The Sony VENICE camera, Credit: Sony 

Sony has listened to feedback from filmmakers to make the new flagship Sony VENICE cinema camera offer Full Frame image capture from day one.

There has been a lot of buzz around the new camera since it was announced back in September, 2017 that it would feature a 36mm x 24mm sensor to offer 6K footage quality.

However, at the launch, the camera manufacturer only committed to Super35mm being available from the release day.

The Sony VENICE camera, Credit: Sony

The latest announcement from the company means that filmmakers will be able to use the major feature from day one with the 6K recording in Sony’s established 16-bit acquisition format available when it is shipped in February, 2018.

You can check out the kind of quality this new camera will produce with the first footage released in a short film starring Hollywood actors Lily Collins and Taylor Kitsch.

Sony has said that the announcement highlights their commitment to filmmakers’ feedback and are already planning features for future firmware updates.

Press release:

Bydgoszcz, Poland – 15th November: After a successful launch of the next generation CineAlta motion picture camera VENICE, and extensive conversations with filmmakers following the camera’s debut, Sony is responding to strong requests to implement Full Frame image capture from day one, in time for the shipping of VENICE in February 2018.

The feature enables filmmakers to realise VENICE’s full potential by utilising 24x36mm Full-Frame 6K recording in Sony’s established 16-bit acquisition format, X-OCN[i]. In addition to Full Frame image capture, Sony plans an extensive roadmap of features planned to be implemented in future firmware upgrades

“Sony’s development of the VENICE motion picture camera platform represents our commitment to the film industry in furthering image capture in the key areas of dynamic range, colour rendition and large format aspect ratio freedom. VENICE demonstrates our commitment to developing tools that support Directors and Cinematographers in bringing their vision to the screen”, said Claus Pfeifer, Head of Technical Sales, Broadcast & Cinematography, Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “This announcement reflects our strong relationship with filmmakers around the world and enables them to create Emotion in Every Frame.”

The VENICE CineAlta digital motion picture camera system is scheduled to be available in February 2018. For more information about the VENICE platform please visit

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