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Sony BURANO CineAlta Camera

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The new BURANO features a sensor that matches the colour science of the VENICE 2 and is specially designed for single-camera operators and small crews.


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The new BURANO features a sensor that matches the colour science of the VENICE 2 and is specially designed for single-camera operators and small crews. This camera combines exceptional image quality with high mobility and is the world's firsti digital cinema camera with a PL-Mount to feature in-body image stabilisation. In addition, the compact housing includes for the first time both a thinner-than-before electronically variable ND filter structure alongside the optical image stabilisation mechanism, a technological feat never achieved previously. When removing the PL lens mount, the camera can be used with E- mount lenses and supports fast hybrid AF and subject recognition AF, even perfect for fast- moving subjects.

Powerful 8.6K Full-Frame Sensor

Using the widely appreciated colour science of the VENICE cameras, BURANO features an 8.6K full-frame sensor that shares most of the VENICE 2 specifications enabling it to work alongside that camera in all types of productions. The sensor features dual base ISO of 800 and 3200 and 16 stopsii of latitude to produce stunning images even in the most challenging lighting conditions.

Like all cameras in Sony's full-frame Cinema Line, BURANO will have the ability to shoot at full-frame, Super 35, and also features a desqueeze function for anamorphic lenses. It can film at frame rates including up to 8K at 30 frames per second, 6K at 60 frames per second or 4K at 120 frames per secondiii.

BURANO features a compact and lightweight body for high mobility, approximately 32mm shorter and 1.4kg lighter than the VENICE 2 camera. BURANO is housed in a rugged magnesium chassis, making it suitable for filming in the most challenging environments. The camera and accessory packaging bags materials are made primarily of plant-based celluloseiv instead of plastic as part of Sony’s efforts to be environmentally conscious. Moreover, a moulded pulp cushion is used on the camera as the cushioning material, thus not using expanded polystyrene.

Built In Optical Image Stabilisation

BURANO is the world's first digital cinema camera with PL-mount to support in-body image stabilisation. With a newly developed image stabilisation mechanism and control algorithm that leverages the advanced image stabilisation technology cultivated in the AlphaTM series of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, unwanted camera shake, such as movement from shooting handheld or walking, can be corrected when shooting with an E-mount or PL-mount lens.

Variable ND Filter for added control and exposure optimisation

BURANO is equipped with an electronic variable ND filter from 0.6 to 2.1, enabling easy adjustments in various lighting conditions. In addition, the electronic variable ND filter allows control of the depth of field with the iris and adjusts to the optimum exposure without changing the depth of field.

FE-mount lenses for an increased choice

More than 70 E-mount lenses can use the excellent image stabilisation function cultivated with AlphaTM, as well as Fast Hybrid AF that combines the benefits of phase detection and contrast detection method and are also compatible with high-precision Subject Recognition AF using AI. Using an E-mount lens further reduces the weight and size of the camera.

Updated Body Design for greater ergonomics

BURANO also includes design improvements based on feedback from the filmmaking community. For example, all menu buttons are positioned on the camera operator’s side. Additionally, tally lamps are placed in three locations to make it easier for the surrounding crew to check the shooting status. The 3.5-inch multi-function LCD monitor can be used as a viewfinder, for touch focus, or menu control. The BURANO also comes equipped with an optional robust T-handle, viewfinder arm, two 3-pin XLR audio inputs, and a headphone terminal (stereo minijack), convenient for solo operation.

Recording Formats for added workflow flexibility

The BURANO can record from HD to 8K depending on the resolution, aspect ratio, and codec. BURANO supports multiple internal recording formats, such as the new XAVC HTM for 8K, which uses the MPEG-H HEVC/H.265 high compression efficiency codec. Other recording formats include XAVC and X-OCN LT. X-OCN is Sony’s original compressed RAW format that can capture information shot with 16-bit linear data, which gives filmmakers more freedom in post for colour grading. X-OCN LT can reduce file transfer time and storage size load, making post-production workflows more efficient than standard versions of RAW data.

BURANO is also equipped with two new CF express Type B memory card slots and supports VPG400, which can sustain high bitrate writing of video data, including X-OCN LT 8K.

Versatile and Efficient Production Ecosystem

BURANO supports various log recording modes including S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine, which are colour spaces that cover a colour gamut exceeding BT.2020 and DCI-P3. BURANO can reproduce the same colour as all cameras in Sony’s Cinema Line, including the VENICE 2. This allows filmmakers to match cameras within the line.

BURANO comes with four new cinematic looksv: Warm, Cool, Vintage, Teal and Orange, in addition to supporting industry standard s709 and 709 (800%) Look Up Tables (LUTs).

Furthermore, like the VENICE series amongst others, BURANO can be used for virtual production using large screen LED displays such as Sony’s Crystal LED VERONA. The camera also features gen-lock.

Sony will be releasing separately the GP-VR100 Grip remote control for the BURANO’s main unit, to control the zoom lever and recording start / stop button, particularly useful in solo shooting set ups.

BURANO will support the S700 protocol over ethernet and a 1.5x de-squeeze display function when using anamorphic lens by summer 2024. Further updates based on user feedback and suggestions will be rolled out in the futurevi.

Continuous enhancement of Cinema Line in both hardware and software

Cinema Line is a series of camera products for content creators, which delivers not only the coveted cinematographic look cultivated through extensive experience in digital cinema production, but also the enhanced operability and reliability that meet discerning creators’ various needs. Set to continuously evolve, Cinema Line currently includes the high end CineAlta cameras VENICE, VENICE 2, BURANO, as well as the various FX models and the unique FR7 PTZ camera. From a software perspective, the newly launched mobile app, Monitor & Controlvii , part of the Sony Creators’ Cloud can be used with the FX3, FX30 amongst others. The app, designed with visual creators in mind, enables wireless video monitoring, support for high-precision exposure determination using false colour and waveform monitors, and intuitive focus operation of compatible cameras, on the screen of a smartphone or tablet. BURANO will also be compatible with this app.

At the Motel

Highly acclaimed and Milli Award-winning cinematographer, Stefan Duscio, ACS, (The Dry, Shantaram, The Invisible Man) created a beautiful cinematic film entitled "At the Motel" with the BURANO. The film was written, directed and starred Australian actor Sam Corlett (The Dry, Vikings: Valhalla).

General Camera type Digital motion picture camera
Lens mount PL Mount (detachable)/ E-mount (lever lock type)
Camera Section Type 35mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0 mm), Exmor RS CMOS image sensor
Number of pixels (effective)*1  Approx. 41.9 megapixels
Number of pixels (total) Approx. 57.0 megapixels
Optical low pass filter Yes
Built-in ND filter CLEAR, linear variable ND (0.6(1/4) - 2.1(1/128))
Gain control -3 to 18 dB (every 1 dB)
Latitude 16 stops
Color temperature range 2000 K - 15000 K
Recording system  (movie) Video compression X-OCN(LT), XAVC H Intra HQ, XAVC H Intra SQ, XAVC H Long, XAVC Intra, XAVC Long
Audio recording format LPCM 4ch(48kHz 24bit)
Movie function Slow & Quick Motion (S&Q) Yes
Proxy recording Yes
RAW Output -
Memory card slot Memory card slot SLOT A: Slot for CFexpress Type B card, SLOT B: Slot for CFexpress Type B card, Slot for Utility SD card
Focus System Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus point Max. 627 points (phase-detection AF)
Recognition target (Movies) Human
Other features AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity
Other features AF Transition Speed
Other features AF Assist
Exposure Control ISO sensitivity ISO 800/3200 (Cine EI mode, Base ISO, D55 Light
LCD screen Type 8.8 cm (3.5 type) TFT
Touch panel Yes
Number of dots (total) 2 764 800 dots
Shutter Shutter speed Angle Mode: 5.6°to 360°, 2F to 64F
Speed Mode: 1/8000 sec to 64F
Image Stabilization Type Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)
Mode PL mount : High / Low / Off
E-mount : Active / Standard / Off
Interface PC interface Mass-storage
USB Type-C® Terminal Yes (SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible)
Wireless LAN (built-in) Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz band/5 GHz band))*2 *3 
Bluetooth -
HDMI output HDMI connector (Type-A)
XLR audio input Yes (3-pin (female) x2)
Headphone terminal Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Remote terminal Yes (2.5 mm, 3-pole sub-mini type)
SDI output SDI OUT1: BNC, 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI (Level A/B),  HD-SDI
SDI OUT2: BNC, 3G-SDI (Level A/B),  HD-SDI
DC input XLR, 11 V to 17 V
TC input / TC output BNC, TC IN / OUT Switchable
Genlock input / Ref output BNC, REF IN / OUT Switchable
Grip remote control connector Yes (3.5 mm, 4-pole mini jack)
LAN terminal Yes (1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T)
Audio Microphone Built-in, monaural
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Lens Compensation Lens compensation E-mount : Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Breathing
Power Battery Battery pack BP-GL95B (Sold separately)
Power consumption With LCD screen Unit nominal power consumption: Approx. 50.0 W (lens, 6K 17:9, 59.94P, X-OCN LT recording, auto fan, excluding grip remote control and peripheral devices)
Unit maximum power consumption: Approx. 66.0 W (lens, 6K 17:9, 59.94P, X-OCN LT recording, 40 °C (104 °F) environment, ND filter (1/4), proxy recording on, Wi-Fi on, auto fan, including grip remote control and peripheral devices)
Weight Body only Approx. 2.9 kg (body, PL-mount adaptor)
Body only (oz.) Approx. 6 lb 6.3 oz (body, PL-mount adaptor)
Dimensions  (W x H x D) Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 146 mm x 143 mm x 218 mm  (body without protrusions)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (in.) Approx. 5 3/4 x 5 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches (body without protrusions)
Operation Operating temperature 0 - 40 ℃ / 32 - 104 °F
Storage temperature -20 to 60 ℃ / -4 to 140 °F
Supplied Accessories Supplied Accessory Handle (with viewfinder arm) (1)
Handle mounting screws (4)
LCD monitor (1)
Viewfinder loupe (1)
Viewfinder mount adaptor (1)
Shim (circular) (1)
Shim (1/3 arc) (15)
E-mount cap (1)
PL mount cap (1)