Sony FX30 Video Camera

$79 / 1st day rental

Leveraging the power of a newly-developed APS-C sensor, the Sony FX30 provides everyday content creators and aspiring filmmakers with a powerful, yet accessible cinema camera with which to push their cinematic journey to new heights. It blends an imaging pipeline designed for cinematic capture with a comprehensive feature set and intuitive operation to create a complete system for all levels of filmmaking.

Cinematic Expression
26MP APS-C/Super 35mm Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
The FX30's advanced imaging system is on par with other options in Sony's Cinema Line—capturing detailed 10-bit UHD 4K imagery at up to 120 fps—giving it specs fitting a true cinema camera. The newly-developed 26MP APS-C Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ XR processor are able to create high-quality 4K images with the Super 35mm (16:9) area. This system is capable of capturing 14+ stops of dynamic range and benefits from Dual Base ISO architecture to improve low-light performance.

Professional Picture Control
Filmmakers will be able to capture images that are immediately ready to publish for projects with fast turnarounds or opt for maximum quality and flexibility in post thanks to a wide array of picture control options:

Operation for All Levels
Professional features will help ensure beginners to professionals can make the most of the FX30.

Intuitive Operation and Controls
Sony FX30 Touch AF
Fast Hybrid AF
Enjoy high-speed and highly accurate autofocus performance in every mode, including 4K up to 120 fps, using an advanced Fast Hybrid AF system that uses 495 points (759 points in Photo mode) spread across 90% of the image sensor.

5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization
Sony has equipped the FX30 with a 5-axis in-body image stabilization system that will help create smooth imagery even when working handheld. An Active Mode is available that blends optical systems with digital optimizations to capture ultra-smooth footage. The FX30 can also record gyro movement when the optical stabilizers are turned off, which can be used in post to create a stable shot.

Comprehensive Feature Set
Plenty of Sony's cinema features have found their way into the FX30.

Catalyst Browse and Prepare Integration
The FX30 records a comprehensive array of metadata that can be read and used for advanced post-production work using Sony's Catalyst Browse and Prepare software.

Ergonomic Form for Solo Operation
Sony FX30 In Use with XLR Handle Unit
Lightweight and compact, the FX30 (in a design that matches the FX3) offers users the ability to shoot without needing a cage. Users can also enjoy smooth handheld footage thanks to a 5-axis in-body image stabilization system.

The body features multiple threaded mounting points that are ideal for accessories and a Multi Interface Shoe that supports advanced accessories. Additionally, an integrated fan ensures reliable performance during extended takes.

A Plethora of Connectivity Options
The FX30 is equipped with a wide array of connections to ensure maximum customization and flexibility on set.

Media Options
For recording high-bitrate footage at high frame rates the FX30 uses an advanced, versatile set of media slots. The camera features dual CFexpress Type A/SD card slots, allowing users to select between different media types for different situations. CFexpress Type A has ultra-fast speeds that can be used for the FX30's most advanced recording functions while SD cards are often more common and still have great speed and high capacities.

Advanced Audio Recording
This version comes with a detachable XLR Handle Unit that offers two XLR/TRS combo inputs for using professional audio equipment. The handle features a microphone mount, physical audio controls, and three 1/4"-20 threads for attaching accessories. It also securely mounts to the FX30 via the Multi Interface Shoe and a pair of screws.

Updated Menu System
The FX30 benefits from a tweaked control menu that makes it more intuitive to operate.

Sony FX30 Specs

Lens Mount: Sony E
Lens Communication; Yes, with Autofocus Support

Sensor Resolution
Actual: 27 Megapixel
Effective: 26 Megapixel (6192 x 4128)

Image Sensor: 23.3 x 15.5 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Image Stabilization: Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter: None
Internal Filter Holder: No
Capture Type: Stills & Video

Exposure Control
Shutter Type: Electronic Rolling Shutter

Shutter Speed:
1/8000 to 30 Seconds in Photo Mode
1/8000 to 1/4 Second in Video Mode

ISO Sensitivity: 100 to 32,000 (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
Advertised Dynamic Range: 14 Stops

White Balance: 2500 to 9900K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater

Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes:
XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/120/240 fps
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1920 x 1080
1280 x 720

External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
ProResRAW 16-Bit via HDMI
4672 x 2628 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps

Fast-/Slow-Motion Support: Yes
Gamma Curve: HDR-HLG, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3
Built-In Microphone Type: Stereo

Audio Recording:
2-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
4-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio

IP Streaming: None

Still Image Capture
Image Sizes: 3:2, 26 MP (6192 x 4128)
Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 16:9
Image File Format: HEIF, JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth: 14-Bit

Media/Memory Card Slot: Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
Video I/O: 1 x HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio I/O: 2 x XLR / 1/4" TRS Combo Microphone (+48 V Phantom Power) Input on Included Handle
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output on Camera Body

Power I/O: 1 x USB-C Input
Other I/O: 1 x Sony Multi/Micro-USB (Timecode)
1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 2)
Wireless: 2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Control, Bluetooth
Mobile App Compatible: No
*As of February, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility

Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.): None

Size: 3"
Resolution; 2,360,000 Dot
Display Type: Articulating Touchscreen LCD

Focus Type: Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode: Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF, Touch AF & Shutter
Autofocus Points: Video, Phase Detection: 495
Autofocus Sensitivity: -3 to +20 EV

Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature; -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C

Battery Type: Sony Z-Series
Tripod Mounting Thread: 1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)

Accessory Mount:
1 x Intelligent Hot Shoe on Camera Body
5 x 1/4"-20 Female on Camera Body
3 x 1/4"-20 Female on Included Handle

Material of Construction: Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.1 x 3.1 x 3.3" / 129.7 x 77.8 x 84.5 mm
Weight: 1.2 lb / 562 g (Body Only)

1 x Original Body Cap
1 x Original Battery Charger
2 x Original Batteries
2 x 64GB Sony Tough SD Card
1 x XLR Handle Unit
1 x Smallrig Cage
1x Smallrig Top Extension Handle

Issue upon request (Subjected to availability)
[ ] 2x 15mm Rods, Rods Base, Lens Support
[ ] D-Tap to FZ-100 Dummy Battery
[ ] V-mount Plate