|The Sony NEX-FS100 with the Petrol PR410 raincover|
I was looking for a raincover for the NEX-FS100 but couldn't find it anywhere. The camera has been out for several months but still no sight of a raincover. When you go to manufacturer website's you will find all type of camera's being mentioned, but none of them talks about the FS100. Maybe everyone is busy working on it, or we're just not allowed to take the NEX-FS100 outside?
I also searched on the B&H website and under 'Essential Accessories' for the NEX-FS100, they listed the Petrol - PR415 raincover. Officially it's being sold as a raincover for the Sony PMW-EX3, JVC GY-HD series and similar size camcorders, but apparently it should work fine for the NEX-FS100 as well. Unfortunately for me, it was out of stock and I really needed one for a shoot later that week. So I went on a search for this particular raincover, but I couldn't find it anywhere in stock. I started to look around for other raincovers that might be able to fit on the FS100 and found the Petrol PR410 Deca Transparent Raincover.
The PR410 is made for the Sony PMW-EX1, HVR-Z7 and similar size cameras, but also fits the FS100 with stock lens. The nice thing about it, is that you have quick and easy access to all camera features and it also protects the tripod head. There are four zippers on the raincover to configure it the way you want.
|NEX-FS100 and raincover on a tripod|
|Raincover on the camera in hand-held mode|
|The Sony 18-200mm E-mount lens fully extended|
The Petrol PR410 is a good raincover for the NEX-FS100 when you are in need of one. Yes, it's a bit of a fiddle to get it on the camera (taking it off the camera on the other hand is a breeze), but you have easy access to all the camera buttons and switches and not to forget: the lens. I'm still hoping that one day soon there will be a raincover on the market specially designed for the FS100. But until then, I have found a good working solution to keep my camera dry and protected against rain!
Now also available, the Porta Brace Rain Slicker for the Sony NEX-FS100 and the
camRade WS NEX-FS100 Wetsuit!