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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
Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This camcorder received a "Silver" from Fotovideo.nu who concluded that this Sony camcorder was great.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Camcorder expert review website engadget.com scored this video camera 80%.

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

On average Sony video cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all video cameras produced by Sony.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony NEX-FS100 reviewer who reviewed the Sony NEX-FS100 considered that it had a good autofocus. Expert website Kenstone.net said “By Gabe Strong Focus”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The NEX-FS100 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras that came out in the last year do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The NEX-FS100 has an image stabiliser, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that came out in the last year do not have an image stabiliser.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

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

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Very Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 8.5 hours, the Sony NEX-FS100 has one of the longest battery lifes amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the latest video cameras the battery lifes range from 2.2h to 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).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all similar spec camcorders that came out in the last 12 months.

Amongst similar types of camcorder 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, which is unusual. Most of the other recently released video cameras 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 are a comparable age to it. Most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 720p video mode. This Sony 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. Across all camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-FS100 the worst video mode is 480p and the best is 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 comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it support a 640 x 480 pixels video resolution. In addition, this video camera support video resolutions of 720 x 480 pixels, 720 x 576 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. Across all video cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-FS100 the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 640 x 360 pixels.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of video cameras that were released in the last 12 months is 1.7lx, and the minimum illumination range from 0.2lx to 3lx. The NEX-FS100 has a fairly small minimum illumination (only 0.28 lux) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the NEX-FS100.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Sony NEX-FS100 is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that were released in the last 12 months are also not Full HD.

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Not 3D Compatible

The NEX-FS100 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-FS100 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

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

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Not Waterproof

The NEX-FS100 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-FS100 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most recently released similar spec video cameras do not have a built-in projector. The Sony NEX-FS100 is no exception to this as it too does 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 comparable spec camcorders of this age. Similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-FS100 have maximum focal lengths of between 300mm and 1,700mm, and the average maximum focal length is 780mm.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for the last year.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

Across all the comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the NEX-FS100 the movie megapixel counts range from 3.4MP to 16MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 9.1MP. The NEX-FS100 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts (only 3.43 megapixels) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Very High Minimum Aperture

At 3.5, the Sony NEX-FS100 has a very high minimum aperture compared to most of the other latest similar spec camcorders. The minimum apertures of new comparable spec camcorders range from 1.8 to 3.5.

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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 comparable spec video cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
XLR in
HDMI Version
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Voltage
Charging Source
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

1 Award

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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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