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Venice
Full-frame digital cinema camera with phenomenal color science and creative versatility

The VENICE camera is Sony's first full-frame sensor high-end digital cinematography camera. It is unmatched in the Sony range for the wide array of recording formats it supports, and features Dual Base ISO 500/ISO 2500.

Cinematographers on VENICE

Something I’ve always loved about the VENICE is the color rendition. I feel that the colors are very well separated, even in low light.

Lyle Vincent, Cinematographer

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Shot On CineAlta
Since 2017, Sony Cine Line cameras have been used on more than 300 theatrical, broadcast, cable, and streaming releases
Shot On CineAlta
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Since 2017, Sony Cine Line cameras have been used on more than 300 theatrical, broadcast, cable, and streaming releases
More Colors For More Expression
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Sony Venice on location, Netflix's "Kate"
Features

Optional High Frame Rate License

  • 120fps at 4K 2.39:1

  • 110fps at 4K 17:9

  • 90fps at 6K 2.39:1

  • 60fps at 6K 3:2

  • 72fps at 6K 1.85:1 and 75fps at 4K 4:3 with anamorphic license

  • 72fps at 6K 17:9

More Colors For More Expression

Beautifully reproduce the true color of the scene in front of your lens

  • VENICE can exceed Rec. 2020 color space

  • Color range is wider than DCI-P3

  • Sony’s third-generation LOG gamma encoding (S-Log3)

Phenomenal Latitude

Unprecedented creative freedom in grading

  • 15+ stops of latitude

  • From searing sunlight to almost no light

  • Excels at High Dynamic Range imaging

World’s First 8-Step Mechanical ND Filters

  • Servo-controlled 8-step mechanical ND filter mechanism built into the camera chassis

  • ND of 0.3 (1/2 = 1 stop) to ND2.4 (1/256 = 8 stops)

  • Reduces time lost on set changing external filters

Rialto Extension - Unlimited Versatility

  • Extend the sensor block up to 18’ away from the camera body

  • Shoot in tight and unconventional spaces

  • Ideal for use with gimbals, handheld stabilizers, underwater housings and 3D/VR rigs

Dual Base ISO

  • Base ISO 500 provides optimal dynamic range for typical on-set lighting

  • High Base ISO 2500 excels in low-light High Dynamic Range capture

  • Exposure latitude from +6 to -9 stops under 18% Middle Gray

Flexible Lens Mounts

  • PL Mount: Compatible with all Super35 and full-frame PL lenses, spherical and anamorphic
    Supports Cooke/i Technology

  • E-Mount: Iris operation is controllable via assignable button
    Lever lock operation for more security

UNPRECEDENTED CREATIVE FREEDOM IN GRADING
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SONY VENICE ON THE SET OF NETFLIX's "KATE"
Technical Specifications
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General
Power Requirements
DC12 V (11–17.0 V)
DC24 V (22–32.0 V)
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C
Storage Temperature
-20°C-60°C
Mass
Approx. 3.9 kg (8 lb 9.6 oz) (excluding handle, VF attachment, bottom cover)
Dimensions: H x W x L
158 x 147 x 235 mm (6 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 9 3/8 inch) (excluding protrusions)
Power Consumption
Approx. 60 W
Camera
Imaging Device
35 mm full size, single-chip CMOS image sensor
Imaging Device Pixel Count
24.8 M (total)
Imaging Device Size
36.2 x 24.1 mm 43.5 mm Diagonal
Built-In ND Filters
Clear, 0.3 (1/2), 0.6 (1/4), 0.9 (1/8), 1.2 (1/16), 1.5 (1/32), 1.8 (1/64) 2.1 (1/128), 2.4 (1/256)
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 500, ISO 2500 (Dual Base ISO)
Lens Mount
PL Mount
E-mount (lever lock type, without supplied PL lens mount adaptor)
Latitude
15+ Stop
Select FPS
4K 2.39:1 1-120FPS, 4K 17:9 1-110FPS, 3.8K 16:9 1-110 FPS, 4K 4:3 1-75 FPS, 4K 6:5 1-72 FPS, 6K 2.39:1 1-90 FPS, 6K 17:9/1.85:1 1-72 FPS, 5.7K 16:9 1-72 FPS, 6K 3:2 1-60 FPS
White Balance
2000–15000 Kelvin and Green/Magenta adjust, AWB
Gamma Curve
S-Log3
Recording
Recording Format (SxS Memory)
XAVC 4K Class 480: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
XAVC 4K Class 300: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
XAVC QFHD Class 480: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p
XAVC QFHD Class 300: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
MPEG HD422 (1920 x 1080): 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50i, 59.94i
HD ProRes 422HQ: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i, 59.94i
HD ProRes 422: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i, 59.94i
HD ProRes 422 Proxy: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i, 59.94i
HD ProRes 4444: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
Recording Format (X-OCN ST/LT) Required AXS-R7
6K 3:2 (6048 x 4032): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
6K 2.39:1 (6048 x 2534): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
6K 1.85:1 (6054 x 3272): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
6K 17:9 (6054 x 3192): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
5.7K 16:9 (5674 x 3192): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
4K 6:5 (4096 x 3432): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
4K 4:3 (4096 x 3024): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
4K 2.39:1: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
3.8K 16:9 (3840 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
Recording Format (X-OCN XT) Required AXS-R7
6K 3:2 (6048 x 4032): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
6K 2.39:1 (6048 x 2534): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
6K 1.85:1 (6054 x 3272): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p
6K 17:9 (6054 x 3192): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p
5.7K 16:9 (5674 x 3192): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p
4K 6:5 (4096 x 3432): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
4K 4:3 (4096 x 3024): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
4K 2.39:1: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
3.8K 16:9 (3840 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
Recording Format (RAW SQ) Required AXS-R7
4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
3.8K 16:9 (3840 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
Inputs/Outputs
DC Input
XLR-type 4pin (male)
Battery DC Input
Square-shaped 5pin connector
DC Output
12 V: Hirose 4 pin x 1
24 V: Fischer 3 pin x 2
SDI Output
BNC x 4, (12G, 3G, 1.5G-SDI)
HD MONI Output
BNC x 1 (1.5G-SDI)
HDMI Output
Type A x 1
VF
LEMO 26pin
Audio Input
XLR-type 5 pin (female) x 1 (LINE / AES/EBU / MIC / MIC + 48 V selectable)
Timecode Input
BNC x 1
Genlock Input
BNC x 1
AUX
LEMO 5 pin (female) x 1 (Timecode Output)
Remote
8 pin x 1
Lens
12 pin x 1
Lens Mount Hot Shoe
4 pin x 2, conforming to Cooke /i Intelligent Electronic Lens System
Network
RJ-45 type x 1, 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
USB
USB host, type-A x 1
Headphone Output
Stereo mini jack x 1
Speaker Output
Monoral
Media type
ExpressCard/34 slot x 2
SD card slot x 1
This product contains pre-installed software and requires the purchase of license keys to activate some functions.
15 stop dynamic range & dual-base ISO
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SONY VENICE ON THE SET OF NETFLIX's "Cursed"
Natural skintones
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Netflix's "Bridgerton"