F65

The art of storytelling at its purest

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The F65 CineAlta camera is the ultimate expression of the digital cinematographer’s art. Optimised for motion picture and TV production, the flagship F65 captures uncompromising images with truly breathtaking colour, depth and detail.

*Banner image: Vittorio Storaro, A.S.C., A.I.C.

Shot with the F65

You’ll discover even more emotion, more detail, more colour and wider dynamics in every frame.
That’s why the F65 is the choice of leading directors and cinematographers worldwide.

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A camera without compromise

The F65 draws viewers deeper into your story, capturing images with unprecedented fidelity, colour and dynamic range that’s delivered all the way into post production. With the F65 you’ll see – and keep – a more accurate picture of reality that conventional cameras just can’t achieve.

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Incredible images from Full HD to 8K

It’s the secret of unparalleled emotion and story-telling power. With a resolution of 20 megapixels, the Super 35mm 8K CMOS sensor inside the F65 delivers unprecedented 8K/4K/QFHD/2K/HD images with extremely fine texture and low aliasing. Even if you’re post producing for delivery in 2K/HD, this extraordinary sensor provides gorgeous super-sampled images beyond the reach of ordinary HD cameras.

Relied on by the world's great image makers

The F65 CineAlta camera conveys the widest colour range with Sony’s S-Gamut, the highest recording precision with 16-bit linear RAW, and the strictest geometric integrity with a mechanical rotary shutter – all with the stunning detail of a 20 megapixel image sensor. No wonder the F65 has captured the hearts and minds of leading directors and DPs worldwide, realising truly astonishing moving images. Building on an exceptional track record in movies, commercials, music videos and episodic TV, the F65 is also a powerful 4K live production tool, offering S-Log3 greyscale encoding, high speed RAW recording up to 120 fps and 12-bit 4:4:4 High Definition.

Photo: Director/Producer: Ashutosh Gowariker

Vittorio Storaro: Three-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer

“…when Woody called me this year asking me to be the cinematographer of his new film… I convinced him to record the film in digital, so we can begin our journey together in the digital world. It’s now time for the Sony F65!”

Go far beyond ordinary colour

Thanks to advanced dyes in the image colour filter array of the 20 megapixel Super 35mm CMOS sensor, Sony’s S-Gamut reproduces reds and greens that are literally beyond the reach of other cameras. Then we preserve every last nuance of colour with phenomenal 16-bit linear RAW recording. This encodes over 65,000 discrete shades of red, plus 65,000 blues and 65,000 greens, for more than 275,000,000,000,000 possible colours. When your next project demands the ultimate in colour fidelity, the F65 exactly matches your vision.

Every instant’s clear at 120 frames per second

The F65 captures up to 60 fps at full resolution and up to 120 fps at 4K resolution. 5x super slow motion playback achieves jaw-dropping slow motion effects – from nail-biting sports and stunts to nature in delicious detail. Slow & Quick (S&Q) motion lets you to alter the narrative by speeding up or slowing down the action, choosing frame rates from 1 to 120 fps in 1 fps increments. In all modes, you’ll get mesmerising high-speed shots without any windowing, crop factor or change of effective focal length.

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16-bit RAW, the ultimate archive

RAW recording captures the full potential of the image sensor. The RAW file retains maximum resolution. Sixteen-bit linear recording equates to 65,536 shades of tonal gradation per channel, preserving the maximum in grayscale accuracy and dynamic range. The RAW image file reflects a minimum of in-camera processing and it doesn’t bake in any colour matrix, detail, knee, white clip or saturation adjustments. RAW maintains all the potential of the latent image, allowing its beauty to be revealed in post production. What’s more, RAW recording preserves the integrity of your precious camera masters for archive, keeping images as vivid as the moment they were captured.

Latitude for greater expression

With 14+ stops of exposure latitude, the F65 delivers an impressively fat negative. Colourists are astounded by the way the camera sees into the shadows, while still letting you dig out sparkling highlight detail. And now you can preserve that astonishing latitude in post. If you’re shooting HD, the S-Log3/S-Gamut3.Cine mode packs maximum dynamic range into your HD signal, retaining the utmost flexibility in post. And if you’re shooting RAW, the S-Log3/S-Gamut3.Cine LUT is an excellent starting point for colour correction. With the F65 you’ll spend less time getting into the ballpark, leaving more time for finely-tuned creative expression.

Photo: Writer/director Luc Besson. Credit: Jessica Forde © Universal Pictures.

ACES

ACES is a free, open, device-independent colour management and image interchange system that can be applied to almost any current or future workflow. It was developed by hundreds of the industry’s top scientists, engineers and end users, working together under the auspices of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Sony has worked closely with the Academy to develop and test various implementations of ACES leading up to Version 1.0. As a member of the ACES Logo Program, Sony is committed to its cameras and related products and solutions supporting ACES-based workflows in the highest quality possible.

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Higher emotions

High Dynamic Range (HDR) takes viewers’ engagement to the next level with brighter highlights, deeper blacks and richer colours. You’re all ready to shoot in HDR with the F65 – opening up exciting new creative possibilities for audiences to enjoy, today and tomorrow.

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Amma Asante: Bafta Award-winning director of Belle

“I’d be really, really happy to shoot my next film on the F65 and probably will – in fact, definitely will.”

Specifications

General
Power Requirements
DC 10.5 V to 17 V
Power Consumption
Approx. 65 W (Mechanical rotary shutter operating.) (without lens, viewfinder, at 23.98PsF mode)
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Mass
5.0 kg (6.5 kg with accessories)
11 lb (14 lb 5 oz with accessories)
Camera Section
Pickup Device
1-chip Super 35 mm type CMOS
Aspect Ratio
17:9
Built-in Filters
Clear, ND0.9 (1/8ND), ND1.2 (1/16ND), ND1.5 (1/32ND), ND1.8 (1/64ND)
Lens Mount
o54 mm PL mount
Flange Focal Length
52.00 mm (+/-0.04 mm adjustable in 0.01 mm increments by shim replacement)
Latitude
14-stop
Registration
Within 0.02% (all zones, without lens)
Distortion
Below measureable level (without lens)
Input/Output
DC Input
Lemo 8-pin (male) (x1), DC 10.5 V to 17 V, DC 20 V to 30 V
DC Output
DC 12 V: 11-pin (x1), max. 4 A
DC 24 V: 3-pin (x1), max. 4 A
Viewfinder
20-pin (x1)
Lens
12-pin (x1)
SDI Output
BNC (x2), HD-SDI (4:2:2)
HD-Y Output
BNC (x1), 75 Ω, 1.0 Vp-p
Genlock Input
BNC (x1), 75 Ω, HD 3-level sync, 0.6 Vp-p
Remote
8-pin (x1)
External Input/Output
Lemo 5-pin (female) (x1)
Ethernet
RJ-45 type (x1), 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Lens Mount Hot Shoe
4-pin (x2), conforming to ARRI LDS (Lens Data System) and Cooke /I Intelligent Electronic Lens System)
USB
Type A, USB2.0 Hi-Speed (x1)
"Memory Stick" (MS)/SD Memory Card
"Combo-connector (x1)
Supports ""Memory Stick Duo"", ""Memory Stick PRO Duo""
Supports SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards up to class 10"
Supplied Accessories
Supplied Accessories
Belt bracket (1)
Cable clamp belt (1)
19mm dia carbon rod (1)
+B3 x 5 screws (4)
Center handle (1)
Viewfinder mounting plate (1)
Riser plate (1)
Power cable connector (LEMO 8-pin) (1)
Operation manual (CD-ROM) (1)
Operation guide (1)

Protecting your investment

After-sales support, including warranty and bespoke tailored contracts from Sony.

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