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Sony NEX-FS100
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Sony NEX-FS100 Camcorder

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1kg CMOS 11.1x Feb 2016
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The NEX-FS100UK is an interchangeable lens camcorder featuring a Super 35mm sensor equivalent in size to Super35mm film like that used in the PMW-F3. Developed specifically as a digital motion... More
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Sony NEX-FS100 [Review][HD]

13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

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Good Expert Reviews

Camcorder expert review website engadget.com scored this video camera 80 out of 100.

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We checked 3,509 expert and user reviews for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its camcorders.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec video cameras that were released in the last year.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

Unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-FS100 which do not have an interchangeable lens, the NEX-FS100 has an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The NEX-FS100 has an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the NEX-FS100 which do not have an image stabiliser.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The NEX-FS100 has an HDMI port, unlike most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the NEX-FS100 which do not have an HDMI port.

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Very Long Battery Life

When compared to other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-FS100 that we have checked, the battery life of the NEX-FS100 of 8.5 hours is one of the longest. Comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the NEX-FS100 have battery lifes of between 2.2h and 8.5h, and the average battery life is 5.1h.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all new camcorders.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

The NEX-FS100 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the NEX-FS100 do not have a built-in display.

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1080i Video Mode

The Sony NEX-FS100 has a 1080i video mode which is better than most camcorders that were released in the last year. Most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 720p video mode. This video camera also have 480i and 576i and 1080p video modes. 1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. The video mode of all comparable spec video cameras that were launched in the last year ranges from 480p to 2160p.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The NEX-FS100 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 1440 x 1080 pixels video resolution. This video camera also support video resolutions of 720 x 480 pixels and 720 x 576 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. The video resolution of all video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NEX-FS100 ranges from 640 x 360 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.28 lux, the NEX-FS100 has one of the smaller minimum illumination amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest minimum illumination of camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the NEX-FS100 is 0.2lx, the biggest is 3lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.7lx.

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8 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most recently released camcorders are not Full HD. The NEX-FS100 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony NEX-FS100 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for the last year are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other latest camcorders, the NEX-FS100 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The NEX-FS100 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other recently released camcorders are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The NEX-FS100 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the NEX-FS100 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The NEX-FS100 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 300 millimeters) amongst video cameras of this age. The maximum focal lengths of recently released similar spec camcorders range from 300mm to 1,700mm, and the average maximum focal length is 780mm.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

Camcorders that were released in the last 12 months have movie megapixel counts of between 3.4MP and 16MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 9.1MP. With a movie megapixel count of only 3.43 megapixels, the NEX-FS100 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts amongst camcorders of this age.

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Very High Minimum Aperture

The lowest minimum aperture of camcorders that were launched around the same time as the NEX-FS100 is 1.8 and the highest is 3.5. The NEX-FS100 has one of the highest minimum apertures (3.5) amongst camcorders of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-FS100

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when Sony released the NEX-FS100.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on recently released comparable spec video cameras.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Shutter Type
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video Out Port
HDMI Version
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Charging Source
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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Expert Reviews

(7)

Sony NEX FS100 Revolutions don't happen overnight. It just sometimes seems that way. There are multiple revolutions going on at the moment when it comes to video-capable DSLRs and CSCs, mirrorless... Read more…

Stunning footage
Great in low light
Modular design
No auto zoom
Lacks sturdiness
The sensor isn't as large as a DSLR's
26 August 2011

It's not going too far to say that the NEX-FS100 is more than just a camcorder...

3 July 2011

By Gabe Strong Focus. Chances are, you heard this word a lot as a kid 'You need to focus on your schoolwork!' f you were involved in sports or other activities, you probably heard this word even... Read more…

24 March 2011

Man, the Sony NEX FS-100 sure is looking nice. There are a few videos, which have trickled out in the past 24 hours, that either show off sample footage or have a bit of hands-on treatment. You... Read more…

22 March 2011

As much as we love seeing cameras come in for review here at Videomaker, we love seeing them come in before it's even in production better. So we eagerly embraced the chance to spend some time... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 7 September 2012 by Captain Slocum

By all accounts this is a very good camera and one I was seriously considering buying until I saw the price. Why does it cost 4700 dollars in the US and 4700+ pounds in UK? Should be under 3000... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony 6513640583

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