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Sony unveils NEX-FS100 E-mount professional camcorder
Sony has launched the NEX-FS100 E-mount professional camcorder. The model, whose development was originally announced in November last year, is the latest addition to the company's NXCAM line-up of broadcast-standard camcorders. It features an Exmor CMOS sensor in what the company describes as Super35 format (essentially the same size as the APS-C sensors seen in existing E-mount cameras). It records 1080p Full HD videos at various frame rates depending on region (60, 30 and 24fps in NTSC countries, 50 and 25 in PAL) at bitrates of up to 28Mbps. Other features include a 3.5" LCD, built-in GPS, SDXC compatibility and Slow-motion video recording. The camcorder also features industry-standard XLR audio connectors. It will be offered as a kit with the Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens at a suggested retail price of $5850. The company has also launched the world's first dust- and rain-proof professional HD camcorder in the shape of HXR-NX70.