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Sony PXW-FX9 XDCAM Full-Frame 4K HDR Camera - E Mount

Sony
Abel Code: SO-PXW-FX9
Mfr. Code: PXW-FX9
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Description
This digital cinema camera captures beautiful 4K HDR imagery from oversampling a 6K Full-frame sensor, with 15+ stop dynamic range and Dual Base ISO, Electronic Variable ND, Fast Hybrid AF, and a native Sony E Mount lens mount.
Key Highlights
  • Captures 4K HDR from 6K Oversampling
  • 15+ stops dynamic range
  • E Mount
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Overview

Overview

The Sony PXW-FX9 XDCAM Full-Frame Camera System captures beautiful 4K HDR imagery from oversampling a 6K Full-frame Exmor R sensor with 15+ stop dynamic range and Dual Base ISO. The PXW-FX9 also features the world's first full-frame Electronic Variable ND filter, and Fast Hybrid AF that will track your subject with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

4K Capture with Oversampled 6K Full-Frame Exmor R Sensor

The camera's full-frame 6K sensor provides superb recording in DCI 4K1, Ultra HD and HD resolutions. Powerful image processing with debayering and down-sampling ensures image quality beyond the limits of conventional Super 35mm sensors. The back-illuminated CMOS image sensor also uses Sony's Exmor R technology for improved sensitivity and noise reduction. Compared to a 4K Super 35mm sensor, the FX9's 6K sensor has over twice the surface area while providing a wider angle of view and shallower depth of field.

15+ Stops Dynamic Range

FX9 offers an exceptional 15+ stops of dynamic range (beyond the normal range of human perception) allowing for unprecedented creative freedom in color grading and post. Camera operators can concentrate on framing the scene they want while relying upon the FX9 to capture every nuance and detail using either 4K 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording or 16-bit RAW external recording.2 In grading, colorists can find color and detail beyond the normal viewing abilities of the camera operator to create a final image that exactly portrays the mood of the scene.

Dual Base ISO

FX9 features a base sensitivity of ISO 800, providing the optimal dynamic range for typical documentary applications such as shooting outside or in brightly lit interiors. A secondary high base sensitivity of ISO 4000 excels in low light conditions such as early morning and evening shoots while maintaining superb image quality. ISO 4000 is also ideal whenever you're using slow lenses. Combining Dual Base ISO with the camera's electronic variable ND Filter provides superb creative control in almost any shooting environment, with truly next generation responsiveness to changing conditions.

World's First Electronic Variable ND Filter for a Full-Frame Sensor

Realize even greater creative control with Sony's unique built-in electronic variable neutral density (ND) filter, a world first for professional full-frame camcorders. Set to Auto or adjust filter density manually in smooth increments from 1/4 to 1/128 as you shoot, for perfectly exposed images without affecting depth of field as lighting conditions change. Use higher density settings with a slower shutter speed for breathtaking artistic effects.

XAVC 422 10bit Recording on XQD Media Cards

Depending on the project, the FX9 has a selection of recording formats. XAVC-I with 422 10bit quality at a highest 600Mbps in 60p. XAVC-Long for more longer recording time in smaller file size. Also, the traditional MPEG HD codec is also available. All files will be recorded onto XQD media cards.

Selectable Frame Rates in both Full-Frame & Super 35

Choose your desired frame-rate from 1fps up to 180fps4 for impressive quick and slow-motion footage. FX9 creates an immersive image with a wide angle look and shallower depth of field provided by its full-frame sensor in combination with quick and slow- motion. Engage your audience with this new creative look. FX9 also offers a Quality priority setting5 that maximizes full HD slow motion image quality with advanced oversampling technology.

Cinematic Color Science "Out of the Box" with S-Cinetone

S-Cinetone is the default look of FX9 that's tuned to meet the requirements of today's content creators with rich mid-range colors, alluring facial tones and a softer tonal look, developed with the same expertise as Sony's world-leading VENICE digital cinematography camera. S-Cinetone means that straight out of the camera your content looks fresh and vivid, with subjects that really stand out while retaining plenty of latitude in post-production thanks to the high performance full-frame image sensor.

Fast & Accurate "Fast Hybrid AF" with Face Detection & Custom Settings

Effortlessly track fast moving subjects with pin-sharp focus, even when using wide lens aperture settings to maintain a shallow depth of field with the camera's full-frame sensor. Developed by Sony's α camera engineers, enhanced Fast Hybrid AF combines phase detection AF for fast, accurate subject tracking with contrast AF for exceptional focus accuracy. In addition, Face Detection intelligently recognizes and locks on to human faces.

The dedicated 561-point phase detection AF sensor covers approximately 94% of the whole image area width and 96% of height, allowing consistently accurate, responsive AF tracking, even with fast- moving subjects. FX9's comprehensive autofocus settings provide the creative flexibility to integrate with any project.

  • 7-level AF transition speeds from Fast, switching between subjects as quickly as possible, to Slow, where speed is reduced to fit a more measured shooting style, such as a historical TV drama
  • 5-level AF subject shift sensitivity ranges from Locked-on, ignoring other moving subjects in the frame, to Responsive that switches focus from one subject to another (ideal for snapping between race cars as they speed by)

Image Stabilization Correction Using Camera Metadata

Advanced image stabilization information means even handheld footage can be transformed with Sony Catalyst Browse/Catalyst Prepare software6 in post-production to look as smooth as if it were shot with a gimbal. Unlike in-camera or lens stabilization, meta data generated by FX9's built-in gyro allows you to creatively choose the balance between the level of shake-compensation and the resolution of trimmed 4K imagery. This feature is also compatible with any E-mount lens and allows for far faster processing than conventional NLE stabilization workflows1.

16bit RAW Output1

16-bit RAW offers a phenomenal increase in post-production creative freedom to fully exploit FX9's exceptional 15+ stops of dynamic range. FX9 supports export of 16-bit RAW at either 4K or 2K resolution using the optional XDCA-FX9 extension unit with a single BNC cable connection to compatible external RAW recorders2.

4-Channel Audio Input & Recording

FX9 offers superb audio capabilities with independent control dials for each channel. In applications such as interview, 4-channel audio recording enables simultaneous use of an external microphone for recording ambient sounds, the built-in microphone for voice memos by the operator, and two optional UWP Series wireless microphones for voice of interviewer and interviewee. In addition, using the optional XLR-K3M, XLR-K2M or XLR-K1M XLR adapter (with two extra XLR inputs) allows even more devices to be connected.

Variety of Outputs

FX9 is equipped with various outputs including a 12G-SDI and a HDMI for 4K output. Also, it has a 3G-SDI for HD output to expand its monitoring flexibility. For multi-camera operation, GENLOCK and TC In/Out terminals are available.

Compatible with New XDCA-FX9 Extension Unit

Further extend the capabilities of the FX9 with the optional XDCA-FX9 extension unit (sold separately) that optimizes camera weight distribution and ergonomics for comfortable shoulder-style shooting – ideal for ENG (Electronic News Gathering) and documentary applications. The extension unit also adds advanced networking for streaming/file transfers and a slot-in for a wireless audio receiver3.

Selection of Back-up Rec Modes & Cache Rec for Additional Safety

FX9 has a selection of back-up recording modes which will help ensure the recording is safe. Simul Rec will enable simultaneous HD recording onto two media cards. 4K/HD Sub Rec mode will allow 4K recording on one card and MPEG HD recording on another card. XAVC Proxy Rec is also available, offering a 9Mbps small size Proxy file which will be easily sent via network. Also, a maximum 28 second Cache Rec is also available to prevent missing any shot.

Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

Sony's flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching with compatible Sony accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony UWP-D wireless microphone systems (optional).

Features:

  • 4K capture with oversampled 6K Full-frame Exmor R sensor
  • 15+ stops dynamic range
  • Dual Base ISO of 800/4000
  • World's first electronic variable ND filter for full-frame sensor
  • XAVC 422 10bit recording on XQD media cards
  • Selectable frame rates in both full-frame & Super 35
  • Cinematic color science out of the box with S-Cinetone
  • Fast & accurate "Fast Hybrid AF" with Face Detection and custom settings
  • Image stabilization correction using camera meta data
  • 16bit RAW output (with optional external recorder)
  • 4-channel audio input and recording
  • Variety of outputs, including 12G-SDI/3G-SDI, HDMI and TC in/out, GENLOCK
  • Compatible with the new XDCA-FX9 extension unit (sold separately)
  • Selection of Back-up Rec modes and Cache Rec for additional safety
  • Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

1 RAW output will be enabled with a future firmware release. Initial v1.0 will support 10-bit recording during 120fps high frame rate shooting within Super35 image circle.

2 Compatible recorders TBD.

3 Wireless audio receiver capability will require a firmware update.

4 Up to 120fps with Ver 1.0; Full-HD 180fps will be supported with future firmware.

5 In Full-frame scanning mode: selectable at 1-30fps / In S35 scanning mode: selectable at 1-60fps.

6 Catalyst Browse/Catalyst Prepare Ver.2019.2 is required.

 

Specifications:

  • Recording Format (Video):
    • [XAVC Intra]
      • XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 600 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      • XAVC-I QFHD 50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 500 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      • XAVC-I QFHD 29.97p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 300 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      • XAVC-I QFHD 25p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 250 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      • XAVC-I QFHD 23.98p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 240 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      • XAVC-I HD 59.94p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 222 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      • XAVC-I HD 50p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 223 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      • XAVC-I HD 59.94i/29.97p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 111 Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      • XAVC-I HD 50i/25p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 112Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      • XAVC-I HD 23.98p mode:CBG, MAX bit rate 89Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    • [XAVC Long]
      • XAVC-L QFHD 29.97p/25p/23.98p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 100 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
      • XAVC-L QFHD 59.94p/50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 150 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
      • XAVC-L HD 59.94i/29.97p/50i/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 50 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
      • XAVC-L HD 59.94i/29.97p/50i/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 35 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
      • XAVC-L HD 59.94i/50i mode:VBR, MAX bit rate 25 Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
    • [MPEG-2 Long GOP]
  • Recording Format (Audio):
    • LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
  • Recording Frame Rate:
    • [XAVC Intra]
      • XAVC-I QFHD mode:3840 x 2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
      • XAVC-I HD mode:1920 x 1080/59.94P, 59.94i, 50P, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
    • [XAVC Long]
      • XAVC-L QFHD mode:3840 x 2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
      • XAVC-L HD 50 mode:1920 x 1080, 1280x720/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
      • XAVC-L HD 35 mode:1920 x 1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
      • XAVC-L HD 25 mode:1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50
    • [MPEG-2 Long GOP]
      • MPEG HD422 mode:1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25Pi
  • Recording/Playback Time:
    • [XAVC Intra]
      • XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 22 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 10 minutes
      • XAVC-I QFHD 50p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 26 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 13 minutes
      • XAVC-I QFHD 29.97p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 43 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 21 Minutes
      • XAVC-I QFHD 25p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 52 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 25 Minutes
      • XAVC-I QFHD 23.98p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 54 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 26 Minutes
      • XAVC-I HD 59.94p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 57 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 28 Minutes
      • XAVC-I HD 50p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 57 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 27 Minutes
      • XAVC-I HD 59.94i/29.97p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 105 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 53 Minutes
      • XAVC-I HD 50i/25p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 105 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 53 Minutes
      • XAVC-I HD 23.98p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 130 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 65 Minutes
    • [XAVC Long]
      • XAVC-L QFHD 29.97p/25p/23.98p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 125 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 62 Minutes
      • XAVC-L QFHD 59.94p/50p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 86 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 42 Minutes
      • XAVC-L HD 50 59.94i/29.97p/50i/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 225 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 110 Minutes
      • XAVC-L HD 35 59.94i/29.97p/50i/25p/23.98p/59.94p/50p
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 305 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 150 Minutes
      • XAVC-L HD 25 59.94i/50i
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 410 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 200 Minutes
    • [MPEG-2 Long GOP]
      • "MPEG HD422 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
        • When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 220 minutes
        • When using QD-G64A (64 GB): Approx. 105 Minutes
  • Recording Format (Proxy Audio): XAVC Proxy: AAC-LC, 128 kbps, 2 channels
  • Recording Format (Proxy Video): XAVC Proxy: AVC/H.264 Main Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR
    • 1920x1080, 9Mbps
    • 1280x720, 9Mbps
    • 1280x720, 6Mbps
    • 640x360, 6Mbps
  • Slow and Quick Motion Function
    • FF 6K mode: XAVC-I/L
      • 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080
      • 1 to 30 frames (29.97/25/23.98)
    • S35 4K mode: XAVC-I/L
      • 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080
      • 1 to 60 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97/25/23.98)
    • FF 2K, S35 2K mode: XAVC-I/L
      • 1920 x 1080
      • 1 to 60, 100, 120 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97/25/23.98)

What's in the Box

  • 2 x Operating Guide
  • USB Cable
  • 2 x Power Cord
  • BP-U35 Battery Pack
  • BC-U1A Battery Charger
  • AC Adapter
  • Grip Remote Control
  • Eyepiece
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Port Cap
  • Sony PXW-FX9 XDCAM Full-Frame Camera - E Mount
  • CD-ROM "Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder"
Specifications

Specifications

Key Highlights

  • Captures 4K HDR from 6K Oversampling
  • 15+ stops dynamic range
  • E Mount
  • Dual Base ISO
  • Electronic Variable ND
  • Fast Hybrid AF
  • 16bit RAW output w/ ext. recorder

Batteries

Operating Time:
~108 min. with BP-U70 battery - while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device
~54 min. with BP-U35 battery - while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:
E

Connectors

Output Connector/Port:
1 x Headphone Jack - Stereo Mini Jack -16 dBu 16 Ω"
2 x BNC - SDI OUT1: BNC, 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI(Level A/B), HD-SDI; SDI OUT2: BNC, 3G-SDI(Level A/B), HD-SDI
1 x HDMI - Type A
Input Connector/Port:
1 x Remote - stereo mini-minijack (Φ2.5 mm)
1 x USB - Micro-B

Inputs & Outputs

Audio I/O:
Audio Input - (2) XLR 3-pin Female (line/mic/mic +48 V selectable); Mic Reference: -30 to -80 dBu

Power

Input Voltage:
19.5V DC
Power Input:
DC - Jack

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Type:
CMOS - Full Frame Single-chip ExmorR

Camera

# Media Slots:
3 - (2) XQD, (1) SD/MS Card
Media Cards:
MS/SD - for saving configuration data; SD card slot also can be used for proxy video recording
XQD
Camera Features:
WiFi - IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Freq. Band: 2.4 GHz bandwidth 5.2/5.3/5.6/5.8 GHz bandwidth
Dual ISO - ISO 800/4000 (Cine EI mode, D55 Light source)
Integrated Speaker - Monaural
Integrated Microphone - Omni-directional monoral electret condenser microphone.
ND Filter Built-In - Clear, linear variable ND(1/4ND to 1/128ND)
LCD / Monitor - 3.5" (8.8cm); approx. 2.76M dots
White Balance - Preset, Memory A, Memory B (2000K-15000K)/ATW
WiFi Notes:
Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK - NFC: NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant
Image Capture Notes:
Dynamic Range - 15+ stops
Gamma Curve - S-Cinetone, STD1, STD2, STD3, STD4, STD5, STD6, HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG7, HG8, S-Log3
Signal-to-Noise Ratio - 57 dB (Y) (typical)
Shutter Speed Range:
64F to 1/8000 sec
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