Sony FX6 Camera in the Works! Cinema Line Announced

Sony CInema Line grows to include upcoming FX6 compact camcorder, scheduled to ship before year’s end.

Sony Cinema Line FX6
Image by Sony

Big news today from the Sony camp – the Sony FX6 is in the works and will ship before end of the year.

Sony also announced the launch of their “Cinema Line”, which the new and more compact FX6 will be a part of. The Sony Cinema Line will now consist of the top-tier VENICE, the mid-tier Sony FX9 and upcoming Sony FX6 camcorder. 

Sony Cinema Camera Lineup is Growing

Furthermore, the press release makes no mention of any camera details, however this camera has been rumored for a while now. And, it looks like a next generation FS5/FS5 II style camera as much as Sony wouldn’t want to call it that. 

If the Sony FX9 is the spiritual successor to the mighty FS7, then based on the form factor and its position of the line-up, you can infer that the FX6 is likely to be a “full-frame 4K FS5” of sorts. 

B&H has already listed the Sony FX6 ahead of launch.

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Sony FX6 – image by Sony

VENICE has become a first choice for digital movie production, and the FX9 has an outstanding track record in documentary production.

The next step is a new model that will appeal to a wide spectrum of visual creators. Sony will be releasing and shipping this next addition to the range, the FX6 camera by the end of 2020.

Sony FX9 firmware v3.0 coming in 2021

According to Sony, each Cinema Line camera will evolve with user feedback, and also hinted at the next firmware update for the FX9. 

In 2021, Sony will release Sony FX9 firmware v3.0, which will add S700PTP remote control, and a Super16 Center Scan mode. In addition, the FX9 will be getting B4 lens support with an adaptor as well as other features.

Furthermore, it’s worth noting that firmware v2.0 for the FX9 is due next month in October. Read more about the new features in upcoming firmware v2.0 in our post here.

And finally, VENICE firmware v6.0 is coming in November this year with additional improvements in broadcast and live environments.

Head over to Sony to read the full press release.

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