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Sony NEX-FS700
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Sony NEX-FS700 Camcorder

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11.6MP 3.2kg CMOS Mar 2014
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Affordable 4K/2K RAW Options With 4K Super 35mm Sensor And Super Slow Motion The NEX-FS700RH is an NXCAM camcorder with a superior 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor, super slow-motion capability and an... More
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Review of Sony NEX FS700 Part 1_ Slow motion and first impressions
Sony FS700 review part 1
Sony FS700 Review_ Pros and Cons
Gear Review - Sony NEX FS700 Review

16 Reasons For

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Sony is one of the superior camcorder brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Sony also has good reviews for its big sensor size video cameras.

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony NEX-FS700 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens to this camcorder and we think the Sony NEX-EA50[plb_1464417_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Large Screen Size

Camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the NEX-FS700 have screen sizes of between 2.3" and 3.5". With a screen size of 3.5 inches, the Sony NEX-FS700 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 3.5" screen size camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Sony NEX-EA50[plb_1464417_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony NEX-FS700 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-FS700 also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think cheaper camcorders such as the Sony NEX-EA50[plb_1464417_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Sony PXW-Z100[plb_2991864_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony NEX-FS700 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also are Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think the Sony NEX-EA50[plb_1464417_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the Sony PXW-Z100[plb_2991864_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The NEX-FS700 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the NEX-FS700.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including the Sony NEX-EA50[plb_1464417_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at other video cameras which also have an HDMI port including the Sony PXW-Z100[plb_2991864_price].

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This camcorder has an Optical image stabiliser, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The NEX-FS700 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most camcorders of this age and type. This video camera also support MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo HX and SD memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

The average maximum aperture value of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the NEX-FS700 is 4. The NEX-FS700 has one of the higher maximum aperture values (6.3) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the NEX-FS700 has a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the Sony NEX-EA50[plb_1464417_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think the Sony PXW-Z100[plb_2991864_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The NEX-FS700 has a fairly high display resolution (921,000 pixels) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NEX-FS700 have display resolutions of between 91,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels.

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1080i Video Mode

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. Across all camcorders of this type and age the best video mode is 1080p and the worst is 480p.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the NEX-FS700 is more than most similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras that were launched around the same time as the NEX-FS700. The white balance modes "Indoor", "Manual" and "Outdoor" are also found on this video camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the NEX-FS700 is more than most video cameras of this age and type. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Sony camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 720 x 480|720 x 576|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Four Cables Included

The NEX-FS700 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-FS700. The cables included "AC", "AV" and "Component" are also found on this camcorder.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The NEX-FS700 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of this age and spec do not have a night mode. The NEX-FS700 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony NEX-FS700 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The NEX-FS700 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a built-in projector.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the NEX-FS700 is 2.8mm, the longest is 40mm, and the average minimum focal length is 28mm. At 30.6 millimeters, the NEX-FS700 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 3.2 kilograms, the NEX-FS700's weight is one of the heaviest amongst video cameras of this age and spec. The average weight of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-FS700 is 650g.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Sony NEX-EA50[plb_1464417_price] (1.7kg and cheaper).

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture

The lowest minimum aperture of big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-FS700 is 1.1 and the highest is 11. The NEX-FS700 has a fairly high minimum aperture (3.5) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the NEX-FS700.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-FS700

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This big sensor size camcorder has been on the market for over two years.

Average Optical Zoom

The Sony NEX-FS700 has a relatively standard optical zoom (11 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Sony PXW-Z100[plb_2991864_price] (20x).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Microphone Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Slot
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

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19 April 2012

Although its $10,000 price tag may seem high, the NEX-FS700 is actually more modestly-priced than the competition. At $5,000, the JVC GY-HMQ10 is a cheaper option, but its 4K workflow solution...

19 April 2012

The Sony NEX-FS700 has a lot of things going for it. It can produce slow-motion full HD video at 120 or 240fps, and it can record up to 960fps at lower resolutions. It has an E-Mount lens system,... Read more…

17 April 2012

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11 December 2012

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hxrifr5, sony nexfs700, sony nexfs700e, sony nexfs700u, sony nexfs700r, sony nexfs700rb, sony nexfs700rbd, sony nexfs700rbdy
Barcodes 00027242855861, 00027242870932, 00027242875388, 00616932802324, 00617689591974, 00880939026131, 04905524892031, 04905524961638, 04905524961713, 08718591670763

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