Sony | NEX-FS100E | Datasheet | Sony NEX-FS100E hand-held camcorder

Super 35mm Exmor™ CMOS Sensor Camcorder
without Lens
Affordable high quality motion picture production
Exmor™ Super35 CMOS Sensor for Shooting Motion Pictures
Equipped with a large CMOS sensor equivalent in size
to Super 35mm film, the NEX-FS100E enables shooting with the same creative depth of field as the PMWF3.
The NXCAM NEX-FS100E 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-FS100E is supplied without lens so you can
choose the optics which best suit your creative requirements. Sony’s E-mount interchangeable lenses
let you enjoy a level of creative freedom unimaginable
with camcorders of the past and optional adaptors enable use of a vast array of lenses from a wide variety
of manufacturers.
This product also comes with the full PrimeSupport
package. That’s fast, hassle-free repairs, a helpline
offering expert technical advice, and a free loan unit
while yours is repaired. Plus the peace of mind that
Sony is looking after your equipment – and your
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. 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 lenses.
Modular design for a variety of shooting styles
Featuring a compact, lightweight body with detachable grip, handle, and viewfinder, the NEX-FS100E 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.
SMPTE Time Code) which can be recorded onto external media, such as HDD.
XtraFine LCD panel
A built-in GPS receiver makes the NEX-FS100E 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
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
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-FS100E 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.
Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver
Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your
camcorder’s clock to the proper time zone when international travel is part of your assignment.
Picture Profile™
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.
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.
Expanded Focus
Hybrid recording
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-FS100E
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
Uncompressed 4:2:2 Output with Embedded Time
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.
Firmware Update
Sony has implemented a firmware update scheme for
future functions.
When shooting, the NEX-FS100E can output uncompressed 4:2:2 footage via HDMI (with an embedded
Technical Specifications
Recording frame rate
Dimension (W x H x D)
Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Continuous Recording
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
w/grip, w/o gripbelt)
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/MIC (ECM-XM1), w/grip,
w/o gripbelt)
8.4V / 7.2V (AC adaptor /
5.6W (w/ supplied lens, w/
ECM-XM1 and LCD with normal brightness) N.B. When
Flash Memory Unit HXRFMU128 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)
Approx. 510 min (NPF970:fully charged battery)
Recording/Playback time
Camera Section
Imaging device
Gross Pixels
Effective pixels of moving pictures in 16:9
Effective pixels of moving pictures in 4:3
Minimum illumination
Recording Section
Recording format
Video Format HD: MPEG-4
AVC/H.264 AVCHD format
compatible (1080/50p original format).
Video Format SD: MPEG-2
Audio Format
HD: Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit,
48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch,
16bit, 48kHz
STD: Dolby Digital 2ch,
16bit, 48kHz
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
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.)
170 min (2h 50m) with
32GB Memory Stick PRO-HG
Duo HX at FX(24Mbps) Linear PCM 2ch recording
S/N Ratio
Horizontal resolution
Shutter speed
Slow & Quick Motion function
White Balance
"Exmor" Super35 CMOS
Approx. 3,530,000 pixels
Approx. 3,370,000 pixels
Approx. 2,530,000 pixels
0.28 lx (1/25 shutter, IRIS
F1.4, Auto GAIN) - 1.5 lx
(w/ supplied lens: auto gain,
auto iris, 1/25 shutter
54 dB (Y) (typical)
1000 TV lines or more (1920
x 1080i mode)
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)
Rec Format: 1080/50p,
Frame Rate: 50fps, 25fps,
12fps, 6fps, 3fps, 2fps, 1fps
Shutter Speed: 1/scan frame
rate - 1/10000(Manual)
Auto, Outdoor (5800K), indoor(3200K), One-push
(Touch panel)
Audio input
Composite output
Audio output
XLR 3-pin (female) (x 2),
RCA Type (x 1)
RCA type (CH-1,CH-2)
Component Video
RCA Type (x 3) via Mini-D
USB device, mini-AB/HiSpeed (x 1)
Stereo mini jack (x 1)
Stereo mini-minijack
HDMI connector (x 1)
Headphone output
HDMI output
Supplied Accessories
Built-in LCD monitor
3.5 inch-type, XtraFine LCD,
approx. 921,600 dots(1920
x 480), 16:9 aspect ratio
Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO
Duo(Mark2), Memory Stick
PRO-HG Duo,Memory Stick
SDXC Memory Card (Class 4
or higher)
AC Adaptor/Charger
Rechargeable Battery Pack
Connecting cord
Remote Commander
Component video cable
A/V connecting cable
USB Cable
USB Adaptor Cable (VMCUAM1)
Large eyecup
Lens hood with lens cover
Accessory shoe kit
Lithium Battery
Clock Lithium (Installed)
Application Software (CDROM)
Batteries and Power Supplies
2N P - F 970/ B
AC - V Q L 1 BP
Info-Lithium Battery Twin Pack
Intelligent Quad Battery Charger and Dual
AC adaptor
On-camera LED Video Light
H XR - F M U128
128GB Flash Memory Recording Unit
LC S- B P 1B P
L C S - G 1 BP
Soft Backpack Style Carrying Case
Soft Carry Case
LCD Production Monitors
LP M - 770B P
Portable LCD Field Monitor
Remote Controls
R M - 1000B P
RM- 1 BP
Remote Commander
LANC Remote Commander
Tripods and Supports
VC T- P G 11R M B
V C T - S P 2 BP
Multi-function Camcorder Shoulder Support
Extendable Monopod Camcorder Support
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