Sony FX30 vs FX3

Sony FX30 vs FX3
Spot the difference! Physically, the FX30 and FX3 are identical, but the FX30 has a Super35 sensor and costs half as much as the FX3. (Image credit: Sony/Digital Camera World)

The amazing new Sony FX30 has really shaken up the whole cinema camera, filmmaking and vlogging market. It’s an APS-C (or Super35) cinema camera at a fraction of the price of cinema rivals (except for Blackmagic) and yet it has proper cinematic color renderings, log modes, controls, connectivity and handling. It even comes with an optional handle/XLR mic accessory.

It’s not great news for Sony’s rivals, but potentially even worse news for other cameras in the Sony line-up. Or one in particular, to be precise – the Sony FX3.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at