Sony Electronics has announced the launch of Cinema Line, a series of camera products for a wide range of content creators along with the addition of a new camera they are calling FX6. Cinema Line products will be optimized to cultivate a cinematographic look with enhanced operability and reliability. The new series will extend beyond traditional cinema camera and professional camcorder form factors.
In 2000, Sony released the ground-breaking HDW-F900 marking the beginning of digital cinema history as the world’s first 24p digital cinema camera. Many Sony cameras followed in response to feedback from cinematographers and image creators leading to the introduction of VENICE, which was released in 2018.
Existing cameras that will form part of the Sony Cinema Line include VENICE and FX9 with the next camera to be releasing and shipping by the end of 2020 being the FX6. Other new innovations include the FX9 Version 3.0 firmware upgrade, available in 2021, which will see the addition of the S700PTP to enable remote control, and a Center Scan mode for Super 16mm lens and B4 lens support with an adaptor. In parallel, in November 2020, VENICE will see additional features in Version 6.0 firmware, which will improve its operability in broadcast and live environments.