The Sony PXW-FX9 is a 6K full-frame camera. It’s designed for documentary, cinema/film, event, reality TV and corporate productions. The Sony PXW-FX9 features a full-frame, oversampled 6K 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 Sony PXW-FX9 6K features 12G-SDI and HDMI outputs for 4K and a 3G-SDI output for HD. In addition, Genlock and timecode assist multi-camera setups. The Fast Hybrid AF autofocus system allows for accurate focus and automatic face detection. The PXW-FX9’s internal gyroscope enables advanced image stabilisation. Also included are 4-channels of audio recording. This allows you to use external microphones and record ambient sound simultaneously.
The Sony PXW-FX9 6K features a 15-stop dynamic range and records 10-bit 4:2:2 to dual XQD 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.
The Sony FX9’s manual is available here from Sony’s website.