Sony FX3

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    Highlights

    • 10.2 MP Full Frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
    • 80 - 102,400 Native ISO
    • 759 Focus Points
    • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
    • 3.0" 1,440k dot Fully Articulated Screen
    • 10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
    • 13 h Video Recording Limit
    • HDR-HLG, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 2, Sony S-Log 3, Standard
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Wheather Sealed Body
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    Overview

    Sony FX3 was announced in 2021 and is a Full Frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm) Mirrorless camera with 10.2 Megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 80 to 102,400 and expands to 50 - 409,600 in boosted mode. The camera has a Fully Articulated 3.0" screen with 1,440k dot resolution. It has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in body image stabilization.

    Sony FX3 can capture video up to 3840 x 2160 resolution with no recording time limit.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Sony FX3.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   Large Sensor
    •   80 Lowest Native ISO
    •   102,400 Highest Native ISO
    •   759 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Digital Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   10-bit 4:2:2 Color
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording
    •   High Video Recording Limit
    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   USB Charging
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   Low Resolution Sensor - 10.2 Megapixel
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   Low Flash Sync Speed - 1/125 sec
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Short Battery Life - 600 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,440k dot
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/8000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 10.0 fps
    •   DxO Overall Score - 85
    •   Weight - 715 g (1.58 lb/ 25.3 oz)

    Screen

    Fully Articulated Touchscreen

    Sony FX3 has a 3.0" Fully Articulated touchscreen with 1,440k dot resolution. Fully articulated screen makes this camera selfie and vlogger friendly and generally very useful for video shooting.

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    Sony FX3 with Fully Articulated screen

    Sensor

    BSI-CMOS Sensor

    Sony FX3 features a 10.2 megapixel Full Frame BSI-CMOS sensor with dimensions of 35.6 x 23.8 mm and a total area of 847.3 mm2. Its native ISO range is 80 - 102,400 and expands to 50 - 409,600 in boosted mode.

    The camera has BSI-CMOS sensor, short for Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor sensor. In traditional CMOS sensors, the wiring and circuitry are located on the front side of the sensor, which can block some of the incoming light. BSI technology flips this design by placing the photosensitive elements (pixels) on the backside of the sensor, allowing more light to reach the pixels. This significantly enhances light sensitivity and improves low-light performance. BSI-CMOS sensors are particularly effective in low-light conditions, as they can capture more light, resulting in brighter and less noisy images. This makes them well-suited for indoor and night photography. BSI-CMOS sensors deliver a higher SNR and reduced cross-talk.


    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Sony FX3's Full Frame sensor compares with other types of sensors:

    Sensor size chart
    Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
    Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
    Image cannot be displayedFull Frame35.6 x 23.8 mm847.3 mm23:21x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
    Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
    Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with BIONZ XR processor and can take pictures up to 4240 x 2832 resolution.


    Lens Mount

    Sony FX3 has Sony E lens mount. Due to Full Frame sensor its crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is 1x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length.


    In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in-body image stabilization (IBIS). This means that you are still getting vibration reduction when camera is paired with non-image stabilizied lenses. It also works with lenses with optical image stabilization and in combination can achieve even better compensation.

    Check out the cameras which are frequently compared to Sony FX3.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    Bluetooth

    Camera has a built-in Bluetooth (version 5) which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in Bluetooth.


    NFC

    Sony FX3 has Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which simplifies the process of pairing it with other NFC-enabled devices like smartphones or tablets. It allows to quickly transfer photos and videos or remotely control the camera from compatible device. NFC can also be used for authentication and security purposes. It can verify your identity before accessing certain features or transferring sensitive data. It can be used with NFC-enabled accessories as well, such as lenses, flashes and GPS devices.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Sony FX3 has a USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec) Type-C input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Full Size HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Sony FX3 comes with NP-FZ100 battery pack with battery life of 600 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has Dual CFexpress Type A / SD card slots.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Sony FX3 has Electronic shutter and Mechanical Focal Plane shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/8000 sec. Camera can shoot continuously up to 10.0 fps.


    Focusing

    Sony FX3 has Fast Hybrid AF (Phase-detection / Contrast-detection) system with 759 focusing points. Touch-to-Focus allows users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording. There is also face detection feature which automatically finds and focuses on faces and additional eye detection further locks the focus on one of the eyes and tracks it down during the motion.


    Exposure

    Camera's exposure metering ranges from -3 to +20 EV. You can also do exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment.


    Flash

    Sony FX3 has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected via Intelligent Hot Shoe. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/125 sec.

    Physical Parameters

    Sony FX3 has dimensions of 130 x 78 x 85 mm (5.1 x 3.1 x 3.3"). It weighs 715 g (1.58 lb/ 25.3 oz) which is neither heavy nor lightweight.

    130 mm (5.1")

    78 mm (3.1")

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    85 mm (3.3")

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    Sony FX3 dimensions

    Sony FX3 for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Sony FX3 is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    EXCELLENT
    87

    Sony FX3 gets a score of 87 and is EXCELLENT choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,440k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    82

    Sony FX3 gets a score of 82 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   102,400 Highest Native ISO
    •   759 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,440k dot
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 10.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 600 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    81

    Sony FX3 gets a score of 81 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   102,400 Highest Native ISO
    •   759 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,440k dot
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 10.0 fps
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 600 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    89

    Sony FX3 gets a score of 89 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   759 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,440k dot
    •   Low Flash Sync Speed - 1/125 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    89

    Sony FX3 gets a score of 89 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   759 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,440k dot
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 715 g (1.58 lb/ 25.3 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
    86

    Sony FX3 gets a score of 86 and is EXCELLENT choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,440k dot
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   High Video Recording Limit
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 715 g (1.58 lb/ 25.3 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 600 shots

    Sony FX3 Evaluation

    We evaluate Sony FX3 and give score of 85 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    85

    Sensor

    GOOD
    80

    We give Sony FX3 a score of 80 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   Low Resolution Sensor - 10.2 Megapixel
    •   80 Lowest Native ISO
    •   102,400 Highest Native ISO
    •   DxO Overall Score - 85

    Photo

    GOOD
    77

    We give Sony FX3 a score of 77 for Photo parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/8000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 10.0 fps
    •   Low Flash Sync Speed - 1/125 sec

    Video

    EXCELLENT
    89

    We give Sony FX3 a score of 89 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   10-bit 4:2:2 Color
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording
    •   High Video Recording Limit

    Focusing

    EXCELLENT
    92

    We give Sony FX3 a score of 92 for Focusing parameters.

    •   759 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection

    Screen and Viewfinder

    EXCELLENT
    86

    We give Sony FX3 a score of 86 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,440k dot
    •   No Viewfinder

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    97

    We give Sony FX3 a score of 97 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    GOOD
    73

    We give Sony FX3 a score of 73 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 715 g (1.58 lb/ 25.3 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 600 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots


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