Earlier this year, Sony released the PMW-F3. A camcorder style camera with a 35mm sensor much like Panasonic’s AF100. The F3 aimed at the pro market by retailing around $16k. Today they announced their lower cost model the NEX-FS100. For Sony’s suggested $6,000 you the same sensor as the F3, 2 XLR inputs and uncompressed HDMI outputs.
F-Stop Academy got their hands on a NEX-FS100 for 24 hours. They threw together a quick music video. To see the features of the camera and how it’s footage looks check out their video below.
I’m kind of blown away by the viewfinder/screen being on top of the camera. It looks fantastic. The video they put together looks great.
I’m glad the DSLR style camcorder seems to be taking off, even though it is slightly more expensive.