Sony has given the first glimpse of its new FX6 cinema camera that will be shipping by the end of this year.

The announcement was made as part of Sony’s launch of its ‘Cinema Line’ range, “a series of new camera products for content creators which will bring together Sony’s expertise in image quality, attention to detail, technology and passion in digital cinema.”

Existing products in the Sony range will form part of the Cinema Line including VENICE and FX9 with VENICE aimed at digital movie production and the FX9 at documentary production. The new FX6 model “will appeal to a wide spectrum of visual creators.”

Each of the Cinema Line cameras will evolve with user feedback: The FX9 Version 3 upgrade, available in 2021, will see the addition of the S700PTP* allowing Remote Control of Sony’s camera, a Center Scan mode for Super 16mm lens and B4 Lens support with its adaptor as well as other features. In parallel, as of November 2020, the VENICE camera will see a couple of additional features in its V6.0 version which will improve its operability in broadcast and live environments.

“At Sony, we celebrate and have the deepest respect for filmmakers, cinematographers, and storytellers. With Cinema Line, we’re tapping into our DNA from both the film industry and digital imaging prosumer market and combining it to develop new creative tools. This line of products will enable creators to push their creative boundaries further and capture the emotion in each and every frame.” says Claus Pfeifer, Head of Connected Content Acquisition, Media Solutions, Sony Professional Europe.

Jon Creamer