Sony FX6 Full Frame Cinema Camera Body
The Sony FX6 Cinema Camera puts revolutionary compactness and performance in the hands of creators, with its full-frame image sensor and breathtaking sensitivity. Leading-edge movie functions deliver game-changing performance and a library of cinematic looks, alongside pro interfaces and an electronic Variable ND Filter.
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Product Features Video
Full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor, 10.2 effective megapixels
- BIONZ XR engine performs real-time image processing
- ISO expanded range up to 409600, a wide 15+ stops.
- S-Cinetone colour science.
- Full-frame 4K (QFHD) recording at up to 120fps
- 4K internal recording, 10-bit depth and 4:2:2
- 16-bit RAW data output via SDI.
- HDMI output for program monitoring.
- Timecode (TC IN / TC OUT) connectors allow multi-camera sync
- Fast Hybrid AF combines focal-plane phase-detection AF with contrast-detection AF.
- Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection AF are built-in.
- Variable ND Filter from 1/4 to 1/128ND
- 3.5-size LCD panel (1280 x 720 pixels),
- Smart Grip and Handle include customisable buttons
- Compatible with CFexpress Type A cards as well as SDXC/SDHC cards supporting UHS-I and UHS-II speed classes
Image sensor with blazing fast readout speed
The back-illuminated full-frame Exmor RTM CMOS sensor, with 10.2 effective megapixels1, boasts a blazingly fast data readout speed along with high sensitivity and wide dynamic range. An advanced colour filter array boosts colour reproduction accuracy, while focal-plane phase-detection AF enables solid autofocus stability and excellent precision, all of which contribute to outstanding image quality.
High-performance image-processing engine
The BIONZ XRTM image-processing engine boasts class-leading speed performance, minimising latency while providing impressive real-time processing capabilities. The engine performs real-time processing of AF, image recognition and image quality adjustments, while also handling data transfer, user interface and other camera operations.
High sensitivity, wide dynamic range
The full-frame 10.2-megapixel2 configuration enables high sensitivity with low noise throughout the camera's sensitivity range by optimising the output signal from the sensor. Capture usable images in near total darkness with an impressive ISO expanded range up to 4096003. The dynamic range is an impressively wide 15+ stops4, 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.
Acclaimed cinematic colour with S-Cinetone™
The inclusion of Sony’s acclaimed S-Cinetone look, inherited from the development of the FX9, allows beautiful images to be achieved directly in-camera. S-Cinetone is optimised for natural skin tones and mid-range colours, with gentle highlight roll-off, for impressive subject depiction and powerful camera-matching and post-production possibilities.
4K5 High Frame Rate 120fps recording
Full-frame 4K (QFHD) recording at up to 120fps4 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.
Preset and User 3D LUT compatibility with Scene File
The Scene File function provides powerful colour interpretation right in the camera, with a range of presets and custom User 3D LUT imports to fit your production or style requirements. Four preset scene file types are included for SDR shooting (S-Cinetone, Standard, Still, ITU709) and two for HDR (HLG Live, HLG Natural). A further 16 slots support User 3D LUT import to achieve custom looks or for specific monitoring or colour-space transforms.
10-bit HLG picture profile
An HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) HDR picture profile, complete with the wide-gamut BT.2020 colour 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 colour grading. In particular, 10-bit recordings reproduce a level of fine gradation and detail for extraordinary realism.  High flexibility to fine-tune images as desired (colour grading required)  Instant high-quality image (colour grading not required)
S-Log3 for better reproduction of gradations
S-Log3 gamma curves are available, with S-Log3 designed for better reproduction of gradations from shadows to the mid-grey range (18% grey), enabling a dynamic range of up to 15+ stops4. Two colour gamut settings (S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3.Cine) make it easier to match the colours of footage shot with Sony's Cinema Line Cameras. Because the colours match, colour grading is easier in post-production editing, making it more convenient when used along with other pro cameras.
Recording movies with 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 colour sampling
The FX6 is capable of 4K internal recording, encoding 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 colour sampling with either Long-GOP or All Intra compression. This makes it possible to push your colour grades further, stretching video out for ultimate HDR realism while still retaining natural gradation, for true editing freedom.
All-Intra internal recording
In addition to Long-GOP inter-frame compression, internal intra-frame (All-Intra) recording is supported8. XAVC 4K Intra recording compresses each frame independently at a high bitrate, up to 600Mbps, so is ideal for capturing complex motion, and allowing maximum flexibility and playback performance during post-production.  All-Intra (All-I)  Long-GOP  Group of Pictures
16-bit RAW data output
Facilitating improved image quality and more flexible and efficient editing in post-production, the camera supports 16-bit RAW data output to an external recorder via SDI. RAW video output is 4096x2160 or 3840x2160 data from the image sensor with a choice of 59.94 / 50 / 29.97 / 25 / 24 / 23.98 frame rates9.
Proxy recording for more efficient editing workflow
When shooting movies, low bit-rate HD proxy files can be recorded simultaneously with higher bit-rate formats such as XAVC 4K, and these smaller proxy files can then be used for editing and previewing prior to final production delivery. This reduces computer load and allows faster and more efficient workflows. Proxy files are captured in 8-bit XAVC-L (1980x1080 9Mbps MP4 wrapper).
A choice of battery types for different applications
The FX6 is compatible with BP-U series battery packs. The BP-U35, BP-U70, BP-U100, or BP-U60T can be selected according to shooting needs. The BP-U35, for example, is an ideal choice to make most of the camera’s mobility when it is to be used handheld. The BP-U100, on the other hand, can provide extended recording time when the FX6 is to be mounted on a tripod or other support. The battery CHECK button allows charge level to be checked even when the battery is not connected to the camera.
Fast Hybrid AF for dependable focus during movie shooting
Fast Hybrid AF combines focal plane phase-detection AF with contrast-detection AF. This results in highly precise, smooth tracking of fast-moving subjects even over a wide range with a shallow depth of field. AF Transition Speed and AF Subject Shift Sensitivity parameters allow more flexible focus control, as demanded by professional users. Both allow preset settings to be recalled during recording by using a customisable button.
Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection AF
For reliable focusing on people, especially in unpredictable shooting environments such as news gathering, event and documentary shooting, powerful Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection AF are built in. The real-time processing capability of the BIONZ XR image processing engine automatically maintains accurate eye focus on faces even in profile, looking up or down, or partially obscured - allowing you to concentrate fully on shot composition.
Lens-ring AF subject selection
When the AF Assist function is ON, rotating the focus ring instantly switches from autofocus to manual focus so that a different subject can be quickly selected. The face selection algorithm has also been improved so that the focus ring can be used to quickly and intuitively select specific individuals from within a group when shooting with Real-time Eye AF or Face Detection. Autofocus operation resumes as soon as the user stops rotating the lens focus ring, and the last subject selected by the focus ring is automatically tracked.
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 1/128ND 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.
Reliable durability and weather resistance in tough situations
In response to pro opinions, enhanced sealing is applied to the media compartment lid, terminal cover and all joints in the chassis. Routes to dust and moisture entry have been re-examined to ensure reliable operation in challenging environments.
Magnesium alloy body achieves high durability with light weight
To perform reliably in challenging environments the main chassis, as well as top, front, and rear covers and the handle are constructed from lightweight magnesium alloy. The magnesium alloy main frame achieves high strength and durability with minimum weight in order to maximise mobility. The rigidity of the mount area is also boosted by the provision of six screws for stable attachment of heavy lenses.
Innovative heat dissipation to prevent thermal shut down
To ensure dependable full-frame recording in demanding environments and at high resolutions and frame rates, the FX6 features an innovative heat dissipation structure. A complete redesign of the chassis structure assessed the placement of internal heatsinks and the entire airflow structure, from louvers to circuit board layout. When required, a silent12 fan provides ventilation for continuous recording13 at full resolution, with intake and exhaust air structurally isolated to maintain strong dust and moisture resistance.
High-definition 2.76 million-dot1 flexible LCD touch panel
The 3.5-size LCD panel (1280 x 720 pixels) is mounted on an extended pedestal, and adjustable to a wide range of angles for easy video monitoring regardless of camera rigging and shooting angle. Mounting points are provided at three places on the handle and two on the body. With touch panel support, it also provides intuitive control for many camera settings, even where camera body controls are less accessible.
Dual XLR inputs and enhanced audio capability
The handle of the FX6 carries two independent audio inputs (easy-access XLR connectors) to connect external professional microphones. Additionally, a UWP series wireless microphone may be connected via the MI Shoe.
The FX6’s ergonomic Smart Grip is designed for powerful and comfortable camera control even during prolonged or dynamic shooting situations. Three customisable buttons, plus essential zoom and start/stop control and a custom dial suitable for Iris or Variable ND Filter control, are all positioned in easy grip reach. The freely-adjustable telescoping handle and grip angle are set with a single button, for effortless position changes without slowing production.
Attachable to the top face of the camera, the smart handle allows stable camerawork and operation when the smart grip is difficult to hold, for example in low-angle shooting. It’s also equipped with XLR terminals, a mic holder and a digital Multi Interface (MI) Shoe, allowing use with a variety of existing pro accessories. Two assignable buttons, a multi-selector button and a handle assignable dial have also been added for improved operability. Quarter-inch screw holes for accessory attachment are provided at seven locations on the handle for increased freedom. Thoughtful touches for adaptable workflows are also considered, such as including storage for the handle protection cap in the handle itself – ready to seal the body connectors if the handle is removed for rigging.
The FX6 features a range of professional interfaces including independent14 12G-SDI (supports 3G/6G-SDI) suitable for external 16-bit RAW recording as well as HDMI output for program monitoring. Timecode (TC IN / TC OUT) connectors allow multi-camera sync, and SuperSpeed USB-C 5Gbps (USB 3.2) allows shooting data to be uploaded to a PC at high speed.
Metadata to facilitate editing with Catalyst
Sony’s Catalyst Browse and Prepare software are ideal production partners for the FX6. The FX6 records three types of metadata: image stabilisation, clip flag, and camera rotation. These can be useful when previewing and preparing to edit in Sony’s free Catalyst Browse or cost-effective Catalyst Prepare software17.  Shoot  Edit
Data communications to support on-site workflow
Network communications features support FTP transfer for movie files as well as remote shooting capability, to facilitate professional workflows during shoots. Wireless 5GHz16 / 2.4GHz LAN connections are supported, and wired connectivity to 1000BASE-T Ethernet networks is available via a USB-to-Ethernet adaptor cable connected to the camera's USB Type-C® port supporting SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2).
Two CFexpress Type A-compatible media slots
The camera's two media slots are compatible with CFexpress Type A cards as well as SDXC/SDHC cards supporting UHS-I and UHS-II speed classes15. CFexpress Type A cards are the next standard for compact storage with fast write/read speeds suitable for 4K movie recording at high bit rates. They are capable of quickly clearing camera buffers even when high volumes of movie data are being generated.
S-Cinetone Sample Footage Video
Sony Australia - Shot on FX6 - Dreamers - BTS
Sony Film Festival 2021 Promo - shot on FX6
Note: Operation of this equipment in a residential environment could cause radio interference.
Size & Weight
- WEIGHT (MAIN UNIT ONLY)
- Approx 890g (1lb15oz)
- DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (INCLUDING SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES)
- Approx. 2.59kg(5lb11oz) (with Viewfinder, Grip Remote Control, BP-U35 battery, SEL24105G LENS, Lens Hood, Handle, MIC holder)
- DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (BODY WITHOUT PROTRUSIONS)
- 114 x 116 x 153 mm(4 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 6 1/8 inch) (body without protrusions)
- POWER REQUIREMENTS
- DC 19.5V
- POWER CONSUMPTION
- Approx. 18.0 W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SEL24105G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
- OPERATING TEMPERATURE
- 0°C to 40°C, 32°F to 104°F
- STORAGE TEMPERATURE
- -20°C to +60°C, -4°F to +140°F
- BATTERY OPERATING TIME
- Approx. 105min. with BP-U35 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SEL24105G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device), Approx. 215min. with BP-U70 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SEL24105G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Recording Format (Video)
- XAVC INTRA
- XAVC-I DCI4K 23.98p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 240 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I DCI4K 24p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 240 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I DCI4K 25p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 250 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I DCI4K 29.97p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 300 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I DCI4K 50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 500 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I DCI4K 59.94p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 600 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I HD 23.98p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 89Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I HD 25p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 112Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I HD 29.97p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 111 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I HD 50p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 223 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I HD 59.94p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 222 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I QFHD 23.98p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 240 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I QFHD 25p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 250 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I QFHD 29.97p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 300 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I QFHD 50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 500 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 600 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
- XAVC LONG
- XAVC-L HD 29.97p/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 35 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC, XAVC-L HD 29.97p/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 50 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC, XAVC-L QFHD 29.97p/25p/23.98p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 100 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC, XAVC-L QFHD 59.94p/50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 150 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
Recording Format (Audio)
- RECORDING FORMAT (AUDIO)
- LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
Recording Frame Rate
- XAVC INTRA
- XAVC-I DCI4K mode:4096 x 2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P, 24P, XAVC-I HD mode:1920 x 1080/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P, XAVC-I QFHD mode:3840 x 2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
- XAVC LONG
- XAVC-L HD 35 mode:1920 x 1080/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P, XAVC-L HD 50 mode:1920 x 1080/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P, XAVC-L QFHD mode:3840 x 2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
- XAVC INTRA
- XAVC-I DCI4K/QFHD 23.98p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 74 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 36 minutes, XAVC-I DCI4K/QFHD 25p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 71 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 35 minutes, XAVC-I DCI4K/QFHD 29.97p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 60 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 29 minutes, XAVC-I DCI4K/QFHD 50p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 36 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB): Approx. 17 minutes, XAVC-I DCI4K/QFHD 59.94p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 30 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 15 minutes, XAVC-I DCI4K 24p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 74 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 36 minutes, XAVC-I HD 23.98p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 185 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 91 minutes, XAVC-I HD 25p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 150 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 74 minutes, XAVC-I HD 29.97p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 150 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 74 minutes, XAVC-I HD 50p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 78 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 38 minutes, XAVC-I HD 59.94p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 78 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 38 minutes
- XAVC LONG
- XAVC-L HD 35 29.97p/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 430 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 210 minutes, XAVC-L HD 50 /29.97p/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 320 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 155 minutes, XAVC-L QFHD 29.97p/25p/23.98p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 170 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 86 minutes, XAVC-L QFHD 59.94p/50p When using CEA-G160T (160 GB):Approx. 115 minutes When using CEA-G80T (80 GB):Approx. 57 minutes
- PROXY AUDIO
- XAVC Proxy: AAC-LC, 128 kbps, 2 channels
- PROXY VIDEO
- XAVC Proxy: AVC/H.264 High Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR 1920x1080, 9Mbps
- LENS MOUNT
- SENSOR TYPE
- 35 mm full-frame, single-chip CMOS image sensor
- Approx. 12.9 megapixels(total), Approx. 10.2 megapixels(effective)
- BUILT-IN OPTICAL FILTERS
- Clear, linear variable ND(1/4ND to 1/128ND)
- ISO 800/12800 (Cine EI mode, D55 Light source)
- SHUTTER SPEED
- 64F to 1/8000 sec
Slow and quick motion
- 1 to 60 frames (59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98), 4096x2160
- 1920 x 1080, 1 to 60, 100, 120, 150, 180, 200, 240 frames (59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98), 1 to 60, 100, 120 frames (59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98), 3840 x 2160
- WHITE-BALANCE MODES
- Preset, Memory A, Memory B (2000K-15000K)/ATW
- GAIN CONTROL
- -3 to 30dB (every 1dB), AGC
- GAMMA CURVE
- SDR mode : S-Cinetone, Standard, Still, ITU709, HDR mode : HLG_Live, HLG_Natural
- 15+ stop
- TC INPUT/TC OUTPUT
- BNC, TC IN/OUT Switchable
- AUDIO INPUT
- Mic Reference: -30 to -80 dBu, XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
- SDI OUTPUT
- SDI OUT: BNC, 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI(Level A/B)
- USB Type-C(x1), Multi/Micro-B (x1)
- HEADPHONE OUTPUT
- -16 dBu 16 Ω, Stereo mini jack (x1)
- SPEAKER OUTPUT
- DC INPUT
- DC jack
- Stereo mini-minijack (Φ2.5 mm)
- HDMI OUTPUT
- Type A (x1)
- Minijack(φ3.5mm / 4pin)
- 8.8 cm (3.5 type), Approx. 2.76M dots
- BUILT-IN MICROPHONE
- Omni-directional monoral electret condenser microphone (body) (x1), Stereo electret condenser microphone (handle) (x1)
- MEDIA TYPE
- CF express Type A / SD card (x2), Slot B can be used for saving configuration data.
- SUPPORTED FORMAT
- IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- FREQUENCY BAND
- 2.4 GHz bandwidth, 5.2/5.3/5.6/5.8 GHz bandwidth
NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant
What's In The Box
- Sony FX6 Cinema Camera (ILME-FX6)
- Battery charger
- Battery pack
- Cold shoe kit
- Grip remote control
- Handle connector cap
- LCD hood
- LCD monitor
- Lens mount cap
- AC Adaptor
- Power cord
- USB-C cable