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Overall Score

Sony NEX-FS100

fotovideo.nu Silver
4/3 Full HD Camcorder
4/3" Yes 1kg CMOS Feb 2016
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
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Sony NEX-FS100 Review

Released 1 year ago but with average reviews, we have ranked the Sony NEX-FS100 number 238 across all camcorders.
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2 Reviews + 1 Award
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Poor
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9 Great Features
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17 Months Old
Overall Score
54
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has not bad expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 59%. This camcorder has received a "Silver" award from Fotovideo.nu.
At over a year old this video camera is slightly out of date, and newer camcorders with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Very long battery life (max)
Very small optical zoom
Only 4/3" optical sensor size

Sony NEX-FS100 Video Reviews


Sony NEX-FS100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site thought that this camcorder was very good. This Sony camcorder received a "Silver" award from Fotovideo.nu.

Good Expert Reviews

This Sony video camera received a score of 80 out of 100 from expert review website engadget.com. If all the recently released comparable spec camcorders are ranked by average expert review score then this video camera is in the bottom 86%.

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Good Brand

We checked 5,361 expert and user reviews (including 48 verified purchases) 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. 95% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony NEX-FS100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 11.1 times zoom factor, the Sony NEX-FS100 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other new camcorders. The optical zooms of camcorders of this spec and age range from 10x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 24x.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max) of camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera range from 1h to 8.5h, and the average battery life (max) is 2.5h. With a battery life (max) of 8.5 hours, the Sony NEX-FS100 has one of the longest battery life (max) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera range from 4GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 36GB. At 128 gigabytes, the NEX-FS100 has a very large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Supports HDMI

The NEX-FS100 supports HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the NEX-FS100 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 4/3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many new similar spec video cameras.

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Full HD

The NEX-FS100 is Full HD, as are most of the other new comparable spec camcorders.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The NEX-FS100 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder also have an interchangeable lens.

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Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The NEX-FS100 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Sony NEX-FS100 does not support PictBridge, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Has an XLR in

The Sony NEX-FS100 has an XLR in, as do most of the other new camcorders.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony NEX-FS100 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most camcorders that are a similar age to it. Most camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. This camcorder also support video resolutions of 720 x 480 pixels and 720 x 576 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

A 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of video camera.

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Heavy

The NEX-FS100 is one of the heavier latest similar spec video cameras (1 kilogram) amongst camcorders of this age. The weights of camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder range from 50g to 2.4kg.

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

This Sony video camera has been on the market since February 2016.


Sony NEX-FS100 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony NEX-FS100 review we compared this camcorder to 100 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,517 product attributes, 27,363 camcorder reviews and 1,449,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony nexfs100uk
Barcodes 00027242830738

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