The F65 digital motion picture camera line-up is scheduled to be available in January direct from Sony: The F65, with viewfinder for $65,000; the F65RS (Built in Rotary Shutter Model), with viewfinder for $77,000; and SR-R4 dockable recorder for $20,000. All will also be available through Sony authorized resellers.
PARK RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —
At an exclusive ceremony held during the Sony Open golf tournament, Sony senior executives, including Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President of Sony Corporation, presented the first official production unit, Serial number 10001, to Otto Nemenz, president of Hollywood-based motion picture rental company Otto Nemenz International.
“The delivery of this first F65 represents a significant technological advancement for content creators and we are excited to see what filmmakers will create with this new tool,” Mr. Stringer said.
Since it was announced just a few months ago, the F65 has been in high demand by the motion picture production industry, with pre-orders for approximately 400 units worldwide. The F65 has been tested by a range of DPs and production professionals, and currently at least two major studios are planning to use it on projects that will begin shooting almost immediately upon delivery of the cameras. Sony pioneered 4K technology with its 4K digital cinema projector, and has delivered more than 10,000 projectors to movie theaters worldwide. At the Consumer Electronics Show last week, the company reaffirmed its commitment to 4K, announcing plans for new 4K home theater technologies. The F65 camera raises the bar further, with an 8K image sensor that allows productions professionals to derive “true” 4K content.
The F65 camera’s unprecedented 8K image sensor, with approximately 20 total megapixels, offers higher image fidelity than any other digital cinema production camera. With 16-bit Linear RAW File output capability, the F65 creates the gateway to an end-to-end 4K file-based mastering workflow.