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Sony PXW-FX6

The Sony ILME-FX6 Cinema Line full-frame camera, with Fast Hybrid & Real-time Eye AF, 4K (QFHD) high-frame-rate 120fps, 15+ stop dynamic range and S-Cinetone™ colour science.

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The FX6 introduces a completely new feature to the Cinema Line – a bokeh adjustment mode that minimizes exposure changes while adjusting bokeh. More tenacious Real-time Tracking allows the user to let the camera maintain precise and fast focus on the intended subject. Once the subject to be tracked has been specified by using the touch panel, accurate focus will be maintained automatically. If Face/Eye Priority AF is ON, AI is used to detect and keep track of the subject’s eye and face in real time for extremely high tracking precision. The focus area will seamlessly change between face and eye according to the position of the subject. In addition, if Touch Function in MF is set to Tracking AF, the FX6 can use Real-time Tracking to track the subject in real time even during manual focus.

Ready to tell amazing stories

Inside a compact body that's ready for grab-and-shoot action, the FX6 packs a highly sensitive, full-frame image sensor with the power to expand your moviemaking creativity.

Capture the impossible with expanded ISO sensitivity

Capture usable images in near total darkness with an impressive ISO expanded range up to 4096001. The full-frame sensor coupled with innovative light gathering capabilities ensures limitless shooting possibilities.

Stunning bokeh and full-frame creativity

The FX6 Version 2.0 introduces a completely new feature to the Cinema Line – a bokeh adjustment mode that minimizes exposure changes while adjusting bokeh. More tenacious Real-time Tracking allows the user to let the camera maintain precise and fast focus on the intended subject. Realise beautiful 4K imagery with the creative freedom made possible with a full-frame sensor. Capture every detail from the scene with shallow depth of field and stunning bokeh for a truly cinematic look.

Lens breathing compensation

The FX6 includes Lens Breathing Compensation, the same feature from Sony’s Alpha 7 IV, for a consistent angle of view while focusing.

Cinematic colour science with S-Cinetone

S-Cinetone colour, developed for Sony’s acclaimed FX9, is the default look on the FX6. Precisely tuned to meet the requirements of today’s content creators with rich colour and natural skin tones, it produces fresh and vivid images straight out of camera without grading, while retaining plenty of latitude for post-production.

Large pixels deliver high sensitivity and low noise

The full-frame, back-illuminated, 10.2-megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor offers impressive light-gathering capability. Fast readout speeds and a dynamic range of 15+ stops deliver superb image quality with wide sensitivity and reduced noise.

Powerful BIONZ XR image processor

The BIONZ XR image processing engine matches the sensor’s high-speed readout with enormous processing power. Built with a future-oriented architecture, it delivers high quality images faster and dramatically improves camera interface responsiveness.

Impressive dynamic range for limitless expression

At its base sensitivity of ISO 800, the FX6 offers optimal dynamic range for well-lit interiors and outdoor documentary shooting. An enhanced ISO 12800 sensitivity is designed for challenging low-light, morning and evening shots. The FX6 offers an exceptional 15+ stops of dynamic range – beyond the perception of even the human eye in many conditions – allowing for unprecedented creative freedom in colour grading in post.

Fast Hybrid AF for accuracy and tenacity

The wide-area AF uses intelligent tracking and on-sensor phase-detection for tenacious subject tracking across almost the entire frame (627-point focal plane phase-detection AF covers approx. 89% of the image area). The hybrid AF system delivers precise focusing even when shooting at shallow depths of field and at 120p high frame rates in 4K (QFHD*).

*When the 59.94Hz, 29.97Hz or 23.98Hz system frequency is used, AF is available at 30, 60, 120 and 240 fps. When the 50Hz or 25Hz system frequency is used, AF is available at 25, 50, 100 and 200 fps. AF is not available when the 24Hz system frequency is used.

Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection supported

Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection ensure accurate, stable focus acquisition for interviews, events, and anywhere where precise focus on people is essential. Sophisticated real-time processing realises pinpoint eye focus even when subjects are looking down or up at steep angles, allowing the operator to concentrate fully on composing the best shot.

Powerful focus control for solo shooters

With AF transition speed selectable over 7 levels, and AF Subject Shift Sensitivity over 5 levels, you can better convey your creative intentions when switching subjects or, for example, rack focusing.

Lens-ring AF subject selection

When the AF Assist function is ON, rotating the focus ring instantly switches from autofocus to manual focus so that a different subject can be quickly selected. Autofocus operation resumes as soon as the user stops rotating the lens focus ring.

Auto focus area/position

For auto focus, you can set the target area among Flexible Spot, Zone, Wide and change the position of the target area quickly during shooting by simply touching the LCD monitor.

4K 120fps with every frame in focus

High Frame Rate (HFR) shots can turn everyday action into a visual feast of elegant movement. The FX6 captures up to 120 frames per second (fps) at the 4K (QFHD) resolution. Slow and Quick (S&Q) modes give you full control over the captured frame rate from 1 to 120fps, allowing precise motion narratives, and up to a beautiful 5x Super Slow Motion (24fps output).

Built-in electronic Variable ND Filter

The FX6 features Sony’s unique built-in electronic Variable Neutral Density (ND) filter. Unlike conventional optical ND Filters, the electronic ND Filter on the FX6 can be controlled from 1/4ND to 1/128ND linearly, or set to auto. Ideal in changeable environments, there’s no need to change filters as lighting conditions change or to maintain your depth of field.

Architecture to prevent thermal shut down

The custom ventilation system and chassis design help to prevent the thermal shut down of shooting at high frame rates and 4K (QFHD) resolutions. The number of heat sinks, the shape of air intakes and exhaust vents as well as the location of the low-noise fan, and airflow paths have all been calculated with precision to ensure that optimum ventilation is achieved.

10-bit 4:2:2 recording

Record right on the camera with the amazing richness of 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 colour sampling, for far greater flexibility in image grading, post-processing and compositing.

16-bit RAW SDI & HDMI output

For demanding post-production workflows, 16-bit RAW output is available via SDI or HDMI connection to compatible external recorders while XAVC-I files are simultaneously captured in-camera. RAW video output is 4096x2160 or 3840x2160 data from the image sensor with a choice of 59.94 / 50 / 29.97 / 25 / 24 / 23.98 frame rates.

Support for four-channel audio input and recording

Four-channel audio input allows simultaneous capture of external microphones and the built-in microphone. UWP wireless microphones or XLR audio adaptors such as the XLR-K3M can also be used with the MI Shoe (not included).

Dual XLR inputs and enhanced audio capability

The handle of the FX6 has two independent audio inputs, easy-access XLR connectors to connect external professional microphones. UWP series wireless microphones may also be connected via the MI Shoe (not included).

Dual CFexpress Type A-compatible media slots

Dual media slots support CFexpress Type A cards (not Type B), along with conventional SDXC UHS-I and UHS-II cards, for fast buffer clearance and data management. Simultaneous, relay, interval and proxy modes are supported.

Networked for high mobility

Wi-Fi connectivity enables a host of advanced wireless production features such as remote control via smartphones or tablets and the Content Browser Mobile app. Connect easily with either NFC one-touch or manual pairing.

Description Quantity
All-in-One USB 3.0 Card Reader + USB Cable1
Short XLR Lead1
E Mount Body Cap1
Rubber Mic Grip / 2 x rubber Mic Rings1
NTG2 Shotgun Mic with softie1
USB Drive (Containing user manual)1
iM2700 / iM1600 Flight Case1
Front Cap1
Back Cap1
64gb SDXC 300mb/s U3 V90 Memory Card (in camera)1
Rubber Port cover (attached to camera and mic handle)9
Protective cover / cap (for hot shoes)1
Microphone holder (including 2 internal mounting screws and securing catch)1
Mains Lead (for Power Adapter)1
BP-U60/BP-U70 Battery1
USB to USB C Cable1
Canon EF to E-mount T CINE (Black Matt)1
BP-U35 Battery Pack1
Leather hand grip (in position on grip)1
Sunshade for LCD unit1
LCD unit with attachment clamp1
Battery charger (BC-CU1)1
AC Adapter (ACDP-060D01 A)1
FX6 Microphone Handle (With 2 thumb screws)1
Side grip attachment unit with 2.5mm connection1
Protection cover for microphone handle port1

NEWS: Sony Electronics Announces Amazing Updates for the FX6

NEWS: Sony Electronics Announces Amazing Updates for the FX6

10 February 2022

Sony Electronics Inc. has released firmware Version 2.0 for the FX6 full-frame cinema camera. New capabilities include more advanced AI (artificial intelligence) based AF (autofocus), real time tracking AF, picture cache recording and bokeh control mode. Additional functions designed to boost your creative freedom, and further improvements that enhance professional workflows have also been introduced. Not only this, but the hire price will remain the same!

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VIDEO: Shooting the New BMW M4 with the Sony FX6!

VIDEO: Shooting the New BMW M4 with the Sony FX6!

13 July 2021

Do you like cameras? Do you like cars? If yes to both, or either, we have a treat in store for you! We recently teamed up with Sam Holland and his shooting colleague Harry Base, and it’s fair to say they were blown away by the new Sony FX6. They took it, along with the new 2021 BMW M4 Competition Coupé down to sunny Plymouth and it looks like they had a blast – literally!

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VIDEO: Balancing the Sony FX6 on the DJI Ronin RS2

VIDEO: Balancing the Sony FX6 on the DJI Ronin RS2

16 June 2021

Can the Sony FX6 cinema camera fit on the DJI RS2 gimbal? The short answer is... YES! BUT... there are some important considerations to be made before hiring.

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08 December 2020

FX6 combines the best of Sony’s industry-leading digital cinema technology with advanced imaging features from Alpha mirrorless cameras.

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NB: Not compatible with CFexpress Type B

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