2020 may need been a dreadful yr for almost everybody, however it’s been nothing in need of an unbelievable yr for brand spanking new cameras.
2020 has seen so many fascinating cameras launched that to digital camera nerds like me, it is considerably of a silver lining for an in any other case torrid 12 months (I presume December is not going to show issues round.) One of many latest to the already cumbersome roster of newbies is one other video-centric physique, and once more from Sony: the Sony FX6.
The FX6 is a full body cinema digital camera with a formidable spec sheet. Its 4K sensor is just 10.2 megapixels, however just like the a7S III, that is not because it sounds. It shoots UHD 4K at 120 frames per second, 1080p at 240 frames per second, and has 15+ stops of dynamic vary on S-Log 3. It has twin CFexpress card slots and 10-Bit 4:2:2 XAVC-I/16-Bit uncooked output. For all intents and functions, it has all the things you’d need from a cinema digital camera with two surprises. The at the beginning, the compact physique weighs beneath 2 kilos. To place that in perspective, the heavier obligation FX9 is round 2.5x the burden. The second is maybe much less stunning however warmly welcomed: worth. Cinema cameras typically price a premium, with the FX9 coming in at simply shy of $11,000. The FX6 almost halves that with a price ticket of $5,998 which ought to allow much more individuals to graduate to a devoted cinema digital camera.
The query is, must you purchase it as a substitute of the a7S III? Effectively, I am going to go away that to Gerald Undone.