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Sony has finally released the NX70 firmware, sadly I no longer own this camera so I won’t be able to see the improvement myself.

Please Note :  This info and FW is from the USA website ! CAUTION should be observed till I get the green light from Sony UK before installing US software.

Sony NX70

1. Improvement of zoom rocker operation(Selectable zoom speed)
2. Dual Recording for Simultaneous Rec. to its internal memory and memory card
3. Added 1920×1080/30p and 1280×720/60p.
4. The EXPANDED FOCUS and HISTOGRAM buttons are now assignable keys.
5. Added Last Scene Review feature.
6. The Display ON/OFF button now also controls display of the Face Detection Box onto video output.
7. Display ON/OFF optionally overlays Zebra and/or Histogram display onto video output.

Sony FS100

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.

NOTE : This is the US screen that my link takes you to and I have already downloaded the new FW onto my computer but the FS100 has been delayed till April the 19th.

Link to FW is here :


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

7 thoughts on “NX70 FW now available (FS100 19th April) (CAUTION : USA website)

  1. “Firmware upgrades for NEX-FS100U & NEX-FS100UK have been revised for planned realease date of April 19, 2012.” FS100 firmware is not out yet.

  2. First thank You HD Warrior
    The new firmware works also on my NX70E (PAL). So it look like it is an universal fimwarefile.
    (Without any warranty!)

    Read the instructions carefully.

    Best Regards

  3. False! The Fs100 firmware isn’t out till April 19th. You should change the title of your post because your lying.

  4. I did not notice the FS100 FW was on hold as I only looked at the NX70 FW page but I have changed my page title to reflect this.

  5. NX70 and FS100 are two completely different cameras with different firmwares. The update for the NX70 has been released already and can be downloaded, while the update for the FS100 is scheduled for April, 19. At least that is what Sony tell us on the website you linked to. So I doubt very much that you were able to download the new FS100 firmware…

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