Sony has introduced its latest professional camera, therefore, expanding its Cinema line in India. The company has launched Sony ILME-FX6V full-frame format camera that comes with the company’s proprietary Digital Cinema Technology with Advanced Imaging Features from Alpha Mirrorless Cameras. The professional camera further includes 4K Full-frame back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R sensor, fast hybrid autofocus and delivers recording up to 4K 120p / HD 240p, 10 bit 4:2:2 colour depth in full-frame. The Sony camera also comes with support for 12G-SDI and 4K at up to 60p 16-bit SDI RAW output with ISO expandable to 409,600 for very low light conditions.
Along with the introduction of the Sony ILME-FX6V full-frame format camera the company has also launched an accompanying full-frame E-mount lens, 16-35mm (FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G) for high optical performance, reliable operability and intelligent shooting functions for professional video creation. The camera features a compact and lightweight body design having an S-Cinetone look profile, also used in FX9 and inspired by VENICE colourimetry. FX6’s 3.5-inch LCD Viewfinder can be attached to multiple locations of the camera body for added freedom and easy menu control with touch operation.
The new FX6 camera offers a 10.2 MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. Moreover, it comes with Fast Hybrid AF by combining 627-point focal-plane phase-detection AF with advanced Face Detection and Real-time Eye AF in high frame rates with continuous AF. The camera is also capable of capturing up to five times slow-motion with 4K (QFHD) 120fps. The new FX6 can also record XAVC All Intra 4:2:2 10-bit depth with DCI 4K (4096 x 2160 – up to 60p), QFHD 4K (3840 x 2160 – up to 120p) and FHD (1920×1080 – up to 240p) image quality for detailed slow motion. When more convenient file sizes are needed, FX6 can record in XAVC Long GOP 4:2:0 8-bit QFHD 4K (3840 x 2160 – up to 120p6) and 4:2:2 10-bit FHD (1920×1080 – up to 240p).
The Sony ILME-FX6V full-frame format camera further includes a 2G-SDI output that also supports 16-bit RAW, HDMI output, timecode in/out, built-in Wi-Fi and four-channel audio recording (via XLR Interface, Multi-Interface Shoe and built-in Stereo Mic).
There are two media slots compatible with CFexpress Type A cards for higher overall capacity and faster read and write speeds in addition to SDXC UHS-II/UHS-I cards.
Sony FX6 offers a base sensitivity of ISO 800 with an enhanced sensitivity setting of ISO 12,800 expandable to 409,600 for shooting in low and very low light conditions. It delivers a 15+ stop wide dynamic range with high sensitivity and low noise for greater details in the highlights and shadows of a scene. The device is powered by a BIONZ XR image processing engine that provides four times faster processing performance compared to the Sony Alpha 7S III camera. It also has two XA (Extreme Aspherical) elements with extreme surface precision of 0.01-micron, together with circular 11-blade apertures that deliver smooth bokeh.
Price and Availability
Sony ILME-FX6V full-frame format camera has been priced at Rs 5,99,990 in India and FE C 16-35mm T3.1G E-mount lens price goes up to Rs 679,990. Both the models with and without the lens will be available at select Sony Centers & Alpha Flagship stores starting February 4.
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