Sony FX30 Super 35 Compact Cinema Camera

In pro-camera news, Sony has announced a new addition to its Cinema Line aimed at filmmakers. The new Sony FX30 Super 35 Compact Cinema Camera (ILME-FX30) offers a ton of professional features of the Cinema Line, including Dual Base ISO, Log shooting modes, user-imported LUTs (Look Up Tables), and more, and at a price point that will appeal to aspiring filmmakers who are on a tight budget.

Sony FX30 Super 35 Compact Cinema Camera

Under the hood, the Sony FX30 Super 35 Compact Cinema Camera is rocking a new back-illuminated 20.1 megapixels APS-C Exmor R CMOS sensor (Super 35 format, obviously) with a dual base ISO (800/2500) that promise to deliver high-sensitivity, low noise, and 14+ stops of latitude.

The ILME-FX30 also excels when it comes to video recording codecs. It is able to record 4K Super 35 in a 16:9 aspect ratio by oversampling from 6K at up to 60 fps. The ILME-FX30B further boasts the ability to record in high frame rates, including 4K at 120 fps and FHD at 240 fps.

Sony FX30 Super 35 Compact Cinema Camera

Both modes in 16:9 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.

Other highlights include Log shooting modes, built-in cinematic looks, BIONZ ZR processing engine, Real-time Eye AF (human, animal, or bird), Real-time Tracking, new customizable list-style main menu screen, buttons and dials dedicated to movie shooting, and more.

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All these are packed in a compact and lightweight design with a flat-top design with provision to accept a myriad of accessories.

Sony FX30 Super 35 Compact Cinema Camera

The Sony FX30 4K Super 35 Compact Cinema Camera will retail for US$1,799.99 body only, or with an XLR handle unit for US$2,199.99 when it becomes available later this month.

Meanwhile, the body-only Sony FX30 Super 35 Compact Cinema Camera is available for pre-order from Amazon.com for the aforementioned US$1,799.99, with delivery to begin on October 24, 2022.

Sony FX30 Super 35 Compact Cinema Camera

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