Sony Unveils VENICE – 36x24mm Full-Frame Camera System

Sony Venice

Sony unveils VENICE

New CineAlta Full-Frame

Venice is Sony’s first dedicated full-frame digital motion picture camera system. The VENICE features a user-interchangeable sensor that is removed with only four screws, anamorphic capabilities, an eight-stage ND filter, and a new color management system.


The camera combines a newly developed 36x24mm full-frame sensor where user-selectable areas of the sensor can be used. Venice can capture images up to a maximum resolution of 6048 x 4032 in full-frame, you can use the full 6048-pixel width of the sensor for widescreen spherical 2.39:1 or Large Format Scope. By switching imager modes, VENICE can natively support Super35 24.9×18.7mm, 4096 x 3024 resolution (equivalent to 4-perforation motion picture film) and Super35 24.9×14.0mm 4096 x 2160 resolution (equivalent to 3-perforation motion picture film). Future firmware upgrades are planned to allow the camera to shoot in 36mm wide 6K resolution.

Dynamic Range

Sony claims that the new VENICE also has more than 15 stops of latitude to handle challenging lighting situations from low light to harsh sunlight. Unlike the Sony F65, the VENICE doesn’t have a mechanical shutter, but Sony claim that new fast image scan technology minimizes the so-called “Jello” effect.


The Sony VENICE CineAlta digital motion picture camera system is scheduled to be available in February 2018 for a retail price of $41,000US (body only). We will test when it will be available in Dubai.