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Sony F65/RS (F65RS, F65 RS, F65-RS, f65/rs) Camera

In 2012, the Sony F65 grabbed attention with higher resolution than any previous digital motion picture camera. Plus extremely low noise, even in the blacks. Plus a wider color gamut than print film. Plus 16-bit linear RAW and 10-bit SR File recording. No wonder the F65 was quickly chosen for productions of every type. Now with Version 2.0, 2.2, and 3.0 refinements, the F65 does even more, including High Frame Rate RAW at up to 120p with no windowing. And 12-bit HD recording with 4:4:4 color.

New Digital Cinematography camera which utilizes New 20 Megapixel Super 35mm CMOS imager, whose active image area is 24.7mm X 13.1mm. F65 camera has an integral PL mount which is standard for Film cameras. ARRI and Cooke Lens interface data and Metadata are recorded on SR Memory recorder. 

F65 camera has base sensitivity of 800EI. In this mode you have 7 stops latitude over key and 7 stops under providing phenomenal Dynamic Range. F65 covers a wider color space over any other digital cameras. This allows more headroom for color grading and future proof camera original material. 

The Rotary shutter has range of 11.5 degrees to 180 degrees. This eliminates CMOS motion artifacts. F65/RS also outputs shutter pulse for 3D /Motion Control rig application. With the rotary shutter you also have Built in ND filters of 0.9, 1.2, 1.5 and 1.8. 

In the viewfinder and monitor output from the camera, X2 and X4 magnification can be enabled for critical focusing. 

Ergonomics of the camera allows use of film accessories without any modification to the camera. 

When camera is used in 16bit RAW File mode (Digital Negative), in POST one can render multiple resolutions such as:- 4K Cinema (4096 X 2160) 3840 X 2160 2K Cinema HDTV




16 Bit RAW Recording

IIF ACES Workflow

High Frame Rate 1 to 120p

Rotary Shutter


Dockable SR Memory Recorder SR-R4

Robust upgrade path

F65 users include some of the most world's most demanding cinematographers. Many have shared with us their thoughts for improvements, enhancements and refinements. And we've incorporated many of their best ideas in a suite of upgrades to the F65 and associated Sony products.

Version 3.00 upgrade kit. Sony is pleased to announce that we are in final testing of the CBK-65EL V3.00 upgrade kit for the F65 digital cinema camera. We will be able to take service reservations beginning on July 15, 2013. This upgrade includes several new features including connectivity to the DVF-EL100 viewfinder, configuration of individual HD SDI outputs, 48 fps support and new Wi-Fi remote control improvements.

The installation of the CBK-65EL V3.00 upgrade kit requires the replacement of a circuit board, as well as firmware and software reprogramming for the camera, the SR-R4 SR Master recorder and the SRK-CP1 Control Panel. This procedure must be performed at a Sony Professional Service Depot. Please see below for information on how to schedule and appointment with our two service centers.

Compatibility with the DVF-EL100 OLED viewfinder.

The V3.00 upgrade adds an electrical connector for the DVF-EL100 viewfinder, while it retains the connector for the HDVF-C30W. After the upgrade, the F65 will be able to support both viewfinders.

The DVF-EL100 viewfinder, which is not included in the upgrade, offers the following features:

10,000:1 Contrast Ratio

1280 x 720 OLED array

Low, 1.8 W power consumption

The V3.00 upgrade supports the following DVF-EL100 functions:

Focus magnification button (x2->x4->cancel)

Assign button supports Magnification Position, Hi/Lo Key, Hi Clip Indicator and Peaking

Independent configuration of the HD SDI outputs

Look Profiles (3DLUT), Color Space, ACES RRT/ODT WGR5.1 and ASC-CDL 1.2 can be applied to the SDI1 output (aka "Production" Out)

1DLUT, Color Space Choice, 2x and 4x Image Magnify, High/Low Key and False Color can be applied to the SDI2 output (aka "DP/AC" Out)

REC Trigger, RDD-18 Metadata, File Naming Metadata and Clip Based Metadata are embedded in the SDI stream to support outboard HD recording

48p system support

Time code lock between two SR-R4 recorders

24p Genlock is available

New iPad® application (F65Remote Look Plus)

"F65Remote Look Plus" replaces "F65Remote"


Look Profiles, Color wheel, file list control and SDI1/SDI2 signal flow control are added

20 Megapixel image sensor


The F65 is built around the unique capabilities of Sony's 20 megapixel Super 35 image sensor. Even in March 2013, more than one year after the launch, this is the highest resolution of any digital motion picture camera. In this way, the camera stands alone in its ability to reproduce scene detail and texture. Exterior wide shots have a monumentality that calls to mind 65mm film. It's an advantage you can exploit no matter what your delivery format: true 4K, supersampled 2K or supersampled HD.

Anamorphic excellence


The F65 adheres to the 1.9:1 aspect ratio of the DCI projection standard (4096 x 2160).

14 stops of latitude


Cinematographers paint their images with light and shadow. So the ability to render tones from deepest shadows to brightest highlights is a crucial test of any digital camera. The F65 excels with 14 stops of exposure latitude.

High sensitivity, low noise


Base sensitivity is 800 EI. However the noise floor is very low, an achievement that has pleased cinematographers and delighted visual effects supervisors. So you can push sensitivity to 3200 EI.

Natural color: S-Gamut


Directors of photography and colorists are talking about the F65's S-Gamut color system.

Taking control


The F65 is optimized for motion picture production. Compared to a broadcast camera, the menus are vastly simplified. In fact, a large display on the smart side of the camera concentrates on the essential camera settings, such as frame rate, exposure index, shutter angle and neutral density filter. All these settings are ready for immediate adjustment without menu-diving.

Retaining maximum grayscale


Given all the effort Sony made to achieve 14 stops of exposure latitude, it would be a crime to crush this latitude in recording. That's why Sony gives you a choice of grayscale encoding.

ACES color management


In a perfect world, the colors you intend would be the colors your audience sees, whether in a movie theater or at home. The F65 can achieve that goal thanks to the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES). Choice of recording mode

While the F65 offers powerful 16-bit linear 8K recording, not every production is prepared to take advantage. That's why the camera offers a range of recording modes from 220 Mbps high definition to 2.0 Gbps 8K RAW. Up to 120 frames per second

From stunts and explosions to the fall of a single raindrop, F65 high-speed shooting is a powerful storytelling tool. The F65RAW-HFR mode enables high frame rate shooting at up to 120 frames per second.

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Rotary shutter option

Typical CMOS sensor cameras read out one row of pixels at a time. This can cause a "rolling shutter" effect because the exposure timing of each row is slightly offset from the next. The result can be visible distortion, particularly in the horizontal movement of objects with strong vertical lines. 


Fast, high-capacity SRMemory® cards

It's not hard to record data onto memory cards. The real challenge is achieving high transfer speeds, high recording capacity and robust data integrity. SRMemory® cards can spare you sleepless nights. Powerful error correction inside the cards safeguards the integrity of your productions. Capacities are huge. And transfers are fast.

Robust upgrade path

20 Megapixel image sensor

Anamorphic excellence

14 stops of latitude

High sensitivity, low noise

Natural color: S-Gamut

Taking control

Retaining maximum grayscale

ACES color management

Choice of recording mode

16-bit linear RAW

SR File high definition

Up to 120 frames per second

Rotary shutter option

Fast, high-capacity SRMemory® cards

PL Lens mount

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