Sony India today announced the latest addition to the Cinema Line – the FX30 (ILME-FX30). The new FX30 is a 4K Super 35 compact cinema camera that offers many professional features of the Cinema Line, such as Dual Base ISO, Log shooting modes and user imported LUTs. Sony has launched the camera in two variants – FX30 (Body + XLR Handle) and FX30B (Body only).
“The new FX30 is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to get into filmmaking. It has many of the professional capabilities of our high-end cameras at a price that makes it affordable to filmmakers/videographers of all levels. This camera is a wonderful entry point into our entire series of Cinema Line Cameras. With a comprehensive selection of Sony’s E-mount lenses & high-performance microphones, creators now have an extraordinarily flexible systems for a broad range of creative needs.” said Mukesh Srivastava, Head Digital Imaging Business Sony India.
The FX30 features a new back-illuminated 20.1 megapixels APS-C Exmor R CMOS sensor with a dual base ISO to deliver high sensitivity, low noise, and 14+ stops of latitude. It also features Log shooting modes by enabling Cine El, Cine El Quick, and Flexible ISO modes for recording with the S-Log3 gamma curve, which allows greater flexibility when colour grading. All three modes allow video shooting while monitoring with an appropriate LUT to preview the final image.
The FX30 can shoot 4K Super 35 (16:9) by oversampling from 6K at up to 60fps. The FX30B also features the ability to shoot in high frame rates, including 4K at 120fps and full HD at 240fps. 16:9 recording modes can shoot at 10-bit 4:2:2 while an HDMI Type-A connector can be used to output 4K, 16-bit RAW to an external recorder.
The FX30 features Sony’s fast and reliable autofocus, with settings including: Real-time Eye AF (human, animal, or bird), Real-time Tracking, Detailed AF settings, AF Assist. The camera also includes effective stabilisation for run and gun shoots using Active Mode. The FX30 includes added functionality to assist with the creative workflow, such as post-production editing using embedded LUT, and EI metadata.
The FX30 also features an XLR handle unit, which can be used to capture low-angle shots and also allows filmmakers to capture crystal clear audio through various audio inputs, including two XLR audio inputs and a 3.5 mm stereo mini jack for 4-channel recording. External microphones can be connected directly to the camera via the Multi Interface Shoe or microphone jack. The FX30 also features an internal stereo microphone for audio recording.
The FX30 and FX30B are equipped with two memory card slots that are compatible with both CFexpress Type A cards and SDXC/SDHC cards, bringing wide range of shooting experiences to creators. The FX30 is also compatible with large capacity CFexpress Type A memory cards.
Price, Availability and Launch Offer
The FX30 camera will be available across all Sony Center, Alpha Flagship stores, www.ShopatSC.com portal, major electronic stores and ecommerce websites (Amazon and Flipkart) from 15th Feb 2023 onwards. Customers will also get an extended warranty of 2+1 years* and a BC-QZ1 charger worth Rs. 6,790/- free on purchase of FX30 or FX30B camera.
|Model||Best Buy (in Rs.)||Availability|
|ILME-FX30 Camera||199,990/-||15th Feb 2023 onwards|
|ILME-FX30B Camera||179,990/-||15th Feb 2023 onwards|
 The FX30B does not include the XLR handle unit. The XLR-handle unit will be available as a stand-alone item as XLR-H1, which will be available in early 2023.