The Sony PXW-FX9 is a 6K full-frame camera. It’s designed for documentary, event, reality TV, education, or corporate productions. The Sony FX9 features a full-frame, oversampled 6K Exmor R CMOS sensor. This allows you to capture 4K images with cinematic depth of field. The camera’s E-mount allows you to use E-mount lenses and adapters.
The PXW-FX9 features 12G-SDI and HDMI outputs for 4K and a 3G-SDI output for HD. Genlock and timecode are also included for multi-camera setups. The Fast Hybrid AF autofocus system allows for accurate focus and automatic face detection. Advanced image stabilisation is achieved using the PXW-FX9’s internal gyroscope. Its 4-channel audio recording allows you to use external microphones and record ambient sound simultaneously.
The Sony FX9 features a 15-stop dynamic range and records 10-bit 4:2:2 to dual XQD media card slots. The camera can record UHD (3840 x 2160) and HD (1920 x 1080) internally at a frame rates from 1 to 60 fps. Formats include XAVC-I, XAVC-Long, and MPEG HD.
A future firmware update will enable HD recording at up to 180 fps. This will also allow output of 16-bit RAW 4K/2K footage up to 120 fps. The PXW-FX9 has dual base ISO options of 800 or 4000. This is particularly helpful when in low-light situations or using a slower lens. Its 7-stop electronic variable ND filter can perform in auto or manual mode, smoothly adjusting from 1/4 to 1/128 density. The camera’s default S-Cinetone colour look offers the same soft, vivid tone as with Sony’s VENICE camera.