Sony Middle East & Africa has announced that its impressive FX6 full-frame 4K camera is now officially among the Netflix Approved Camera List. With this, the compact FX6 camera joins nine other Sony cameras on Netflix’s list of approved cameras, approved for use as a primary camera in Netflix productions.
Murat Gebeceli, Head of Digital Imaging, Sony Middle East & Africa said: “The Sony FX6 is one of the most versatile and recommended cameras for those shopping for their first cinema camera. Leveraging Sony’s industry-leading VENICE cinema camera and the innovative features of Alpha mirrorless camera technology, FX6’s small and lightweight design makes it suitable for tackling all kinds of projects: from high-end music videos to weddings and travel videos among others.”
Now shipping, FX6 was first teased by Sony in September before the detailed product specs were shared in November. The camera has drawn a positive response from many content creators and photographers.
Documentary cinematographer Jessica Earnshaw said: “During a recent shoot, I was blown away by the FX6 and its ability to achieve the intimacy of verité shooting. I had no problem getting in there with FX6 – the design, size, and weight is really fantastic”.
As part of the Cinema Line, the all-new FX6 incorporates Sony’s core technologies of the image sensor, processing engine, and AF (autofocus) performance. FX6 is also compatible with the wide range of Sony E-mount lenses for creative flexibility. It also features a 10.2 MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor that delivers a 15+ stop wide dynamic range with high sensitivity and low noise.
Additional Sony cameras on the Netflix Approved Camera List include VENICE, FX9, Z750, F55, F5, F65, FS7 / FS7ii, HDC-4300, and Z450. Netflix specifies that 90% of the total runtime of a final program should be captured on approved cameras. For nonfiction content, this threshold may be more flexible.