s highly acclaimed cinema line and offers class-leading quality and professional features for everyday content creators.
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Sony FX30 Cinema Camera (Photo: Business Wire)
Borrowing heavily from the FX3, the Sony FX30 uses almost the same form factor, with the only notable change being the use of a 26MP APS-C BSI CMOS sensor. This sensor downsamples the 6K Super 35mm area to produce high-quality 4K UHD images. High-quality recording is possible in 4K at up to 60p, while 120p requires a 1.6x crop of the sensor. All of these modes are available in 10-bit 4:2:2 using Sony’s many recording formats, including the new XAVC HS and XAVC SI. The camera can also produce 16-bit raw output via HDMI.
Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera
26.1 MP APS-C BSI CMOS Sensor
4K UHD up to 120p
Compact shape designed for non-cage use
10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC SI, 16-bit raw output
S-Cinetone/S-Log3/HLG, 14+ DR stops
Phase detection AF/Face tracking/Eye AF
ISO 100-32000 Standard | Dual Base ISO
Two CFexpress Type A/SDXC card slots
Support for user LUTs and timecode synchronization
Using the BIONZ XR sensor allows the FX30 to achieve many of the features found in high-end cinema cameras. These include benefits such as the ability to import user LUTs, S-Log3 and S-Cinetone picture profiles, Cine EI, and more. The sensor can make the most of these features with a dual base ISO of 800/2500, a base ISO range of 100-32000, and a nominal dynamic range of over 14 stops.
Further benefits of this powerful processor are a fast hybrid AF system that uses 495 points across 90% of the sensor for precise, high-speed tracking, even when shooting 4K at 120p. The camera will offer real-time eye autofocus and real-time tracking, as well as AF assist and focus map functions.
Breathing compensation will be available in the FX30 with select lenses, as well as active mode for the image stabilization system, which works with the camera’s built-in 5-axis image stabilization for smoother performance.
Sony is preparing a Catalyst Prepare plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro that will allow users to read metadata from video files, including breathing compensation and gyroscopic data, among others, to enable adjustments to be made in post-production.
The body is as small and capable as the FX3. It features the same compact and lightweight design that features multiple threaded holes for direct accessory mounting. It is designed for cageless operation. The camera also uses the latest menu and information display for a clear and intuitive user experience. There’s a cooling fan for long, uninterrupted recording, and the camera supports timecode synchronization with the optional VMC-BNCM1 timecode adapter cable.
Unlike the FX3, the FX30 is available with and without the XLR-H1 XLR handle. For users who may not need the advanced audio unit, this can make the system smaller and more affordable. If individuals wish to consider picking it up later, it will be available separately.
New sizes of Sony CFexpress Type A TOUGH memory cards are announced with the camera. Shooters will now be able to select larger capacities of 320GB and 640GB for use with their FX3, a7S III, a1, FX6 or the new FX30.
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