Sony Unveils New FX9 Video Camera with 6K Full-Frame Sensor

Pre-orders are now live for Sony's recently revealed PXW-FX9 4K Video Camera. The new model is the first XDCAM from the company to utilize a 6K full-frame sensor and Fast Hybrid Auto Focus system.

"We are always listening to our customer's voice, pushing to deliver innovation that allows them to realize their full artistic intention," said Neal Manowitz, deputy president for Imaging Products and Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics. "With the new FX9, we are striking an attractive balance between agility and creative performance. We've combined the cinematic appeal of full-frame with advanced professional filmmaking capabilities in a package that's extremely portable, and backed by the extraordinary versatility of Sony E-mount."

Sony PXW-FX9 Camera

The PXW-FX9 4K XDCAM camera system features an oversampled 6K Exmor R full-frame sensor with support for 4K 4:2:2 10bit video recording (3840x2160 at launch and 4096x2160 via future update), high sensitivity, low noise, and over 15 stops of dynamic range. Likewise, the device uses a dual base ISO of 800 and 4000, S-Cinetone color science, and slow-motion capabilities via Full HD 120fps capture. In addition, the unit includes a Fast Hybrid AF system with contrast AF and a dedicated 561-point phase-detection AF sensor.

The Sony PXW-FX9 Camera Body is now available for pre-order via B&H Photo-Video for $10,998. In addition, a Bundle with Sony's 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Lens is also available for pre-order for $13,498.

Source: Sony