Discover FX9, Sonys full-frame 6K sensor camera with Fast Hybrid AF, Dual Base ISO and S-Cinetone colour science.
Realise beautiful 4K imagery with the creative freedom made possible by oversampling a huge high resolution full-frame sensor. Capture every detail from the scene with shallow depth of field and stunning bokeh with a truly cinematic look. 15+ stops of dynamic range and Dual Base ISO enable capture of every nuance, from subtle shadow detail to specular highlights and with an immaculate colour palette.
Capturing the impossible
Make sure your storys always clear with enhanced Fast Hybrid AF that tracks your subject with unprecedented speed, smoothness and precision. Its impact is transformative for premium documentary, commercials and event applications. Your ability to precisely capture your subjects expression is further enhanced with Sonys unique Eye AF.*
*Ver2.0 is required.
Shoot in comfort, expand your horizons
FX9 revolutionises full-frame cinematography with peerless ergonomics and advanced technology for on-the-go shooting. The worlds first full-frame electronic variable ND filter transforms possibilities for shooting in variable lighting conditions. Built-in Wi-Fi and 12G-SDI support advanced workflows while the optional XDCA-FX9 extension unit further expands the operational possibilities of the PXW-FX9. Ver.2.0 firmware adds HLG, User 3D LUTs and more with yet more advanced features still to come.
6K Full-Frame Exmor R sensor for stunning picture quality
The cameras full-frame 6K sensor provides superb recording in DCI 4K*, Ultra HD and HD resolutions. Powerful image processing with debayering and oversampling ensures image quality beyond the limits of conventional Super 35mm sensors. The back-illuminated CMOS image sensor also uses Sonys Exmor R technology for improved sensitivity and noise reduction. Compared to a 4K Super 35mm sensor, the FX9s 6K sensor has over twice the surface area while providing a wider angle of view and shallower depth of field.
*DCI 4K (4096 x 2160 at 17:9 recording) requires Ver.2.0 or higher firmware.
Phenomenal 15+ stops dynamic range for limitless expression
FX9 offers an exceptional 15+ stops of dynamic range allowing for unprecedented creative freedom in colour grading and post. Camera operators can concentrate on framing the scene they want while relying upon the FX9 to capture every nuance and detail using either 4K 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording or 16-bit RAW external recording.* In grading, colourists can find colour and detail beyond the normal viewing abilities of the camera operator to create a final image that exactly portrays the mood of the scene.
* RAW recording requiresVer.2.0 or higher firmware,XDCA-FX9 and external recorder.
Dual Base ISO for stunning images in any light
FX9 features a base sensitivity of ISO 800, providing the optimal dynamic range for typical documentary applications such as shooting outside or in brightly lit interiors. A secondary High Base sensitivity of ISO 4000 excels in low light conditions such as early morning and evening shoots while maintaining superb image quality. ISO 4000 is also ideal whenever youre using slow lenses. Combining Dual Base ISO with the cameras electronic variable ND Filter provides superb creative control in almost any shooting environment, with truly next generation responsiveness to changing conditions.
*ISO 800 and ISO 4000 are used in S-Log3, Cine EI mode
Cinematic colour science with S-Cinetone
S-Cinetone is the default look of FX9 thats tuned to meet the requirements of todays content creators with rich mid-range colours, alluring facial tones and a softer tonal look developed with the same expertise as Sonys world-leading VENICE digital cinematography camera. S-Cinetone means that straight out of the camera your content looks fresh and vivid, with subjects that really stand out while retaining plenty of latitude in post production thanks to the high performance full-frame image sensor.
Accelerate your workflow with User 3D Luts and HLG*
User Created 3D LUTs make it easy to customise FX9s look to your preferences. It is possible to import LUTs files from an SD card and store up to 16 files on the FX9s internal memory and switch between them as needed. This is particularly useful for shooting in S-Log3, allowing you to preview on camera whatever custom look you create.
FX9 can record HDR using S-Log3 or Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)*.
maximum dynamic range from a sensor and providing ultimate creative freedom when colour grading
*Ver.2.0 or higher firmware required
Selectable frame rates in both full-frame & Super 35
Choose your desired frame-rate from 1fps up to 180fps* for impressive quick and slow motion footage. FX9 creates an immersive image with a wide-angle look and shallower depth of field provided by its full-frame sensor in combination with quick and slow motion. Engage your audience with this new creative look. FX9 also offers a Quality priority setting** that maximizes full HD image quality using full-frame 6K scan mode or Super 35 4K scan mode with advanced oversampling technology.
Super 35 2K imager scan mode prioritizes frame rates, so image quality may be reduced depending on the shooting environment. In this instance, below settings are recommended.
Cine EI mode: Set EI gain lower and exposure level higher instead
Custom/SDR mode: Choose the gamma category setting of Original (S-Cinetone) or STD (STD1 to 6)
*Up to 120fps with Ver1.0. Full-HD 180fpsrequires Ver.2.0 or higher firmware.
**In full-frame scanning mode: selectable at 130fps/in super 35 scanning mode: selectable at 160fps. Quality priority setting is recommended if desired framerate is available.
Requires Ver.2.0 firmware or higher.Scanning area is cropped around 83% of full-frame and 122% larger than S35. (diagonal)
16-bit RAW capability*
16-bit RAW offers a phenomenal increase in post-production creative freedom to fully exploit FX9s exceptional 15+ stops of dynamic range. FX9 supports export of 16-bit RAW at either 4K or 2K resolution using the optional XDCA-FX9 extension unit with a single BNC cable connection to compatible external RAW recorders.**
*RAW output will be enabled withVer.2.0 or higher firmware.
**Compatible recorders to be announcedby 3rd party.
Catch the action with enhanced Fast Hybrid AF
Effortlessly track fast moving subjects with pin-sharp focus, even when using wide lens aperture settings to maintain a shallow depth of field with the cameras full-frame sensor. Developed by Sonys camera engineers, enhanced Fast Hybrid AF combines phase detection AF for fast, accurate subject tracking with contrast AF for exceptional focus accuracy. In addition, Face Detection intelligently recognises and locks on to human faces.
Eye AF & Focus Touch Control*
FX9 is the worlds first professional camcorder with Sonys world-leading eye tracking technology**. High speed, high precision image processing maintains a pin-sharp focus. During an interview or portraiture shoot, you can rely upon Eye AF to capture your subjects most subtle expressions while you concentrate on the interview and framing.
Focus Touch Control allows you to precisely set the cameras specific focus area by simply touching the LCD viewfinder. Its fast and intuitive ensuring your full creative control of FX9s powerful AF technology.
* Eye AF and LCD Viewfinder Touch operation require Ver.2.0 or higher firmware.
** As of Apr 2020.
Customisable AF settings
FX9s comprehensive autofocus settings provide the creative flexibility to integrate with any project.
7-level AF transition speeds from Fast switching between subjects as quickly as possible to Slow, where speed is reduced to fit a more measured shooting style, such as a historical TV drama.
5-level AF subject shift sensitivity ranges from Locked-on ignoring other moving subjects in the frame to Responsive that switches focus from one subject to another ideal for snapping between race cars as they speed by.
Autofocus with Sony E-mount lenses
Experience smooth, responsive autofocus with every Sony E-mount lens, including Sonys new Cinema Lens Series with premium optical performance and operability for demanding cinematography applications. Advanced E-mount lever lock operation allows quick, easy lens exchange in the field, plus added stability and security with large lenses.
Worlds first electronic variable ND filter for full-frame sensor*
Realise even greater creative control with Sonys unique built-in electronic variable neutral density (ND) filter a world first* for professional full-frame camcorders. Set to Auto, or adjust filter density manually in smooth increments from 1/4 to 1/128 as you shoot, for perfectly exposed images without affecting depth of field as lighting conditions change. Use higher density settings with a slower shutter speed for breathtaking artistic effects.
Proven ergonomics & accessory compatibility
FX9 chassis is the latest refinement of the revolutionary FS7 design, so you can be sure it will feel great to shoot with from almost any position, while also offering compatibility with a large proportion of the countless FS7 accessories including U-series batteries, chargers, E-mount lenses, plus arms and lens adapters.*
The control arm is easily adjusted without tools, so FX9 adapts effortlessly to your physique and preferred shooting style handheld, at waist level or shoulder mounted. The smart grip also features an updated design, more compact than before while still holding all the key shooting controls, allowing you to concentrate on the scene without distractions. FX9 also introduces a micro USB interface for improved responsiveness and support for a wrist strap.
To withstand the rigors of real-world shooting, FX9 has a robust magnesium chassis which is almost one third lighter than aluminum equivalent, while offering high impact resistance. FX9s buttons, dials and other parts are sealed to prevent dust and water spray from entering for even greater operational reliability.**
*BP-U30 and XDCA-FS7 are not compatible with the FX9.
**Dust and water resistance does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.
Quick menu control with touch operation*
The FX9s LCD Viewfinder has a quick access control menu for commonly accessed features. With a single touch, you can press to change key settings including:
- Codec, Imager Scan mode, Picture Size and frequency.
- Base ISO/Sensitivity
- Shooting Mode
- Audio Levels
Introduced with V2 firmware, the FX9s quick access control menu uses a similar UI to Sonys acclaimed VENICE digital cinematography camera.
*Requires Ver.2.0 or higher firmware.
Stable, shake-free handheld footage
Advanced image stabilisation information means even handheld footage can be transformed with Sony
Beautifully matched shooting partners
Optimised for professional cinematography applications, the light, compact, SELP28135G powered zoom lens is an ideal complement for the full frame imaging possibilities of the FX9.
- Circular aperture with full-frame image circle format
- Motorised servo zoom for smooth, precise zoom moves
- Independent three rings for focus, zoom and iris with smooth, silent drive
You have the choice of purchasing the FX9 on its own (PXW-FX9) or with SELP28135G lens (PXW-FX9K).
Adds shoulder-style operation, advanced networking
Further extend the capabilities of the FX9 with the optional XDCA-FX9 extension unit that optimises camera weight distribution and ergonomics for comfortable shoulder-style shooting ideal for ENG (Electronic News Gathering) and documentary applications. The extension unit also adds advanced networking for streaming/file transfers and Timecode for multi-camera shoots.
4-channel audio input and recording
FX9 offers superb audio capabilities with independent control dials for each channel. In applications such as interview, 4-channel audio recording enables simultaneous use of an external microphone for recording ambient sounds, the built-in microphone for voice memos by the operator, and two optional UWP Series wireless microphones for voice of interviewer and interviewee. In addition, using the optional XLR-K3M, XLR-K2M or XLR-K1M XLR adapter with two extra XLR inputs allows even more devices to be connected.
Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
Sonys flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching with compatible Sony accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony UWP-D wireless microphone systems (optional).
Networked for high mobility
The FX9 features internal 5GHz* and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi capability as standard. Just switch on and log onto your preferred network to enable a host of advanced wireless production features:
- Content Browser Mobile allows the PXW-FX9 to be controlled remotely from a smartphone or tablet computer via a Wi-Fi connection. Adjust the exposure level, zoom, Record/Stop and more via your mobile device – it’s ideal for single operator shoots. One-touch authentication is also possible with smartphones offering NFC connectivity
- FTP Transfer allows content files to be sent over the internet for remote storage on an FTP server even while shooting. In case of signal interruption, the system will automatically resume as soon as connection restored
- Trimming allows you to set start and end points in a clip, eliminating time-wasting transfers of unneeded content
- XDCAM air can upload proxy footage to the cloud from multiple camera operators in the field, so editing can start immediately. Uploaded content can be accessed securely from any location. News teams can even start logging clips while shooting is still going on, saving even more valuable time when a story
- Wired LAN port with optional XDCA-FX9 allows connection of the FX9 to the Internet with a standard Ethernet cable, allowing files to be streamed or transferred by FTP
- Dual Link Cellular is enabled with optional XDCA-FX9 and uses two cellular networks in combination to provide an even more reliable network connection. FX9 is compatible with standard USB cellular dongles from most networks. (Please check for most appropriate service provider for your region. Standard network fees will apply.)
- High quality Sony QoS Streaming to Network RX station (optional) and XDCAM air by Sony allows images to be streamed live for viewing at a remote location