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F65

The art of storytelling
at its purest

Photo: Vittorio Storaro, A.S.C., A.I.C

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.

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.

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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.

“…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!”

Three-time Academy Award winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro

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Protecting your investment

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

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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.

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.

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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.

ACES is a free, open, device-independent color 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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I’d be really, really happy to shoot my next film on the F65 and probably will – in fact, definitely will.”

Amma Asante, Bafta award-winning director of Belle

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F65 top-end Motion Picture 4K camera with 8K sensor combines with the SKC-4065, CA-4000 and BPU-4000 as a live production system camera suitable for 4K and HD productions

The F65 Live System combines the F65 top-end 8K Super 35mm single sensor Motion Picture camera together with the SKC-4065 4K live camera adaptor, CA-4000 4K fibre transmission camera system adaptor and BPU-4000 baseband processor unit. The F65 Live System provides cameramen with the same variety of components as any Sony HD system camera, including a wide choice of viewfinders with a unique Focus Assist function specially designed for 4K live operations, video returns, tally, intercom and zoom and focus controls. Video technicians (“shaders”) operate in the control room with traditional RCP/MSU control panels and keep all the standard operations as with any Sony HD studio camera. All parameters are remotely available to render the best picture in any environment. With the variety of outputs on the BPU-4000 you can have a simultaneous 4K and HD live operation, matching Sony HDC Series cameras perfectly. The F65 Live System also offers the capability to create very high quality HD cut outs from the 8K resolution images (with the SZC-2001 licence option for the BPU-4000) or operate as a 2x speed 4K slow-motion camera (with the SZC-2002 licence option for the BPU-4000).

  • F65 top-end Motion Picture 4K camera with 8K sensor

    Hailed for its 8K sensor resolution, wide colour space, high sensitivity and ultra low noise, the Sony F65 is the reference for top end digital Motion Picture cameras. Using the CA-4000 camera adaptor thanks to the SKC-4065 and BPU-4000 baseband processor, the F65 connects to Sony's principal HD camera control units, remote control panels and master set-up units.

  • SKC-4065 4K live camera adaptor

    As the RAW interface of the F65 is different from the PMW-F55, the SKC-4065 enables the CA-4000 to fit onto the camera body. It also interfaces the main commands with the camera itself, including multi-format, shutter, ND filter and gain.

  • CA-4000 4K fibre transmission camera system adaptor

    This effectively converts the F65 to a live system camera, with a SMPTE fibre interface and a full set of connections for audio, tally, prompter and more. The SKC-PB40 power booster option for the CA-4000 is mandatory to use with the F65.

  • BPU-4000 baseband processor unit

    This vital link “debayers” the RAW signal from the F65 into 4K baseband video and also down-converts 4K to HD, performs HD cut-outs (with the SZC-2001 license option) and enables 2x speed 4K slow-motion (with the SZC-2002 license option). For traditional multi-camera shading and control, the BPU-4000 can connect to Sony HDCU-2000/2500 Camera Control Units, RCP-1000 series remote control panels and MSU-1000/1500 master setup units.

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