Sony FX6 Full Frame Cinema Camera Body

Key Features:
  • 4K Full-Frame 10.2MP CMOS Exmor R Sensor
  • DCI 4K60p | UHD 4K120 | 1080p240
  • 15+ Stops of Dynamic Range in S-Log 3 EI
  • Compact Form Weighs Just 900g
  • Phase Detection AF/Face Tracking/Eye AF
  • Base 800-12,800 ISO / 320-409,600 Max
  • S-Cinetone, S-Log3, HLG Modes
  • 10-Bit 4:2:2 XAVC-I/16-Bit Raw Output
  • Dual CFexpress Type A/SDXC Card Slots

Model:   FX30   FX30(XLR)   FX3   FX6   FR7   FX9  

Kits:   Handheld Kit   Shoulder Kit   Creator Kit  

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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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  • 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. [1] High flexibility to fine-tune images as desired (colour grading required) [2] 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. [1] All-Intra (All-I)   [2] Long-GOP   [3] 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. 


Smart grip

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.


Smart handle

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.


Professional connectivity

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. [1] Shoot  [2] 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.


Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Communication
Yes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.9 Megapixel
Effective: 10.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor
Full-Frame CMOS
Image Stabilization
Supplies Stabilization Metadata
Built-In ND Filter
2 to 7 Stop Electronic ND Filter
Internal Filter Holder
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 1 Second
ISO Sensitivity
800 to 12,800 (Extended: 409,600)
-3 to 30 dB (Native)
Shutter Angle
5.6 to 360°
Advertised Dynamic Range
15 Stops
White Balance
2000 to 15,000K
Presets: ATW, Set A, Set B
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s VBR]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 59.94/100/120 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080p up to 59.94/100/120/150/200/240 fps [89 to 223 Mb/s VBR]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 59.94/100/120 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p up to 59.94/100/120/150/200/240 fps [35 to 50 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
Raw 16-Bit via SDI/BNC
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Raw 16-Bit via HDMI
4264 x 2408 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
4240 x 2385 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Sensor Crop While Recording
3840 x 2160 When Recording in Raw / Slow-Mo
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Gamma Curve
HDR-HLG, Rec709, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3, Standard
Built-In Microphone Type
Audio Recording
4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
IP Streaming
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
Video I/O
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI 1.0 Output
Audio I/O
2 x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input on Included Handle
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Output
Power I/O
1 x Barrel (19.5VDC) Input
Other I/O
1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1)
1 x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Data
1 x BNC (Timecode)
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Control
1 x Proprietary
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), NFC
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Content Browser Moblie
*As of August, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
Display Size
1280 x 720 (2,760,000 Dot)
Display Type
Included External Touchscreen LCD
Optional, Not Included
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 627
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Battery Type
Sony BP-U Series
Power Consumption
18 W
Shoe Mount
1 x Intelligent Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x 3/8"-16 Female
Accessory Mounting Thread
10 x 1/4"-20 on Camera Body
7 x 1/4"-20 on Included Handle
Netflix Approved
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
6.02 x 4.57 x 4.49" / 15.29 x 11.61 x 11.4 cm (Without Protrusions)
2.0 lb / 890 g (Body Only)
5.71 lb / 2.59 kg (With Battery, Grip, Handle, Viewfinder)

What's In The Box

  • Sony FX6 Cinema Camera (ILME-FX6)
  • Battery charger
  • Battery pack
  • Cold shoe kit
  • Grip remote control
  • Handle
  • Handle connector cap
  • LCD hood
  • LCD monitor
  • Lens mount cap
  • AC Adaptor
  • Power cord
  • USB-C cable

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