CINEMA LINE FX6 CAMERA

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4.4 based on 7 customer reviews

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Excellent

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Excellent

Ease of Use

Good

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7 Customer Reviews

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Proxy work flow does not work

ILME-FX6V / ILME-FX6VK 06/04/2021 by tribalvideo (USA)

I love shooting proxies simultaneously and this cameras audio channels don't connect in premiere making the proxies useless because premiere wont even let you attach them. This adds many hours to my editing work flow which could be changed with an update. I will change my review when a fix comes out for this bc I think this camera is almost perfect in every way except for this one issue

Performance

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Good

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Just one thing missing

Body only (5.0 GHz and 2.4 GHz) 04/04/2021 by Kwandalist (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

It could have been the perfect Cam - nobody ever mentioned it - the af and eye af works great but where is the object tracking feature - I love this feature so much in my a7iii and couldnt find it on the FX6 - I wrote the support and they told me it is implemented - didn’t find it - it’s such a game changer Feature and I would be superhappy of I missed something or it comes with an update- otherwise the cam would be half as nice - fingers crossed

Performance

Fair

Features

Good

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Good

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Good camera that needs a firmware update

Body only (5.0 GHz and 2.4 GHz) 13/03/2021 by AlexW (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

Only had this for a few weeks now and so far there's lots to love about the camera. Ergonomics are great - it's lightweight but still feels sturdy and coming from a mirrorless setup, I find a massive benefit in having monitor, ND, XLR audio etc all built in. The image straight out of the box is stunning before you even get into shooting in S-log or doing tweaks in post. The autofocus implementation and lack of touch screen tracking badly needs a firmware update though. The AI of the autofocus seems brilliant when it's making decisions about what should be in focus, but as soon as you want to make any of your own choices, you pretty much have to stop shooting completely and start deep divining in menus to re-configure things. I've got an A6400 costing £750 that can switch modes quickly, track people in frame and tap to focus, so why wouldn't that be in a camera costing £6k which has a much faster processor and more sophisticated autofocus AI system? The FX6 feels like it could be the ultimate run and gun documentary cinema spec camera, but is let down by the lack of these controls. Hoping Sony do something soon to rectify this.

Performance

Good

Features

Good

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Average

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Greatness in a tiny package.

Body only (5.0 GHz and 2.4 GHz) 25/02/2021 by Ben Scott (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

I was one of the earliest FS7 owners in the UK and enjoyed it immensely, even if it did have some quirks and things which required workarounds for. In the end I used other cameras for a few years but came back to Sony for the FX6 which had amazing on-paper specs. The FX6 is basically a mini FS7 with none of the quirks or obstacles to getting great images, with a larger sensor, better framerates, better shadows, excellent low-light capability and variable internal ND. Oh and it's Netflix-approved so is really a perfect documentary workhorse. The XLRS on the handle is the single issue but considering what it gives you in terms of the footprint of the camera it's a decent trade-off. Please Sony, make a MI Shoe adapter for use without the handle! Within 5mins I felt I knew how to use it completely, which is a record for a new camera and a vast improvement on earlier Sony offerings. Would love for Sony to lend me some native AF glass to demo autofocus in some creative settings which is something I've never used on a professional shoot before and would love to try.

Performance

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Excellent

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An incredible camera

Body only (5.0 GHz and 2.4 GHz) 17/02/2021 by Pete Doherty (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

The camera is amazing. My only concern is that the menus and interface are different to other cameras i have used and so i am taking it slowly before i use it in anger. There are so many choices in the camera, i am waiting for other people to post on youtube, to understand more fully. The quality of the image is mind blowingly good. The autofocus is superb. The cinetone looks awesome. It will take my cinematography to another level. I am very happy i invested in such an amazing camera.

Performance

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Good

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Amazing camera

Body only (5.0 GHz and 2.4 GHz) 16/02/2021 by Jay Fizzeek (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

The best camera i have owned, shame about the poor quailty LCD bracket that keeps on drooping.

Performance

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Amazing camera

Body only (5.0 GHz and 2.4 GHz) 11/02/2021 by Orlando Stuart (United Kingdom) Verified Purchaser Verified

Amazing camera. Packed with features. It lacks are a viewfinder and shoulder mount which are both essential for handheld work but these can be added on. It's a brilliant camera.

Performance

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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