Sony Alpha FX3 Cinema Line Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)

Model Number: ILMEFX3
Web Code: 15586705

Sony Alpha FX3 Cinema Line Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Overview

Your movie-shooting dreams will become a reality with the Sony Alpha FX3 full-frame mirrorless camera. It boasts a 10.2MP sensor that is optimized for 4K with full-pixel readout, that gathers all the possible light that results crisp, colourful, and bright video and photo captures. With Zoom lever, tally lights, and S-Cinetone you can create incredible solo movies.
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Overview

Your movie-shooting dreams will become a reality with the Sony Alpha FX3 full-frame mirrorless camera. It boasts a 10.2MP sensor that is optimized for 4K with full-pixel readout, that gathers all the possible light that results crisp, colourful, and bright video and photo captures. With Zoom lever, tally lights, and S-Cinetone you can create incredible solo movies.

Unleash your creativity

  • Full-frame backside-illuminated (BSI) Exmor R CMOS sensor with a colour filter array, 15+ dynamic range stops, fast read out speed, and low-noise produces true-to-life accurate colours and sharp details
  • Effective 12.1MP allows you to clearly capture everything without sacrificing details
  • Continuous shooting modes include Hi+ at10fps, Hi at 8fps, Mid at 6fps, and Lo at 3fps, so you can capture everything from winning goals to sweet smiles
  • High-resolution 4K and high frame-rate (60p/120p) recording let you capture spectacular movies

Capture all the action

  • Standard ISO range from 80 to 102,400 (expandable to 40 to 409,600 for stills and 80 to 409,600 for movies) deliver crisp and clear photos, even in low-light conditions
  • Five-axis body image stabilization with selectable Active mode allows you to take shake-free, hand-held shots

Never miss a moment

  • Fast hybrid autofocus with 627 phase detection AF points and 89% coverage provide optimal and smooth results
  • Real-time Eye-AF and Real-time AF tracking manually or via the app help lock your focus on the subject while shooting
  • Automatic eye selection and manual preselect of left and right eye of the subject for precise recordings
  • BIONZ XR image-processing engine for fast, accurate processing performance that delivers life-like colours, natural gradations, high sensitivity, and low noise

Made for professionals

  • Zoom lever at the top of the grip controls compatible powered zoom lenses as well as allows Clear Image Zoom to be used with unpowered zoom and prime lenses, reducing the number lens used in a project
  • HLG8 (Hybrid Log-Gamma) high-dynamic-range picture profile supports the wide-gamut BT.2020 colour space to deliver like-like pictures with vivid details and highlights that can be directly played back on an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV (sold separately)
  • S-Cinetone, the default picture profile that is inspired by VENICE colorimetry offers natural mid-tones, soft colours, and vivid highlights in your movie
  • Relay mode automatically switches to the second media card when the first media card becomes full

Capture the best shots and angles

  • 2.95-inch LCD screen makes it easy frame your shots or videos as well as provide ample brightness for easy visibility even in bright outdoors
  • Vari-angle screen allows movement up to 176-degree side way, up to 180-degree upwards, and up to 90-degree downwards provide the flexibility to shoot exactly the way you want
  • New menu layout with intuitive 3 level structure and touch navigation provides a smooth response

Durable, versatile body

  • Compact cage-free design with 1/4"-20" mounting points provide the flexibility to securely attach a range of compatible accessories like external monitors, recorders, wireless microphones, and more to meet your versatile shooting needs
  • Multi Interface shoe with 3 extra thread holes securely attaches the included XLR top handle

Premium audio quality

  • 3.5mm jack audio option and 2 balanced XLR/TRS audio inputs capture high-quality sound
  • XLR module on the handle provides A/D (Analogue to Digital) conversion and DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to transfer the digital audio data directly to the camera, delivering powerful audio

Maximizes performance and quality

  • Four-channel 24-bit recording offers recording in all formats
  • Allows 4K video display on up to 3 devices that include the camera monitor, an external HDMI recorder/monitor, and the Imaging Edge Mobile app (via Wi-Fi) simultaneously for precise monitoring
  • Cooling fan for effective heat dissipation, allows continuous 4K recording at 60p without thermal shutdown
  • Auto and Minimum (Quiet and slow speed) cooling modes draw air from the bottom panel and side exhaust into the camera for efficient cooling

Connectivity and storage

  • Imaging Edge mobile application offers smooth camera control and easy file transfer
  • Dual card slots compatible with both CFexpress Type A and SDXC/SDHC cards let you keep shooting
  • Full-size HDMI Type-A connector offers easy and versatile connectivity options
  • USB Type-C connector with fast USB Type C SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) data transfer improves productivity

Wireless transfer options

  • Wi-Fi connectivity at 2.4 and 5GHz speed apart from simple transfers also enables transfers to similar camera body to enable multiple camera shooting setup
  • FTP transfer and wireless PC remote for smooth transfer of large files within minutes
  • USB to high-speed wired LAN connectivity via an optional USB-Ethernet wired LAN adapter cable for high-speed wired data transfers

Durability and portability

  • Rigid magnesium alloy body with dust and moisture sealing provides protection from unfavourable outdoor weather
  • Lightweight design weighs 715g including battery and memory cards, so you can carry it with you everywhere

See Details and Specs for more information.

Camera Model
Sony FX3 Cinema Line
Camera Kit
Camera Body Only
Lens Mount
Sony E-Mount

Image Sensor

NFC Enabled
Yes
Sensor Type
35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Image Sensor Format
Full Frame
Effective Megapixels
12.1 MP
Bluetooth
Included
Total Pixels
12.9 MP
Dust Reduction
Yes
Processor
BIONZ XR Image-Processing Engine

Viewfinder

Depth of Field Preview
Yes

LCD Features

LCD Size
2.95 in
LCD Resolution
Approx. 1.44 M dot
Swivel LCD
Yes
Live Preview
Yes

Auto Focus

AF Type
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focusing Modes 1
FOCUS MODE: [Movie] AF-C, MF; [Still image] AF-A (Automatic AF); AF-S (Single-shot AF); AF-C (Continuous AF); DMF (Direct Manual Focus); Manual Focus; FOCUS AREA: [Movie] Wide / Zone / Centre / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot; [Still image] Wide / Zone / Centre / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / Tracking
Focusing Modes 2
FOCUS FEATURES: Eye AF ([Movie] Human (Right/Left Eye Select); ([Still image] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal); Face Detection (Face Priority in AF, Face Priority in Multi Metering, Regist. Faces Priority); [Movie] AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity; [Movie] AF Transition Speed; [Still image] Focus Magnifier (35 mm full frame: 2.1x / 4.1x, APS-C: 1.5x / 3.0x)
AF Points
[Movie] 627 points; [Still image] 35 mm full frame: 759 points (phase-detection AF)
AF Point Selection
Yes
AF Assist Beam
Yes

Exposure

ISO
SENSITIVITY: [Movie] ISO 80–102400 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range.); AUTO (ISO 80–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit); [Still image] ISO 80–102400 (ISO numbers up from ISO 40 to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range.); AUTO (ISO 80–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
White Balance Settings 1
WHITE-BALANCE MODES: Auto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Incandescent; Fluorescent; Flash; Underwater; Colour Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Colour Filter; Custom
White Balance Settings 2
WHITE-BALANCE MODES: Auto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Incandescent; Fluorescent; Flash; Underwater; Colour Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Colour Filter; Custom
Auto White Balance
Yes
White Balance Bracketing
Yes
Exposure Compensation
METERING SENSITIVITY: EV-3 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

Shutter

Shutter Type
Mechanical shutter; Electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds
SHUTTER SPEED: Movie: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps); up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode) Still image: 1/8000 to 30 s; Bulb
Shutter Lag
No
Self-Timer
Yes: 10s; 5s; 2s

Drive

Drive Modes
DRIVE MODES: Single Shooting; Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable); Self-timer; Self-timer (Cont.); Bracket: Single; Bracket: Cont.; White Balance Bracket; DRO bracket
Drive Modes 2
DRIVE MODES: Single Shooting; Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable); Self-timer; Self-timer (Cont.); Bracket: Single; Bracket: Cont.; White Balance Bracket; DRO bracket
Max Burst Jpeg
Continuous Shooting Speed: Hi+: 10fps; Hi: 8fps; Mid: 6fps; Lo: 3fps
Max Burst Raw
Continuous Shooting Speed: Hi+: 10fps; Hi: 8fps; Mid: 6fps; Lo: 3fps
Max Burst Raw+JPEG
Continuous Shooting Speed: Hi+: 10fps; Hi: 8fps; Mid: 6fps; Lo: 3fps

Flash

Built-in Flash Type
No
Flash Sync
Yes; FLASH CONTROL; Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe; Attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe; Flash sync speed 1/250 s.
Flash Guide Number
Not applicable

Video

Video Output Format
NTSC
Video Modes
XAVC HS: [XAVC HS 4K] 3840 x 2160/119.88p, 100p, 59.94p, 50p, 23.98p; XAVC S: [XAVC S 4K] 3840 x 2160/119.88p, 100p, 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, [XAVC S-I HD] 1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p; XAVC S-I [XAVC S-I 4K] 3840 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, [XAVC S-I HD] 1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
Movie Audio Compression
RECORDING FORMAT (AUDIO): LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit); LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 24 bit); LPCM 4ch (48 kHz 24 bit); MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)

Playback

Image Playback Modes 1
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS: Index view; Folder selection (Date / Still / Movie); Photo capture; 4Ch audio monitoring; Auto Review (stills); Image orientation (stills); Protect (stills); Rating (stills); Display as Group (stills)
Movie Playback Modes
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS: Index view; Folder selection (Date / Still / Movie); Photo capture; 4Ch audio monitoring; Auto Review (stills); Image orientation (stills); Protect (stills); Rating (stills); Display as Group (stills)

Storage & Interface

Card Slot
2
Storage Media
MEDIA TYPE: CFexpress Type A / SD card
Data Interface
USB Type-C (x1, SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps [USB 3.2] compatible), Multi/Micro USB (x1)
Video Interface
HDMI jack (Type-A), YCbCr 4:2:2 10 bit / RGB 8 bit
Wi-Fi
Yes
NFC
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Jpeg
Yes
Raw
Yes
Raw+Jpeg
Yes
Guided Shooting Mode
No
Languages Supported
English; French; Chinese; Japanese; Spanish

Included Lens

Lens Frame Colour
Lens Not Included. Camera Body Only
Lens Range
Lens Not Included. Camera Body Only
Stabilized
Lens Not Included. Camera Body Only
Model Number
Lens Not Included. Camera Body Only
Filter Size
Lens Not Included. Camera Body Only
35mm Equivalent
Lens Not Included. Camera Body Only
Lens Weight
Lens Not Included. Camera Body Only

Body Features

Stabilized Body
Yes: Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation
Body Colour
Black
Intelligent Shoe
Yes, MULTI INTERFACE SHOE (MIS) With Digital Audio Interface
Cable Release
With optional PC Remote, Sync Terminal
Weather Sealed
Yes

Power

Battery Type
Sony NP-FZ100 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack
Included Battery Model
Sony NP-FZ100 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack
Additional Compatible Batteries (not inc)
Sony NP-FZ100 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack
Back-up Battery
No
Power Saving Modes
Yes

Physical Features

Width
12.97 cm
Height
7.78 cm
Depth
8.45 cm
Weight
640 g

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
  • Battery Charger BC-QZ1
  • Power Cord
  • XLR Handle Unit
  • Accessory Shoe Kit
  • Body Cap
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Handle Shoe Cap
  • USB-A to USB-C Cable (USB 3.2)

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Reviewer Recommendation

85%

Of the 13 reviewers who responded, 11 would recommend this product.

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  • A7S III in Ultimate Form
    Reviewed by FoxGabanna - September 20, 2021

    If you are familiar with the A7S III, imagine this as that same camera in it's ultimate form. Sony has really pushed the envelope over the past couple of years with their camera tech and have really made every camera accessable with available lenses and also features as well. This is the smallest cinema camera you can find and it's just something your shouldn't have to think twice about. It has indefinite recording time and is just amazing overall. If you are even considering this camera, you already know what it can do so I am going to spare you on that.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Is the Sony FX3 for you?
    Verified BuyerReviewed by aliG666 - May 15, 2021

    So far so good, will update as I continue using. Overall form factor is a little above average, nimble to carry but the grip although a little larger than the A7siii it can take some time to get used to, not that it's bad but I personally find it not as ergonomic as I would want but again this can be subjective. As far as overall thoughts, so far image is okay, better than most camera bellow it's price range but not by a lot. And usage is pretty discrete and there is possibility here.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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  • Beast of a camera
    Verified BuyerReviewed by adejoh - March 11, 2021

    When the FX3 was announced it was criticized for being too much like the A7SIII and lacking the evf was a turn off for some. What some fail to realize is that this is a cinema camera workhorse. Not only can you continuously record it has a built in fan and heatsink that keeps the device at a stable temperature. Not only is it practical in size but it has all the extensions needed to add a rig or gimbal support. Look if you dont mind not having an evf this is a great cinema camera. Theres also an option to shoot stills if needed. Its low light capabilities are impressive and it allows you to push it up to number like 50k and still have perfect image quality. If you want something thats going to work long hours continuously then i higly recommend this camera. Cant wait to get back from work to go out filming again

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