Sony VENICE 2 Full Frame Camera (8K version)

8K Anamorphic, Full Frame S-35 capability


Sony Venice 2 Motion Picture Camera System with 8K sensor.



PL Mount, Sony E/α Mount

Sensor Size/Coverage

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

Capture Resolution

4K, 6K, 8K, HD

Sony Venice 2 Motion Picture Camera System with 8K sensor.

  • Can exceed the BT.2020 colour space, with a colour range wider than DCI-P3
  • Fast Shutter
  • Dual Base ISO
  • 8-step Mechanical ND Filters
  • PL Lens Mount
  • High Frame Rate
  • 8K sensor offers Base ISO3200 in addition to Base ISO800
  • Surround View (Look Around)
  • More Colours for More Expression
  • 2.0x squeeze Anamorphic

Creative Freedom

The Venice 2 allows Full-Frame full width 36 mm capture in either 8K or 6K depending on sensor used – this is the 8K version.

Full Frame can be used creatively in several ways – for example, to allow for extra shallow depth of field or super-wide shooting.

Super 35 full height 2.0x squeeze anamorphic

For anamorphic shooting and production, Super35 full height 2x squeeze anamorphic is supported.

Super 35 17:9 and 16:9

These popular imager sizes have native support in VENICE 2, and the 8K sensor makes it possible to capture 5.8K footage in these modes. Current Super35mm PL mount lenses can be used as well.

Surround View (Look Around)

Using the 6K sensor, the camera records only the active area but the viewfinder and on-set monitors can display a 5% margin around it.  Surround View supports three imager modes: 3.8K 16:9, 4K 17:9 and 4K 4:3.

Phenomenal Latitude

VENICE 2’s 8K sensor has an exceptional 16 stops of latitude, while the 6K sensor boasts 15+ stops of latitude. This means that both imagers can deliver phenomenal images withvery little noise, in conditions that range from searing sunlight to almost no light. VENICE 2 also excels at High Dynamic Range imaging,allowing for unprecedented creative freedom in grading.

Dual Base ISO

VENICE 2 features dual base ISO, meaning that the 8K sensor offers Base ISO3200 in addition to Base ISO800, while the 6K sensor has Base ISO500 and Base ISO2500. 8K sensor excels in low-light, High Dynamic Range capture, with an exposure latitude from 6 stops over to 10 stops under 18% Middle Gray, for a total of 16 stops. 6K sensor offers an exposure latitude from 6stops over to 9 stops under 18% Middle Gray, for a total of 15+ stops.

More Colours for More Expression

VENICE 2 can exceed the BT.2020 colour space, with a colour range wider than DCI-P3. This means it can beautifully reproduce the true colour of the scene in front of your lens. The camera also provides a broad palette in the grading suite, using the established workflow of Sony’s S-Log3 and Ultra-wide Colour space, S-Gamut3. Plus, VENICE 2’s 8K and 6K sensors match colours almost perfectly, making your grading experience even better.

High Frame Rate

VENICE 2 can shoot at speeds of up to 120fps at 4K and 90fps at 6K, when using the 6K sensor. In combination with an anamorphic license, it also allows shooting at speeds of up to 75fps at 4K4:3 and 72fps at 4K 6:5. With the 8K sensor, VENICE 2 can achieve up to 60fps at 8.2K and 90fps at 5.8K.

Fast Shutter

Jello effect is something we don’t need when filming. VENICE 2 has high speed readout sensors that minimize the jello effects typical with CMOS sensors.

PL Lens Mount

VENICE 2 comes with the industry-standard PL lens mount, and is compatible with all Super35 and full-frame PL lenses—spherical and anamorphic. The lens mount includes contacts that support Cooke/i Technology, and lens information is recorded as metadata, frame byframe. We have also added support for ZEISS eXtended Data.

Lever Lock Type E-mount

E-mount offers unsurpassed compatibility with Sony lenses. E-mount (lever lock type) gives users the ability to change lenses by rotating the locking collar rather than the lens itself, which means that in most cases lens support rigs don’t need to be removed, saves time during a production.

Power Requirements DC12 V (11.0 to 17.0 V)
DC24 V (22.0 to 32.0 V)
Power Consumption (Condition: 12 V DC Input, Temp 25 °C, without accessories) Approx. 76 W (When recording X-OCN XT, 8.6K 3:2, 24FPS)
Operating Temperature 0 to 40 °C
Storage Temperature -20 °C to 60 °C
Mass (without lens, handle, VF attachment and accessories) Approx: 4.3 kg (9 lb 7.7 oz)
Dimensions 152 x 158 x 250 mm (WxHxD, excluding protrusions)
Imaging Device 35 mm full size, single-chip CMOS imager sensor
Imaging Device Pixel Count 50.0M (Total)
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 ISO800, ISO3200 (Dual Base ISO)
Lens Mount PL Mount
E-mount (lever lock type, without supplied PL lens mount adaptor)
Latitude 16 Stop
Select FPS 5.8K 17:9 1-90FPS, 5.4K 16:9 1-90FPS
5.8K 6:5 1-48FPS**
8.2K 17:9 1-60FPS***, 7.6K 16:9 1-60FPS***
8.6K 3:2 1-30FPS***
Recording Format (X-OCN) X-OCN XT/ST/LT:
8.6K 3:2 (8640 x 5760):23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
8.2K 17:9 (8192 x 4320) :23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 47.95p*, 50p*, 59.94p*
7.6K 16:9 (7680 x 4320) :23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p*, 59.94p*
5.8K 6:5 (5792 x 4854) : 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 47.95p
5.8K 17:9 (5792 x 3056) :23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 47.95p, 50p, 59.94p
5.4K 16:9 (5452 x 3056) :23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
Recording Format (ProRes) ProRes 4444/ProRes 422 HQ
4K (4096×2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
QFHD (3160×2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
Recording Format (Audio) LPCM 4ch, 24-bit 48-kHz
DC Input XLR-type 4 pin (male)
Battery DC Input Square-shaped 5 pin connector
DC Output 12 V: Lemo 2 pin x1
24 V: Fischer 3 pin x2
SDI Output BNC x4, (12G, 6G, 3G, 1.5G-SDI)
HD MONI Output BNC x1 (3G, 1.5G-SDI)
HDMI Output Type A x1
VF LEMO 26 pin
Audio Input XLR-type 5 pin (female) x1 (LINE/AES/EBU/MIC/MIC+48 V selectable)
Internal mic x1
Timecode Input BNC x1
Genlock Input BNC x1
AUX BNC x1 (Timecode Output)
Remote 8 pin x1
Lens 12 pin x1
Lens Mount Hot Shoe 4 pin x2, supporting Cooke /i Intelligent Electronic Lens System and ZEISS eXtended Data
Network RJ-45 type x1, 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
External device connector USB host, type-A x1
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack x1
Speaker Output Monoral
Media type AXS Memory A-Series slot x2
SD card slot x1
Notes * X-OCN XT is not supported
** CBKZ-3620A/AM/AW is required
*** CBKZ-3620F/FM/FW is required

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