Exciting new HDSLR Alternative on it’s way, the Sony NEX FS100

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I love the Canon 5D MarkII, it helped open up a whole new world of filmmaking for me. But it definitely has drawbacks for motion work which can require a lot of frustrating work arounds.  The next step up from the HDSLR has been the RED cameras, which are amazing products that have been used on many major motion pictures.  But for smaller projects, or ones that require moving really quickly like most of what I’m working on, the RED can be quite cumbersome.

So I have been watching with anticipation the development of new class of cameras, the best example is the Sony NEX FS100. Some people consider it an HDSLR killer, but to me it looks more like a “bridge” camera….. more professional than an HDSLR, but not as cumbersome as a RED.

Canon will really need to step up their game if they want to compete, but the rumor is that Canon isn’t going to do it with an HDSLR suchs as the 5D MarkIII… instead they will introduce a competitor for the Sony NEX FS100 from their video line of cameras.

We’ll see if Canon get’s it right, but anyway it’s going to be really exciting to see how all this develops over the next year.

Here is a great post about the Sony camera from Zacuto

You can pre order the camera (and check out specs) at B&H

And Check out the Den Lennie’s video below for a more in-depth review of the Sony NEX-FS100.

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Written by Christopher Kilkus

June 10th, 2011 at 7:47 am

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