Sony NEX FS-100 video camera with E-mount

Sony announced the development of the NXCAM HD camcorder with E mount back in November of 2010. This camera is now "almost" official - the final name is Sony NEX FS-100 and it will have the same sensor as the Sony PMW-F3 camera. The kit will include an E-mount 18-200mm f/3.5–6.3 AF lens. The price will be around 4500USD.

Main specs:

  • Exmor™ Super 35mm CMOS image sensor
  • E lens mount (and most other popular mounts via adaptor)
  • Full HD 1920×1080 AVCHD HD recording / MPEG2-SD recording
  • Over- and under-speed recording
  • XLR audio inputs (XLR x2)
  • Detachable 3.5″ colour viewfinder
  • On-board Memory Stick, SD memory card and optional HXR-FMU128 flash memory media
  • Uncompressed HDMI output with time code for external 4:2:2 recorders
  • NEX-FS100K includes E18-200mm lens, LCD viewfinder, power adapter, lithium battery (NP-F770), microphone (ECM-XM1) and wireless remote
  • Fast & slow motion up to 50fps at 1920×1080 HD resolution.

Updates: the camera is now official in Japan.

NEX FS 100 Video Blog from Den & James on Vimeo.

This is a Worldwide Exclusive.

Not only did I contribute to the design of this camera but we managed to get a prototype and shoot a music video a few weeks ago. I believe we are the first independent team to shoot anything with the NEX FS100.

When I got the call we were told we could have the camera for a little over 24hrs.

We wanted to do more than just simply test it. But also we wanted to see what we could get out of the camera with stock lenses and recording internally.

So James from teamed up with Den from and we pulled off this amazing shoot in 48hrs. Needless to say we didn't get much sleep but we valued the opportunity and wanted to shoot as much as we could in as many environments as we could.

We especially wanted to push the low light capability and use the in camera media. It shoots to SD cards, Sony Memory sticks and also has a 128GB FMU which is a solid state pack that integrates with the camera and will give up to 10 hrs record time at 24mb/s AVC HD.

We shot everything at 24mb/s AVC HD and ingested into FCP and transcoded to ProRes 422 using Log and transfer.

Shot over a 36 hr period in one weekend on one of only 2 prototype NEX FS 100 Cameras in the world.

We used 3 lenses:
A Sony Alpha 50mm f1.4 with alpha to emount adaptor
A E mount 16mm f2.8
The Stock lens 18-200 f3.5-5.6

For more information on the camera you can go here


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