Sony NEX-FS100 Firmware Upgrade Delayed Until April 19

Sony FS100

Sony has posted a notice on the FS100 firmware upgrade page noting that the NEX-FS100 will not receive the previously-expected upgrade until April 19.


Firmware upgrades for NEX-FS100U & NEX-FS100UK have been revised for planned realease date of April 19, 2012.

Upgrade Cost & Procedure

No cost: follow firmware download instructions from FS100 webpage, connect PC to camera via USB and run user installable upgrade. Optionally, the upgrade may be professionally installed by Sony Professional Service Depots (labor charges apply).

Additional NEX-FS100U & NEX-FS100UK features*

1. Added 50Hz recording system (PAL): 1920×1080 50p, 50i, 25p and 1280×720 50p.
2. Camera Profile (camera settings can be saved to and loaded from a memory card).
3. Additional 4x and 8x Expanded Focus magnification: (with user selectable focus area).
4. Selectable ISO or GAIN sensitivity display.
5. Selectable Focus indication in FEET or METERS (E-mount lens only).
6. Selectable Shutter indication as EXPOSURE TIME or SHUTTER ANGLE.
7. Added the following Aspect-Ratio markers: 2.35:1, 1.85:1 and 1.66:1.
8. Display ON/OFF button enables Zebra and/or Histogram overlay onto video output.
9. Compatible with the new A-Mount to E-Mount adaptor, model LA-EA2. One push Auto-IRIS and continuous 15-point, Phase-Detection Auto-Focus operation with most Alpha A-Mount lenses is available. Lens metadata is displayed onscreen and stored real-time to image file.

*Listed features and specifications may change before the actual upgrade release.

[Sony via FreshDV]