Sony Venice 2 Flagship 8K Camera

Sony 0% 12/24 or 1.99% 36 months financing is available thru December 31, 2022 on Venice 2, some restrictions apply. Ask your Band Pro Salesperson for complete details.

Sony's new Flagship VENICE 2 Digital Cinema Camera with a new 8.6K Full-Frame Image Sensor with 16 Stops of Exposure Latitude to Capture Clean Shadows, Rolling Highlights and Natural Skin Tones

Paired with a newly-developed 8.6 K (8640 x 5760) full-frame CMOS image sensor, the VENICE 2 offers excellent image quality with 16 stops of total latitude to capture beautiful images with excellent color separation and shadow detail. The camera also inherits its color science from the original VENICE which is highly regarded for its natural skin tones. The VENICE 2 8K CineAlta camera has a unique dual base ISO of 800/3200 which allows filmmakers to capture incredibly clean, film-like images under a wide range of lighting conditions. It supports everything from full-frame, full-frame anamorphic to Super35 all at a minimum of 4K resolution, resulting in an outstanding and versatile camera system for cinematographers and productions.
Also features a Compact Body Design, Internal X-OCN Recording and ability to Interchange Sensors between Models to Further Enhance its Operability and Versatility.

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Sony Venice 2 Diagram

Interchangeable Sensor Sony Venice 2 Operator Side Sony Venice 2 Rear View

User-Influenced Upgrades
The VENICE 2 was designed with the community in mind. With direct feedback from the production community, the VENICE 2 was designed with a smaller and more lightweight body than the original VENICE while keeping its intuitive operability. Despite being 44 mm smaller and approximately 10% lighter, the VENICE 2 chassis allows internal recording of X-OCN and Apple 4K ProRes 4444 and 422 HQ without the AXS-R7 recorder, offering advanced usability in a compact and lightweight body.

Interchangeable Sensor Design
For even more flexibility on-site, the VENICE 2 chassis adds the unique feature to interchange the image sensor block. The camera can be used with the 8.6K sensor as well as the original 6K sensor block. The camera body automatically recognizes the change and will start-up without any firmware exchanges or re-installs, adding more flexibility on-site. The original 6K sensor will allow higher frame rates.

Enhanced Usability with Internal Recording and Smaller Size
Small and lightweight but solidly built, the VENICE 2 body leverages new high-speed 6.6 Gbps AXS card AXS-A1TS66 for 8K 60p recording. Existing AXS Memory Card Readers including AXS-AR3 via Thunderbolt™3 interface are compatible with the new media.

Small and lightweight but solidly built, the VENICE 2 body leverages new high-speed 6.6 Gbps AXS card AXS-A1TS66 for 8K 60p recording. Existing AXS Memory Card Readers including AXS-AR3 via Thunderbolt 3 interface are compatible with the new media.

License options for individual production requirements
With VENICE, Sony is giving users the option to customize their camera by enabling the features needed, matched to their individual production requirements. Optional licenses will be available in permanent, monthly and weekly durations to expand the camera’s capabilities with new features including 4K anamorphic and Full Frame, each sold separately.


  • Full Frame Sensor
  • 8.6K Full Frame 8640 x 5760 maximum resolution
  • Compact Body Design
  • Internal X-OCN Recording
  • 4K ProRes Internal Recording
  • 8-Step, 8-Stop Internal NDs
  • Spherical FF & S35
  • Anamorphic FF & S35
  • Native ISO 800 (Dual ISO 4000)
  • Easy color control by established workflow of Sony S-Log3 gamma encoding, and S-Gamut3 Ultra-wide color space
Sony Venice 2 Menu Interface
Venice 2 with Fujinon lens
Sensor Coverage Comparison
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