Sony Venice 2 8K

36 x 24-mm full-frame sensor for cinema

VENICE 2 features one of two 36 x 24‑mm full-frame image sensors, designed specifically for the demands and performance of high-end cinematography. Each offers remarkable sensitivity, latitude and color rendition, and because the sensor blocks are interchangeable, users can easily switch between sensors—without any extra firmware—and can even use the sensor from their original VENICE. The new 8K sensor can capture images up to a maximum resolution of 8640 x 5760, while the established 6K sensor offers up to 6048 x 4032. Both offer powerful oversampling for incredible 4K images.

8K Sensor Modes

Software LicenseImager modeResolutionW x H (mm)Project Frame RateSelect FPS
License not Required*5.4K 16:95752 x 305622.6 x 12.723, 24, 25, 29, 50, 591**–60, 66, 72, 75, 88, 90
License not Required*5.8K 17:95434 x 305624.1 x 12.723, 24, 25, 29, 47, 50, 591**–60, 66, 72, 75, 88, 90
Anamorphic​License5.8K 6:55792 x 485424.1 x 20.223, 24, 25, 29, 471**–48
Full-Frame​License*7.6K 16:97680 x 432032.0 x 18.023, 24, 25, 29, 50, 591**–60
Full-Frame​License*8.2K 17:98192 x 432034.1 x 18.023, 24, 25, 29, 47, 50, 591**–60
Full-Frame​License*8.6K 3:28640 x 576035.9 x 24.023, 24, 25, 291**–30

Phenomenal Latitude

VENICE 2’s 8K sensor has an exceptional 16 stops of latitude, while the 6K sensor boasts 15+ stops of latitude. This means that both imagers can deliver phenomenal images with very little noise, in conditions that range from searing sunlight to almost no light. VENICE 2 also excels at High Dynamic Range imaging, allowing for unprecedented creative freedom in grading.

More Colors for More Expression​

VENICE 2 can exceed the BT.2020 color space, with a color range wider than DCI-P3. This means it can beautifully reproduce the true color of the scene in front of your lens. The camera also provides a broad palette in the grading suite, using the established workflow of Sony’s S-Log3 and Ultra-wide Color space, S-Gamut3. Plus, VENICE 2’s 6K and 8K sensors match colors almost perfectly, making your grading experience even better.

High Frame Rate

VENICE 2 can shoot at speeds of up to 120fps at 4K and 90fps at 6K, when using the 6K sensor. In combination with an anamorphic license, it also allows shooting at speeds of up to 75fps at 4K 4:3 and 72fps at 4K 6:5. With the 8K sensor, VENICE 2 can achieve up to 60fps at 8.2K and 90fps at 5.8K.

Fast Shutter

Jello effect is something we don’t need when filming. VENICE 2 has high-speed readout sensors, which minimizes the Jello effect that is typical with CMOS sensors.

Interchangeable Image Sensors

VENICE 2 allows you to easily remove and replace the image sensor, swapping between the 8.6K and original 6K image sensor as required. This also means a 6K sensor can be swapped between VENICE and original VENICE 2.

More info on Sony Venice 2 page.

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