Sony PXW-FX9 4K FF Camera

4K capture with anamorphic*, Full Frame & S-35 capability

£220.00 / day
£880.00 / week

Sony FX-9 4K Full Frame/S35 Camera with 4K record option and supplied with ARRI Pro kit as standard. You can also book the Sony FX9 Camera with XDCA FX9 extender which offers 16 bit RAW record outputs, timecode output and additional networking capability.
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Media Standard

This camera is also capable of recording XAVC-I, XAVC-L and MPEG HD onto XQD cards.  By utilising the same S-Cinetone gamma curve as the Sony Venice, the FX9 achieves increased dynamic range and skin tones over regular Rec709.

Main Features

  • Full-Frame 6K Sensor
  • Fast Hybrid AF
  • Dual Base ISO
  • Cinematic Colour Science with S-Cinetone
  • Electronic Variable ND Filter
  • 4K 4:2:2 10bit Internal Recording
  • 2 XQD Card Slots
  • XAVC Intra / Long, MPEG HD422 Format
  • Amongst many other updated features, this camera has a Dual Native ISO of 800 & 4000, Internal Variable ND, 15 Stops of Dynamic Range, Timecode in/out, Wifi for monitoring and menu changes through the appropriate Sony App.
  • *Anamorphic capability with planned firmware update

Note that this camera can mount directly to APS-C (Sony E Mount Lenses) without using any adapter.

We are also including the ARRI Pro Set to allow for standard film accessories to be fitted. The ergonomic grip design for easy handling and operability, making it ideal for single shooter operation.

Interchangability of the α Mount lens system with provided adapters allows either A mount of EF mount lenses to be used to maximum advantage and including iris control too.

16bit RAW output and additional functionality with Optional Extension Unit (XDCA-FX9)

16 bit RAW record outputs, timecode output and additional networking capability are available only if used with the optional Extension Unit (XDCA-FX9).

Also, using the SDA-FX9 permits VLock batteries to be mounted directly to the rear of the camera.

Storage

VMI kits are supplied with 2 x 128GB memory G cards which will allow up to 6 hours recording at 25p:
Equipped with high-sensitivity 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor.  See specs tab for record durations.

Improved Sensor

The FX9 features a full frame 6K 35.7 by 18.8mm back-illuminated Exmor-R CMOS sensor. This sensor is stated to have 15 plus stops of dynamic range and has a resolution of 6008 x 3168.  You will be able to shoot QFHD full frame up to 30fps, 1080p full frame at up to 120 fps and QFHD S35 up to 60fps and 1080p S35 at up to 120fps. The planned firmware updates will bring Full frame DCI 4K up to 60p, Full HD full frame up to 180fps and QFHD in Super 35 mode at up to 120fps while using an external recorder.

Full Features

  • Full-frame 17:9 mode with PXW-FX9
  • Conventional front-illuminated sensor as used in FS7 II
  • The sensor also has a dual base ISO of 800 & 4000.
  • They have also added volume control buttons, the ability to control 4 channels of audio, and a set of arrow keys to navigate the menu.
  • LCD screen which now has a resolution of 1280 x 720
  • Genlock and timecode built into the body now, no more need for the XDCA for this.
  • Face Priority AF: Focuses on faces, when there are faces and objects.
  • Face Only AF: Focus only on a face, not on other objects
  • Face Registration: Camera can recognise multiple faces and remember a face once it is registered
  • Grip & LCD panel flexibility
  • Well balanced body design
  • Shoulder style operation
  • Wide range of exposure can be fine-tuned without changing DoF (without iris control)
  • Wide range of DoF (Depth of Field) expression under Auto Variable ND by adjusting lens IRISLCD
  • Built-in gyro records “shake” meta data in the clip
  • It allows to freely adjust the balance between shake-compensation and trimming area size and this shortens processing time drastically
  • Zoom/ iris/ focus control from your camera, remote or smartphone

Compatible Memory Cards

 

 

 

Mass Approx 2.0 kg (body only)
Approx. 4.8 kg (with Viewfinder, Eyepiece, Grip Remote Control, BP-U35 battery, SELP28135G LENS, an XQD memory card, Handle, MIC holder)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 146 x 142.5 x 229 mm (body without protrusions)
Power Requirements DC 19.5V
Power Consumption Approx. 35.2 W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature -20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Battery Operating Time Approx. 54min. with BP-U35 battery
(while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Approx. 108min. with BP-U70 battery
(while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Recording Format (Video) [XAVC Intra] XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 600 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC-I QFHD 50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 500 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC-I QFHD 29.97p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 300 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC-I QFHD 25p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 250 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC-I QFHD 23.98p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 240 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC-I HD 59.94p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 222 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC-I HD 50p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 223 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC-I HD 59.94i/29.97p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 111 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC-I HD 50i/25p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 112Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC-I HD 23.98p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 89Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording Format (Video) [XAVC Long] XAVC-L QFHD 29.97p/25p/23.98p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 100 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-L QFHD 59.94p/50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 150 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-L HD 59.94i/29.97p/50i/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 50 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-L HD 59.94i/29.97p/50i/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 35 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
XAVC-L HD 59.94i/50i mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 25 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
Recording Format (Video) [MPEG-2 Long GOP] MPEG2 HD422 mode:CBR, MAX bit rate 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL
Recording Format (Audio) LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
Recording Frame Rate [XAVC Intra]
XAVC-I QFHD mode: 3840 x 2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-I HD mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94P, 59.94i, 50P, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
[XAVC Long]
XAVC-L QFHD mode: 3840 x 2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L HD 50 mode: 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L HD 35 mode:1920 x 1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L HD 25 mode:1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50
[MPEG-2 Long GOP]
MPEG HD422 mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25Pi
Recording/Playback Time [XAVC Intra] XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 22 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 10 minutes
XAVC-I QFHD 50p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 26 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 13 minutes
XAVC-I QFHD 29.97p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 43 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 21 Minutes
XAVC-I QFHD 25p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 52 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 25 Minutes
XAVC-I QFHD 23.98p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 54 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 26 Minutes
XAVC-I HD 59.94p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 57 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 28 Minutes
XAVC-I HD 50p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 57 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 27 Minutes
XAVC-I HD 59.94i/29.97p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 105 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 53 Minutes
XAVC-I HD 50i/25p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 105 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 53 Minutes
XAVC-I HD 23.98p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 130 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 65 Minutes
Recording/Playback Time [XAVC Long] XAVC-L QFHD 29.97p/25p/23.98p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 125 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 62 Minutes
XAVC-L QFHD 59.94p/50p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 86 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 42 Minutes
XAVC-L HD 50 59.94i/29.97p/50i/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 225 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 110 Minutes
XAVC-L HD 35 59.94i/29.97p/50i/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 305 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 150 Minutes
XAVC-L HD 25 59.94i/50i
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 410 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 200 Minutes
Recording/Playback Time [MPEG-2 Long GOP] MPEG HD422 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 220 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 105 Minutes
Recording Format (Proxy Audio) XAVC Proxy: AAC-LC, 128 kbps, 2 channels
Recording Format (Proxy Video) XAVC Proxy: AVC/H.264 Main Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR
1920 x 1080, 9Mbps
1280 x 720, 9Mbps
1280 x 720, 6Mbps
640 x 360, 3Mbps
Lens
Lens Mount E-mount
Camera Section
Imaging Device (Type) 35 mm full-frame, single-chip CMOS image sensor
Imaging Device (Pixel Count) 20.5 M pixels (Total)
Built-in Optical Filters Clear, linear variable ND (1/4ND to 1/128ND)
ISO Sensitivity ISO 800/4000 (Cine EI mode, D55 Light source)
S/N Ratio 57 dB (Y) (typical)
Shutter Speed 64F to 1/8000 sec
Slow and Quick Motion Function FF 6K mode:
XAVC-I/L
3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080
1 to 30 frames (29.97/25/23.98)
S35 4K mode:
XAVC-I/L
3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080
1 to 60 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97/25/23.98)
FF 2K, S35 2K mode:
XAVC-I/L
1920 x 1080
1 to 60, 100, 120 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97/25/23.98)
White Balance Preset, Memory A, Memory B (2000K-15000K)/ATW
Gain -3 to 18dB (every 1dB), AGC
Gamma Curve S-Cinetone, STD1, STD2, STD3, STD4, STD5, STD6, HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG7, HG8, S-Log3
Latitude 15+ stop
Input/Output
Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Mic Reference: -30 to -80 dBu”
SDI Output SDI OUT1: BNC, 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI (Level A/B), HD-SDI
SDI OUT2: BNC, 3G-SDI (Level A/B), HD-SDI
USB USB device, micro-B (x1)
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1) -16 dBu 16 Ω
Speaker Output Monaural
DC Input DC jack
Remote Stereo mini-minijack (Φ2.5 mm)
HDMI Output Type A (x1)
Monitoring
LCD 8.8 cm (3.5 type) Approx. 2.76 M dots
Built-in Microphone
Built-in Microphone Omni-directional monoral electret condenser microphone
Media
Type XQD Card slot (x2)
SD/MS Card slot (x1) for saving configuration data
SD card slot also can be used for proxy video recording
Wi-Fi/NFC
Supported Format IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz bandwidth
5.2/5.3/5.6/5.8 GHz bandwidth*
*Depending on country / regional regulation and only on PXW-FX9V and PXW-FX9VK.
Security WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
NFC NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant
Sony PXW-FX9V Full Frame Camcorder
Sony LCD Viewfinder screen for FX-9
Optical Viewfinder Clip On FX9A
ARRI VAB-1 Viewfinder Attachment inc. 2x 140mm rods K2.0001297
ARRI Bottom Plate for FX9 
Camera  Port Cap
Camera Quick Release Base Plate (Sony VCT-14)
Full ARRI Pro Kit for FX9 including 15mm support  
Rain Cover FX9 Camrade
Coldshoe 3/8"
On Board Camera Mic-Foam Windshield
Mic Holder Support  (WhiteNoise Type) Incl Canon Mic Holder
Power Cable Figure 8
15mm, Support Rods, 170mm
15mm, Support Rods, 240mm
Lens Adapter: E-Mount to EOS Metabones or chargeable Metabones upgrade
(Optional LA-EA4 lens adapter (provides A-Mount lenses to be used)
(Optional Zeiss ZF or PL lens adapters are also available)
(Optional chargeable E-mount to PL adapter)
2 x Sony XQD 128GB/120GB Memory Card 400MB/s G Series memory cards
Sony Dual Slot XQD & SD Card Reader MRW-E90
Sennheiser HD205 Headphones
FX9 Pistol Grip & extension
Data Cable USB 3.0 Flat End (Micro B)
2 x Hawkwoods Battery BP-60U 14.4V
1 x Hawkwoods Battery BP-30U 14.4V Small
Sony AC Adapter/Charger BC-U1
Power Cable Figure 8
FX9 Pin cover
(optional BP8 Bridge Plate kit with 19mm bars available without charge)

Note that an alternative power kit can be provided without additional charge on request:

Choice of 5 x Hawkwoods 98WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
or 4 x Hawkwoods 150WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
or 5 x Anton Bauer Dionic HC batteries with Anton Bauer TM-4 charger

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