For at least the past year or so, the digital cinema camera market has become obsessed with full-frame sensors and using them to record a full-frame image using a 6K or 8K raster, which raises the question: Does anyone really need 6K or 8K acquisition? On the first day, we had light rain and no wind, and on the second day, the sky brightened up, but there was still no wind. It is quite expensive and bulky though. It will only become a capable alternative for many shooting scenarios. Follow. However, it’s very important to point out that at press time, the FX9 doesn’t record in 6K resolution. The face tracking was not that reliable with adapted glass. But this way it takes way too long. I liked how the FX9 supported four audio channels, allowing me to duplicate my two inputs to channels three and four, and offset them to -10dB lower as my safety channels. We only send updates about our most relevant articles. It was roughly 2.5 miles from the parking lot to the spot I chose. A 16x 24-384mm Sony G lens, built-in GPS tracking, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound, a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps continuous shooting, 3D photos, and SD memory card support are all … As of today, the FX9 only records in two raster sizes: FHD (1920×1080) and UHD (3840×2160). If you are in the market for this type of camera, you should borrow, rent or evaluate it because I think the FX9 will be a relevant camera in our extremely fast-changing market for years to come. The SHAPE extension arm is also very nice. The first time I see in a video how complicated it is to select another face with the joystick. It allowed me to capture subjects with movement. The FX9 uses the lever-lock version of the E-mount, so it is not possible to mount the lens using only one hand. When you're considering a camera purchase, it's always good to outline what your wants and needs that are specific to your workflow. I shouldn’t have used faces. Zacuto extension arm for the grip. For this shoot, I needed to hike to the top of some nearby cliffs, which, for me, wasn’t that far a hike, distance-wise. It is, admittedly, not my favorite lens. For ISO values between 800 and 4000, Philip recommends using the higher base of 4000 and dialing the ISO down as it produces a cleaner image (tested in S-Cinetone). Keep up to date with all our latest news! 6K, 4K, HD And Frame Rates: Although a headline feature, 6K isn’t really the showstopper you would think it might be with the FX9. Very comprehensive and useful! The FX9 uses the same BP-U batteries like the FS7 but it draws power more quickly – about a one third quicker according to Philip. To my eyes, skin tones in particular on both cameras have a specific blue/cyan quality, straight out of camera, that looks unflattering to me. When shooting surfers at a distance on a bright day, the ability to easily narrow the wider FF FOV to a S35 FOV helped me maximize the focal length of the FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS zoom for a bit of extra reach. The Sony FX6 has arrived to great acclaim.. No Film School got hands-on with FX6, and we thought it a fantastic camera complete with features you want as a videographer.But that's just our opinion. Face-Only Mode stays on the subject’s face and when it disappears from the frame, the camera does not refocus to the background. Building on the success of the Sony FX7, which the company once claimed is the most sold Super35 camera of all time, the FX9 boasts a newly-developed 6K sensor with more than … Image credit: Philip Bloom. As mentioned in the video, autofocus in video cameras needs to really be accurate, smooth, and reliable. It is always a two-handed operation. Only then it makes sense to start using it. The AF box tracked the talent like glue and never wavered even once. it is just the touch of a left or right when you have a yellow cursor one the box, just like any other camera. What I showed in that section was how you move the cursor for object selection. Its highest setting is in UHD (3840 x 2160) at 16:9. Here’s why: We needed to achieve a flattering image, but it would have to be a low-light level on the talent, since we needed to project images and footage from her work on various film projects, all from the silent film era, in back of her. Focus Hold is a useful function to keep the camera from refocusing when the AF-locked-face exits the frame. Best Cinema Camera? With the review unit Sony sent me, they sent an older 28-135mm F4. Even with these limitations, I never thought I’d say it, but overall, the FF sensor is a distinct advantage over only having a S35 sensor. The lenses I used were fairly slow zooms—the FE PZ 28-135mm f/4.0 G OSS and the FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS. It means the camera needs to be able to handle a decent amount of dynamic range to expose the talent and the projection behind them evenly. The Sony FX9 camera review by Philip Bloom is a nearly two-hours long in-depth video review, which he shot over the last four months. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is a new travel-zoom compact camera that seemingly offers all of the latest must-have features. However, I look at this issue a little differently and like what Sony has done with RAW and the FX9. The FX6 uses Sony’s E-mount for attaching lenses, making it compatible with more than 50 native lenses and countless dozens third-party lenses. Finally released, it covers many aspects of the camera – some of them very extensively. sorry when I went from person to person that was not for switching between faces that was just to show how you can use the camera to do focus pull. It is an innovative professional camera with numerous innovations in multiple fields. The FX9 S-Cinetone Gamma setting helped me to easily and quickly dial in an image straight out of camera that looks really good, like this interview shot at a post house screening room with a film restoration expert. It was also very good when shooting b-roll, landscapes and scenery. If felt the footage looked wonderful with saturated colors that look appealing without appearing cartoon-like.