Request for V​​3​.​0 Firmware Update for Sony FX3!

Request for V​​3​.​0 Firmware Update for Sony FX3!

June 13, 2022
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Decision Maker Andrew Kuttor
Signatures: 442Next Goal: 500
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Why this petition matters

Started by Andrew Kuttor

The Sony FX3 "ILME-FX3" was released on February 23, 2021. This entry point into the Sony Cinema Camera System is a widely popular camera used by thousands upon thousands of videographers and content creators to produce amazing content that is enjoyed by people all over the world. 

This petition is being updated to Version 3.0. Yes, I KNOW that Sony just released Version 2.0... which is seriously fantastic, but it should just be the starting point. Just the base. Now that we got a new OS, it's time for the real goodies to ROLL IN


- On January 13, 2022 Sony released firmware update V.2.0 for the Sony FX6. This update brought a slew of enhancements to the Fx6, such as:

  1. Breathing Compensation
  2. Picture Cache Recording

- In July 2022 Sony released firmware version 2.0 which gave use Cine EI, TimeCode In, and Custom LUTs along with a slew of other fixes. But even though this is fantastic, it should only be 50% of the way to the finish line. 

- The Sony A7IV the successor to the A7III went on sale on December 202e1. That camera priced at $2,499 also includes capabilities not found in the Sony FX3 such as

  1. Breathing Compensation
  2. Autofocus Tracking for animals/birds in photo/video mode

- Additionally, Sony's competitors have not just caught up, but have surpassed the Sony's FX3's capabilities, all on the software side of things, for example:

  1. Canon R5C a Sony FX3 competitor, is a mirrorless camera that has a Cinema badge, much like the FX3. This camera is in the same price point but has improvements such as Shutter Angle, Wave Forms, False Color, Custom LUTs, etc.
  2. GH6, another Sony FX3 Competitor, is a micro four-thirds mirrorless camera that also is video-centric. This camera also contains Shutter Angle, False Color, DCI, WaveForms, etc. 

Along with that information, here is a full list of the suggestions we have for Sony to turn this beast of camera into a straight up MONSTER.

Following is a list of suggestions for a firmware v.2.0 update for the Sony FX3:

  1. Breathing Compensation
  2. Animals/birds autofocus tracking in photo/video mode
  3. Picture Cache Recording
  4. DCI recording mode
  5. Shutter Angle
  6. WaveForm
  7. True 24
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