Sony PXW-FX9 / PXW-FX9K 6K Sensor Full-Frame Camera System (Body Only)

Sony PXW-FX9 / PXW-FX9K 6K Sensor Full-Frame Camera System (Body Only)

Product Code: PXW-FX9

Two Models available for sales PXW-FX9 - Body only and
PXW-FX9K Body with Full Frame Lens -28-135mm f/4 OSS lens

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Sony PXW-FX9 Full Frame 6K Camcorder
Democratic movements are also present in the field of video camera manufacturing. And, to prove that, here is a Full-Frame cine camera acting as the natural successor of previous Super35. It is making Full-Frame features accessible and easy to handle for everyone.

Meanwhile it still keeps the availability of shooting both formats. Due to that, Full-Frame finally reaches its destination to become a trend. In addition, this new launch confirms how it happened.

Sony did it again on September 13, 2019 by launching the Sony PXW-FX9 Full-Frame 6K shoulder-resting documentary style cine camera. And yes, it seems that someone self-indulge in Atsugi by hearing me requesting "stop the press" in Amsterdam when this type of things happen.

Although it includes features from Sony Alpha and the FS7 series as well as Sony VENICE, the new FX9 might not necessarily be a natural evolution from them. On the contrary, it is more a chronological strategy set by Sony to introduce their new products. Let's check some previous movements to see the real origin of the FX9.

Firstly, on November 28, 2012, Sony introduces the f5 and f55 Super35 4K cameras in its headquarters of Hollywood, USA.

Then, the year 2013 witnessed 2 new Sony's launches, starting with the NEX-VG900 Full-Frame prosumer E-mount HD camcorder came to Photo kina in September 2013. Soon after, in October 2013, it was the turn for the α7 which was the first Interchangeable Lens Camera with E-mount (ILCE) system. These two launches did nothing but prepare the terrain for the new products.

Just one year after, on September 12, 2014, Sony launched the Sony Verite. Due to its minimal size of 16mm format similar to the Aaton A-minima, we nicknamed it as Sony Minima.

But its benefits went beyond that because it was also a stunning shoulder-resting camera of documentary style. And despite carrying all those features, it was a much lighter version than the Aaton A-minima.

In November 2016, Sony launched the FS7 II with refined interface. Besides, it included a new Lever Lock E-mount, versatile viewfinder, improved Smart-Grip, and In-Camera Electronic Variable ND. And more recently, during the 2019 IBC show in Amsterdam, Sony presented the latest Full-Frame FX9.

All the above demonstrates a clear Sony's progressive strategy that consists in launching a high-end camera first. Later on, after 2 years, Sony follows to launch a more accessible version. And this strategy was also applied to the entire alpha series of Full-Frame ILCE cameras, including the a7 and the newest version a7R IV.

But all that is only possible because Sony has an extraordinary team that guarantees the highest level of design, manufacturing processes, and engineering. As a result, it can produce its lines of cameras, processors, sensors and lenses at this rhythm. Thus, this is how the Sony PXW-FX9 made its entrance to the market.

The Sony PXW-FX9 stands out for the wide range of flexible features that include maximum comfort and fair price. Its ergonomic design naturally expands the shooting possibilities.

More importantly, it is a dual camera with Full-Frame and Super35 FS7 II functions but into a smaller package than any of them. Consequently, those who thought that Full-Frame cameras needed to be big and heavy had to re-think of it.

Sony PXW-FX9 one of the most innovative features is the 19 Megapixel "Exmor R" sensor which guarantees never seen in 35mm format image quality. Its new design has a bigger range of aperture of 35.7mm wide x 18mm high. It means that its angle of view is wider and the depth of field is shallower.

By comparing it to Sony VENICE which offers aperture of 36.2mm x 24.1mm, you immediately notice a different aspect ratio. This is to say that VENICE is 1.5:1 aspect ratio against 1.89:1 aspect ratio of the new Sony PXW-FX9.

Despite full height Full-Frame is a very desirable feature, it will have to wait a little longer. But why the Sony PXW-FX9 wouldn't use the full 24mm height? Well, it seems that is due to the processing power that the Sony PXW-FX9 can't process yet.

Until now, the rule is that when the picture has bigger height, the camera sensor and processor have to work harder. The good news is that you can expect it in the near future though firmware or hardware updates. After all, it is a Sony product.

And the Sony PXW-FX9 also took some elements from a7 and a9 camera series. Those consist in contrast Auto Focus and the fast hybrid phase-detection. And, you can rest assured with Artificial Intelligence doing its work by keeping focus sharp in Face Only AF, Face Priority, and Face Registration. In other words, multiple faces.

Considering all the above, it wasn't strange to hear the Sony Product Planner, Takuro Ema, to get excited when describing the FX9's Autofocus as "tenacious persistent focus tracking".

Shoot in comfort, expand your horizons
Sony PXW-FX9K revolutionizes full-frame cinematography with peerless ergonomics and advanced technology for on-the-go shooting. The world's first full-frame electronic variable ND filter* transforms possibilities for shooting in variable lighting conditions. Built-in Wi-Fi and 12G-SDI support advanced workflows while the optional XDCA-FX9 extension unit further expands the operational possibilities of the Sony PXW-FX9.

*As of September 2019

Full-frame creativity
Realize beautiful Sony PXW-FX9 4K imagery with the creative freedom made possible by oversampling a huge high resolution full-frame sensor. Capture every detail from the scene with shallow depth of field and stunning bokeh with a truly cinematic look. 15+ stops of dynamic range and Dual Base ISO enable capture of every nuance, from subtle shadow detail to specular highlights and with an immaculate colour palette.

Capturing the impossible
Sony PXW-FX9 Make sure your story's always clear with enhanced Fast Hybrid AF that tracks your subject with unprecedented speed, smoothness and precision. Its impact is transformative for premium documentary, commercials and event applications.

6K Full-Frame "Exmor R" sensor for stunning picture quality
The Sony PXW-FX9 camera's full-frame 6K sensor provides superb recording in DCI 4K*, Ultra HD and HD resolutions. Powerful image processing with delayering and oversampling ensures image quality beyond the limits of conventional Super 35mm sensors.

The Sony PXW-FX9 back-illuminated CMOS image sensor also uses Sony's Exmor R technology for improved sensitivity and noise reduction. Compared to a 4K Super 35mm sensor, the FX9's 6K sensor has over twice the surface area while providing a wider angle of view and shallower depth of field.

*DCI 4K (4096 x 2160 at 17:9 recording) will be available with future firmware release.

Phenomenal 15+ stops dynamic range for limitless expression
Sony PXW-FX9K offers an exceptional 15+ stops of dynamic range - beyond the normal range of human perception - allowing for unprecedented creative freedom in colour grading and post. Camera operators can concentrate on framing the scene they want while relying upon the Sony PXW-FX9 to capture every nuance and detail using either 4K 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording or 16-bit RAW external recording.

* In grading, colourists can find colour and detail beyond the normal viewing abilities of the camera operator to create a final image that exactly portrays the mood of the scene.

* RAW recording requires future firmware release and external recorder.


Adds shoulder-style operation, advanced networking

Further extend the capabilities of the Sony PXW-FX9 with the optional XDCA-FX9 extension unit that optimizes camera weight distribution and ergonomics for comfortable shoulder-style shooting - ideal for ENG (Electronic News Gathering) and documentary applications. The extension unit also adds advanced networking for streaming/file transfers and Time-code for multi-camera shoots.

4-channel audio input and recording
Sony FX9 offers superb audio capabilities with independent control dials for each channel. In applications such as interview, 4-channel audio recording enables simultaneous use of an external microphone for recording ambient sounds.

Sony PXW-FX9 built-in microphone for voice memos by the operator, and two optional UWP Series wireless microphones for voice of interviewer and interviewee. In addition, using the optional XLR-K3M, XLR-K2M or XLR-K1M XLR adapter - with two extra XLR inputs - allows even more devices to be connected.

Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
Sony's flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching with compatible Sony accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony UWP-D wireless microphone systems (optional).

Beautifully matched shooting partners
Sony PXW-FX9 Optimized for professional cinematography applications, the light, compact, SELP28135G powered zoom lens is an ideal complement for the full frame imaging possibilities of the FX9.

- Circular aperture with full-frame image circle format
- Motorized servo zoom for smooth, precise zoom moves
- Independent three rings for focus, zoom and iris with smooth, silent drive
You have the choice of purchasing the FX9 on its own (PXW-FX9) or with SELP28135G lens (PXW-FX9K).

- Body Cap (1)
- Viewfinder (1)
- Eyepiece (1)
- Grip Remote Control (1)
- IS1293 power cord (2) **
- AC Adapter
- BC-U1A battery charger (1)
- BP-U35 battery pack (1)
- Power cord (2)
- USB cable (1)
- Operating Guide (2)
- CD-ROM "Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder" (1)
** For India only. Not supplied in other countries

Stock will be available in Feb 2020