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SKU
118826
MPN
ILME-FX30B

Sony FX30 Super 35 Digital Cinema Camera (Body Only)

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  • 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

The Sony FX30 Super 35 Digital Cinema Camera (Body Only) sets the standard for filmmaking, with beautiful cinematic imagery, high performance and highly efficient workflow. Enjoy hassle-free shooting with S-Cinetone™ and S-Log3 for high-level grading plus numerous other features. The compact FX30 Cinema Camera by Sony makes filmmaking more accessible than ever for up-and-coming creators. Sony FX30 Super 35 Camera (Body Only) captures stunning images with 6K oversampling and a true cinematic look. Its compact size lets you take it anywhere, and sophisticated AF and stabilization features let you concentrate on composition, not the complexity of crews and rigging.

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 rolloff.
  • 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

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 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 easy indication that 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.

The body features multiple threaded mounting points that are ideal for accessories and a Multi Interface Shoe that supports advanced accessories. Additionally, an integrated fan ensures reliable performance during extended takes.
  • Lightweight body weighs just 1.2 lb.
  • Dedicated zoom rocker.
  • Fully customizable button layout.
  • Five 1/4"-20 threaded mounting points for accessories.
  • Multi Interface Shoe supports advanced accessories.
  • Active cooling fan permits uninterrupted shooting during extended takes.
  • Sporting a matching design to the FX3, the FX30 can use many of the same accessories, such as cages, without any modifications required.

A Plethora of Connectivity Options

The FX30 is equipped with a wide array of connections to ensure maximum customization and flexibility on set:
  • Full-size HDMI output features clean output up to 4K 60p as well as 16-bit raw video.
  • Audio is supported on the body with a 3.5mm headphone output and a 3.5mm microphone input.
  • USB-C connection can be used for high-speed data transfer or for powering the camera.
  • Multi-Terminal (Micro-USB) supports various accessories, such as remotes, for expanded functionality.
  • Timecode sync is available through the use of the separately available VMC-BNCM1 Timecode Adapter Cable.
  • Multi Interface Shoe supports advanced accessories, including the optional XLR Handle Unit.

Media Options

For recording high-bitrate footage at high frame rates the FX30 uses an advanced, versatile set of media slots. The camera features dual CFexpress Type A/SD card slots, allowing users to select between different media types for different situations. CFexpress Type A has ultra-fast speeds that can be used for the FX30's most advanced recording functions while SD cards are often more common and still have great speed and high capacities.

Updated Menu System

The FX30 benefits from a tweaked control menu that makes it more intuitive to operate:
  • The main menu provides a quick view of all your most important video settings, including Picture Profile, recording format, white balance, aperture, ISO, and more.
  • The shooting screen relocates the information on settings and status icons to the edges of the screen so that the image remains clear.
In the Box
  • Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera
  • Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (2280mAh)
  • Sony BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
  • Sony Multi Interface Shoe Cap
  • Sony ALC-B1EM Body Cap for E-Mount Cameras
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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SKU118826
BrandsSony
MPNILME-FX30B
Battery Mount TypeSony Z Series
Specifications

Imaging

Lens Mount Sony E
Lens Communication Yes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor Resolution Effective: 26.1 Megapixel
Sensor Type 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
ISO Sensitivity 100 to 32,000
Advertised Dynamic Range 14 Stops

Internal Video Capture

Recording Modes XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/119.88p
XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/119.88p
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Full HD (1920 x 1080)
HD (1280 x 720)
Variable Frame Rates UHD: Up to 119.88 fps
1080p: Up to 240 fps
Gamma Curve HDR-HLG, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Audio Recording 2-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio

External Video Capture

Raw Output HDMI In ProResRAW Mode:
4264 x 2408 16-Bit at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
External Recording Modes 4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
IP Streaming None

Still Image Capture

Image Sizes 3:2 JPEG / Raw
26 MP
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 Output
Audio I/O 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
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.) None

Monitor

Size 3"
Resolution 1,440,000 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 Phase Detection: 495

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 5 x 1/4"-20 Female on Camera Body
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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