The PXW-FX9 is NOT made out of plastic.

460x150-Banner-Box The PXW-FX9 is NOT made out of plastic.

I’ve been quite surprised by the number of people out there that seem to think the PXW-FX9 is made out of plastic. It isn’t. It’s made from an incredibly strong material call magnesium alloy. This metal is stiffer and stronger than aluminium. It’s highly impact and corrosion resistant but still extremely light. There are only a couple of places where plastic is used, one being the cover over the WiFi antenna where a metal cover would block the wireless signals. Here are some pictures of the FX9’s chassis. Note the box shaped areas used to isolate the electronics from the air that flows through the camera to ensure the electronics are weather sealed. Also note all the ribbing and reinforcing on the inside at the front of the camera where the lens mount an sensor block are attached keep it all very solid.

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  1. Why is it so difficult to obtain parts?

    I want to buy a spare cover for the contacts where the XDCA mounts. Merely obtaining the part # is a challenge. Sony does not make parts diagrams available to owners. I was told by a Sony rep that the reason is that Sony is afraid the diagrams will be used to copy Sony designs

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