Until March 25th, Sony is running a great promo on their most versatile and affordable studio camera system – the HXC-FB80. This is a great opportunity to upgrade to a true 1080p HD (with 4K upscaling) fiber camera system for a great price.
Last year, Sony replaced their popular HXC-FB75 studio camera system with the new FB80. The primary improvement is the ability to shoot in 1080p, whereas the FB75 was 1080i only. The new camera also supports 4K upscaling and HDR (of the HLG, or Hybrid-Log-Gamma, variety).
This was a welcome upgrade, as people were clamoring for a durable and affordable professional studio camera system without the 1080i limitation. What was not welcome, however, was the price increase that accompanied the change.
Sony is now running a promotion, and the camera packages are priced to sell. We recommend the HXC-FB80 KN (or KL if you prefer a LEMO-style hybrid fiber connector), as it includes a 20x lens and 7-inch studio viewfinder.