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Sony NEX-FS700E

Sony NEX-FS700E Camcorder

11.6MP 1.7kg CMOS Aug 2013
Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The NEX-FS700E is an NXCAM camcorder with a superior Super35mm CMOS sensor, super slow-motion capability and an interchangeable E-mount lens system, offering unrivalled flexibility and creative... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony has good average reviews for its big sensor size video cameras as well as across its entire video camera range.

Quite Large Screen Size

The average screen size of video cameras of this age and type is 3.1". At 3.5 inches, the NEX-FS700E has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-FS700E.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony NEX-FS700E is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also are Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the NEX-FS700E has an HDMI port.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price] which has better reviews.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The NEX-FS700E supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. Most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this video camera support an MS PRO Duo and SD 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 actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of this spec and age.

An MS Pro-HG memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Sony NEX-FS700E has a built-in display.

Other camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price].

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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 comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the NEX-FS700E the best video mode is 1080p and the worst is 480p.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Sony NEX-FS700E has a greater number of audio formats than most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently 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 the most frequently supported video resolution on camcorders of this age and spec.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The NEX-FS700E does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-FS700E which have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The NEX-FS700E does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-FS700E also do not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens including the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the NEX-FS700E are not 3D compatible. The NEX-FS700E is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the HC-V707[pl_1350701_price], or the HC-X920[pl_1974849_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The NEX-FS700E does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the NEX-FS700E also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-FS700E, the Sony NEX-FS700E is not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the NEX-FS700E does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ580[pl_409855_price], the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony.

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Heavy

At 1.7 kilograms, the NEX-FS700E is quite heavy compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-FS700E. The weights of big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-FS700E range from 65g to 3.3kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-FS700E

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Sony camcorder was released.

CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Capture Mode
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Microphone Connection
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Headphone Out Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
XLR in Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery
Battery Slot
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony nexfs700, sony nexfs700e
Barcodes 00099800067603, 04905524892031

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