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. 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. High-sensitivity recording up to ISO 32000 and Dual Base ISO (800/2500). Record in 10-bit 4:2:2 using advanced XAVC HS and XAVC S-I formats. High-speed shooting is possible in 4K at up to 120 fps with a 1.6x crop and in Full HD at up to 240 fps. Fine tone uses the same color science as Sony's advanced cinema cameras, including the VENICE line, with natural mid-tones, soft colors, and smooth highlight roll-off. Creative Looks can be baked into the recorded footage to create a specific mood during recording and minimize the need for editing. Flexible ISO uses standard ISO settings for simple operation and the greatest flexibility. Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking will track the eyes of humans and animals. Focus Map makes it easier to visualize the region of focus in your scene. 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 the post to create a stable shot. Timecode sync input with optional VMC-BNCM1 Timecode Adapter Cable. 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. 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. Multi Interface Shoe supports advanced accessories. The FX30 is equipped with a wide array of connections to ensure maximum customization and flexibility on set: Audio is supported on the body with a 3.5mm headphone output and a 3.5mm microphone input. Timecode sync is available through the use of the separately available VMC-BNCM1 Timecode Adapter Cable. The camera features dual CFexpress Type A/SD card slots, allowing users to select between different media types for different situations.