Sony F23 digital camera
Sony's First Totally Film-Style Digital Cinematography Camera
23th October, Tuesday, 18:00 / Press Center
Sony has been continuously working on enhancements to the CineAlta line-up, based on the feedback of a host of content producers, in order to off er greater level of picture quality and more versatile shooting styles. As a result of years of ongoing development, Sony now introduces the longawaited
fi lm-style digital cinematography camera F23, which resides at the pinnacle of the CineAlta acquisition line-up.
The F23 combines the proven technology used in previous CineAlta acquisition models with a totally new ergonomic design to create a genuine fi lm-style digital cinematography camera. The F23 is equipped with a newly developed 2/3- inch type CCD block, high-precision 14-bit A/D converter and state-of- the-art DSP LSI, delivering extremely rich tonal gradation. It supports full-bandwidth RGB 4:4:4 1920 x 1080 image processing and multiple output formats including 24P, 50P and 59.94P.
Developed specifi cally for cinematographers, the F23 offers a compact, rugged and unique design that is similar to fi lmtype cameras. The Sony SRW-1 - an RGB 4:4:4 companion digital recorder - can dock directly to the top or the rear of the F23, eliminating the need for cumbersome cable-handling between the camera and recorder. When more mobility
is required, such as for aerial and underwater shooting applications, the SRW-1 can be connected to the F23 using a Dual-Link cable connection, which keeps the F23 as small and as light as possible.
The F23 can be used with an array of fi lm camera accessories without modification, which is extremely important for film users. The F23 uses highly rigid material for its lens mount to withstand frequent lens changes. Furthermore, the layout of the controls, the panel indicators and the assistant panel were designed to give fi lm camera users a familiar and intuitive
user interface. When used with the SRW-1 recorder, the F23 provides a variable frame rate recording capability, which is also commonly known as "over-cranking" and "under-cranking," allowing users to create unique ‘looks' or special eff ects of slow and fast motion.
Frame-rate settings for this function are variable from 1 frame per second (fps) to 60 fps in single frame increments. Other creative features such as an S-LOG gamma mode and a unique gamma-curve editing capability are also incorporated into the F23. Off ering exceptional quality, operability and invaluable creative features - plus a true blend of the latest technology with worthy film tradition - the F23 will enrich the creativity and workfl ow of movie-making, commercial production and highend television production applications.