Sony VENICE 2 Digital Motion Picture Camera (8K)

Sony VENICE 2 Camera (8K)
Cinema PL Mount
Circular Shim
15 x 1/3 Arc Shim
Lens Mount Cover

Featuring an impressive 16-stop dynamic range, internal recording onto a high-speed ASX card, internal recording formats up to ProRes 4K 4444 and 422, and an interchangeable sensor with updated usability and body design, the 8K Sony VENICE 2 Digital Motion Picture Camera is a step up for DPs, camera assistants, colorists, VR, and VFX departments thanks to its high-resolution capture and filmlike imagery.


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The 8.6K VENICE 2 can shoot and record 8.6K footage at 30 fps and 8.2K in either 17:9 or 16:9 at up to 60 fps. Its sensor raises the camera’s dual-range base ISO to an impressive 800/3200 for cleaner images in a variety of situations. The 8.6K sensor can be swapped with the 6K sensor from the original VENICE to allow for higher frame recording with the original camera. As with the original VENICE, the VENICE 2 comes with a removable PL Mount that supports the Cooke /i Technology lens metadata protocols, allowing you to work with cinema-style glass ranging from vintage to modern. Remove the PL Mount to reveal a Sony E-Mount, to accept native E-mount lenses. Eight integrated and motorized ND filters range from clear to eight stops of ND in one-stop increments.

  • 4K output with LUT applied
  • Improved 3D LUT processing to improve picture quality¿
  • EI changes directly applied to S-Log3 outputs
  • Ethernet connector position changed to camera assistant side¿
  • Lemo 2-pin 12V output connector¿
  • Internal scratch track microphone installed¿
  • Zoom to Fit Monitoring: Crops the viewing outputs (VF/SDI/HDMI) to the desired aspect ratio while recording the full frame of the sensor for VFX and potential post-production reframing
  • LUT/ART/CDL file import via Ethernet/Wi-Fi
  • ASC-CDL values control via Ethernet/Wi-Fi allows you to have LUT and CDL values applied by the camera using either an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi via a connected computer using a GUI; CDL values are now embedded in clip metadata
  • VENICE 2 supports control from an RM/RCP panel that can be used with broadcast camcorders and system cameras; when connected, ITU-R Rec. 2020 color space and HLG are selectable, and adjustment of various paint parameters is supported


Lens Mount ARRI PL
Interchangeable Lens Mount None
Lens Communication Yes, Cooke /i, Zeiss eXtended Data
Sensor Resolution Actual: 49.76 Megapixel (8640 x 5760)
Effective: 49.76 Megapixel
Sensor Type 36.2 x 24.1 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Sensor Windowing 5K (5434 x 3056) in 16:9 When Recording in Raw
5K (5792 x 3056) in 17:9 When Recording in Raw
5K (5792 x 4854) in 6:5 When Recording in Anamorphic
7K (7680 x 4320) in 16:9
8K (8192 x 4320) in 17:9
Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 1 Stop (1/2), 2 Stop (1/4), 3 Stop (1/8), 4 Stop (1/16), 5 Stop (1/32), 6 Stop (1/64), 7 Stop (1/128), 8 Stop (1/256) ND Filters
ISO Sensitivity 800 (Native)
3200 (Native)
Shutter Type Rolling Shutter
Advertised Dynamic Range 16 Stops
Internal Recording
Raw Recording X-OCN XT:
8640 x 5760 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps
8192 x 4320 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95 fps
7680 x 4320 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps
5792 x 4854 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95 fps
5792 x 3056 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94 fps
5452 x 3056 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
8640 x 5760 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps
8192 x 4320 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94 fps
7680 x 4320 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
5792 x 4854 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95 fps
5792 x 3056 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94 fps
5452 x 3056 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Recording Modes ProRes 422HQ/ProRes 4444:
4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Variable Frame Rates 8.6K: 1 to 30 fps
8.2K: 1 to 60 fps
7.6K: 1 to 60 fps
5.8K Anamorphic: 1 to 48 fps
5.8K: 1 Up to 90 fps
5.4K: 1 Up to 90 fps
Audio Recording 4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
Still Image Support Not Specified by Manufacturer
External Recording
IP Streaming None
Media/Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: AXS
Single Slot: SD/SDHC
Video Connectors 4 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Monitor Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors 1 x 5-Pin XLR Mic/Line/AES/EBU Selectable Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Built-In Microphone Type Mono
Other I/O 1 x 26-Pin Viewfinder Output
1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Genlock Input
1 x BNC Timecode Output
1 x 8-Pin Hirose Control Input
1 x 12-Pin Lens Control
1 x RJ45 Ethernet
Secondary Display Side: Status Display
EVF Optional, Not Included
Power Connectors 1 x 4-Pin XLR (12 to 32 VDC) Input
1 x Proprietary Input
1 x 2-Pin LEMO (12 VDC) Output
1 x 3-Pin Fischer (12 VDC) Output
Power Consumption 76 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Tripod Mounting Thread 2 x 1/4″-20 Female (Bottom)
4 x 3/8″-16 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount 10 x 3/8″-16 Female
8 x 1/4″-20 Female
Dimensions 9.84 x 6.22 x 5.98″ / 249.94 x 157.99 x 151.89 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight 9.5 lb / 4.3 kg


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