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Sony FX30 E-Mount Overview

 

Your Ticket to Cinema Mastery

Leveraging the power of a newly-developed APS-C sensor, the Sony FX30 provides everyday content creators and aspiring filmmakers with a powerful, yet accessible cinema camera with which to push their cinematic journey to new heights. It blends an imaging pipeline designed for cinematic capture with a comprehensive feature set and intuitive operation to create a complete system for all levels of filmmaking.

Cinematic Expression

26MP APS-C/Super 35mm Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor

The FX30's advanced imaging system is on par with other options in Sony's Cinema Line—capturing detailed 10-bit UHD 4K imagery at up to 120 fps—giving it specs fitting a true cinema camera. The newly-developed 26MP APS-C Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ XR processor are able to create high-quality 4K images with the Super 35mm (16:9) area. This system is capable of capturing 14+ stops of dynamic range and benefits from Dual Base ISO architecture to improve low-light performance.

  • High-sensitivity recording at up to ISO 32000 and Dual Base ISO (800/2500).
  • When using S-Log3, the FX30 can capture 14+ stops of dynamic range.
  • Record in 10-bit 4:2:2 using advanced XAVC HS and XAVC S-I formats.
  • Full pixel readout from the 6K sensor creates high-quality UHD 4K video at up to 60 fps.
  • High-speed shooting is possible in 4K at up to 120 fps with a 1.6x crop and in Full HD up to 240 fps.
  • The HDMI output supports 16-bit raw video to select, separately available recorders.

Professional Picture Control

Filmmakers will be able to capture images that are immediately ready to publish for projects with fast turnarounds or opt for maximum quality and flexibility in post thanks to a wide array of picture control options:

  • S-Cinetone uses the same color science as Sony's advanced cinema cameras, including the VENICE line, with natural midtones, soft colors, and smooth highlight roll-off.
  • Picture Profiles, such as S-Log3 and HLG, will capture images with expanded dynamic range and flexibility for editors.
  • Creative Looks can be baked into the recorded footage to create a specific mood during recording and minimize the need for editing.
  • Up to 16 user-created LUTs and three presets can be set for accurately monitoring footage or previewing a specific look during shooting. These can be applied to the camera's monitor or EVF as well as the HDMI output.

Operation for All Levels

Professional features will help ensure beginners to professionals can make the most of the FX30. This includes three log shooting modes:

  • Flexible ISO uses standard ISO settings for simple operation and the greatest flexibility.
  • Cine EI ensures maximum dynamic range capture by recording at a manually selected base ISO setting and applying adjustments to metadata for monitoring and post-production.
  • Cine EI quick will automatically switch between the two base ISO settings for easier operation and great quality.

Intuitive Operation and Controls

Fast Hybrid AF

Enjoy high-speed and highly accurate autofocus performance in every mode, including 4K up to 120 fps, using an advanced Fast Hybrid AF system that uses 495 points (759 points in Photo mode) spread across 90% of the image sensor.

  • Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking will track the eyes of humans and animals.
  • AF Assist function will automatically switch to manual focus with a turn of the lens' focus ring.
  • Focus Map makes it easier to visualize the region of focus in your scene

5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization

Sony has equipped the FX30 with a 5-axis in-body image stabilization system that will help create smooth imagery even when working handheld. An Active Mode is available that blends optical systems with digital optimizations to capture ultra-smooth footage. The FX30 can also record gyro movement when the optical stabilizers are turned off, which can be used in post to create a stable shot.

Comprehensive Feature Set

Plenty of Sony's cinema features have found their way into the FX30:

  • Breathing compensation works with select lenses in 4K up to 60p in camera or up to 120p using Catalyst software after recording.
  • Timecode sync input with optional VMC-BNCM1 Timecode Adapter Cable
  • Tally lights for an easy indication that the camera is recording.

Catalyst Browse and Prepare Integration

The FX30 records a comprehensive array of metadata that can be read and used for advanced post-production work using Sony's Catalyst Browse and Prepare software.

Metadata recorded includes:

  • Embedded LUT and Exposure Index (EI) data.
  • Gyro and lens stabilization metadata to further reduce camera shake.
  • Breathing compensation can be manually controlled and adjusted.
  • Camera rotation metadata will ensure the footage is displayed as intended.
  • Shot marks can be added to clips during or after recording for reference

Ergonomic Form for Solo Operation

Lightweight and compact, the FX30 (in a design that matches the FX3) offers users the ability to shoot without needing a cage. Users can also enjoy smooth handheld footage thanks to a 5-axis in-body image stabilization system.

 

Sony ILME FX30Body Camera with XLR Handle Unit

SKU: ILME FX30
RM12,049.00 Regular Price
RM10,544.00Sale Price
  • Key Features

    • 26.1MP APS-C BSI CMOS Sensor
    • UHD 4K up to 120p
    • Compact Form Designed for Cage-Free Use
    • 10-Bit 4:2:2 XAVC S-I,16-Bit Raw Output
    • S-Cinetone/S-Log3/HLG, 14+ Stops DR
    • Phase Detection AF/Face Tracking/Eye AF
    • Standard ISO 100-32000 | Dual Base ISO
    • Dual CFexpress Type A/SDXC Card Slots
    • User LUTs & Timecode Sync Support
    • Detachable XLR Handle Unit with 2 Inputs
  • Sony FX30 E-Mount Specs

    Imaging

    Lens Mount Sony E
    Lens Communication Yes, with Autofocus Support
    Sensor Resolution Actual: 27 Megapixel
    Effective: 26 Megapixel (6192 x 4128)
    Sensor Type 23.3 x 15.5 mm (APS-C) CMOS
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
    Built-In ND Filter None
    Internal Filter Holder No
    Capture Type Stills & Video

    Exposure Control

    Shutter Type Electronic Rolling Shutter
    Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 Seconds in Photo Mode
    1/8000 to 1/4 Second in Video Mode
    ISO Sensitivity 100 to 32,000 (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
    Advertised Dynamic Range 14 Stops
    White Balance 2500 to 9900K
    Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater

    Video Capture

    Internal Recording Modes XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) from 1 to 119.88 fps
    XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) from 1 to 119.88 fps
    1920 x 1080p from 1 to 239.76 fps
    XAVC S
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) from 1 to 119.88 fps
    1920 x 1080p from 1 to 239.76 fps
    XAVC Proxy
    1920 x 1080
    1280 x 720
    External Recording Modes 4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
    ProResRAW 16-Bit via HDMI
    4672 x 2628 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
    Fast-/Slow-Motion Support Yes
    Gamma Curve HDR-HLG, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3
    Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
    Audio Recording 2-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
    4-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
    IP Streaming None

    Still Image Capture

    Image Sizes 3:2
    26 MP (6192 x 4128)
    Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
    Image File Format HEIF, JPEG, Raw
    Bit Depth 14-Bit

    Interface

    Media/Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
    Video I/O 1 x HDMI 2.0 Output
    Audio I/O 2 x XLR / 1/4" TRS Combo Microphone (+48 V Phantom Power) Input on Included Handle
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output on Camera Body
    Power I/O 1 x USB-C Input
    Other I/O 1 x Sony Multi/Micro-USB (Camera Interface, Timecode)
    1 x USB-C
    Wireless 2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Control
    Bluetooth
    Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.) None

    Monitor

    Size 3"
    Resolution 2,360,000 Dot
    Display Type Articulating Touchscreen LCD

    Focus

    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF, Touch AF & Shutter
    Autofocus Points Video
    Phase Detection: 495
    Autofocus Sensitivity -3 to +20 EV

    Environmental

    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C

    General

    Battery Type Sony Z-Series
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
    Accessory Mount 1 x Intelligent Hot Shoe on Camera Body
    5 x 1/4"-20 Female on Camera Body
    3 x 1/4"-20 Female on Included Handle
    Material of Construction Magnesium Alloy
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.1 x 3.1 x 3.3" / 129.7 x 77.8 x 84.5 mm
    Weight 1.2 lb / 562 g (Body Only)
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