Sony is expanding its Cinema Line of cameras with the launch of the FX30, a 4K Super 35 compact cinema camera, which is aimed at aspiring filmmakers.
The camera includes a number of professional features such as Dual Base ISO, Log shooting modes, and user-imported LUTs (Look Up Tables).
It features a new back-illuminated 20.1 megapixels APS-C Exmor R CMOS sensor (Super 35 format) with a dual base ISO (800/2500) to deliver high sensitivity, low noise, and 14+ stops of latitude.
The FX30 can shoot 4K Super 35 (16:9) by oversampling from 6K at up to 60fps, said Sony. It also features the ability to shoot in high frame rates, including 4K at 120fps and full HD at 240fps. Both16:9 recording modes can shoot at 10-bit 4:2:2 while an HDMI Type-A connector can be used to output 4K, 16-bit RAW to an external recorder.
Sony added that the camera also includes added functionality to assist with the creative workflow, such as post production editing using embedded LUT, and EI metadata, which is available using the latest version of Sony’s Catalyst Prepare or Catalyst Browse applications.
Sony is also introducing two new CFexpress Type A Memory Cards – CEA-G320T and CEA-G640T.
“The new FX30 is a great fit for anyone looking to get started in filmmaking,” said Yann Salmon Legagneur, head of IP&S marketing at Sony Europe. “It features many of the professional features of our high-end cameras at a price point that makes it easily accessible for filmmakers at any level. This camera is an excellent starting point to our full line-up of Cinema Line Cameras.”