Sony’s Next Camera is the Cine/Alpha Hybrid FX3: Report

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

In the two images that have leaked online, one appears to show that the camera is far more than an idea and very likely currently in the field testing.

on Twitter. The text “Cinema Line FX3” is visible on the top of the camera across from a traditional hot shoe mount and what appears to be a multi-directional joystick and a large “record” button.

That joystick, which would normally be on the back of the camera, may have been relocated to make room for the much larger multi-angle rear-LCD which appears to be similar to the design found on the Panasonic Lumix S1H which, while slightly bulkier, is considered one of the best vari-angle LCD designs in an SLR-like camera. The back of the FX3 appears to be otherwise quite similar to other Sony Alpha bodies.

The main rectangle of the camera body seems to be made of metal and also clearly screw points (like a built-in cheese plate) for attaching the FX3 into larger camera rigs. The protruding handgrip has the typical still-camera shutter button and toothed dial, but in the second leaked image looks to be made of a different material than the rest of the body, likely plastic.

unverified rumors claim the camera will record 4K at up to 120 frames per second, will not support 8K recording, will take CFexpress Type-A cards (like the a7S III and Alpha 1) and cost 3,750 Euro (~$4,600).

(via Sony Alpha Rumors)

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