Hello, gearheads! Sorry to keep you waiting on our next post, but unfortunately, Brenna (me) got covid. I came. I saw. I conquered. Now all is well! The FX6 is worth the wait.
Sony advertises the Sony FX6 as an affordable compact full-frame camera. Our Production Junction alum and Director of Photography, Kyle Schmidt, puts it best, “FX6 is great for gimbals while keeping the punch of an FX9. It can shoot in tight spaces, and is lightweight.” Schmidt has a long list of DP credits and trusts the FX6 for his shoots. However, the FX6 is not only a camera for seasoned professionals like Kyle.
Like the FX3, the FX6 bridges filmmakers familiar with mirrorless cameras to the cinema-camera universe.
So how to choose whether the Fx3 or FX6 is right for you? While both cameras are compact and versatile, the FX6 introduces professional audio abilities such as a top handle with XLR inputs and dedicated BNC for time code.
Between the autofocus technology that makes this series cutting-edge, large sensor and image quality of the FX9, this camera is enticing for any shoot.
With a main brain weighing only 2.4 lbs/1.1 kilos (including a battery and SD card) this camera is agile and ready to shoot undiscovered territory.
As a newcomer to cameras, I have chosen to learn the FX6 as my go to camera. I am looking to supplement my directing experience with the ability to DP my shoots, which requires a camera that is not too large to carry and set up on my own. The FX6’s ability to shoot high-quality footage while being free to shoot with a lightweight camera build makes it the best option for a catch-all camera.
As a person usually shooting alone or with a bare-bones crew, I try to keep my equipment load as light as possible. Having an opportunity to catch spontaneous moments with high-end cinema camera quality and trust worthy autofocus is unbeatable.
Whether you are a professional or looking to transition into cinema cameras, check out the Sony FX6 for your next rental from Production Junction!
by: Brenna Webb