Test footage with the new Sony PXW-FX9. The full- frame video camera we have been waiting for?

This is going to be a short blog post for now. I need to get my hands on the camera for a longer period to do a proper evaluation. As it stands I spent some time with it last week at the invitation of Sony. I didn’t know what it was going to be before hand and even though it isn’t officially this, for me this is the true FS7 II, the true successor.

I spent a couple of hours shooting with it in London alongside a few other FS7 shooters. From this short bit of filming I really am impressed.

Other than the full frame it has a few key features. First up is superb autofocus, although the camera lacks a touch screen LCD which would help things a lot with operation. Canon did this with the C300 Mk II back in the day too.

We have a superb profile called S-Cinetone, which this is all shot in. Its just gorgeous.This is just perfect colour science! Thirdly is the electronic on sensor variable ND.

Anyway, this isn’t a review. I hope at some point I can get the camera for longer and do some proper testing. For now here is a little edit of the footage I shot on that afternoon last Friday. The lenses I used are listed. I don’t know the ISO am afraid for most of the shots as I kept changing it but the 12,800 are listed. The camera is dual sensitivity as you can see below.

I am not even going to go into the full list of specs, head over to Cinema 5D as they go through these in detail. This blog post is just to show the footage that I shot and to give you the ability to download some full quality stuff. Now the camera I used was pre-production so the final version could be even better.


SONY PXW-FX9 TEST SHOTS from Philip Bloom Reviews & Tutorials on Vimeo.

Download this edit in 4K ProRes 422

Here is the full dancer shot in native 4K XAVC-I. All of these are for personal use only. Do not use them for any commercial use and if you do upload them for grading tests or whatever, you must credit me. Thank you.

This is the dancer shot in native XAVC-I format

Thanks to Linford Miles for the stills, to Sony for inviting me and to Nino and Emmanuele who are stars in this video!

Music is all from Audio Network.

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