The Sony FX3 is a compact cinema camera with a punch, and I was able to get early access putting it through a real-world test and into the hands of a cinematographer to get feedback and see what this camera is all about.

So sit back, relax and learn what we found out. 


The sensor technology is pretty much the same as the a7s III and FX6, which is not a bad thing. It's actually a good thing because you can easily color match between the three cameras, and even with the FX9 because of S-Cinetone. 

Designed for Versatility 

What's great about the FX3 is its size. You can use it with a shoulder rig or put it on a gimbal quickly and easily. That kind of versatility allows the camera to be put in more places than say larger cinema cameras or even heavier Alpha cameras that can struggle on a lighter gimbal. And that's one of the key things about this camera: its compact size.

If you plan on just placing the camera strictly on a tripod and using it to record yourself doing YouTube videos, it may not make sense for you to upgrade from your current camera. This camera wants to be out in the field. 


Sony's known for its autofocus performance, and that continues with the FX3. We were able to get some great shots even shooting wide open, moving the camera in and out while shooting the boxer. None of the shots were choreographed, so it was impressive what the FX3 was able to pull off. 

What do you think of the footage? Let us know in the comments below.