Sony dropped significant heat when they officially announced the Sony FX3. This camera sits inside their cinema FX line, accompanied by various other cinema options — the FX6 and FX9. The FX3 bridges the gap between the legendary A7SIII and the FX6, giving the creator the best of both worlds: An absolute workhorse of a camera in a small, compact body, with a video-focused design and functions that you'd often find in high-dollar cameras.
Primarily made for solo shooters, this camera boasts high mobility and versatility. All of the tools and functions are within easy one-handed reach. You get six video-focused customizable buttons, and usability is enhanced by multiple screw holes on the body and handle, allowing accessories to be attached directly.
The FX3 is designed as a backup camera to the upper-end bodies in the FX line, though the camera holds its own through various shooting environments.
The FX3 sets a new standard for the consumer market; it's reliable and robust while highly compact. With a built-in fan, it doesn't overheat when recording all day. It's capable of shooting various 4k 10bit 422 codecs, 4k 60fps, and 120fps options while boasting legendary autofocus, incredible dynamic range, dual base iso, and solid battery life with various audio options. You get a ton of value for your money with the Sony FX3.
The younger brother to the FX6, the FX3 takes the A7SIII and gives it a new video-focused design. You get a tiny body with ¼" -20 mounting holes, tally lights, a built-in fan to prevent overheating, and an included top handle with built-in XLR inputs, 4k 422 10bit codecs, dual base ISO, incredible autofocus, and IBIS. This camera gives you everything you need.
This camera is an absolute workhorse that's perfect in various situations. Alongside the new design, Sony's new sensors are fantastic. Gone are the days of having that "awful sony color" the new 12.1MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor. The updated BIONZ XR image processor offers faster performance, improved noise reduction, a more comprehensive dynamic range, and great colors. This camera gives Canon a run for its money.
What We Love:
Full Frame Sensor
With insane DR and gorgeous colors, the depth you get from a full-frame sensor is lovely.
Video-focused button layout
Top handle with XLR inputs
Multiple record buttons
Dual Base ISO
For SLOG3, your base ISOs are 640 and 12800. It's insanely clean at 12800; it feels like a cheat code.
Product Type: Minimal Cinema Camera / Mirrorless Cinema Hybrid
Best For: The filmmaker who wants the most versatility with their gear. The most miniature cinema camera, with video-focused tools and features, insane lowlight, and a gorgeous full-frame sensor. Great for cinematographers, YouTubers, wedding videographers, and DPS alike. This camera punches well above its weight.
4k 10bit 422 is the gold standard; 10bit 422 gives you insane flexibility and color detail. There's no need to shoot in RAW for most things.
- Dual Base ISO
- Slog3's dual base ISO is 640 and 12800, giving you the cleanest image with the most dynamic range. 12800 is insanely clean. I use it all the time for lowlight work.
- S-Cinetone, an expressive cinematic look inspired by VENICE colorimetry.
Overhauled design with new touch interface
Brand-new 12.1MP Back-Illuminated Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
Sensor Size: 35.6 x 23.8 mm
Dimensions: 129.7 x 77.8 x 84.5mm
Lens Mounts: Sony E
Up to 4K 120p / FHD 240p 10-bit 4:2:2 and full pixel readout in all rec. modes
All-Intra recording, XAVC HS format with H.265 codec, and more
16-Bit Raw Output
Can record internal proxies alongside normal files.
15 stops of dynamic range
S-Log3, S-cinetone, & HLG Gammas
Memory Card Slot: Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
What It Has
Incredible AutoFocus with eye-tracking and touch tracking
Minimized rolling shutter
Top handle with 2x full-size XLR inputs
Compact Cage-free design w/ ¼" -20 mounting points: this camera is tiny
Video-focused button layout: wb, iso, focus magnification, zebras, peaking, iris, shutter, multiple record buttons, and a toggle button where your thumb naturally rests.
Designed with lightweight magnesium alloy to enhance durability and performance even in challenging environments