Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More on the coming Sony NEX-FS100 firmware upgrade

Paul Antico passed along this link to a post from Mark Forman listing the expected firmware additions to the Sony NEX-FS100 and HXR-NX70U cameras.

For the NEX-FS100:
  • Added 50Hz recording system (PAL): 1920x1080 50p, 50i, 25p and 1280x720 50p.
  • Camera Profile (camera settings can be saved to and loaded from a memory card).
  • Additional 4x and 8x Expanded Focus magnification: (with user selectable focus area).
  • Selectable ISO or GAIN sensitivity display.
  • Selectable Focus indication in FEET or METERS (E-mount lens only).
  • Selectable Shutter indication as EXPOSURE TIME or SHUTTER ANGLE.
  • Added the following Aspect-Ratio markers: 2.35:1, 1.85:1 and 1.66:1.
  • Display ON/OFF button enables Zebra and/or Histogram overlay onto video output.
  • Compatible with the new A-Mount to E-Mount adaptor, model LA-EA2. One push Auto-IRIS and Continuous 15-point, Phase-Detection Auto-Focus operation with most Alpha A-Mount lenses is available. Lens metadata is displayed onscreen and stored real time to image file.

The noteable change for the HXR-NX70U is a fix to the zoom rocker switch operation, adding selectable zoom speed. Some reviewers found the original zoom very difficult to work with.

1 comment:


will be fantastic if they put 120fps at 720p, and HDR system, as you know this camera can record 60fps over 60p with audio, so you can make a system to choose the best exposure for dark areas first and then a second exposure for hightlights areas and melt it in an smart way as in the NEX-5 or nex-vg10, to obtain a 30p HDR with 2 diferent exposures... tada!!!