Sony PXW-FX9

Sony PXW-FX9

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Sony PXW-FX9 front

Sony FX9 with XDCA-FX9

Sony PXW-FX9



PXW-FX9 Manual

 PXW-FX9 Brochure

 PXW-FX9 Brochure

Sony PXW-FX9


The Sony PXW-FX9 Full-Frame Cinema Camera has you covered when shooting professional / independent motion picture productions, TV dramas, commercials, music videos, live events, reality TV and more. Also the FX9 Cinema Camera features a full-frame, oversampled 6K Exmor R CMOS sensor that allows you to capture 4K images with amazing cinematic depth of field. Furthermore the FX9 is the world’s first professional camcorder with Sony’s world-leading eye tracking technology. High speed, high precision image processing maintains pin-sharp focus.

16-bit RAW capability†

16-bit RAW offers a phenomenal increase in post-production creative freedom to fully exploit FX9’s exceptional 15+ stops of dynamic range. Sony PXW-FX9 supports export of 16-bit RAW at either 4K or 2K resolution using the optional XDCA-FX9 extension unit with a single BNC cable connection to compatible external RAW recorders.

* Limited to 10-bit recording during 120fps high frame rate shooting within Super35 image circle.

Phenomenal 15+ stops dynamic range

The PXW-FX9 offers an exceptional 15+ stops of dynamic range – beyond the normal range of human perception – allowing for unprecedented creative freedom in colour grading and post. Camera operators can concentrate on framing the scene they want while relying upon the PXW-FX9 to capture every nuance and detail using either 4K 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording or 16-bit RAW external recording†. In grading, colourists can find colour and detail beyond the normal viewing abilities of the camera operator to create a final image that exactly portrays the mood of the scene.

6K Full-Frame “Exmor R” sensor for stunning picture quality

The camera’s full-frame 6K sensor provides superb recording in DCI 4K*†, Ultra HD and HD resolutions. Powerful image processing with debayering and oversampling ensures image quality beyond the limits of conventional Super 35mm sensors. The back-illuminated CMOS image sensor also uses Sony’s Exmor R technology for improved sensitivity and noise reduction. Compared to a 4K Super 35mm sensor, the FX9’s 6K sensor has over twice the surface area while providing a wider angle of view and shallower depth of field.
**Compatible recorders to be announced

Catch the action with enhanced Fast Hybrid AF

Effortlessly track fast moving subjects with pin-sharp focus, even when using wide lens aperture  settings to maintain a shallow depth of field with the camera’s full-frame sensor. Developed by Sony’s α camera engineers, enhanced Fast Hybrid AF combines phase detection AF for fast,
accurate subject tracking with contrast AF for exceptional focus accuracy. In addition, Face Detection intelligently recognizes and locks on to human faces. The dedicated 561-point phase detection AF sensor covers approximately 94% of the whole image area width and 96% of height, allowing consistently accurate, responsive AF tracking, even with fast-moving subjects.

Cinematic colour science with S-Cinetone™ 

S-Cinetone is the default look of  the Sony PXW-FX9 that’s tuned to meet the requirements of today’s content creators with rich mid-range colours, alluring facial tones and a softer tonal look – developed with the same expertise as Sony’s world-leading VENICE digital cinematography camera. S-Cinetone means that straight out of the camera your content looks fresh and vivid, with subjects that really stand out while retaining plenty of latitude in post production thanks to the high performance full- frame image sensor.

Selectable frame rates in both full-frame & Super 35

Choose your desired frame-rate from 1fps up to 180fps*† for impressive quick and slow-motion footage. Sony PXW-FX9 creates an immersive image with a wide angle look and shallower depth of field provided by its full-frame sensor in combination with quick and slow-motion. Engage your audience with this new creative look. FX9 also offers a Quality priority setting** that maximizes full HD slow motion image quality with advanced oversampling technology. 
* Up to 120fps with Ver1.0 
** In Full-frame scanning mode: selectable at 1-30fps / In S35 scanning mode: selectable at 1-60fps


Approx 2.0 kg (body only)

Approx. 4.8 kg (with Viewfinder, Eyepiece, Grip Remote Control, BP-U35 battery, SELP28135G LENS, an XQD memory card, Handle, MIC holder)

Dimensions (W x H x D) 146 x 142.5 x 229 mm (body without protrusions)

Power Requirements DC 19.5V

Power Consumption Approx. 35.2 W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)

Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C 32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature -20°C to +60°C -4°F to +140°F

Battery Operating Time
Approx. 54min. with BP-U35 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Approx. 108min. with BP-U70 battery (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)

Recording Format

(Proxy Audio) XAVC Proxy: AAC-LC, 128 kbps, 2 channels
Recording Format
(Proxy Video)
XAVC Proxy: AVC/H.264 Main Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR
1920×1080, 9Mbps
1280×720, 9Mbps
1280×720, 6Mbps
640×360, 3Mbps

Lens Mount

Camera Section
Imaging Device (Type) 35 mm full-frame, singlechip CMOS image sensor

Imaging Device
(Pixel Count) 20.5M pixels(Total)

Built-in Optical Filters
Clear, linear variable ND(1/4ND to 1/128ND)
ISO Sensitivity ISO 800/4000 (Cine EI mode, D55 Light source)
S/N Ratio 57 dB (Y) (typical)
Shutter Speed 64F to 1/8000 sec
Slow and Quick Motion


FF 6K mode:XAVC-I/L, 3840 x 2160, 1920×1080 – 1 to 30 frames (29.97/25/23.98)
S35 4K mode:XAVC-I/L, 3840 x 2160, 1920×1080 – 1 to 60 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97/25/23.98)
FF 2K, S35 2K mode:XAVC-I/L, 1920×1080 – 1 to 60, 100, 120 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97/25/23.98)

White Balance Preset, Memory A, Memory B (2000K-15000K)/ATW

Gain -3 to 18dB (every 1dB), AGC

Gamma Curve – S-Cinetone, STD1, STD2, STD3, STD4, STD5, STD6, HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG7, HG8, S-Log3

Latitude – 15+ stop

Input / Output

Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Mic Reference: -30 to -80 dBu

SDI Output

USB USB device, micro-B (x1)
Headphone Output: Stereo mini jack (x1) -16 dBu 16 Ω
Speaker Output: Monaural
DC Input DC jack
Remote: Stereo mini-minijack (Ø2.5 mm)
HDMI Output: Type A (x1)
Monitoring LCD: 8.8 cm (3.5 type) Approx. 2.76M dots
Built-in Microphone: Omni-directional monoral electret condenser microphone.

Media Type
XQD Card slot (x2)
SD/MS Card slot (x1) for saving configuration data
SD card slot also can be used for proxy video recording

Supported Format IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz bandwidth
5.2/5.3/5.6/5.8 GHz bandwidth*
NFC NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant

Supplied Accessories
Body Cap(1)
Viewfinder (1)
Eyepiece (1)
Grip Remote Control (1)
IS1293 power cord (2) **
AC Adapter
BC-U1A battery charger (1)
BP-U35 battery pack (1)
Power cord (2)
USB cable (1)