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Watch the Experts Put Sony’s Full Frame FX9 To the Test

Building on the success of the Sony FX7, the Sony PXW-FX9 delivers a lower-end camera with a 17:9 full frame sensor.

When Sony launched its new Sony PXW-FX9 camcorder earlier this year, shooters were excited to see a full frame, fast hybrid autofocus, Dual-base-ISO lowlight capable camera starting at $11,000 come to market. Building on the success of the Sony FX7, which the company once claimed is the most sold Super35 camera of all time, the FX9 boasts a newly-developed 6K sensor with more than 15 stops of latitude. It oversamples images for recording to 10-bit UHD 4K 4:2:2 at up to 30p and HD at up to 60p, and also offers a Super 35 mode that records both UHD 4K and HD from a cropped portion of the sensor at up to 60p. Writing on the cinema5D blog, Nino Leitner called it “an FS7 on steroids”:

“Since the Canon 5D Mark II came along 11 years ago — and shortly after, cinema5D was started as a site supporting filmmakers shooting with DSLRs and the like — everyone fell in love with shooting on a 35mm full frame photo sensor. It took a long time, but finally we are getting professional filmmaking cameras with full frame sensors instead of Super35. Sony already has the VENICE, with a 3:2 full frame sensor, and now the lower-end FX9 with a 17:9 full frame sensor.”

Read more: Sony FX9 Announced – Full-Frame, Fast Hybrid Autofocus, Dual ISO Camera

Get an up-close look at all the features of the Sony FX9, and watch experts like Philip Bloom put it through its paces in the videos below:

Building on the success of the Sony FX7, the Sony PXW-FX9 camera is a full frame, fast hybrid autofocus, Dual-base-ISO lowlight capable camera starting at $11,000.
Building on the success of the Sony FX7, the Sony PXW-FX9 camera is a full frame, fast hybrid autofocus, Dual-base-ISO lowlight capable camera starting at $11,000.

 

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