Early last September, Sony launched its Cinema Line in an effort to give content creators the best of its full-frame image sensors, rich color science correction, and fast autofocus technology. While each model in the range has touted a lightweight construction and a compact design, they have nothing on the newly-announced FX3.
That’s because it comes in at just 1.58lbs — memory card and battery included — and 5.11 inches x 3.33 inches x 3.06 inches, making it the smallest full-frame camera in the Cinema lineup. However, just because it’s lacking in size doesn’t mean it skimps when it comes to performance. Rather, thanks to its Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ XR processor, it’s good for 4k video up to 120fps, frame rates running from 24p all the way up to 60p, as well as an incredible 13-hour continuous recording time. And when you consider that it also offers a 15-stop ISO range that goes all the way up to 409,600, it’s a wonder how Sony managed to squeeze so much potential out of such a small form factor. Housed in a dust- and water-resistant magnesium alloy body, it even supports 4-channel 24-bit audio recording and fast-charging. It’s available now for $3,900.