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FX3 | Full- frame Cinema Line Camera
New Cinematic Freedom
Sony's FX3 Cinema Line camera brings the visions of passionate content creators to life. Cinematic expression is matched with reliable performance and streamlined operation to serve the needs of today's creative community. Compact and lightweight, it's easy to carry and handle.
- Full-frame back-illuminated 12.1MP Exmor R CMOS sensor
- 10-bit 4:2:2 colour and 15+ stops of dynamic range
- Front, side and rear tally lamps and zoom lever
- 5-axis in-body image stabilization
- UHD 4K video up to 120p
* Lens and micropone pictured not included.
Unlock the world of professional cinema
In service of cinematic expression
Enjoy rich detail and realistic colour
The FX3 is capable of 4K internal recording, 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 colour sampling with All Intra on top of Long-GOP compression.
This makes it possible to push your colour grades further while still retaining natural gradation, for true editing freedom.
Designed for comfortable solo shooting
High-mobility performance wherever you go
With a compact size and light weight, the FX3 is designed for high mobility. The attached handle and cage-free accessory mounting holes allow fast setup, fluid shooting, and quick pack-down. The main body and covers are constructed from lightweight magnesium alloy to enhance durability and performance even in challenging environments.
In-camera image stabilization
Active Mode is an optical in-body 5-axis image stabilization system that provides increased stabilization for movie shooting. To preserve image quality, the gyroscope sensor accurately measures camera shake and compensates optically. This makes stable video possible even when shooting hand-held without gimbal use, while walking, and at 4K resolution.
Image stabilization and easier editing with Catalyst
Camera-shake metadata is recorded by the built-in gyro, allowing handheld footage to be smoothed out and stabilized in post-production. Using Sony's Catalyst Browse / Catalyst Prepare desktop application you can easily balance automated shake-compensation and image-trimming levels. Catalyst can also make effective use of recorded camera-rotation data.
Cinema Line FX3
Behind the Scene
Cinema Line FX3
Expandability and operability for content creators
Vari-angle LCD touch-panel monitor
The 3.0-type (1.44 million-dot) LCD touch-screen panel features a side-opening design to allow flexible positioning and improved visibility when the camera is mounted on gimbals. Touch-panel support also provides intuitive menu control for many camera settings.
Essential controls for efficient solo shooting
In addition to six customizable buttons, frequently used controls are within easy one-handed reach, leaving your other hand free for lens operation or balance. And usability is enhanced by multiple screw holes on the body and handle, allowing accessories to be attached directly.
Front and rear tally lamps
Tally lights on the front and rear of the FX3 indicate whether the camera is recording at any given moment. They are clearly visible to both the camera operator and the person performing in front of the camera.
Attachable XLR handle
A handle equipped with an XLR adaptor with two full size XLR terminals can be attached to the Multi Interface (MI) Shoe on the camera for more comfortable and stable camerawork in difficult shooting situations, such as low-position shots.
XLR adaptor and digital input for quality audio
In addition to the camera's convenient built-in microphone, a variety of professional microphones can be connected externally via the full-size XLR connectors on the handle through a digital audio interface via Multi Interface (MI) Shoe. Three recording formats can be selected, including 24-bit 4-channel. Digital audio recording is also possible by attaching a digital microphone such as the ECM-B1M even when the handle is not used.
Dual high-speed media slots
Designed for next-generation filmmaking requirements, CFexpress Type A cards support high bit-rate recording. The camera's slots are ready for CFexpress Type A as well as conventional SDXC UHS-I and UHS-II cards.
Uninterrupted 4K/60p recording
For uninterrupted 4K/60p recording, the FX3 is designed with an innovative heat dissipation system. Heatsink placement, airflow structure, and a silent cooling fan work to optimize cooling even during long shoots.
What's IncludedFX3 Cinema Line Full-Frame Camera Body
NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery
BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
USB-A to USB-C Cable (USB 3.2)
XLR Handle Unit
Handle Shoe Cap
Accessory Shoe Cap
Accessory Shoe Kit
|CAMERA TYPE||Interchangeable lens digital camera|
|POWER CONSUMPTION||[Movie] Approx. 7.3 W (with FE 28–70 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached), [Still image] Approx. 3.4 W (with FE 28–70 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached)|
|BATTERY OPERATING TIME||Approx. 95 min (Actual recording, CIPA standard) 1, Approx. 135 min (Continuous recording, CIPA standard), Approx. 600 shots (LCD monitor) (still images, CIPA standard)|
|OPERATING TEMPERATURE||0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)|
–20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
[XAVC HS 4K] 59.94p/50p 200 Mbps/150 Mbps/100 Mbps/75 Mbps/45 Mbps, MPEG-H HEVC / H.265, 23.98p 100 Mbps/100 Mbps/50 Mbps/50 Mbps/30 Mbps, MPEG-H HEVC / H.265, 119.88p/100p 280 Mbps/200 Mbps, MPEG-H HEVC / H.265
[XAVC S 4K] 59.94p/50p 200 Mbps/150 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 29.97p/25p 140 Mbps/100 Mbps/60 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 23.98p 100 Mbps/100 Mbps/60 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, [XAVC S HD] 59.94p/50p 50 Mbps/50 Mbps/25 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 29.97p/25p 50 Mbps/50 Mbps/16 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 23.98p 50 Mbps/50 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 119.88p/100p 100 Mbps/60 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
[XAVC S-I 4K] 59.94p/50p 600 Mbps/500 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 29.97p/25p 300 Mbps/250 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 23.98p 240 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, [XAVC S-I HD] 59.94p/50p 222 Mbps/185 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 29.97p/25p 111 Mbps/93 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 23.98p 100 Mbps/100 Mbps/60 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, 119.88p/100p 280 Mbps/200 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
|Audio||LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit), LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 24 bit), LPCM 4ch (48 kHz 24 bit), MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch|
|Recording Frame Rate||XAVC HS
[XAVC HS 4K] 3840 x 2160/119.88p, 100p, 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
[XAVC S 4K] 3840 x 2160/119.88p, 100p, 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P, [XAVC S-I HD] 1920 x 1080/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
[XAVC S-I 4K] 3840 x 2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P, [XAVC S-I HD] 1920 x 1080/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
|Recording/ Playback Time||XAVC HS
[XAVC HS 4K] 59.94p/50p 200M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 85 minutes, When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 40 minutes, 59.94p/50p 150M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 110 minutes, When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 55 minutes, 59.94p/50p 100M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 170 minutes, When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 80 minutes, 59.94p/50p 75M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 220 minutes, When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 100 minutes
[XAVC S 4K] 59.94p/50p 200M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 85 minutes, When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 40 minutes, 59.94p/50p 150M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 110 minutes, When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 55 minutes, [XAVC S HD] 59.94p/50p 50M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 310 minutes, When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 150 minutes, 59.94p/50p 25M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 550 minutes, When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 210 minutes
[XAVC S-I 4K] XAVC S-I 4K 59.94p/50p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 25 minutes, When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 10 minutes, [XAVC S-I HD] 59.94p/50p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 75 minutes, When using CEA-G80T (80 GB) Approx. 35 minutes
1280 x 720 (Approx. 6 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (Approx. 9 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (Approx. 16 Mbps)
|RAW Output||HDMI: 4264 x 2408 (60p / 50p / 30p / 25p / 24p), 16 bit|
|SENSOR TYPE||35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor|
|PIXELS||Approx. 10.2 megapixels (effective) for movies, Approx. 12.1 megapixels (effective) for Still images, Approx. 12.9 megapixels (total)|
|SENSITIVITY||[Movie] ISO 80–102400 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 80–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Still image] ISO 80–102400 (ISO numbers up from ISO 40 to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 80–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)|
|SHUTTER SPEED||Movie: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode) Still image: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb|
Slow & Quick Motion
|Slow & Quick Motion||XAVC HS
XAVC HS 4K: [NTSC mode] 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps2, [PAL mode] 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps2
XAVC S 4K: [NTSC mode] 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps2, [PAL mode] 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps2, XAVC S HD: [NTSC mode] 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, 240fps2, [PAL mode] 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps, 200fps2
XAVC S-I 4K: [NTSC mode] 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps2, [PAL mode] 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps2, XAVC S-I HD: [NTSC mode] 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, 240fps2, [PAL mode] 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps, 200fps2
|WHITE-BALANCE MODES||Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Flash / Underwater / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter / Custom|
|GAMMA CURVE||Off / PP1–PP10, Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset|
|LATITUDE||15+ stop (S-Log3)|
|TYPE||Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)|
|FOCUS POINT||[Movie] 627 points, [Still image] 35 mm full frame: 759 points (phase-detection AF)|
|SENSITIVITY RANGE||EV-6 to EV20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)|
|FOCUS MODE||[Movie] AF-C, MF, [Still image] AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus|
|FOCUS AREA||[Movie] Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot, [Still image] Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / Tracking|
|OTHER FOCUS FEATURES||Eye AF ([Movie] Human (Right/Left Eye Select), ([Still image] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal), Face detection (Face Priority in AF, Face Priority in Multi Metering, Regist. Faces Priority), [Movie] AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity, [Movie] AF Transition Speed, [Still image] Focus Magnifier (35 mm full frame: 2.1x / 4.1x, APS-C: 1.5x / 3.0x)|
|METERING SENSITIVITY||EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)|
|EXPOSURE MODES||[Movie] Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode, [Still images] AUTO (iAuto), P, A, S, M|
Recording (Still image)
|RECORDING FORMAT||JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format compliant)|
|IMAGE SIZE||Image size [3:2] 35 mm full frame L: 12M, M: 5.1M, S: 3.0M, APS-C L: 5.1M, M: 3.0M, S: 1.3M, Image size [4:3] 35 mm full frame L: 11M, M: 4.6M, S: 2.7M, APS-C L: 4.6M, M: 2.7M, S: 1.1M Image size, [16:9] 35 mm full frame L: 10M, M: 4.3M, S: 2.6M, APS-C L: 4.3M, M: 2.6M, S: 1.1M, Image size [1:1] 35 mm full frame L: 8M, M: 3.4M, S: 2.0M, APS-C L: 3.4M, M: 2.0M, S: 0.8M|
|PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS||Index view, Folder selection (Date / Still / Movie), Photo capture, 4Ch audio monitoring, Auto Review (stills), Image orientation (stills), Protect (stills), Rating (stills), Display as Group (stills)|
|AUDIO INPUT||0.14 " Stereo minijack, XLR handle: [INPUT1][INPUT2] XLR/TRS-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable, Mic Reference –40 to –60 dBu / [INPUT3] 0.14 " Stereo minijack)|
|USB||USB Type-C (x1, SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps [USB 3.2] compatible), Multi/Micro USB (x1)|
|HEADPHONE OUTPUT||Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)|
|SPEAKER OUTPUT||Built-in, monaural|
|HDMI OUTPUT||HDMI jack (Type-A), YCbCr 4:2:2 10 bit / RGB 8 bit|
|MULTI INTERFACE SHOE||With Digital Audio Interface|
|BLUETOOTH®||Bluetooth Standard Ver. 5.0 (2.4 GHz band)|
|LCD||7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT, approx. 1.44M dots, Opening Angle: Approx. 176 deg., Rotation Angle: Approx. 270 deg.|
|BUILT-IN MICROPHONE||Built-in, stereo|
|MEDIA TYPE||CFexpress Type A / SD card (x2), Simult. Rec, Sort, Auto Switch Media, Copy|
|FILE SYSTEM||FAT12, 16, 32, exFAT|
|ZOOM FUNCTION||Zoom ring rotate, Clear Image Zoom ([Movie] Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD) [Still image] Approx. 2x ), Digital zoom ([Movie] 35 mm full frame: approx. 4x, APS-C: approx. 4x, [Still image] 35 mm full frame: L: approx. 4x, M: approx. 6.1x, S: approx. 8x, APS-C: L: approx. 4x, M: approx. 5.2x, S: approx. 8x), Smart zoom ([Still image] 35 mm full frame: M: approx. 1.5x, S: approx. 2x, APS-C: M: approx. 1.3x, S: approx. 2x)|
Still image function
|SHUTTER||Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter|
|DRIVE MODES||Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket|
|CONTINUOUS SHOOTING SPEED||Hi+: 10fps, Hi: 8fps, Mid: 6fps, Lo: 3fps|
|NOISE REDUCTION||Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off|
|FLASH CONTROL||Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe; attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe, Flash sync speed 1/125 s.|
|OTHER STILL IMAGE FUNCTION||Electronic Front Shutter Curtain, Silent Shooting, Anti-flicker Shoot|
|TYPE||Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)|
|MODE||[Movie] Active / Standard / Off, [Still image] On / Off|
|5.5 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50 mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)|
|CUSTOM FUNCTION||Custom key settings, My Menu, My Dial Settings|
|LENS COMPENSATION||Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion|
|SUPPORTED FORMAT||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|FREQUENCY BAND||2.4 GHz band/5 GHz band|
|NFC||NFC Forum Type 3 Tag-compliant|
|FTP TRANSFER||FTP Transfer Func. (Wired LAN [USB-LAN], USB Tethering, Wi-Fi)|
|WEIGHT (MAIN UNIT ONLY)||715 g (25.2 oz.)
* With battery and memory card included.
640 g (22.6 oz.)
* Body only.
|DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)||1015 g (35.8 oz.)
* With XLR Handle, battery pack, SD card.
129.7 x 77.8 x 84.5 mm (5.11 x 3.06 x 3.33")
* Body without protrusions.
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Sony Alpha FX3 Cinema Line Full-frame Camera (Body Only)
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