Super 35mm Exmor CMOS Sensor Camcorder with 11x Zoom E-Mount Lens
Affordable high quality motion picture production
The NXCAM NEX-FS100EK Super 35mm camcorder has been developed specifically for shooting truly stunning images at low cost. The high sensitivity, large format CMOS sensor is capable of producing full 1920 x 1080 progressive images with shallow depth of field similar to that of a film camera.
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.
The NEX-FS100EK is supplied with the E 18–200mm F3.5–6.3 OSS) E-Mount lens, with 11x zoom power. An ultra-compact E-Mount wide-angle lens and 3x zoom lens are also available as options.
Exmor™ Super35 CMOS Sensor for Shooting Motion Pictures
Equipped with a large CMOS sensor equivalent in size to Super 35mm film, the NEX-FS100EK 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-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
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-FS100K boasts 11x zoom power, a quiet AF motor for cleaner sound recording, and Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilisation with an advanced Active mode that lets you take steady handheld shots while walking around — even without a bulky stabilisation rig. An ultra-compact 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 optional LA-EA1 mount adaptor, you can take advantage of the abundant lenses (A-mount lenses). Third-party adaptors enable use of an even wide variety of lenses.
Modular design for a variety of shooting styles
Featuring a compact, lightweight body with detachable grip, handle, and viewfinder, the NEX-FS100EK 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.
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-FS100EK 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 troublesome editing.
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 media.
NXCAM Recording Format
Like other NXCAM series cameras, the NEX-FS100EK 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-FS100EK 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-FS100EK 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 shoot.
Last Scene Review
Press a single button to immediately review the last recorded scene.
Press a button and this enlarges the centre 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 colour (red, white, yellow) can be selected to enable more precise focusing.
Centre, aspect, safety zone, guide frame and other markers can be displayed on the LCD.
|Mass||Approx. 1.04 kg (2 lb 4oz) (body only) Approx. 2.76 kg (6 lb 1oz) (w/optional lens w/VF, w/ Battery (NP-F970), w/large eyecup, w/handle, w/MIC (ECM-XM1), w/grip, w/o gripbelt)|
|Dimension (W x H x D)||Approx. 126.5 x 101.5 x 193.5 mm ( 5 x 4 x 7 5/8 inch ) (body only) Approx. 178 x 192 x 519.5mm (7 1/8 x 7 5/8 x 20 1/2 inch) (w/optional lens, w/VF, w/large eyecup, w/handle, w/MIC (ECM-XM1), w/grip, w/o gripbelt)|
|Power requirements||8.4V / 7.2V (AC adaptor / Battery)|
|Power consumption||5.6W (w/ supplied lens, w/ ECM-XM1 and LCD with normal brightness) N.B. When Flash Memory Unit HXR-FMU128 is used, the average power consumption increases about 1.1W.|
|Operating temperature||0 to +40 deg C (+32 to +104 deg F)|
|Storage temperature||-20 to +60 deg C (-4 to +140 deg F)|
|Continuous Recording Time||Approx. 510 min (NP-F970:fully charged battery)|
|Recording format||Video Format HD: AVCHD Video Format SD: MPEG-2 PS Audio Format HD: Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz STD: Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz|
|Recording frame rate 50Hz Mode||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) 720x576/50i (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.)|
|Recording frame rate 60Hz Mode||HD PS (28Mbps) 1920x1080/60p, HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/60i, HD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/60i, HD HQ (9Mbps) 1440x1080/60i, HD LP (5Mbps) 1440x1080/60i, HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/30p, 1920x1080/24p HD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/30p, 1920x1080/24p HD FX (24Mbps) 1280x720/60p, HD FH (17Mbps) 1280x720/50p, SD/STD HQ (9Mbps) 720x576/50i (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. 60i, 60p,30p and 24p means 59.94i, 59.94p, 29.97p and 23.98p respectively)|
|Recording/Playback time||170 min (2h 50m) with 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX at FX(24Mbps) Linear PCM 2ch recording|
|Product Name||E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS|
|Equivalent 35mm-format focal length||16:9 28.8 - 320mm 4:3 36- 400mm|
|Imaging device||"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|
|Minimum illumination||0.28 lx (1/25 shutter, IRIS F1.4, Auto GAIN) - 1.5 lx (w/ supplied lens: auto gain, auto iris, 1/25 shutter speed)|
|S/N Ratio||54 dB (Y) (typical)|
|Horizontal resolution||1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)|
|Shutter speed||Auto: 50i/50p: 1/50-1/1750, 25p: 1/25-1/1750 Manual: 1/3 - 1/10000 1/50 - 1/1750 (50i, 50p), 1/25 - 1/1750 (25p) Auto: 1/60-1/2000, 30p:1/30-1/2000, 24p:1/48-1/2400* Manual:60i/30p/60p: 1/3 - 1/10000, 24p: 1/3 - 1/10000|
|Slow & Quick Motion function||Rec Format: 1080/50p, 1080/25p Frame Rate: 50fps, 25fps, 12fps, 6fps, 3fps, 2fps, 1fps REC. Frame rates: 1080/60p, 1080/30p, 1080/24p* Camera capture: 60fps, 30fps, 15fps, 8fps, 4fps, 2fps, 1fps* Shutter Speed: 1/scan frame rate - 1/10000(Manual)|
|White Balance||Auto, Outdoor (5800K), indoor(3200K), One-push (Touch panel)|
|Audio input||XLR 3-pin (female) (x 2), LINE/MIC/MIC +48 V selectable|
|Composite output||RCA Type (x 1)|
|Audio output||RCA type (CH-1,CH-2)|
|Component Video Output||RCA Type (x 3) via Mini-D jack|
|USB||USB device, mini-AB/Hi-Speed (x 1)|
|Headphone output||Stereo mini jack (x 1) ø3.5mm|
|Remote||Stereo mini-minijack (ø2.5mm)|
|HDMI output||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|
|Type||Memory Stick PRO Duo(Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX. SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)|
Please note that this list is for guidance only. We will always advise you if for any reason the equipment is to be supplied with a different number of batteries.
Where applicable, all batteries will be fully charged before dispatch, except in the event of a turnaround where the client will be advised accordingly.
The following accessories are available to hire with the Sony NEX-FS100EK -
|Daily Hire||£89.17 (£107.00)||Weekend Hire||£136.67 (£164.00)|
|Weekly Hire||£342.50 (£411.00)||2 Weekly Hire||£535.83 (£643.00)|
|3 Weekly Hire||£699.17 (£839.00)||Deposit||£1,275.00|
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