Sony Venice 6K Full Frame Camera with FF and Anamorphic Licence

6K Anamorphic, Full Frame & S-35 capability


The top of the range Sony Digital Film Camera, supplied fully loaded with anamorphic and Full Frame Licence, this camera is suitable for S-35 and Full Frame acquisition and is described by Sony as 'Aspect Ratio Agnostic', which means that by using and masking the extremely large image sensor (36x24mm), it can be used to capture every Aspect Ratio, including S35 spherical and S35 4:3 anamorphic, FF spherical, S35 4:3 anamorphic and also 3:2 anamorphic in UHD 4K and HD picture formats.



PL Mount, Sony E/α Mount

Sensor Size/Coverage

Full Frame, Full Frame Anamorphic, Super-35, Super-35 Anamorphic (4:3)

Media Standard


Capture Resolution

4K, 6K, HD

This camera is fully UHD 4K compliant, though it can capture images up to a maximum resolution of 6048 x 4032*.

*Firmware update may be required for this functionality

Use the camera in an extended separate configuration with Sony Rialto System

Consider also using the Sony Venice Rialto Extension System, which allows the front image block from the Sony Venice to be relocated to a much smaller housing for easy shoulder-mount or portable operation.  This combination allows the Venice to be used in much tighter spaces than previously capable with the normal body size.

Aspect Ratio “Agnostic”

Sony describe the Sony Venice as “aspect ratio agnostic”, so by using and masking the extremely large image sensor (36x24mm), you can use it in every Aspect Ratio within Full Frame and S35: widescreen spherical, widescreen anamorphic (1.3x, 1.5 and 2x squeeze), 2.39:1, 1.85:1, 1.66:1, 1.33:1, 17:9, Univisium…

Most importantly, it is capable of Super35 24.9×18.7mm, 4096 x 3024 resolution (equivalent to 4-perforation motion picture film) and Super35 24.9×14.0mm 4096 x 2160 resolution (equivalent to 3-perforation motion picture film).

Full UHD 4K and more

Whereas the ARRI ALEXA can only shoot 4:3 in 2.8K, the VENICE is able to shoot 4:3 in 4K and as the sensor is actually capable of full 6K resolution in full frame mode, it means that 4K anamorphic S35 and also anamorphic FF (with suitable lenses) is also possible.

Built-in ND FIltering

A servo-controlled 8 step mechanical ND filter mechanism is built into the camera chassis offering an ND range of 0.3 to 2.4 range.

Native ISO500 and 15 stops of Latitude

The camera is rated at ISO500 rating and 15 stops of latitude are possible with little detectable no noise.  A new colour management system and wide colour gamut makes this suitable for HDR grading.

Record onto on-board SxS Cards or with external dockable recorder (supplied)

VENICE supports in-camera XAVC or ProRes recording onto SxS cards, though VMI supplies this as standard with a Sony AXS-R7 external recorder attached and which integrates seamlessly.

The benefit of using the AXS-R7 recorder is that you can record visually lossless RAW or X-OCN onto AXS cards and also permits 16-bit linear RAW in 4K capture and using the 6K X-OCN codec (future upgrade), permits 16-bit capture with significantly smaller files.

XAVC H.264/AVC intra-frame is another option for cost-efficient recording in 4K 10-bit and HD high-frame-rates.

Multiple Frame Rates up to 60p

“Jello” and similar rolling shutter artefacts are minimised, in spite of the Venice shutter not being a true global shutter.

You can record multiple frame rates of up to 60P, depending on the image size of acquisition:

Imager mode:

  • 3.8K 16:9, 4K 17.9: 1-60FPS
  • 4K 4:3: 1-48FPS
  • 4K 6:5, 5.7K 16:9, 6K 17:9, 6K 1.85:1, 6K 2.39:1: 1-30FPS
  • 6K 3:2: 1-24FPS


This is a compact camera and comfortable to use with controls are where you expect them to be. Not as small as the Alexa Mini but more compact than the ARRI LF with convenient LED panels with menus and buttons on both camera left and right sides—ready for operator, assistant or DIT. Menus are streamlined, logical and intuitive.

Futureproof with removable modules

The VENICE is entirely modular in design with both the external recorder being removable, as well as the sensor block, opening the possibility in the future for replacing the sensor instead of the entire camera.

Standard Workflow

The VENICE is based around the existing and established CineAlta workflows permitting 10bit internal XAVC recording to SxS cards or more likely, 16bit RAW X-OCN via the external AXS-R7 recorder, which we supply as standard with the camera.

Main Features

  • Full Frame Sensor 24×36 mm
  • 6K Full Frame 6048 x 4032 maximum resolution
  • 4K Super35 window
  • Full Frame, full 6048 photosite width of the sensor
  • Widescreen spherical 2.39:1 or Large Format ‘Scope
  • Super35 full height 2.0x squeeze Anamorphic
  • 8-Step, 8-Stop Internal NDs
  • PL and Ruggedized E-mount
  • Spherical FF & S35
  • Anamorphic FF & S35
  • 15+ Stops of Exposure Latitude
  • Native ISO 500
  • Retains highlights and colour detail 6 stops overexposed and 9 stops into the shadows
  • Power:  both 12 VDC and 24 VDC
Power Requirements DC12V (11~17.0V)
DC24V (22~32.0V)
Operating Temperature 0 to 40℃
Storage Temperature -20℃ to 60℃
Mass Approx. 3.9kg (8lb 10oz) (without lens, handle, VF attachment
expansion bottom plate and accessories)
Dimensions 133 x 159 x 172 mm (without protrusion)
Imaging Device Full-Frame CMOS
Imaging Device Pixel Count 24.7M (total), 24.4M (effective)
Imaging Device Size 36.2×24.1mm. 43.5mm (diagonal).
Built-In ND Filters Clear, 0.3(1/2), 0.6(1/4), 0.9(1/8), 1.2(1/16),
1.5(1/32), 1.8(1/64), 2.1(1/128), 2.4(1/256)
ISO Sensitivity ISO500F
Lens Mount PL Mount
E-mount (lever lock type, without supplied PL lens mount adaptor)
Latitude 15+ Stop
Select FPS* Imager mode:
3.8K 16:9, 4K 17.9: 1-60FPS
4K 4:3: 1-48FPS
4K 6:5, 5.7K 16:9, 6K 17:9, 6K 1.85:1, 6K 2.39:1: 1-30FPS
6K 3:2: 1-24FPS
White Balance 2000~15000Kelvin and Green/Magenta adjust, AWB*
Gamma Curve S-Log3
Recording Format (Video) XAVC 4K Class480: 23.98p, 24p, 25p,
XAVC 4K Class300: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
XAVC QFHD Class480: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p
XAVC QFHD Class300: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
MPEG HD422(1920×1080): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50i, 59.94i
HD ProRes 422HQ*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i, 60i
HD ProRes 422*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i, 59.94i
HD ProRes 422 Proxy*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i,
Recording Format (RAW/X-OCN) *required AXS-R7 RAW SQ:
4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
3.8K 16:9 (3840 x 2160): 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
6K 3:2(6048 x 4032): 23.98p, 24p,
6K 2.39:1 (6048 x 2530)*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
6K 1.85:1 (6048 x 3270)*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
6K 17:9 (6048 x 3190)*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
5.7K 16:9 (5672 x 3190)*: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p
4K 6:5(4096×3432)*:23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
4K 4:3(4096×3024) :23.98p, 24p, 25p*, 29.97p*
4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
3.8K 16:9 (3840 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
Recording Format (Audio) LPCM 4ch , 24-bit 48-kHz
DC Input XLR-type 4pin (male)
Battery DC Input Square-shaped 5pin connector
DC Output 12V: Hirose 4pin x1
24V: Fischer 3pin x2
SDI Output BNC×4, (12G, 3G, 1.5G-SDI)
HD MONI Output BNCx1 (1.5G-SDI)
HDMI Output Type A ×1
VF LEMO 26pin
Audio Input XLR-type 5pin (female) x1 (LINE/ AES/EBU / MIC /
MIC+48V selectable)
Timecode Input BNC x1
Genlock Input BNC x1
AUX LEMO 5pin (female) x1 (Timecode Output)
Remote* 8pin x1
Lens* 12pin x1
Lens Mount Hot Shoe 4pin x2, conforming to Cooke /i Intelligent
Electronic Lens System
Network* RJ-45 type x1, 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
USB* USB host, type-A x1
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack x1
Speaker Output Monaural
Media type ExpressCard/34 slot×2
SD card slot ×1
* Firmware update required
New Features and Improvement V3 Firmware
Imager Mode 5.7K 16:9
6K 2.39:1
Recording Formats X-OCN XT recording – designed for demanding
applications such as visual effects offering utmost image quality
alongside economical file sizes for highest quality X-OCN workflow. [AXS-R7
47.952 project frame rate (4K 4:3 and 4K 17:9)
Simul. Rec Combination XAVC 4K/QFHD and Apple ProRes (Proxy
Shooting Function Cache Rec. for a maximum 30 sec in X-OCN 4K
17:9 AXS Memory / HD MPEG 50 SxS memory. Maximum 8 sec in
X-OCN ST 6K 3:2 AXS Memory.
AXS Relay recording
Monitor Out Function De-squeeze function (x1.25, x1.3, x1.5, x1.8)
.cdl file import
6G/12G-SDI switchable output enabling 4K SDI output during RAW
and HD simultaneous recording
Shooting Assist Function VENICE VF function control with DVF-
SxS XDROOT Folder and Volume name changing to CamID+Reel#
Configurable False Color on VF and HD Monitor
False Color (SDI Monitor)
2:1 Frame Line preset
Hardware 12 pin lens remote
Network Function Wired LAN control (FULL MENU)
Wireless LAN control (with CBK-WA02)
Sony VENICE camera body with anamorphic and Full Frame Licences
Sony AXS-R7 Recorder (Sony Venice Bolt On)
ARRI K2.0017024 Top Plate For Sony Venice
Arri VAB-1 Viewfinder Attachment  K2.0001297
Sony Venice Viewfinder cable 0.5m 
ARRI K2.0017137 Bottom Plate for Sony Venice
ARRI BP-8 Bridge Plate Top K2.0031436
ARRI Sliding Plate / Dovetail  K2.0000324
Sony Venice Viewfinder Attachment Bracket (DVF-EL200) K2.0021525
Sony Venice Viewfinder Bracket (DVF-EL200)
ARRI K2.0017270 Camera Centre Handle CCH-4
ARRI EVF Attachment For Sony Venice K2.0021525
ARRI RMB-3 Rod Mounting Bracket   K2.0006186
ARRI BPA-5 Bridge Plate Adapter  K2.0017138
Arri Bridge Plate CBP-1 Shoulder Support
Arri Quick Release Base Plate QRP-1  K2.0000399
Sony Venice Viewfinder cable 1.2m
Power Cable XLR4M - XLR4F, 2m
15mm, Support Rods  340mm
19mm Support Rod  240mm
19mm Support Rod  440mm
Sony Venice: PL Mount
(Optional - Sony Venice: E-Mount)
Sony Venice Power Distribution D-Box: (Wooden Camera) 
3 x Sony AXSM 512GB S48 for AXS-R5/R7 A Series (4.8Gb/s) cards
Reader: AXS-CR1 AXSM Card Reader
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

Sony Venice 6K Full Frame Camera Flight Case: 65 x 36 x 40cm   20.25kg
Country Of Origin: Japan

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