Sony is going to launch in April its NXCAM HD NEX-FS100 Super 35mm Full HD professional camcorder for broadcasting and production. The FS100 is an interchangeable lens camcorder featuring a large Exmor CMOS sensor equivalent in size to Super35mm film like that used in the PMW-F3 for creating “a rich bokeh effect (beautifully defocused image) to produce the much-desired shallow-focus look associated with top-shelf commercials and feature films.” According to Sony, the “new sensor is designed with outstanding exposure latitude and sensitivity to deliver extraordinary HD images subtle in detail and color gradation while avoiding image artifacts typical of HDSLRs.”
The NEX-FS100 does Full HD 1920×1080/60p video at up to 28Mbps and is able to record 1920x1080p images in Slow and Quick motion. It features Sony’s E-mount Interchangeable lens system and supports “α” A-mount lenses via optional LA-EA1 adapter. The camcorder records audio in 16-bit 48KHz LPCM or Dolby Digital Stereo 48KHz. It comes with a 3.5-inch XtraFine LCD display with 1920×480 resolution and offers HDMI output. The camcorder supports imultaneous HD recording to FMU128 and SD or MS Card.
With a modular design and a a compact, lightweight body with detachable grip, handle, and viewfinder tube, the NXCAM HD can be configured for a wide range of shooting situations. The angle of the handgrip can be positioned 360 degrees as desired and the LCD Panel can rotate for left or right side operation. Sony’s NEX-FS100 Super 35mm professional interchangeable lens Full HD camcorder will be available for $5850.