Sony Announces PXW-FX9 Video Camera

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

Sony has announced the brand new PXW-FX9 video camera, equipped with a full-frame Exmor R image sensor, fast Hybrid-AF, and S-Cinetone colour science. 

The camera is capable of capturing 4K video, oversampled from a 6K full frame sensor, which offers over twice the surface area of a compared 4K Super-35 sensor. It has a dual base ISO (ISO800 and ISO4000) for more options in a variety of lighting situations. Sony is also claiming 15+ stops of dynamic range, and the camera will have a built in Variable-ND (similar to the FS5) that will allow users to easily adjust to changing light conditions. 

Also announced was the XDCA-FX9 extension, which can be used with the FX9 camera for 16-bit RAW footage and D-Tap for production, and wired LAN and Dual Link capability for live streaming and file transfer. Sony also announced a FE C 16-35mm T3.1G lens, as part of their new cinema lens lineup. 

The camera and extension are expected to be available early 2020. More information on the 16-35mm Cine lens is expected at a later date. Expected launch prices are as follows:

PXW-FX9 (body only): $14,649.99
PXW-FX9 and 28-135mm FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS: $17,999.99
XDCA-FX9 extension: $3299.99


Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.