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Sony VENICE Full Frame Digital Cinematography Camera


Sony proudly introduces its next generation motion picture camera system with forward thinking full frame sensor

Full-Frame sensor for cinema

VENICE features an all-new Full-Frame sensor with the classic 36 x 24mm dimensions that have been a staple of photography for over 100 years. Designed exclusively for high-end cinematography, this sensor can capture images up to a maximum resolution of 6048 x 4032.

Switchable imager modes mean VENICE can support an unprecedented number of cinematic aspect ratios for complete creative freedom:

Full width 36 mm 6K

In full-frame, you can use the full 6048 pixel width of the sensor for 6K imager modes such as 3:2, 2.39:1*, 1.85:1, 17:9 and 16.9*. Equivalent to 4-perforation motion picture film, these 6K modes allow for extra shallow depth of field, super-wide shooting and other creative effects.

Super35 anamorphic 4K

For super wide screen productions, VENICE offers two full height 2x squeeze anamorphic imager modes that include 6:5 and 4:3 recording modes for 12:5 (known as 2.39:1) and 8:3 (2.66:1) scenes respectively.

Explore how VENICE can meet your production requirements with the firmware and licensing requirements in the aspect ratio chart:

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VENICE Imager Modes

* Firmware update required

Required software licence Imager mode Resolution W x H (mm) Supported project FPS Select FPS
3.8K 16:9 3840 x 2160 22.8 x 12.8 23, 25, 29, 50, 59 1-60
4K 17:9 4096 x 2160 24.3 x 12.8 23, 24, 25, 29, 50, 59 1-60
Anamorphic lense 4K 4:3 4096 x 3024 24.3 x 18.3 23, 24, 25, 29 1-48
Anamorphic lense 4K 6:5 4096 x 3432 24.3 x 20.4 23, 24, 25, 29 1-30
Full frame license 5.7K 16:9* 5670 x 3190 33.7 x 18.9 23, 25, 29 1-30*
Full frame license 6K 17:9 6048 x 3190 35.9 x 18.9 23, 24, 25, 29 1-30
Full frame license 6K 1.85:1 6048 x 3270 35.9 x 19.4 23, 24, 25, 29 1-30
Full frame license 6K 2.39:1* 6048 x 2534 35.9 x 15.0 23, 24, 25, 29 1-30*
Full frame license 6K 3:2 6048 x 4032 35.9 x 24.0 23, 24, 25 1-25

Fast shutter

VENICE’s high speed readout sensor minimises the jello effect typical in CMOS sensors.

Phenomenal latitude

VENICE has an exceptional 15+ stops of latitude, with low noise for extraordinary performance in delivering phenomenal images in conditions from searing sunlight to almost no light. VENICE’s real-world performance also excels at High Dynamic Range imaging and allows unprecedented creative freedom in grading.

More colours for more expression

VENICE can exceed Rec. 2020 colour space. This means the colour range is wider than DCI-P3 and can beautifully reproduce the true colour of the scene in front of your lens. This also provides the broad palette in the grading suite using the established workflow of Sony’s third-generation LOG gamma encoding (S-Log3), and ultra-wide colour space.

Dual Base ISO

VENICE has a base ISO of 500 to provide the optimal dynamic range for typical cinematography applications with on-set lighting. A secondary High Base ISO of 2500 excels in low-light High Dynamic Range capture, with an exposure latitude from 6 stops over to 9 stops under 18% Middle Gray, for a total of 15 stops. High Base ISO 2500 is ideal whenever you’re using slow lenses or shooting dimly lit environments. Combining ISO2500 with VENICE’s internal eight-step Optical ND filter system offers the ability to emulate different ISO’s while maintaining maximum latitude of +6 and -9 stops, enabling you to use VENICE as an ISO1250 camera.

ISO 500

ISO 2500

Model Name

Model Name


Power Requirements
DC12V (11~17.0V)
DC24V (22~32.0V)
Operating Temperature
0 ~ 40℃
Storage Temperature
Approx. 3.9kg (8lb 10oz) (without lens, handle, VF attachment expansion bottom plate and accessories)
133 x 159 x 172 mm (without protrusion)


Imaging Device
Full-Frame CMOS
Imaging Device Pixel Count
24.7M (total), 24.4M (effective)
Imaging Device Size
36.2×24.1mm. 43.5mm (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
Lens Mount
PL Mount
E-mount (lever lock type, without supplied PL lens mount adaptor)
15+ Stop
Select FPS*
Imager mode:
3.8K 16:9, 4K 17.9: 1-60FPS
4K 4:3: 1-48FPS
4K 6:5, 5.7K 16:9, 6K 17:9, 6K 1.85:1, 6K 2.39:1: 1-30FPS
6K 3:2: 1-24FPS
White Balance
2000~15000Kelvin and Green/Magenta adjust, AWB*
Gamma Curve


Recording Format (Video)
XAVC 4K Class480: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
XAVC 4K Class300: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
XAVC QFHD Class480: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p
XAVC QFHD Class300: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
MPEG HD422(1920×1080): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50i, 59.94i
HD ProRes 422HQ*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i, 60i
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
Recording Format (RAW/X-OCN) *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, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
6K 3:2(6048 x 4032)*: 23.98p, 24p,
6K 2.39:1 (6048 x 2530)*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
6K 1.85:1 (6048 x 3270)*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
6K 17:9 (6048 x 3190)*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
5.7K 16:9 (5672 x 3190)*: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p
4K 6:5(4096×3432)*:23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
4K 4:3(4096×3024) :23.98p, 24p, 25p*, 29.97p*
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
Recording Format (Audio)
LPCM 4ch , 24-bit 48-kHz


DC Input
XLR-type 4pin (male)
Battery DC Input
Square-shaped 5pin connector
DC Output
12V: Hirose 4pin x1
24V: Fischer 3pin x2
SDI Output
BNC×4, (12G, 3G, 1.5G-SDI)
HD MONI Output
BNCx1 (1.5G-SDI)
HDMI Output
Type A ×1
LEMO 26pin
Audio Input
XLR-type 5pin (female) x1 (LINE/ AES/EBU / MIC / MIC+48V selectable)
Timecode Input
BNC x1
Genlock Input
BNC x1
LEMO 5pin (female) x1 (Timecode Output)
8pin x1
12pin x1
Lens Mount Hot Shoe
4pin x2, conforming to Cooke /i Intelligent Electronic Lens System
RJ-45 type x1, 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
USB host, type-A x1
Headphone Output
Stereo mini jack x1
Speaker Output
Media type
ExpressCard/34 slot×2
SD card slot ×1



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