Sony Releases Firmware 2.0 for The FS100


Sony | Micro Site NXCAM & AVCHD

Sony | Micro Site NXCAM & AVCHD.

So when the FS700 was released, Shawn Lam did a nice overview from the perspective of someone who already owned two FS100’s. In it, he said he was a little peeved.  It seemed to him that Sony was holding up the enabling of new features on FS100’s in order to put the spotlight on their new camera.

It’s the day after NAB.  Coincidence?  Hmmmm.  Here’s what the update brings:

1.Added 50Hz recording system (PAL): 1920×1080 50p, 50i, 25p and 1280×720 50p.

2.Camera Profile (camera settings can be saved to and loaded from a memory card).

3.Additional 4x and 8x Expanded Focus magnification: (with user selectable focus area).

4.Selectable ISO or GAIN sensitivity display.

5.Selectable Focus indication in FEET or METERS (E-mount lens only).

6.Selectable Shutter indication as EXPOSURE TIME or SHUTTER ANGLE.

7.Added the following Aspect-Ratio markers: 2.35:1, 1.85:1 and 1.66:1.

8.Display ON/OFF button enables Zebra and/or Histogram overlay onto video output.

9.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.