With the release of the Sony FX30, it is now easier than ever to pick up a cinema camera. Many everyday content creators in need of a cinema camera have found current options to be either too expensive, too complicated, or both. With the FX30, the barrier for entry is even lower without sacrificing quality or performance. Sony accomplished this by taking the clean design of the FX3 and packing in a newly developed 26.1MP APS-C BSI sensor.

The FX30 is an ideal first cinema camera and a perfect entry into Sony’s Cinema Line.

Designed to be a camera you can grow with, the FX30 is offering much of Sony’s technical mastery—including advanced functions such as timecode support and S-Log3—while remaining relatively affordable. Using a newly developed APS-C/Super 35mm sensor allowed Sony to offer the same recording specs:

  • UHD 4K at up to 120p
  • 10-bit internal recording
  • S-Log3/S-Gamut3
  • 16-bit raw output
  • Standard ISO Range of 100-32000
  • Dual Base ISO (800 / 2500)

You need to watch the crop. The FX30 performs 6K oversampling from an area of the sensor that is an almost unnoticeable 1.04x crop. This will work for 4K in 10-bit in any recording mode up to 60 fps.

Now, for 120 fps, there is a 1.6x crop of the Super 35mm area. This is on top of the system’s standard APS-C/Super 35mm crop.

To make this all happen, the FX30 uses the latest BIONZ XR image processor, which allows it to realize all of these new features found in other new camera releases.

You can also use the FX30 to snap some still images if you prefer; the 26MP resolution is great for that.

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