Sony has just released details on its new professional grade NEX camcorder – the NEX-FS100. This new camcorder is the big brother to the popular NEX-VG10 and accepts all E-Mount lenses, as well as A-Mount lenses with the use of an adapter.
The Sony NEX-FS100 sports an APS-C / Super35mm format sensor and is capable of recording 1920 x 1080 60p at 28Mbps. The NEX-FS100 will also capture at 30p and 24p frame rates – and it offers the ability to shoot with a proper 1/48s shutter speed when recording 24p video. Additionally, the NEX-FS100 includes built-in controls for over- and under-cranking footage at full 1920 x 1080 resolution.
The NEX-FS100 has 2 XLR line/mic inputs with selectable attenuation and available phantom power. Additionally, the NEX-FS100 features an HDMI-out with embedded timecode for 4:2:2 uncompressed digital output.
The NEX-FS100 features an articulating 3.5-inch LCD (921k-dot resolution) and a viewfinder tube with a 1.2x magnication. The modular design of the NEX-FS100 offers a detachable grip, handle and viewfinder tube. Additionally, the angle of the grip can be adjusted at a variety of angles to facilitate specific shooting requirements.
The NEX-FS100 records to SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards – along the option of recording to Sony’s dedicated HXR-FMU 128GB memory module. Both recording mediums can be used for instant backup if needed.
Sony has priced the NEX-FS100 at $5850 (no lens) and $6550 with lens. No official word on availability dates yet though.
NTSC Frame Rate / Bit Rate Recording Options
- PS (28Mbps) 1920×1080 60p
- HD FX (24Mbps) 1920×1080 30p
- HD FX (24Mbps) 1920×1080 24p
- HD FX (24Mbps) 1920×1080 60i
- HD FH (17Mbps) 1920×1080 60i
- HD HQ (9Mbps) 1440×1080 60i
- HD LP (5Mbps) 1440×1080 60i
- HD FH (17Mbps),1920×1080 24p
- HD FH (17Mbps) 1920×1080 30p
- HD FX (24Mbps), 1280×720 60p
- HD FH (17Mbps) 1280×720 60p
- HQ (9Mbps) 720×480/60i (30p Scan)
- HQ (9Mbps), 720×480/60i (24p Scan)
Expect to see lots more of the Sony NEX-FS100 at NAB 2011.