A series of products that will deliver Sony’s coveted look in combination with the enhanced operability and reliability to meet different needs by various creators, Cinema Line extends beyond the basic cinema camera and professional camcorder form factors.
Cinema Line will give creators around the world the tools they need to capture emotion in every frame and unleash the true power of visual storytelling by using shared technologies across the range of cameras, enabling them to put the focus back on the creative intent.
Cinema Line FX3
New Cinematic Freedom
Introducing the all-new FX3, Sony's latest addition to the Cinema Line range of products.
FX3 is not only the smallest and lightest in the Cinema Line, but also features a cageless design that reduces the total system size, with 5¼-inch UNC thread for mounting of accessories. Furthermore, a detachable top handle with XLR terminals maximizes handheld shooting flexibility.
Recognizing the importance of reliability and durability, FX3 packs in an internal fan for active cooling, allowing uninterrupted 4K 60p recording. FX3 has everything a single operator requires for video production in a versatile and flexible package to meet growing needs for all video creators.
Watch the Sony Alpha Video team from Indonesia, Alpha videographer Rosli Mohamed from Malaysia, and Thai filmmaker Misterbeam share their thoughts on the new FX3 camera in the behind-the-scenes video. Learn more about how the key features such as cageless design in a compact-size body, expandability with mounting thread holes and XLR handle add to the reliability and operability aspects, enabling them to explore new creative shooting angles!
Upie Guava is a music video, commercial, and movie director based in Indonesia. Prior to becoming a director, Upie was already in the creative industry as a graphic designer and musician. He started his music video directorial journey in 2002 and as of now, he has directed 200 music videos for famous Indonesian musicians such as Noah, Isyana Sarasvati, Slank, Krisdayanti, Iwan Fals, and some international musicians as well. Upie has also worked with well-known brands such as McDonald’s, Nissan, Gillette, Grab, Matahari, and more for TV commercials. Upie then continued to expand his directorial work to web series and movies—his most recent work for cinema release was a docudrama titled Kemarin, which garnered several award nominations.
Fajar Bustomi is a movie director based in Indonesia. Fajar started his directorial work for movies and music videos upon his graduation from Jakarta Institute of Arts in 2008. Fajar’s directorial work on several movies has achieved major box office success, attracted millions of viewers across Indonesia, and garnered several awards. Dilan 1990, Dilan 1991, and Milea: Suara dari Dilan were the highest grossing movies in Indonesia in 2018, 2019, and 2020 respectively.
Yopi Gunawan is a videographer and photographer based in Indonesia. As the founder of YGP Films (a Bandung-based wedding and commercial production house), he has 23 years of experience in visual storytelling through videography and photography, especially for weddings. Throughout his career, Yopi has directed and produced numerous wedding and commercial videos for well-known public figures and companies.
Bagoes Tresna Adji
Bagoes Tresna Adji is a cinematographer based in Indonesia. Throughout his career, Bagoes has shown versatility across his projects. Bagoes has worked with well-known movie directors such as Angga Dwimas Sasongko and Garin Nugroho on movies, has worked with famous artists from major music labels such as Afgan, Raisa, and Isyana Sarasvati on music videos, and has worked with international and local brands such as IKEA and Lazada on TV commercials and digital content.
Paulus Rizal is a commercial videographer based in Indonesia. Paulus developed his passion in videography while he was in college, where he produced independent web series. Throughout his career, Paulus has shown versatility across his projects, directing and producing numerous commercial videos for corporations and brands, as well as music videos, wedding videos, and documentary work.
Angga Dwi Cahyo
Angga Dwi Cahyo, known as Angga Gadutism, is a commercial videographer based in Indonesia. Angga has worked on numerous projects to create commercial videos for international and local brands, such as Mini Cooper, Samsung, Adidas, Telkomsel, Blibli, and others. As a young talent, Angga is also expanding his career to work on music video projects for various artists from major music labels such as Sony Music Indonesia, Universal Music Indonesia, and others.
A shoot-like-an-editor visual storyteller exploring notions of home and the stories we tell ourselves to survive, CST PRODUCTION was founded in January 2005 by Rosli Mohamed and is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Because of its young profile, CST is completely up to date with emerging editing styles, techniques and equipment. Rosli’s mission is to offer high-quality products that are both flexible and affordable.
Ukrit Thongsriniam (Beam)
Passionate about traveling and photography, Beam started working as a freelance photographer during his school days and ventured into videography work when it became available in DSLR cameras. As the founder of LittleBeam Studio, he has since produced numerous commercial projects for renowned companies. Beam strives to share his experience and knowledge with other aspiring videographers via his Facebook page.
Image sensor with blazingly 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 color filter array boosts color reproduction accuracy, while focal plane phase-detection AF enables solid autofocus stability and excellent precision, all of which contribute to outstanding image quality.
Fast, easy and reliable Real-time Tracking and Eye AF
Focus control is fast and intuitive, to ensure you have full creative control of the FX3's powerful AF technology. Real-time Tracking greatly assists during solo shooting by analyzing the subject's color, patterns, and depth. When shooting people, Real-time Eye AF makes movie-making much easier, especially with gimbal-mounted shots and wherever you need to rely on AF.
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 color with S-Cinetone™
The inclusion of Sony's acclaimed S-Cinetone look, inherited from the development of the FX9, allows cinematic color to be achieved directly in-camera. S-Cinetone is optimized for natural skin tones and mid-range colors, with gentle highlight roll-off, for impressive subject depiction even without post-production grading.  Standard (Picture Profile OFF)  S-Cinetone (Picture Profile 11)
XLR adaptor and digital input for quality audio
The handle of the FX3 includes two independent full-size XLR connectors (XLR/TRS combo) to connect external professional microphones through a digital audio interface via the Multi Interface (MI) Shoe. Three recording formats can be selected, including 24-bit 4-channel.
Cage-free accessory mounting
Five 1/4-20 UNC mounting screw holes allow stable attachment of accessories directly to the camera body, without the need for a cage. Three additional mounting holes are also available on the included XLR handle. The result is a system optimized for incredible mobility and hand-held shooting as well as quick setup for fast-moving productions.
Uninterrupted 4K 60p recording
For uninterrupted 4K 60p recording, the FX3 features an innovative heat dissipation structure, including a unique Sony Σ (sigma) shaped graphite-alloy heatsink. A complete internal redesign optimized airflow and placement of heatsinks. When required, a silent cooling fan provides ventilation for continuous recording at full resolution, with intake and exhaust air structurally isolated to maintain strong dust and moisture resistance.
Reliable, durable and lightweight construction
For high durability and mobility, the main camera chassis, top, front, and rear covers are constructed from lightweight and robust magnesium alloy, with the lens mount secured by six screws for stable attachment of heavy lenses. A filter in front of the image sensor oscillates at an ultrasonic frequency of 70,000 cycles per second to remove dust from the sensor surface.
In-body optical image stabilization for handheld shooting
Relying on a new high-precision stabilization unit, gyro sensors, and optimized image stabilization algorithms, the camera's Optical SteadyShot™ Active Mode provides precise optical image compensation for outstanding results with 4K video recording, even while walking. With this unprecedented level of stabilization, it's possible to shoot with the camera only, taking advantage of the compact size and mobility.  Track of camera shake  Standard  Active
Cinema Line FX6
Capture Cinematic Expression in Full Frame
Introducing the FX6 to the Cinema Line range of products.
The FX6 packs in an all-new high-sensitivity full-frame sensor and professional features such as the Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection AF, and S-Cinetone color science in a compact, lightweight body that is very mobile and will allow creators to explore new horizons.
Discover limitless possibilities with our extensive range of E-mount lenses, which have been designed not only for stills but also for digital cinema production, and are perfectly compatible with FX6 using the same E-mount system.
Watch how Thai filmmaker Benjamin shares his thoughts on the FX6 camera in the below product review video and how its "grab and shoot" mobility as well as key features like the full-frame image sensor, high frame rate recording, and stunning AF performance have enabled him to produce great video with impressive cinematic expression.
Benjamin is a VFX Supervisor and Director (Filmmaker) based in Thailand, whose work spans across both local and international film industries. As the founder of Benjamin Filmmaker and Basugaa studio (a Bangkok-based Filmmaker and VFX house), he has more than 15 years of experience in 3D animation, 2D visual effects, and filmmaking. Throughout his career, Benjamin has directed and produced VFX for numerous television commercials, online videos, and feature films. He has also supervised VFX projects for international brands.
Benjamin's Favorite Features
Large pixels deliver high sensitivity and low noise
The full-frame, back-illuminated, 10.2-megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS sensor enables high sensitivity with low noise throughout the camera's sensitivity range by optimizing the output signal from the sensor. Capture usable images in near-total darkness with an impressive ISO-expanded range up to 409600. The dynamic range is an impressively wide 15+ stops, for beautiful, true-to-life images without blown highlights. Together, the camera's high sensitivity and wide dynamic range expand your creative freedom during shoots.
Cinematic color science with S-Cinetone™
S-Cinetone color, developed for Sony's acclaimed FX9, is the default look on the FX6. Precisely tuned to meet the requirements of today's content creators with rich color and natural skin tones, it produces fresh and vivid images straight out of camera without grading, while retaining plenty of latitude for post production.
Recording movies with 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 color sampling
The FX6 is capable of 4K internal recording 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 color sampling with either Long-GOP or All-Intra compression. This makes it possible to push your color grades further, stretching video out for ultimate HDR realism while still retaining natural gradation, for true editing freedom.
Fast Hybrid AF for accuracy and tenacity
The wide-area AF uses intelligent tracking and on-sensor phase-detection for tenacious subject tracking across almost the entire frame (627-point focal plane phase-detection AF covers approx. 89% of the image area). The hybrid AF system delivers precise focusing even when shooting at shallow depths of field and at 120p-high frame rates in 4K (QFHD).
Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection supported
Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection ensure accurate, stable focus acquisition for interviews, events, and anywhere where precise focus on people is essential. Sophisticated real-time processing realizes pinpoint eye focus even when subjects are looking down or up at steep angles, allowing the operator to concentrate fully on composing the best shot.
4K* High Frame Rate 120 fps Recording
Full-frame 4K (QFHD) recording at up to 120 fps with autofocus is possible thanks to the high-speed readout capabilities of the image sensor and the powerful BIONZ XR processor. Even at high frame rates, ultra-detailed 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 for impressive creative scope.
10-bit HLG picture profile
An HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) HDR picture profile, complete with the wide-gamut BT.2020 color space, can be used for direct HDR (HLG) playback on compatible TVs. The result is true-to-life imagery close to what the naked eye can see, with detailed shadows and highlights, less blackout, and less whiteout, all without the need for color grading. In particular, 10-bit recordings reproduce a level of fine gradation and detail for extraordinary realism.
Sony's powerful electronic Variable ND Filter built in
The revolutionary electronic Variable ND Filter controls the opacity of the neutral filter seamlessly from 1/4 to 1/128 ND to achieve unmatched creative control and fluidity. Unique to Sony, it can manually or automatically adjust exposure without affecting the depth of field or shutter angle, letting you achieve perfect exposure even moving between different environments such as from indoors to out.
Architecture to prevent thermal shut down
The custom ventilation system and chassis design help to prevent the thermal shutdown of shooting at high frame rates and 4K (QFHD) resolutions. The number of heat sinks, the shape of air intakes and exhaust vents as well as the location of the low-noise fan and airflow paths have all been calculated with precision to ensure optimum ventilation is achieved.