More Details on the Firmware Update for the Sony FS100:

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Man the Cinescopophilia slot is full of emails right now on the Sony NEX FS100 firmware upgrade. Further details on the upgrade have now been sent through:
Here’s the details. Scheduled for early 2012. No cost. Camera owner will download package from FS100 webpage, connect PC to camera via USB and run user installable update. Additional Camera Features (subject to change)
1. Selectable: Added 50Hz recording system (PAL): 1920×1080 50p, 50i, 25p and 1280×720 50p. This was not on the email but we already know PAL / NTSC is on the firmware update list so we are expecting PAL countries to get NTSC settings and vice versa : Added 60Hz recording system (NTSC): 1920×1080 60p, 60i, 30p and 1280×720 60p.
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 METRES (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.

Once again thanks to Mark Forman.