Sony India Launches FX30 4K Camera for Future Filmmakers

Sony India Launches FX30 4K Camera for Future Filmmakers

Sony India is pleased to announce the latest addition to the brand's prestigious Cinema Line – the FX30 (ILME-FX30). The new FX30 is a 4K Super 35 compact cinema camera that offers many professional features of the Cinema Line, such as Dual Base ISO, Log shooting modes and user imported LUTs (Look Up Tables) at a price point that appeals to many aspiring filmmakers. Sony has launched the camera in two variants – FX30 (Body + XLR Handle) and FX30B (Body only).

Mukesh Srivastava, Head Digital Imaging Business Sony India.
Mukesh Srivastava, Head Digital Imaging Business Sony India.

“The new FX30 is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to get into filmmaking. It has many of the professional capabilities of our high-end cameras at a price that makes it affordable to filmmakers/videographers of all levels. This camera is a wonderful entry point into our entire series of Cinema Line Cameras. With a comprehensive selection of Sony’s E-mount lenses & high-performance microphones, creators now have an extraordinarily flexible systems for a broad range of creative needs.” said Mukesh Srivastava, Head Digital Imaging Business Sony India.

1.       Capture high level cinematic expression in every scene

The FX30 offers budding filmmakers' cinematic expression with the latest imaging systems. It features a new back-illuminated 20.1 megapixels APS-C Exmor R™ CMOS sensor (Super 35 format) with a dual base ISO (800/2500) to deliver high sensitivity, low noise, and 14+ stops of latitude. 

Like the rest of the Cinema Line, the FX30 features Log shooting modes by enabling Cine El, Cine El Quick, and Flexible ISO modes for recording with the S-Log3 gamma curve, which allows greater flexibility when colour grading. All three modes allow video shooting while monitoring with an appropriate LUT to preview the final image. In addition, the FX30 includes a selection of built-in cinematic looks, such as Sony's S-Cinetone™, and can shoot single stills. The camera offers advanced image processing capabilities with the BIONZ XR processing engine for natural gradations and realistic colour reproduction. 

The FX30 supports a variety of video recording codecs. It can shoot 4K Super 35 (16:9) by oversampling from 6K at up to 60fps. The FX30B also features the ability to shoot in high frame rates, including 4K at 120fps and full HD at 240fps. 16:9 recording modes can shoot at 10-bit 4:2:2 while an HDMI Type-A connector can be used to output 4K, 16-bit RAW to an external recorder.

Advance AF performance to support the creators' needs

The FX30 features Sony’s fast and reliable autofocus, with settings including: 

·         Real-time Eye AF (human, animal, or bird)

·         Real-time Tracking

·         Detailed AF settings 

·         AF Assist

This allows creators more control when using the Focus Map, that makes it easier to visualise depth of field, and Breathing Compensation offers a stable angle of view when focusing. The camera also includes effective stabilisation for run and gun shoots using Active Mode thanks to the optical in-body 5-axis image stabilisation and time code sync.

Experience effective post-production workflow support

The FX30 includes added functionality to assist with the creative workflow, such as post-production editing using embedded LUT, and EI metadata. This metadata is available using the latest version of Sony’s Catalyst Prepare or Catalyst Browse applications. It incorporates other features that retain the spirit of the Cinema Line, including: 

·         New customisable list-style main menu screen which provides quick access to frequently used items  

·         New standby movie screen that provides an unobstructed view of the subject 

·         Buttons and dials dedicated to movie shooting

Compact and unique form factor with flexible operability

Compact and lightweight, the FX30 has a flat-top design with threaded accessory attachment points, making it easy to use for shooting handheld, capturing low-angle shots, mounting on a gimbal, oradding accessories. The FX30 also features an XLR handle unit, which can be used to capture low-angle shots and also allows filmmakers to capture crystal clear audio through various audio inputs, including two XLR audio inputs and a 3.5 mm stereo mini jack for 4-channel recording. External microphones can be connected directly to the camera via the Multi Interface Shoe or microphone jack. The FX30 also features an internal stereo microphone for audio recording.

Highly expandable memory for more storage

The FX30 and FX30B are equipped with two memory card slots that are compatible with both CFexpress Type A cards and SDXC/SDHC cards, bringing wide range of shooting experiences to creators. The FX30 is also compatible with large capacity CFexpress Type A memory cards.

Solid reliability for every shoot

The FX30 offers not only advanced performance but also outstanding reliability. It features an innovative heat dissipation structure for uninterrupted 4K/60p recording, reliable power for extended recording, and a durable magnesium alloy chassis. 

Price, Availability and Launch Offer 

The FX30 camera will be available across all Sony Center, Alpha Flagship stores, portal, major electronic stores and ecommerce websites (Amazon and Flipkart) from 15th Feb 2023 onwards. Customers will also get an extended warranty of 2+1 years* and a BC-QZ1 charger worth Rs. 6,790/- free on purchase of FX30 or FX30B camera.

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