This powerful workhorse is nearly identical to the Sony FX3 cinema camera but at a more affordable price. It's perfect for aspiring creators who want a camera to capture high-quality cinematic video with an advanced post-production workflow. Think the FX3 — but a slightly less expensive body with a slightly smaller sensor. And my gosh, does it work beautifully. Let's deep dive into who this camera is for, what the competitor cameras are on the market, and some impressive specs that any filmmaker should drool over. Be sure to watch our video to watch real-life comparison footage of the FX3 vs. FX30. Do you see a difference?
The Sony FX30 cinema camera captures beautiful cinematic imagery with 6K oversampling, high performance, and highly efficient workflow. Enjoy hassle-free shooting with S-Cinetone™ and S-Log3 for high-level grading. Its compact size lets you take it anywhere, and sophisticated AF and stabilization make advanced filmmaking more accessible than ever for up-and-coming creators.
What We Love:
Accessible: Incredible quality at an affordable price, perfect for any beginner or advanced filmmaker needing something that can keep up with them for less.
Perfect B Camera: While it works wonderfully for anyone wanting a camera for everyday capture, it also serves as an excellent backup B camera for elevated filmmakers with a higher-end A camera.
Minimal Setup: Toss the gimbal aside with the camera's highly performative Active Mode. It utilizes an in-body 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilizer to quickly achieve increased stabilization for cinematic shooting.
Product Type: Cinema Camera
Best For: Small-scale video and social media content creation. It's a 26MP APS-C version of the FX3 and promises high-end production values at a more attainable price.
What It Does
Flexible ISO, Cine EI Quick and Cine EI Log shooting modes
User LUTs can be applied to the LCD display and HDMI output and embedded in clips
Dual Base ISO and a 14+ stop range
Log recording for smooth cinematic image quality when color grading
Dependable, accurate autofocus with Real-time Eye and Real-time Tracking AF
What It Has
Image stabilization Active Mode
Uninterrupted 15 4K 60p recording with cooling fan ventilation
Proxy recording for efficient editing workflow
Time code input synchronization capability
Still image shooting function
Dual card slots
Recording (tally) lamps
USB PD support
20.1 MP Exmor R™ APS-C (Super 35mm format) image sensor with wide dynamic range
S-Cinetone TM for a cinematic look straight out of the camera
Up to 4K (QFHD) 120p with autofocus
4K 16-bit RAW output 10 from HDMI terminal