Sony's FX3 Cinema Line camera brings the visions of passionate content creators to life
The Sony FX3 is a compact cinema camera designed for solo filmmakers, videographers, and content creators. It boasts a full-frame sensor and can capture 4K footage at up to 120 frames per second. The camera is equipped with Sony's advanced autofocus system and features 15+ stops of dynamic range, allowing for stunning detail in both bright and dark scenes.
The FX3 also features built-in image stabilization, making it ideal for handheld shots, and includes professional audio features such as XLR inputs and a built-in microphone. Additionally, the camera can record in S-Cinetone, Sony's proprietary color profile, which produces rich and cinematic color straight out of the camera.
Overall, the Sony FX3 is a powerful and versatile tool for independent filmmakers and content creators who require high-quality video and audio in a compact and portable form factor. Its advanced features and user-friendly design make it a top choice for those looking to take their content creation to the next level.
Image sensor with fast readout speed
The back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS sensor boasts a blazingly fast data readout speed along with high sensitivity and wide dynamic range. An advanced colour filter array boosts colour reproduction accuracy, while focal plane phase-detection AF enables solid autofocus stability and excellent precision, all of which contribute to outstanding image quality.
High performance image-processing engine
The BIONZ XR™ image-processing engine is designed for high speed, minimising latency while providing impressive real-time processing capabilities. The engine performs real-time processing of AF, image recognition and image quality adjustments, while also handling data transfer, user interface and other camera operations.
High sensitivity, wide dynamic range
The full-frame sensor enables high sensitivity with low noise throughout the camera's range by optimising the sensor’s output. Capture clear motion even in low light conditions with an impressive ISO expanded range up to 409600. It has an extended dynamic range of 15+ stops, without blown highlights. Together, the camera's high sensitivity and wide dynamic range expand your flexibility in post-production.
4K High Frame Rate 120fps recording
You can record full-frame 4K (QFHD) at up to 120fps with autofocus thanks to the high-speed readout capabilities of the image sensor and the powerful BIONZ XR processor. Even at high frame rates, 4K (QFHD) images are captured using full-pixel readout without binning, for clear post-produced slow motion (up to 5x slower than real time). The high-precision AF even allows beautiful full-frame bokeh to be achieved during slow motion shooting.
Acclaimed cinematic colour with S-Cinetone™
The inclusion of Sony’s acclaimed S-Cinetone look, inherited from the development of the FX9, allows cinematic colour to be achieved directly in-camera. S-Cinetone is optimised for natural skin tones and mid-range colours, with gentle highlight roll-off, for impressive subject depiction even without post production grading. Standard (Picture Profile OFF)  S-Cinetone (Picture Profile 11)
16-bit RAW data output
Facilitating improved image quality and more flexible and efficient editing in post production, the FX3 supports 16-bit RAW data output to an external recorder via the HDMI Type-A terminal. RAW video output is from a full-frame image sensor with 4264 x 2408 [16:9] resolution, to suit 4K (QFHD) or DCI-4K workflows, with a choice of frame rates (59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p).
Fast Hybrid AF for dependable focus during movie shooting
Fast Hybrid AF combines focal plane phase-detection AF with contrast-detection AF. This results in highly precise, smooth tracking of fast-moving subjects even over a wide range with a shallow depth of field. AF Transition Speed and AF Subject Shift Sensitivity parameters allow more flexible focus control, as demanded by professional users.
4K full-frame back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R™ sensor , 15+ stop dynamic range, ISO expandable to 409600 for low light conditions
Cinematic Expressions with 16bit RAW, S-Log3 and S-Cinetone™, a highly regarded look profile inspired by VENICE colorimetry
Designed for professional workflow: 715g compact and light weight body suitable for solo-shooting and handheld mobility
Reliable in every shooting situation: Ragid magnesium body and frame, and heat dissipation system for uninterrupted 4K 60p recording
S-Cinetone™ highly regarded look profile inspired by VENICE colorimetry
Compact and approx. 715g (body with card and battery) lightweight body suitable for solo-shooting
Real-time Eye AF ensures precise focus on the face and eyes
Easily create rack-focus transition, and five settings for AF Subject Shift Sensitivity
4K QFHD high-frame-rate 120fps recording
XAVC-S 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording, 4K 16-bit RAW output full HDMI terminal
Multiple thread holes to attach accessories without case. XLR handle supplied.
S-Log3/S-Gamut3, S-Gamut3.Cine for post production flexibility
Rigid magnesium body and frame, and heat dissipation system for uninterrupted 4K 60p recording
[XAVC S-I 4K] When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 25 minutes
When using CEA-G80T (80GB) Approx. 10 minutes [XAVC S-I HD] XAVC S-I HD 59.94p/50p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 75 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80GB) Approx. 35 minutes [XAVC S 4K] XAVC S 4K 59.94p/50p 200M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 85 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80GB) Approx. 40 minutes XAVC S 4K 59.94p/50p 150M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 110 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80GB) Approx. 55 minutes [XAVC S HD] XAVC S HD 59.94p/50p 50M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 310 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80GB) Approx. 150 minutes XAVC S HD 59.94p/50p 25M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 550 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80GB) Approx. 210 minutes [XAVC HS 4K] XAVC HS 4K 59.94p/50p 200M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 85 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80GB) Approx. 40 minutes XAVC HS 4K 59.94p/50p 150M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 110 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80GB) Approx. 55 minutes XAVC HS 4K 59.94p/50p 100M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 170 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80GB) Approx. 80 minutes XAVC HS 4K 59.94p/50p 75M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 220 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80GB) Approx. 100 minutes XAVC HS 4K 59.94p/50p 45M When using CEA-G160T (160 GB) Approx. 340 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80GB) Approx. 160 minutes
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 (pixels) [3:2]
35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2832 (12M), M: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), S: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M)APS-C L: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), M: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M), S: 1376 x 920 (1.3M)
Image size (pixels) [4:3]
35mm full frame L: 3776 x 2832 (11M), M: 2464 x 1848 (4.6M), S: 1888 x 1416 (2.7M)APS-C L: 2464 x 1848 (4.6M), M: 1888 x 1416 (2.7M), S: 1232 x 920 (1.1M)
Image size (pixels) [16:9]
35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2384 (10M), M: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), S: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M)APS-C L: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), M: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), S: 1376 x 776 (1.1M)
Image size (pixels) [1:1]
35mm full frame L: 2832 x 2832 (8M), M: 1840 x 1840 (3.4M), S: 1408 x 1408 (2.0M)APS-C L: 1840 x 1840 (3.4M), M: 1408 x 1408 (2.0M), S: 912 x 912 (0.8M)
Imaging Device (Type)
35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Movie: Approx. 10.2 megapixels, Still image: Approx. 12.1 megapixels
Number of Pixels (Total)
Approx. 12.9 megapixels
[Movie] ISO 80-102400 equivalent (Expandable to ISO 409600), AUTO (ISO 80-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Still image] ISO 80-102400 (Expandable to ISO 40- 409600), AUTO (ISO 80-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit),
[Movie] 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto slow shutter mode), [Still image] 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Slow and Quick Motion Function
[XAVC S-I 4K / XAVC S 4K / XAVC HS 4K]NTSC mode: 1fps,2fps,4fps,8fps,15fps,30fps,60fps,120fps*2 ,PAL mode:1fps,2fps,3fps,6fps,12fps,25fps,50fps,100fps*2 [XAVC S-I HD / XAVC S 4K]NTSC mode: 1fps,2fps,4fps,8fps,15fps,30fps,60fps,120fps 240fps*2 PAL mode: 1fps,2fps,3fps,6fps,12fps,25fps,50fps,100fps 200fps*2
Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Flash / Underwater / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter / Custom
Off / PP1-PP11, 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
15+ stop (S-Log3)
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
[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,)
[Movie] AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity [Movie] AF Transition Speed Face detection (Face Priority in AF Face Priority in Multi Metering Regist. Faces Priority) Focus Magnifier (35mm full frame: 2.1x / 4.1x APS-C: 1.5x / 3.0x)
EV-3 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)