Hello geeks light, sorry I should be less now but I sorely lacking time to tell you about my technological adventures but they are dense at the moment.
I had the chance to put my finger on the chubby little sister of the Sony PMW-F3, which is deliciously named NEX-FS100 … I note in passing that it is high time to stop us gorging on the head with his barbarous names, when I hear about the Alexa or Epic, or more of Penelope, I associate a lot of emotion so if the manufacturers of cameras could have a little more imagination and consistency especially in the name of their devices that would be very nice and it would at least have the merit of making us dream.
So I took the opportunity to make some pictures “behind the scene” on the last day of shooting the feature film “In countries cannibal” since I'm going to take this adventure friendly.
My first impression is rather mixed, the pictures are beautiful, the sensor is very good as is that of the F3 but the perspective is the same as on the NEX-VG10 leaves me a little skeptical, as I said at the time, is not worthy of any of the camera and the opening is just too slippery slippery ! As for the handling and ergonomics, it borders on the great anything, While there is the adjustable handle that I greatly appreciate, inherited from the EX1 and EX3, but the rest ? How to say ?
The idea of a cubic box we can accessorize and customize a leisure is quite interesting but the logic that drove the engineers at Sony to make some choices I despair ?! Will they decide a question the user one day ?
The body of the camera is a box full square, but hey it's already questionable, why not. But there are buttons and taken everywhere without really explain why !? The XLR, for example, one another on the side of the back of the box, why ?! If this is to facilitate the connection of the microphone to be attached to the camera for environments that need to make the decision as in the days of good old cameras Shoulder. And propose 2 behind with the opportunity to choose … Not ?
When was the perceived quality is much less reassuring than the competing Panasonic, the AF101 had seemed beefier. A view has use but the finish leaves me no sensation of robustness. viewfinder / LCD is of good quality, the image is bright enough and quilted. The setting of the microscope of sight will not support probably not the multiple clashes / stalls for a long time against the plastics look a bit cheap. As for the AF101 I'm sorry a thousand times the positioning of this “viewfinder”. While the fact that it is quite rotatable saw you need a viewfinder that is on the side of the box and not on the back. When a multiplicity of buttons around the left box is a little too much, Yen everywhere, devat behind, over, still happy that there is no bottom ! What's going What is the concept ? Taking a box of stickers and we put it all around like in kindergarten ? It's a shame not to put a little more logic in the choice. Finally the potential of this camera is somewhat marred, that's a shame because once again the picture quality is really go.
Super positive points you will understand, is the quality of the sensor and processing high-level. While recording AVCHD will not satisfy everyone but it is still an interesting quality and sufficient in many cases. All our works do not end on screens 20 mètres de base en DCP 😉 Et encore je pense sincèrement que la qualité technique de l’image d’un film et la valeur esthétique relative de celui ci ne ce juge pas a la qualité de son codec.
The next Asterix in 3D is shot in such Alexa and they chose the Apple ProRes 4:4:4:4 and while some will ask why they have not chosen the ARRI Raw, know that for reasons of maturity, cost (storage) and practicality.
Let us return to our creature, Once again I said that I give my point of view it is subjective and it is only my opinion. Note the interesting feature to record 1080p50 which is nice enough to do to slow 50% and may eventually become a true standard.
This camera is a good alternative to a camcorder ergonomics PhotoCam but we would be able to find this kind of device is really not to go and that's a shame.
The quality of the trans-standard zoom kit offered does not suit me and I think the sensor deserves better. Electronic compensation of the defects of the optic is a trend that bothers me !
However, adapters to transform this mount “E” in what we want is a real asset as the microphone 4/3. You will be able to adapt what you want because once again the back focus is super short.
My advice : buy nikon old stones, Pentax, canon, minolta, leica or other and enjoy yourself !!! To you the beautiful sexy flairs and other fuzzy !
Of course you can also get an adapter PL and turn it into a nice little beast movie clip, the pub and other short fiction.