NXCAM Super 35mm Motion Picture Camcorder Providing
an Easy Way to High Quality Video Production
Sony's range of NXCAM models now includes the NEX-FS100 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-FS100 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 low budget commercials, music videos and documentaries to wedding videos.
"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-FS100 enables shooting with the same creative field of
depth as a film camera.
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 color aliasing, jaggedness and rolling shutter than regular
DSLR cameras, while providing the sensitivity to shoot at a minimum illumination of
0.28lux*1. Another advantage of "Exmor" technology is minimal noise when shooting
* 1 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-FS100EK 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
The NEX-FS100 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 supplied SEL18200(E 18–200mm
F3.5–6.3 OSS) with the NEX-FS100EK boasts 11x zoom power, a quiet AF motor for
cleaner sound recording, and Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with an
advanced Active mode that lets you take steady handheld shots while walking around
— even without a bulky stabilization rig. An ultracompact SEL16F28 wide-angle lens
and SEL1855 3x zoom lens are also available.
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 LA-EA1
mount adaptor, you can take advantage of the abundant lenses (A-mount lenses).
New Design Concept Providing the Flexibility for a Variety of Shooting Styles
Featuring a compact, lightweight body with detachable grip, handle, and viewfinder, the NEXFS100
is ideal for a wide range of shooting situations.
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.
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.
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-FS100
enables Full HD (1920×1080) 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 2.0 times slow motion. This means you can create impressive slow motion scenes
without the need for troublesome editing.
Note: Shooting in slow and quick motion is possible during HD recording and in the
progressive mode. And the 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: HD and SD footage cannot be recorded separately on different recording media.
NXCAM Recording Format
Like other NXCAM series cameras, the new NEX-FS100 uses the AVCHD recording
formats to enable stable operation without changing the conventional NXCAM
workflow. Better still, it's ready to shoot with a maximum frame rate of 1920x1080/50p
(28Mbps) for even higher quality recording. For more flexibility, recording MPEG-2
videos on SD memory cards is also possible.
HDMI Output with Embedded Time code for 4:2:2 Uncompressed Signal Output
For extra convenience when editing footage, the NEX-FS100 provides HDMI 4:2:2
output with an embedded SMPTE Time code.
Other Convenient Features Location Simplification with GPS Technology
A built-in GPS function automatically records location information at the time of a
shoot to AVCHD files. The supplied Content Management Utility (CMU) Version 2.0
software can also be used together with map software. This enables easy confirmation
of exactly where footage was shot, which is particularly useful when shooting overseas.
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. 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. Histogram
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. Peaking
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. Markers
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.
Approx. 178 x 192 x 519.5mm (7 1/8 x 7 5/8 x 20 1/2 inch)
Power Requirements (AC adaptor / Battery)
8.4V / 7.2V
w/ ECM-XM1 and LCD with normal brightness
5.6W (w/ supplied lens)
*When Flash Memory Unit HXR-FMU128 is used, the average power consumption increases about 1.1W
0 to +40 deg C (+32 to +104 deg F)
-20 to +60 deg C (-4 to +140 deg F)
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD format compatible (1080/50p original format)
Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Recording frame rate*
HD PS (28Mbps) 1920x1080/50p, HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/50i, HD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/50i, HD HQ
(9Mbps) 1440x1080/50i, HD LP (5Mbps) 1440x1080/50i, HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/25p, HD FH (17Mbps)
1920x1080/25p, HD FX (24Mbps) 1280x720/50p, HD FH (17Mbps) 1280x720/50p, SD/STD HQ (9Mbps)
170 min (2h 50m) with 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX at FX(24Mbps) Linear PCM 2ch recording
XLR 3-pin (female) (x 2), LINE/MIC/MIC +48 V selectable
RCA Type (x 1)
RCA type (CH-1,CH-2)
Component Video Output
RCA Type (x 3) via Mini-D jack
USB device, mini-AB/Hi-Speed (x 1)
Stereo mini jack (x 1) ø3.5mm
Stereo mini-minijack (ø2.5mm)
HDMI connector (x 1)
Built-in LCD monitor
3.5 inch-type, XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots(1920 x 480), 16:9 aspect ratio
Memory Stick PRO Duo(Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card***
AC Adaptor/Charger (AC-VL1), Rechargeable Battery Pack
(NP-F770), Connecting cord (DK-415), Microphone (ECM-XM1),
Remote Commander (RMT-845), Component video cable,
A/V connecting cable, USB cable, USB Adaptor Cable
(VMC-UAM1), Large eyecup, Lens (SEL18200), Lens hood with
lens cover, Accessory shoe kit, Lithium Battery (CR2025), Clock
Lithium (Installed), Application Software (CD-ROM) (CMU2.0)
* Due to variable bitrate, 24Mbps is the maximum bitrate for AVCHD FX mode and the average bitrate is being stated for FH, HQ and LP modes.
** 1.5 lx (w/ supplied lens: auto gain, auto iris, 1/25 shutter speed)
*** Class 4 or higher