Sony Goes RED-Hunting with Two CineAlta Pro 4K Cameras

  • Sony debuts two CineAlta pro cameras that will compete directly with RED.
  • Both cameras feature a new type of 4K Super 35mm image sensor with a 4096 x 2160 resolution.
  • Both support multi-codecs including Sony’s new XAVC MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, the SR codec (MPEG4 SStP) and the industry-standard High Definition XDCAM 50Mbps 4:2:2 codec.
  • Using the new AXS-R5 RAW recorder, slow-motion imagery can be captured at up to 240fps (PMW- F55) and up to 120fps (PMW- F5) as 4K RAW files on newly developed AXS memory.
  • The cameras support Sony’s new high-speed, SxS PRO memory cards in 128 and 64 GB capacities.
  • The new cameras are scheduled to be available in February 2013, with suggested list pricing to be announced.

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