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The Sony FX30 with XLR Handle Unit is a kit that includes a powerful APS-C video camera with a feature set designed for content creators and a detachable handle with multiple audio inputs, accessory mounts, and controls. Key features include:

  • Compact cinema camera with detachable XLR handle

  • Internal UHD 4K up to 120p with 1.62x sensor crop

  • 10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC HS and XAVC S-I; 16-bit RAW output

  • Dual CFexpress Type A and UHS-II SD media slots

Designed for Visual Storytellers. The Sony FX30 is a compact, lightweight, and ergonomic APS-C/Super 35 video camera with a high-end feature set aimed squarely at smaller-scale social-media content creators and aspiring filmmakers. It’s designed to let you shoot without a cage.

XLR Handle Unit for Expanded Audio Options. This rental includes the detachable XLR Handle Unit, which lets you record up to four channels of audio. The handle has two XLR/TRS combination inputs for professional audio gear, a clamping mic mount, physical audio controls, and three 1/4"-20 accessory threads. It securely mounts to the camera’s Multi-Interface Shoe and is held in place by a pair of screws.

26MP APS-C Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor. At the heart of the Sony FX30’s advanced imaging system is a newly developed APS-C/Super 35mm sensor and BIONZ XR processor that work in tandem to produce high-quality 4K images with the 16:9 area, capture 14+ stops of dynamic range, and improve low-light performance using Dual Base ISO.

Internal 4:2:2 10-Bit 4K Video at 60p. The FX30 can record uninterrupted internal UHD 4K at 60 fps in high-bitrate 4:2:2 10-bit XAVC HS and XAVC S-I codecs, but internal 4K capture comes from a 6K crop of its 6.2K-wide sensor so there’s a slight 1.04x crop. It can also record UHD 4K at 120 fps, but with a more substantial 1.62x crop.

RAW Video Output. Shoot 16-bit 2K RAW and 4K RAW video when paired with compatible recorders, like the ATOMOS Ninja V+, via HDMI. Recording RAW provides an enormous amount of detail and information, and it gives you over fourteen stops of dynamic range in your footage.

Professional Color-Grading Features. The FX30 lets you capture images that are ready to publish as they are, but it also has features that’ll set you up for post-production flexibility. You can use the included S-Cinetone color profile—which was previously seen in Sony’s Cinema Line cameras like the VENICE and FX6—to produce healthy-looking, accurate skin tones; beautiful, well-controlled highlights; and soft, distinct colors. The FX30 also offers S-Log3, which will give you a fourteen-plus stop dynamic range with greater control over grading in the shadow to mid-tone areas of your image, and Hybrid-Log Gamma, which provides a broader color gamut. You can bake a number of Creative Looks into your recorded footage to evoke a specific mood while lessening the need for editing, and you can set up to nineteen LUTs—three preset and sixteen user-created—for accurate monitoring via the EVF and HDMI output.

Fast Hybrid Autofocus System. The Fast Hybrid AF system uses 495 points to cover 90% of the image area, for fast, highly accurate focusing in a broad range of lighting conditions with sensitivity down to -3 EV. You can use autofocus in all recording modes, including 4K video capture up to 120 fps.

Advanced Autofocus Features. The Real-Time Eye AF feature is designed for maximum sharpness when shooting portraits, and it works on humans and animals alike. You have control over how quickly and smoothly focus shifts from subject to subject for even greater fine tuning. Focus Map gives you a colorful overlay of your shot that lets you know which subjects are in front of and behind the focus point based on the aperture you selected, while the Breathing Compensation feature automatically smooths transitions when changing the focus position during a shot. Finally, AF Assist lets you easily switch to manual focus control for fine tuning.

Five-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization. The FX30’s built-in image-stabilization feature helps keep things smooth even when you’re shooting hand-held or in low light. Its Active Mode smooths out your footage even more by combining optical systems and digital optimization. This camera can record gyro movement when optical image stabilization is turned off so that you can stabilize your footage in post.

Dual CFexpress Type A Support. The Sony FX30 uses CFexpress Type A media for the highest bitrate recording and offers a variety of recording options for file spanning and redundancy. The CFexpress slots double as UHS-II SDXC slots for less demanding frame rates and bitrates.

Additional Features. Whether controlling the camera via a smartphone or tablet or wirelessly transferring files to editorial, the FX30 is prepared to handle all of your wireless needs with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This camera is powered by the NP-FZ100 battery, which will give you up to 115 minutes of actual video recording, approximately 175 minutes of continuous video recording, and roughly 570 still shots on a single charge. You can also power the camera via USB provided that there’s a battery installed.

This camera does NOT include a separate battery charger, it charges the battery in-camera with the supplied USB C cable and power adapter. If you'd like to rent a separate battery charger, please check it out here.

Q & A

  • Will I need anything else to record RAW video?
    • Yes, you’ll need a compatible recorder, such as the ATOMOS Ninja V+, and an HDMI cable to record RAW video from the Sony FX30.


  • Quick Start Guide
  • Manual
  • Catalyst Browse / Catalyst Prepare Software
  • Imaging Edge Webcam Software
  • Imaging Edge Software - Mobile
  • Imaging Edge Software - Desktop



    Camera Type



    Operating Temperature

    • 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature
    • -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C


    Exposure Control

    Shutter Type

    • Electronic Rolling Shutter
    Shutter Speed
    • 1/8000 to 30 Seconds in Photo Mode
    • 1/8000 to 1/4 Second in Video Mode
    ISO Sensitivity
    • 100 to 32,000 (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
    Advertised Dynamic Range
    • 14 Stops
    White Balance
    • 2500 to 9900K
    White-Balance Presets
    • Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater



    Focus Type

    • Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode
    • Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF, Touch AF & Shutter
    Autofocus Points (Video)
    • Phase Detection: 495
    Autofocus Sensitivity
    • -3 to +20 EV



    Battery Type

    • Sony Z-Series
    Tripod Mounting Thread
    • 1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
    Accessory Mount
    • 1x Intelligent Hot Shoe on Camera Body
    • 5x 1/4"-20 Female on Camera Body
    • 3 × 1/4"-20 Female on Included Handle
    • Magnesium Alloy
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • 5.1 × 3.1 × 3.3″ / 129.7 × 77.8 × 84.5mm
    • 1.2 lbs. / 562 g (Body Only)



    Lens Communication

    • Yes, with Autofocus Support
    Sensor Resolution
    • Actual: 27 Megapixel
    • Effective: 26 Megapixel (6192 × 4128)
    Sensor Type
    • 23.3 × 15.5 mm (APS-C) CMOS
    Image Stabilization
    • Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
    Built-In ND Filter
    • None
    Internal Filter Holder
    • No
    Capture Type
    • Stills & Video



    Media/Memory Card Slot

    • Dual Slot: CFexpress Type A / SD
    Video I/O
    • 1x HDMI 2.0 Output
    Audio I/O
    • 2x XLR / 1/4" TRS Combo Microphone (+48 V Phantom Power) Input on Included Handle
    • 1x 1/8" / 3.5mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
    • 1x 1/8" / 3.5mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output on Camera Body
    Power I/O
    • 1x USB-C Input
    Other I/O
    • 1x Sony Multi/Micro-USB (Camera Interface, Timecode)
    • 1x USB-C
    • 2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Control
    • Bluetooth
    Global Positioning (GPSGLONASS, etc.)
    • None


    Item Type


    Mfr. Model Number




    • 3"
    • 2,360,000 Dot
    Display Type
    • Articulating Touchscreen LCD



    Sony E

    Sensor Size

    Crop Frame

    Still Image Capture

    Image Sizes (3:2)

    • 26 MP (6192 × 4128)
    Aspect Ratio
    • 3:2, 16:9
    Image File Format
    Bit Depth
    • 14-Bit


    Video Capture

    Internal Recording Modes (XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit)

    • UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) from 1 to 119.88 fps
    Internal Recording Modes (XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit)
    • UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) from 1 to 119.88 fps
    • 1920 × 1080p from 1 to 239.76 fps
    Internal Recording Modes (XAVC S)
    • UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) from 1 to 119.88 fps
    • 1920 × 1080p from 1 to 239.76 fps
    Internal Recording Modes (XAVC Proxy)
    • 1920 × 1080
    • 1280 × 720
    External Recording Modes (4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI)
    • UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
    External Recording Modes (ProResRAW 16-Bit via HDMI)
    • 4672 × 2628 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
    Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
    • Yes
    Gamma Curve
    • HDR-HLG, S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3
    Built-In Microphone Type
    • Stereo
    Audio Recording
    • 2-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
    • 4-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
    IP Streaming
    • None

    Sony FX30 with XLR Handle Unit

    Battery - Sony NP-FZ100

    Cable - USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A Male to Type-C 3-foot

    Sony Body Cap

    USB Charger - Type-A 5V/1.5A 1-Port Sony

    Video Support - Sony Microphone Holder

    Video Support - Sony XLR-H1 Handle Unit