Sony has announced new firmware updates for both the Sony FX3 and Sony FX30 cinema cameras. The new updates bring together what Sony describes as “unified operability and common workflow to the Cinema Line”. Sony FX3 firmware v3.0 and Sony FX30 firmware v2.0 both bring the same set of features to each camera, including some that have been highly requested.
First up, both cameras can now shoot true 24.00 fps in 4K DCI resolution using a new video format, XAVC S-I DCI 4K (17:9), allowing them to seamlessly slot into high-end workflows using Sony Venice cameras. Both cameras also see 1.3x and 2.0x anamorphic desqueeze options available. The FX3 also gains a notably missing feature that the FX30 also contained. Focus Breathing Compensation.
While the ability to shoot true 24p is nice, I think the 1.3x and 2.0x anamorphic desqueeze will be the more welcome update for many shooters. The feature most beneficial to the largest audience, though, at least for FX3 shooters, is the addition of Focus Breathing Compensation. This feature was already available in the FX30, but the FX3 was one of the few recent full-frame bodies not to include it. Now, it does. This means you’ll get more usefulness out of more of your lenses!
The new updates are available to download from the Sony website on the links below.
What feature are you hoping will still come to these cameras?