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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Introducing the Sony NEX-FS100UK

NXCAM Super 35mm Motion Picture Camcorder Providing Creative Expression in High Quality Video Production
Sony's range of NXCAM® models now includes the NEX-FS100U interchangeable lens camcorder featuring a Super 35mm sensor. Developed specifically for shooting motion pictures, this high sensitivity, large format sensor is capable of producing footage with shallow depth of field similar to that of a film camera for a new level of expression.
For even more creative flexibility, the NEX-FS100U also enables extended continuous recording and simultaneous recording of HD video footage for instant backup with an HXR-FMU128 Flash Memory Unit.These and other valuable features make this compact, high performance camera ideal for producing everything from outdoor hunting shows, low budget commercials, music videos and documentaries to wedding videos.

SENSOR "Exmor" Super35 CMOS Sensor for Shooting Motion Pictures
Equipped with a large CMOS sensor equivalent in size to Super 35mm film, like that used in the PMW-F3, the NEX-FS100U enables shooting with similar creative depth of field as film cameras. The sensor also features an optimum number of effective pixels for shooting HD moving images. At a high 60fps in all-pixel scan mode, this allows images to
be captured with less color aliasing, jaggedness and rolling shutter than DSLR cameras, while providing the sensitivity to shoot at a minimum illumination of 0.28lux*. Another advantage of Exmor® technology is minimal noise when shooting low-light scenes perfect for the early morning hours and right before the sun goes down, optimal hunting situations.
* 1 When using a fixed shutter speed of 1/30, auto gain and an iris setting of F1.4 The SEL18200 lens supplied with the NEX-FS100UK enables shooting in illumination as low as 1.5lux when using a fixed shutter speed of 1/30, auto gain and auto iris
"Exmor" Super35 CMOS Sensor
Gross pixels Approx. 3,530,000 pixels
Effective pixels of moving pictures in 16:9 Approx. 3,370,000 pixels
Effective pixels of moving pictures in 4:3 Approx. 2,530,000 pixels

E-Mount Interchangeable Lens System

The NEX-FS100U features the E-mount Interchangeable lens system. Sony's E-mount interchangeable lenses let you enjoy a level of creative freedom unimaginable with camcorders of the past. All feature precision-crafted optics with aspherical glass elements for compact high performance, and circular iris mechanisms for smooth background defocusing.The NEX-FS100UK comes with the SEL18200(E 18–200mm F3.5–6.3 OSS) lens which boasts 11x zoom power, a quiet AF motor for cleaner sound recording (hunt without worrying about camera noise!), and Optical Steady Shot® image stabilization with an advanced Active mode that lets you take steady handheld shots while walking around or spot & stalk hunting — even without a bulky stabilization rig. An ultra-compact SEL16F28 wide-angle lens and SEL1855 3x zoom lens are also available (call 877-384-3337 to order). Thanks to the E-mount's short 18mm flange-back distance, using a mount adaptor allows shooting with a wide range of existing lenses. For example, with the optional LA-EA1 mount adaptor you can take advantage of the abundant A-mount lenses. In addition to Sony, there are four major lens manufacturers that will be producing compatible native E-mount lenses (available Summer 2011).
New Design Concept Providing the Flexibility for a Variety of Shooting Styles
Featuring a compact, lightweight body with detachable grip, top handle, and viewfinder, the NEX-FS100U is ideal for a wide range of shooting hunting situations.
During hand-held shooting, the angle of the grip can be changed as desired, and start and stop recording with a button on the grip. Secondary record buttons are also available at two locations, at the top and in front of the camera body.

There are 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch screw holes on both the handle and the bottom of the camera body for mounting various peripheral devices, plus three 1/4-inch holes on the top of the camera body. In addition, there is a tape measure hook and a focal plane marker for indicating the image sensor position.

Located on the optical axis, the 3.5-inch-type XtraFineTM LCD panel enables easier and more intuitive framing, especially during hand-held shooting. And the LCD panel can be rotated for stress-free operation when shooting low-angle scenes and digital signage footage. For easier and more precise focusing in daylight, the viewfinder comes with a detachable 1.2x magnifier.

1920x1080P Slow and Quick Motion
Recording images at a different frame rate from that used for playback provides the extra versatility of slow and quick motion shooting. Furthermore, the NEX-FS100U enables Full HD (1920×1080) progressive slow and quick motion. Frame rates are selectable from 60fps, 30fps, 15fps, 8fps, 4fps, 2fps and 1fps. So, for example, when recording at 1080/24p, if the frame rate is set to 60fps, images are recorded in 2.5 times slow motion.This means you can create impressive slow motion scenes without the need for troublesome editing.
Note: Slow and quick motion shooting is only available in HD progressive mode. Simultaneous slow and quick motion recording to a memory card and flash memory unit (optional HXR-FMU128) is not available.

Hybrid Recording
Recording to the directly mountable optional HXR-FMU128 Flash Memory unit allows continuous recording for over 10 hours without changing the recording medium. Simultaneous recording using memory card and HXR-FMU128 is also possible for secure backup when shooting footage that can't be reshot.
Note: HD and SD footage cannot be recorded separately on different recording media.

Compatible Memory Cards Type
*For more information please refer to the specification sheet on Campbell Cameras

Approximate Recording Times*
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WORKFLOW NXCAM® Recording Format
Like other NXCAM® series cameras, the new NEX-FS100U uses the highly efficient AVCHD recording format to capture with excellent image fidelity. Better still, it's ready to shoot with an incredible maximum frame rate of 1920x1080/60p (28Mbps). Standard Definition with DVD format (MPEG-2 PS) recording is also possible.
HDMI 1.4 Output with Embedded Time code for 4:2:2 or RGB 4:4:4 Uncompressed Signal Output When shooting, the NEX-FS100U provides HDMI 4:2:2 or RGB 4:4:4 uncompressed output with an embedded SMPTE Time code and embedded 2-3 pull-down markers for recording on external disc recorders.
Note: Embedding 2-3 pull-down markers enables material originally recorded at 24p and converted to 60i to be recognized once more as 24p in the HDMI output signal.


• Formats: HD:AVCHD/SD: MPEG2 PS (NTSC DVD Format) 
• Frame Rate: 1920x1080/59.94p,, 59.94i, 29..97p,2233.9.988p 1280x720/59.94p,, 720x480/59..94i
• Audio: LPCM/AC33((2cchh)) (AC3 only forMPEG2--SSDD))


Other Convenient Features

Location Simplification with GPS Technology
A built-in GPS function automatically records location information at the time of a shoot to AVCHDTM files.The supplied Content Management Utility (CMU) Version 2.0 software can also be used together with map service*.This enables easy confirmation of exactly where footage was shot, which is particularly useful for location shooting and when shooting overseas.

Picture ProfileTM
Six picture profile settings for different shooting conditions are provided as default settings. Selecting a picture profile for a particular scene offers an easy way to change image quality.

Last Scene Review
Enables fast, one-touch confirmation of the last recorded scene without operating multiple buttons.
*Map service requires PC with internet. Service provided by Google and subject to change without notice.

Expanded Focus
Press a button and this enlarges the center of the displayed image by 2x, a particularly useful feature when making critical focusing adjustments.

Onscreen display of a histogram enables easier exposure adjustment.The histogram also shows the point where the zebra pattern appears (the zebra point).This enables confirmation of overall brightness distribution and the brightness level set with the zebra function. As well as preventing overexposure, this is useful as a guide when aiming for optimum exposure of certain parts of an image, such as faces.

A peaking function draws a defined line around the subject displayed in the LCD monitor and viewfinder. Peaking sensitivity and color (red, white, yellow) can be selected to enable more precise focusing.

Center, aspect, safety zone, guide frame and other markers can be displayed on the LCD.

Firmware Update
Sony has implemented a firmware update scheme for future functions.

Introducing the Sony NEX-FS100UK
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