Ready to tell amazing stories

Inside a compact body that’s ready for grab-and-shoot action, the FX6 packs a highly sensitive, full-frame image sensor with the power to expand your moviemaking creativity.

INTERCHANGEABLE LENS CAMERAS

Cinema Line FX6 Camera

ILME-FX6V / ILME-FX6VK
Picture of Cinema Line FX6 Camera

Body (5.0 GHz and 2.4 GHz) + 24–105 mm zoom lens

ILME-FX6VK

$9,699.99

Body only (5.0 GHz and 2.4 GHz)

ILME-FX6V

$7,999.99

Visual stories with extraordinary freedom
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Impressive cinematic expression
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Transform your shooting creativity
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Operability and expandability for professionals
Impressive cinematic expression
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Capture the impossible with expanded ISO sensitivity

Capture usable images in near total darkness with an impressive ISO expanded range up to 409600. The full-frame sensor coupled with innovative light gathering ensures limitless shooting possibilities.

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Stunning bokeh and full-frame creativity

Realize beautiful 4K imagery with the creative freedom made possible by a full-frame sensor. Capture every detail from the scene with shallow depth of field and stunning bokeh for a truly cinematic look.

Cinematic colour science with S-Cinetone™

S-Cinetone colour, developed for Sony’s acclaimed FX9, is the default look on the FX6. Precisely tuned to meet the requirements of today’s content creators with rich colour and natural skin tones, it produces fresh and vivid images straight out of camera without grading, while retaining plenty of latitude for post production.

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Large pixels deliver high sensitivity and low noise

The full-frame, back-illuminated, 10.2-megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor offers impressive light-gathering capability. Fast readout speeds and a dynamic range of 15+ stops deliver superb image quality with wide sensitivity and reduced noise.

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Powerful BIONZ XRTM image processor 

The BIONZ XR image processing engine matches the sensor’s high-speed readout with enormous processing power. Built with a future-oriented architecture, it delivers high quality images faster and dramatically improves camera interface responsiveness.

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Impressive dynamic range for limitless expression

At its base sensitivity of ISO 800 the FX6 offers optimal dynamic range for well-lit interiors and outdoor documentary shooting. An enhanced ISO 12800 sensitivity is designed for challenging low-light, morning and evening shots. The FX6 offers an exceptional 15+ stops of dynamic range—beyond the perception of even the human eye in many conditions—allowing for unprecedented creative freedom in colour grading and post.

Transform your shooting creativity
Fast Hybrid AF for accuracy and tenacity

The wide-area AF uses intelligent tracking and on-sensor phase-detection for tenacious subject tracking across almost the entire frame (627-point focal plane phase-detection AF covers approx. 89% of the image area). The hybrid AF system delivers precise focusing even when shooting at shallow depths of field and at 120p high frame rates in 4K (QFHD).

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Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection supported

Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection ensure accurate, stable focus acquisition for interviews, events, and anywhere where precise focus on people is essential. Sophisticated real-time processing realizes pinpoint eye focus even when subjects are looking down or up at steep angles, allowing the operator to concentrate fully on composing the best shot.

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Powerful focus control for solo shooters

With AF Transition Speed selectable over 7 levels, and AF Subject Shift Sensitivity over 5 levels, you can better convey your creative intentions when switching subjects or, for example, rack focusing.

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Lens-ring AF subject selection

When the AF Assist function is ON, rotating the focus ring instantly switches from auto focus to manual focus so that a different subject can be quickly selected. Auto focus operation resumes as soon as the user stops rotating the lens focus ring.

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Auto focus area/position

For auto focus, you can set the target area among Flexible Spot, Zone, Wide and change the position of the target area quickly during shooting by simply touching the LCD monitor.

4K 120fps with every frame in focus

High Frame Rate shots can turn everyday action into a visual feast of elegant movement. The FX6 captures up to 120 frames per second (fps) at the 4K (QFHD) resolution. Slow and Quick (S and Q) modes give you full control over the captured frame rate from 1 to 120fps, allowing precise motion narratives, and up to a beautiful 5x Super Slow Motion (24fps output).

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Auto focus with Sony E-mount lenses

Experience smooth, responsive autofocus with Sony E-mount lenses, with premium optical performance and operability for demanding cinematography applications. Unique actuator technology in Sony E-mount lenses provides faster, more precise AF performance, supporting your creative endeavours.

Built-in electronic Variable ND Filter

The FX6 features Sony’s unique built-in electronic Variable Neutral Density (ND) filter. Unlike conventional optical ND Filters, the electronic ND Filter on the FX6 can be controlled from 1/4 ND to 1/128 ND linearly, or set to auto. Ideal in changeable environments, there’s no need to change filters as lighting conditions change or to maintain your depth of field.

Operability and expandability for professionals
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Lightweight, modular and robust

Despite its amazingly light 0.89 kg body, the magnesium-alloy FX6 is more than tough enough for the rigours of real-world shooting. A detachable Smart Grip puts key functions at your fingertips and is easily adjustable with a single button.

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Grab and shoot mobility

Ideal for low-angle shooting, the smart handle is part of the FX6’s modular design. It’s easy to reconfigure for any application, including mounting in a gimbal, drone or underwater housing.

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Magnesium body and frame for high durability with light weight

To perform reliably in challenging environments, the main body, covers and top handle are made from a production-tested, lightweight magnesium alloy. The main frame achieves high strength and durability with minimum weight in order to maximize mobility.

Architecture to prevent thermal shut down

The custom ventilation system and chassis design help to prevent the thermal shut down of shooting at high frame rates and 4K (QFHD) resolutions. The number of heat sinks, the shape of air intakes and exhaust vents as well as the location of the low-noise fan, and airflow paths have all been calculated with precision to ensure that optimum ventilation is achieved.

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10-bit 4:2:2 recording

Record right on the camera with the amazing richness of 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 colour sampling, for far greater flexibility in image grading, post-processing and compositing.

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All-Intra encoding available

As well as Long GOP, internal All-Intra encoding is now provided. This encodes every frame independently at bitrates up to 600 Mbps, to capture complex motion more accurately, and allow more efficient editing workflows.
[1] All-Intra (All-I)  [2] Long GOP  [3] Group of Pictures

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16-bit RAW SDI output 

For demanding post-production workflows, 16-bit RAW output is available via SDI connection to compatible external recorders while XAVC-I files are simultaneously captured in-camera. RAW video output is 4096 x 2160 or 3840 x 2160 data from the image sensor with a choice of 59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98 frame rates.

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Shooting modes that match creator workflows

The FX6 offers shooting modes with preset looks like S-Cinetone that produce great-looking shots in-camera, or S-Log3 / S-Gamut3 with Cine-EI mode that capture perfectly exposed images for post production.

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Scene File function allows easy look changes on-site

Four preset scene file types are available for SDR shooting (S-Cinetone, Standard, Still, ITU709) and two for HDR (HLG Live, HLG Natural) plus 16 slots for imported user 3D LUTs for your preferred look without post production.

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Remarkable smart grip and smart handle

Sony’s ergonomic Smart Grip and Smart Handle feature easy one-button adjustment. With zoom, record and assignable control buttons, as well as a dial suitable for iris control, you can comfortably operate for hours.

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Professional connectivity

A wide range of professional interfaces is available including 12G-SDI and HDMI outputs, a remote interface, TC connectors for multi-camera sync, and SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2) to support fluid data workflows.

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Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

Sony’s Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe provides power, signal and switching connections to compatible Sony accessories, including wireless microphone systems such as the UWP-D21 or UWP-D22.

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Support for four-channel audio input and recording

Four-channel audio input allows simultaneous capture of external microphones and the built-in microphone. UWP wireless microphones or XLR audio adaptors such as the XLR-K3M can also be used with the MI Shoe.

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Dual XLR inputs and enhanced audio capability

The handle of the FX6 has two independent audio inputs, easy-access XLR connectors to connect external professional microphones. UWP series wireless microphones may also be connected via the MI Shoe.

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High-definition 2.76 million-dot flexible LCD panel

The 3.5-inch LCD screen allows precise manual focusing in challenging shooting conditions. Flexible positioning of both mounting locations and angles allows comfortable shooting to suit varied preferences and rigging.

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Quick menu control with touch operation

The LCD screen has a quick access control menu. With a single touch, you can change codec, imager scan mode, picture size and frequency, base ISO/sensitivity, shooting mode and audio levels.

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Dual CFexpress Type A-compatible media slots

Dual media slots support CFexpress Type A cards, along with conventional SDXC UHS-I and UHS-II cards, for fast buffer clearance and data management. Simultaneous, relay, interval and proxy modes are supported.

Networked for high mobility

Wi-Fi® connectivity enables a host of advanced wireless production features such as remote control via smartphones or tablets and the Content Browser Mobile app. Connect easily with either NFC One-touch or manual pairing.

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Metadata facilitates editing in Catalyst 

The FX6 records three types of metadata: image stabilization, 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 software.   
[1] Shoot  [2] Edit

Specifications and Features

The FX6 Cinema Line 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. Note: Operation of this equipment in a residential environment could cause radio interference.
  • Full-frame performance with high sensitivity and preset cinematic looks

  • Leading-edge movie functions including Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection

  • 4K (QFHD) high-frame-rate 120fps recording

  • Built-in electronic Variable ND Filter

  • Cinematic colour science with S-Cinetone

SENSOR TYPE
35 mm full-frame, single-chip CMOS image sensor
Pixels
Approx. 12.9 megapixels (total), Approx. 10.2 megapixels (effective)
SENSITIVITY
ISO 800/12800 (Cine EI mode, D55 Light source)
BUILT-IN OPTICAL FILTERS
Clear, linear variable ND (1/4ND to 1/128ND)
MEDIA TYPE
CF express Type A / SD card (x2), Slot B can be used for saving configuration data.
LCD
8.8 cm (3.5 type), Approx. 2.76M dots
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