The Sony PXW-FX9 – Realize 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 for a truly cinematic look. 15+ stops of dynamic range and Dual Base ISO enable you to capture every nuance, from subtle shadow detail to specular highlights, with an immaculate color palette. The FX9 revolutionizes full-frame cinematography with peerless ergonomics and advanced technology for on-the-go shooting. The world’s first full-frame electronic variable ND filter (as of Sept. 2019) transforms possibilities for shooting in variable lighting conditions. Built-in Wi-Fi and 12G-SDI support advanced workflows.
The camera’s full-frame 6K sensor provides superb recording in DCI 4K, Ultra HD and HD resolutions. Powerful image processing with debayering and down-sampling ensures image quality beyond the limits of conventional Super 35mm sensors. The back-illuminated CMOS image sensor also uses Sony’s Exmor R technology for improved sensitivity and noise reduction.
The Sony FX-9 offers an exceptional 15+ stops of dynamic range – beyond the normal range of human perception – allowing for unprecedented creative freedom in color 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.
FX-9 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 you’re using slow lenses.
S-Cinetone is the default look of FX9 that’s tuned to meet the requirements of today’s content creators with rich mid-range colors, alluring facial tones and a softer tonal look – developed with the same expertise as Sony’s world-leading VENICE digital cinematography camera. S-Cinetone means that straight out of the camera your content looks fresh and vivid.
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 camera’s full-frame sensor. Developed by Sony’s α 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 recognizes and locks on to human faces.
The dedicated 561-point phase-detection AF sensor covers approximately 94% of the whole image area width and 96% of height, allowing consistently accurate, responsive AF tracking, even with fastmoving subjects.
FX9’s 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.
FX9 is equipped with various outputs including a 12G-SDI and a HDMI for 4K output. Also, it has a 3G-SDI for HD output to expand its monitoring flexibility.
- Full Frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with 15+ wide dynamic range
- Dual Base ISO of 800/4000
- Electronic Variable ND Filter up to 7 stops with Auto ND
- 4K XAVC-I 422 10bit recording onto XQD media cards
- S-Log3/S-Gamut3 & S-Gamut3.Cine
- 4K/2K 16 bit RAW output (Need Future Upgrade)
- Dual Base ISO of 800/4000
- 4K capturing with oversampled 6K Full-frame Exmor R sensor
- Resolution: 4K
- Special Features: Built-In Microphone, Genlockable, Interchangeable Lens, Time Code I/O
- Sensor Type: CMOS Sensor
- Recording Media: Uses XQD
- E mount to PL mount adapter
- Cooke S7’s
- Angenieux EZ-1 Zoom
- Angenieux EZ-2 Zoom
- Sony 28-135mm Lens
- Rokinon XEEN CF Primes: 24mm, 50mm, 85mm
More Sony PXW-FX9 info from the manufacture: https://pro.sony/ue_US/products/handheld-camcorders/pxw-fx9