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Sony F-65

Sony F-65


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.     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.   


  •   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.  


  •   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.   


  • 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.  


  •    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.

Power Requirements

DC 10.5 V to 17 V

Power Consumption

Approx. 65 W (Mechanical rotary shutter operating.) (without lens, viewfinder, at 23.98PsF mode)

Operating Temperature

0°C to 40°C

32°F to 104°F

Storage Temperature

-20°C to +60°C

-4°F to +140°F


5.0 kg (6.5 kg with accessories)

11 lb (14 lb 5 oz with accessories)


Pickup Device

1-chip Super 35 mm type CMOS

Aspect Ratio


Built-in Filters

Clear, ND0.9 (1/8ND), ND1.2 (1/16ND), ND1.5 (1/32ND), ND1.8 (1/64ND)

Lens Mount

o54 mm PL mount

Flange Focal Length

52.00 mm (+/-0.04 mm adjustable in 0.01 mm increments by shim replacement)




Within 0.02% (all zones, without lens)


Below measureable level (without lens)


DC Input

Lemo 8-pin (male) (x1), DC 10.5 V to 17 V, DC 20 V to 30 V

DC Output

DC 12 V: 11-pin (x1), max. 4 A

DC 24 V: 3-pin (x1), max. 4 A


20-pin (x1)


12-pin (x1)

SDI Output

BNC (x2), HD-SDI (4:2:2)

HD-Y Output

BNC (x1), 75 Ω, 1.0 Vp-p

Genlock Input

BNC (x1), 75 Ω, HD 3-level sync, 0.6 Vp-p


8-pin (x1)

External Input/Output

Lemo 5-pin (female) (x1)


RJ-45 type (x1), 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX

Lens Mount Hot Shoe

4-pin (x2), conforming to ARRI LDS (Lens Data System) and Cooke /I Intelligent Electronic Lens System)


Type A, USB2.0 Hi-Speed (x1)

"Memory Stick" (MS)/SD Memory Card

"Combo-connector (x1)
Supports ""Memory Stick Duo"", ""Memory Stick PRO Duo""
Supports SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards up to class 10"

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