Sony NEX-FS100 HD Camcorder

by Sony
Sony NEX-FS100 HD Camcorder
Exmor Super35 CMOS Sensor
E-Mount Interchangeable Lens System
Uncompressed 4:2:2 Output
AVCHD Recording Format
1920 x 1080p Slow & Quick Motion
XLR Audio
Memory Stick, SD/SDHC/SDXC Recording
PAL/NTSC switchable



Approx. 1.04 kg (2 lb 4oz) (body only)
Approx. 2.76 kg (6 lb 1oz) (w/ lens, VF, Battery (NP-F970), large eyecup, handle, microphone (ECM-XM1), grip, w/o gripbelt)

Dimensions (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/ lens, VF, Battery (NP-F970), large eyecup, handle, microphone (ECM-XM1), 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)
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: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD format compatible (1080/50p original format)
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/Playback time
170 min (2h 50m) with 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX at FX(24Mbps) Linear PCM 2ch recording

Camera section

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)

Slow / Quick Motion function
Rec Format: 1080/50p, 1080/25p
Frame Rate: 50fps, 25fps, 12fps, 6fps, 3fps, 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) D3.5mm
Remote: Stereo mini-minijack ( D2.5mm)
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 6 or higher)

In the Box

AC Adaptor/Charger (AC-VL1)
Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-F770)
Connecting cord (DK-415)
Microphone (ECM-XM1)
Remote Commander (RMT-845)
Viewfinder Tube
Component Video Cable
A/V Cable
USB Adaptor Cable (VMC-UAM1)
Large Eyecup
Lens Hood with Lens Cover
Accessory Shoe Kit
Lithium Battery (CR2025)
Sony NEX-FS100 Operation Manual
Application Software (CD-ROM)


Reviewed by 1 Customers
Rating: 4.0
Professional Camera for a Consumer Price
Rating: 4.0
By from Holiday on
Nice handling, building quality better than expected (see other reviews).
External Monitor recommended, even if the display is nice.

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