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Sony VENICE 2 8K Digital Motion Picture Camera

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The Sony VENICE 2 8K is a full-frame, cinema-quality camera with 16+ stop dynamic range, dual-base ISO support, & PL and E-mount lens compatibility that records internally up to 8K/30p to select AXS media. Key features include:

  • 50MP, 8.6K full frame CMOS sensor

  • Internal 8K/29.97p, X-OCN image capture to dual AXS media slots

  • Native E-mount with attached Cooke/i compatible PL-mount adapter

  • AXS media and V-Mount batteries not included

What’s Changed? Unlike the Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera The VENICE 2 records internally to AXS media for recording up to 8K/29.97p footage without the bulky recorder. Also added is LUT output over SDI and LUT import over Wi-FI/Ethernet. This camera can also be controlled with a computer GUI over Wi-FI/Ethernet.

Full-Frame Cinema. With the likes of ARRIRED, and Sony in the game, full-frame cinema seems to be here to stay. The Sony VENICE 2 8K Digital Motion Picture Camera is a more than competent option for creating large format, cinema-ready images.

8K Sensor. The star of the show is the full-frame, 36.2 × 24.1mm (43.5mm-diagonal) CMOS sensor with 16+ stops of dynamic range and a maximum effective resolution of 8640 × 5760 pixels. You’ll get shallower depth of field and cleaner low-light images.

Dual-Base ISO. If the large sensor didn’t provide enough of a boost to low-light performance, the dual-base ISO feature certainly does. The sensor can be set to a base ISO of 800 in well-lit conditions and bumped up to ISO 3200 for low-light scenarios.

Internal AXS Recording. The camera brain has dual AXS slots that can record X-OCN 8K footage up to 29.97p to select media. Internal recording options also include ProRes 422HQ and ProRes 4444.

Internal 8-Stop ND System. The Venice 2 uses two filter trays to combine six filters into 8 stops of exposure adjustment. The filters are controlled by a servo for fast and accurate switching.

Native E-Mount with PL Adapter. Is it weird that one of the Venice’s more impressive engineering feats is a lens mount? The camera has an always attached locking E-mount, a very versatile mount that can be adapted for lens systems like Canon EF. Sony has made a lens adapter that mounts with six screws over the native E-mount for rock-solid mounting of PL cinema lenses. The PL adapter can transmit Cooke/i data that is saved as metadata.

Installed Upgrades. This rental includes the Full-Frame License and Anamorphic License paid upgrades, and the camera will arrive with them installed. The specs listed on this page reflect the features provided by these upgrades.

Powered by V-Mount. We include an AC adapter with this rental, but the camera also has an attached V-Mount battery plate. No batteries or chargers are included, but we have single Anton Bauer Dionic XT90 V-Mount Batteries available separately.

Q & A

  • Where's the E-mount?
    • The E-mount is found under the PL-mount adapter. Remove the six 2.5mm screws holding on the PL-mount to reveal the E-mount. A E-mount body cap is included for covering the sensor when the PL-mount is not installed.

  • Does this rental include any license upgrades?
    • Yes. This rental includes the Full-Frame License and Anamorphic License paid upgrades, and the camera will arrive with them installed.

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    Item Type



    PL Mount and Sony E



    • 9.5 lb
    • 9.84 × 6.22 × 5.98″
    Operating Temperature
    • 32°-104°F


    Recommended For

    Pro Video, Premium Cine, Pro Video, and Premium Cine

    Recording Formats

    Internal AXS Recording

    • X-OCN XT 8192 × 4320: 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps
    • X-OCN XT 8640 × 5760: 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95 fps
    • X-OCN XT 7680 × 4320: 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps
    • X-OCN XT 5792 × 4854: 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95 fps
    • X-OCN XT 5792 × 3056: 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94 fps
    • X-OCN XT 5452 × 3056: 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
    • X-OCN ST/LT 8192 × 4320: 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps
    • X-OCN ST/LT 8640 × 5760: 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95 fps
    • X-OCN ST/LT 7680 × 4320: 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94 fps
    • X-OCN ST/LT 5792 × 4854: 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95 fps
    • X-OCN ST/LT 5792 × 3056: 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94 fps
    • X-OCN ST/LT 5452 × 3056: 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
    • ProRes 422HQ/4444 4096 × 2160p and 3840 × 2160p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
    • LPCM 4ch , 24-bit 48-kHz


    Sensor Size

    Full Frame