Exmor™ Super35 CMOS Sensor for Shooting Motion
Equipped with a large CMOS sensor equivalent in size to Super 35mm
film, the NEX-FS100P enables shooting with the same creative depth
of field as the PMW-F3.
The sensor also features the optimum number of effective pixels for
shooting HD moving images. At a high 50fps in all-pixel scan mode,
this allows images to be captured with less colour 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.
* When using a fixed shutter speed of 1/25, auto gain and an iris
setting of F1.4 The SEL18200 lens supplied with the NEX-FS100PK
enables shooting in illumination as low as 1.5lux when using a
fixed shutter speed of 1/25, auto gain and auto iris
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. 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 lenses (A-mount lenses). Third-party lens
adaptors enable use of an ever wider -variety of additional
Modular design for a variety of shooting styles
Featuring a compact, lightweight body with detachable grip, handle,
and viewfinder, the NEX-FS100P is ideal for a wide range of
During hand-held shooting, the angle of the grip can be changed as
desired, and recording started and stopped with a button on the
grip. Recording start/stop buttons are also provided on the top and
lower right of the camera.
There are also 1/4- and 3/8-inch screw holes on both the handle and
the bottom of the camera body for mounting various peripheral
devices. Plus a tape measure hook and an image sensor position
index on the body.
XtraFine LCD panel
Located on the optical axis, the 3.5-inch-type XtraFine™ LCD
panel enables easier, 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, more precise focusing in daylight, the
viewfinder comes with a detachable 1.2x magnifier.
1920 x 1080P 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-FS100P enables Full HD (1920 x 1080)
progressive slow and quick motion. Frame rates are selectable from
among 50fps, 25fps, 12fps, 6fps, 3fps, 2fps and 1fps. So, for
example, when recording at 1080/25p, if the frame rate is set to
50fps, images are recorded in 2 times slow motion. This means you
can create impressive slow motion scenes without the need for
Note: Shooting in slow and quick motion is possible during HD
recording and in the progressive mode. Simultaneous recording to a
memory card and the flash memory unit is not possible.
Recording to the directly mountable HXR-FMU128 Flash Memory unit
allows continuous recording for over 10 hours without changing the
recording medium. Simultaneous recording using memory cards and
other media is also possible for secure backup when shooting
footage that can't be reshot.
Note: When recording on different media, the resolution must be HD
or SD. HD and SD cannot be simultaneously on different
NXCAM Recording Format
Like other NXCAM series cameras, the NEX-FS100P uses the well
established AVCHD recording format supported by a wide range of
nonlinear editing systems. Better still, it's ready to shoot with a
maximum frame rate of 1920 x 1080/50p (28Mbps) for even higher
quality recording. For more flexibility, it's also possible to
record in Standard Definition MPEG-2 format.
Uncompressed 4:2:2 Output with Embedded Time code
When shooting, the NEX-FS100P can output uncompressed 4:2:2 footage
via HDMI (with an embedded SMPTE Time Code) which can be recorded
onto external media, such as HDD.
Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver
A built-in GPS receiver makes the NEX-FS100P an ideal choice for
professional videographers. The receiver gives you the ability to
“geo-tag” shooting locations - making it easy if you
need to return to the same location or to create a log when
surveying remote locations. Your locations can be tracked on Google
Maps and all GPS data can be extracted with a PC.
Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your
camcorder’s clock to the proper time zone when international
travel is part of your assignment.
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 creatively change your
Last Scene Review
Press a single button to immediately review the last recorded
Press a button and this enlarges the centre of the displayed image
by 2x, a particularly useful feature when making critical focusing
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
A peaking function draws a defined line around the subject
displayed in the LCD monitor and viewfinder. Peaking sensitivity
and colour (red, white, yellow) can be selected to enable more
Centre, aspect, safety zone, guide frame and other markers can be
displayed on the LCD.
Sony has implemented a firmware update scheme for future