Sony FX6 review

The Sony FX6 takes the latest tech from the A7S III mirrorless camera and puts it in a cinema camera at a price that’s shocking!

5 Star Rating
Sony FX6 review
(Image: © Adam Duckworth)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Sony’s recent A7S III mirrorless camera has sent video shooters into a frenzy with its stunning 4K image quality, especially at high ISOs, incredible video AF, fast frame rates and very high-spec internal 10-bit codecs. Now Sony has put the same sensor and all that clever tech into a compact cinema camera, the FX6, and actually improved on it in many ways. It has even better performance in low light, shoots at DCI 17:9 C4K instead of just 4K, and of course has XLR audio, built-in ND filters and all the usual handling benefits of a dedicated video camera. And at this price, it’s by far the best value full-frame cinema camera you can buy.


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    Most affordable full-frame cinema camera ever

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    Advanced Alpha hybrid AF

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    10-bit 4:2:2 4K/120p and 240fps HD!


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    No internal Raw recording or EVF

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    No built-in image stabilisation

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    CFexpress Type A cards expensive and uncommon

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The Sony FX6 answers a real need for filmmakers that Sony's mirrorless Alpha cameras do not. For shooting video, there is nothing that comes close to using a real cinema camera that has professional controls and ergonomics, multi-channel XLR audio, built-in ND filters, no overheating issues and a very long battery life. These cameras are purpose made for the job, but have lacked the full-frame sensor and advanced AF features that mirrorless camera users are used to. Until now.

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Adam Duckworth

Adam Duckworth is an award-winning professional photographer and videographer based in the UK. He has worked for many top magazines, newspapers and corporate clients for more than 25 years. He was named SWPP UK Commercial Photographer of the Year, and is an Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography. He has also worked for international publications like Motor Cycle News, Racer X, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, ZOO, Golf World, Today's Golfer, and Mountain Bike Action, among others.