Mmmm. Pro gear. At long last, Sony’s pro camcorder with E-mount (think: exchangeable lenses) has arrived. The broadcast quality HD camera is far too much gear for the amateur, but it never hurts to dream. Right? At the heart of the modular-design Sony NEX-FS100 ($5,850-$6,550) is what the Sony calls the Super 35mm sensor — essentially an APS-C (like the Canon 7D or Nikon D7000) sized Exmor CMOS sensor — which means tack-sharp high-resolution motion pictures. The camera captures full 1080p at 24, 30 or 60 fps at up to 28 Mbps bit rates and includes a slew of other features including XLR audio inputs, 3.5″ LCD with 1.2x viewfinder tube, built-in GPS, quick/slow-motion, and SDXC card compatibility. Sony is even introducing a dust and rainproof variant. The kit includes a versatile optical steadyshot 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 lens (~11x zoom), but we can’t wait to see this little beast produces mounted with some prime Zeiss glass. Want more? Here’s some of Sony’s video eye candy.
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