Sony has outed its latest interchangeable lens camcorder, the Sony NEX-FS100, a professional version of the NEX-VG10 and the production evolution of the NXCAM concept. Fronted by an Exmore Super 35mm CMOS sensor and an E lens mount, the FS100 shoots 1920 x 1080 Full HD in AVCHD, has a pair of XLR inputs and a detachable 3.5-inch LCD 1920 x 480 preview display.
There's also the choice of using an uncompressed HDMI output (complete with time-code) or the integrated Memory Stick, SD or optional HXR-FMU128 flash memory storage, and a lens adapter for using other formats. The E18-200mm lens is included in the box, with F3.5-F6.3, autofocus and optical SteadyShot zoom. Fast and slow motion recording is supported, at up to 50fps at Full HD resolution.
The camera's design is modular, so the handgrip, viewfinder, LCD and other components can be detached and/or repositioned depending on how you're shooting. The Sony NEX-FS100 is priced at $6,550; availability is expected in July 2011.