Sony FX30 – Interview with Product Planner Kosuke Imagawa-san


The Sony FX30 has been introduced and we took the time to speak to Kosuke Imagawa-san, a 26-year-old product planner at Sony and the pinnacle of the crew behind the creation of this new APS-C/Super35mm digicam. For full FX30 protection, head to our information article.

Introducing a brand new digicam is at all times a cause for celebration, particularly if you end up the product planner behind the brand new filming gadget. Kosuke Imagawa-san will probably be turning 27 this 12 months and after three profitable years at Sony, he was proud to speak to us about Sony’s newest creation, the FX30. In case you are an everyday follower of CineD, you might have been amongst these, who thought that Sony abandoned the APS-C digicam enviornment for good, as we haven’t seen any new product with a super35 sensor measurement in a very long time. Clearly, having such a digicam can cater to those that have the precise picture circle glass measurement and need to movie in an “trade commonplace” format. Now, with the introduction of the FX30, the wait is lastly over and this new launch is the final word reply to those that type of misplaced religion within the improvement of Sony’s APS-C line of cameras.

Sony FX30
Sony FX30. Picture credit score: CineD

For full data on the brand new digicam, please head to our information article. It’s value noting that we’re in the midst of engaged on our FX30 Lab Check, subsequent to a full digicam overview. We’ll share our impressions within the weeks to come back.

Listening to Kosuke-san, it’s fascinating to see that Sony is aiming this digicam, particularly at younger creators and freshmen. (That stated, the worth/efficiency is superb). Personally, I believe it’s a sensible transfer since Sony is now in a position to seize the hearts of many customers on this phase and permit them to professionally develop and use extra Sony gear sooner or later.

Except for asserting the digicam itself, what actually caught my consideration is the truth that a creator was in a position to “cross over” to the manufacturing facet and by being accepted to work as a product planner at a distinguished producer like Sony at a comparatively younger age. I hope that the interview with Kosuke-san can encourage those that assume working in an fascinating and influential place at a giant firm is tough and even not possible to succeed in.

FX30 with XLR deal with. Crdit Sony

Interview desk of content material:

00:50 – Introduction

01:08 – Meet Kosuke Imagawa-san, Sony’s product planner

02:49 – FX30 Strengths

03:34 – Specs (Sensor, Processor, Decision, Body Charge)

05:02 – For the younger content material creators

06:20 – Image high quality

06:48 – Did Imagawa-san use the FX30 himself?

07:27 – How he went from movie creator to product planner

08:21 – 2 Variants of the FX30

09:32 – EVF

10:33 – DCI 4K Recording

After all, much more might have been mentioned, corresponding to ND filter, Shutter angle, and Anamorphic de-squeeze), however as these options are usually not current within the FX3, I used to be assured that Sony didn’t characteristic them in a digicam that’s aimed largely at younger creators, both. In any case, this after all leaves one thing to be mentioned for subsequent time…

What do you consider the brand new FX30? Have been you anticipating Sony to provide you with knowledgeable Super35mm sensor beneath their Cinema Line at such a aggressive value? Please share your ideas with us within the remark part under.