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For a while As these shooters became more skilled at capturing video, Sony’s top digital filmmaking cameras seemed to be on a collision course with Alpha mirrorless cameras. Today the inevitable has been confirmed: Sony officially announced its FX3 with features from both the company’s digital cinema and Alpha series. It offers content creators a more convenient way to catch Hollywood.caliber content.

An image FX3 leaked for several weeks It first led to speculation that Sony’s compact cinematography tool could capture video at 8K resolutions, but the full-frame, back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor the camera uses up to 120 frames per second up to 4K or 16: 9 QFHD. Even if there is a cooling fan and a ventilation design that promotes natural heat dissipation, FX3 can only record continuously at 4K, 60P. Higher frame rate shooting is limited, so the camera won’t overheat. Skipping 8K is a choice Sony made to keep the price tag of the FX3 low or not compete with the company’s price. digital cinema cameras- or both.

While taking a video, The FX3’s ISO settings can be pushed to an impressive 409,600, which can come in handy when you find yourself shooting on the dark side of the moon and not seeing the sun. TThe camera’s 627-point autofocus system includes features such as AF Switch Speed, Touch Tracking, which ensures that automatic focus changes occur smoothly to avoid disturbing viewers allows By tapping an object on the FX3’s pop-up touchscreen, operators tell the camera what to focus in the frame, even when the subject is moving.

 

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With battery and memory cards installed (both CFexpress Type A and SDXC cards are supported), FX3 only weighs 1.58 pounds and includes a hot shoe mount handle, Makes it easier to hold, operate and maneuver the camera at low angles. Keeping a lightweight camera steady when shooting handheld is a real challenge, so the FX3 uses five-axis in-body image stabilization for smooth videos even when shooting with a lens without its own stabilization. The applied fixing is also captured as metadata as the film is being shot, allowing fine tuning during post production.

Most filmmakers will want to keep the optional handle attached because not just offers quick access to various controls, It has 15 custom buttons, including ISO, iris, white balance, and zoom, that can also be programmed as shortcuts to 140 different functions normally embedded in a software menu. The grip also With a socket for a microphone, a dual balanced XLR / TRS audio input and a 3.5 millimeter stereo two channel jack, the camera can capture four-channel 24-bit audio when multiple microphones are attached.

 

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The FX3 will officially be available from March with a price tag of around $ 3,900. It’s not a pocket change, but it’s also $ 2,600 cheaper than a new one $ 6,500 Sony Alpha 1, many people will consider it the next video maker. However, it is $ 1,400 more expensive than the recently announced $ 2,500. Blackmagic Design BMPCC 6K Pro, It offers 6K shooting and an HDR rear screen, although 120fps high speed recording is limited to 2K. But for video content creators who already have a bag full of Sony E-mount lenses or have a workflow that includes Sony’s high-end digital cinema cameras, the FX3 sounds like an easy choice.