Sony has release its first image of it upcoming full-frame camcorder, the Sony FX6. This professional cinema camera has been teased and rumored for the last year, but now Sony has told us that the FX6 will be on sale by the end of 2020.
The FX6 will become the baby in the new Cinema Line family of cameras that Sony announced today – which will include the Sony Venice which is used on some of the biggest TV dramas and movies in production today. Also in the new range will be the existing 6K Sony FX9 camera which was launched last year, which is primarily used by documentary filmmakers.
The full feature list of the new FX6 has yet to be announced but what we do know is that it will be a replacement for the highly-popular FS5 II camcorder – but will get a bigger full-frame sensor. The camera will also use Sony E-mount lenses.
Sony also announced that of the Cinema Line range will continue to evolve with user feedback. The FX9 Version 3 upgrade, slated for 2021, will see the addition of the S700PTP allowing Remote Control of Sony’s camera, a Center Scan mode for Super 16mm lens and B4 Lens support with its adaptor as well as other features. In November 2020, the Venice camera will see a couple of additional features which will improve its operability in broadcast and live environments.
“At Sony, we celebrate and have the deepest respect for filmmakers, cinematographers, and storytellers. With Cinema Line, we’re tapping into our DNA from both the film industry and digital imaging prosumer market and combining it to develop new creative tools. This line of products will enable creators to push their creative boundaries further and capture the emotion in each and every frame.” says Claus Pfeifer, Head of Connected Content Acquisition, Media Solutions, Sony Professional Europe.