Posts Tagged ‘ Sony

Sony reveals the NEX-FS100

Sony NEX FS100

Sony revealed the NEX FS 100 yesterday, this is the camera that was first shown with huge excitement at Sony’s F3 launch event a few months ago. Den Lennie from F-Stop academy has released a video where he describes the new camera and how he was invited to be part of the team that developed it.

This looks very interesting, I’ve been very tempted by the F3 but have struggled to justify the outlay in terms of return for my business. NEX FS 100 is expected to retail for a more reasonable $6,550 so should make for a more realistic competitor to DSLR’s from Sony.

Sony NEX FS100

It records AVCHD at 24 mbps to an SDHC but also outputs a 4:2:2 clean signal via HDMI so should work well with an external recorder. Den Lennie mentions in the video below that it also supports 50 / 60 fps at 1080p,  that’s excellent news and will be something that would make a big difference to me and my shooting as it gives the ability to overcrank for slow-mo without taking a resolution hit.

I’d love to see it with a Canon L lens adapter that can communicate with the L lens electronics.

The only negative thing I took from the video was that Sony have stuck with their older NP-F batteries, personally I would have preferred to have used my Sony BP-U’s but I can understand that decision as the other the NP-F batteries are also used in the other NX cameras.

Sony NEX FS100

Click here to download the official NEX-FS100 product PDF

For the full details visit the Sony UK Website


Update: The Sony NEX FS 100  is now available to purchase from B&H as a Complete kit with lens or Body Only.

Video Courtesy of Den Lennie / F-Stop Academy

Sony announce the NXCAM HD Super35 35mm camera

Sony have announced yet another addition to their new lineup of Professional 35mm video cameras in the form of the NXCAM HD. This new camera was announced at the Sony Professional 35mm event that I was invited to on the 17th November and there was a camera on show, albeit in a glass cabinet…

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Sony PMW-F3 footage

Ater Sony’s 35mm Professional event yesterday footage shot on the new camera has started to appear from around the world. I thought it might be useful to have a separate post dedicated to sharing those examples as they are made available.

For more information about the camera used see my Sony PMW-F3 Layout Review.

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Sony Professional 35mm launch event (with PMW-F3 footage)

I had the pleasure of attending the Sony Professional 35mm launch event in London and what an exciting morning it was! The event started with a presentation about Sony’s top end HDCAM SR offerings in the form of the “Cinealta” F35 and SRW-9000PL cameras. We then moved on with an introduction to the PMW-F3 and shown the following informational piece about the new camera.

Then we were shown ‘Convergence’ a short which was shot entirely with the PMW-F3…
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Sony PMW-F3 layout review

I’ve put together a page showing closeups of the new Sony PMW-F3 digital cinema camera and my thoughts about the differences between the Sony PMW-F3 and the Sony EX1.

Sony PMW-F3 - playback controls

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