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Sony introduces the FX6 as the first new member of the Cinema Line

The new FX6. (Source: Sony)
The new FX6. (Source: Sony)
The FX6 is Sony's latest professional cine-grade camera. Despite this designation, not to mention its full array of controls, E-lens mount and top handle, it is rated to be relatively light and compact. Nevertheless, it also still packs tech and features from the OEM's Cinema Line and mirrorless alpha-series cameras.

Earlier, Sony had announced its plan to consolidate its pro-grade hardware under one umbrella term - Cinema Line - and that it would get brand-new FX-series units into the bargain. Now, the first of these new cameras has been launched. The FX6 is equipped with a 10.2MP backlit full-frame CMOS sensor from the premium Exmor R range and the same BIONZ XR image processor found in the a7S III.

The FX6 is rated for a range of ISO from 800 to 409,600, with enhanced sensitivity at 12,800 and approximately 15 steps of dynamic range. Sony also asserts that it packs VENICE-level color science, with standards including S-Cinetone, S-Log3, S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine, 

It can record up to QFHD 4K at 120p (or HD at up to 240p in 10-bit 4:2:2 color, in up to 16-bit SDI RAW, although it needs CFexpress Type A cards for its best outputs and fastest data-transfers. Its dual card slots also take SDXC UHS-I/II cards, however.

Externally, the FX6 boasts a magnesium modular design that weighs 1.96 pounds (0.89 kilograms) and measures 4.6 inches x 6 inches x 4.5 inches (116 millimeters x 153 millimeters x 114 millimeters), albeit without one of the ~50 E-mount lenses, gimbals and so on it can take. It has a 3.5-inch LCD detachable viewfinder that has various docking locations on the camera.

The Sony FX6 should be available in December 2020, through the OEM's usual authorized retailers. It has a recommended price of US$5,999.99, or $7,199.99 when bundled with an FE 24-105mm F4 G E-mount lens.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-11-20 (Update: 2021-10-10)