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Sony NEX-FS700R
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Sony NEX-FS700R Camcorder

11.6MP 1.7kg CMOS Apr 2014
Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The NEX-FS700R is an NXCAM camcorder with a superior 4K Super35mm CMOS sensor, super slow motion capability and an interchangeable E-mount lens system, offering unrivalled flexibility and creative... More
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12 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Sony has good average ratings for its big sensor size video cameras as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other manufacturers.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Studiodaily.com wrote “Still, there is no denying that 4K capture may produce superior HD images, with the additional fine detail and reduced noise making a much better HD picture than originating”.

Quite Large Screen Size

The average screen size of video cameras of this type and age is 3.1", and the screen sizes range from 2.3" to 7.6". At 3.5 inches, the Sony NEX-FS700R has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NEX-FS700R.

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Full HD

Full HD

The NEX-FS700R is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30 is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The NEX-FS700R has an HDMI port, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-FS700R.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI port and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30 is also worth considering.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The NEX-FS700R supports a better memory card type than most video cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sony camcorder supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago support an SDHC memory card. This video camera also support MS PRO and MS Pro-HG Duo 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 in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that came out around the same time as the NEX-FS700R.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MS Pro-HG.

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 around the same time as the NEX-FS700R, the Sony NEX-FS700R has a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ650 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago the best video mode is 1080p and the worst is 480p.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The Sony NEX-FS700R has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that are a similar age to it. This Sony video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of a similar type and age to the NEX-FS700R. The white balance modes "Indoor", "Manual" and "Outdoor" are also found on this camcorder.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the NEX-FS700R is more than most video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this camcorder. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Sony video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera 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 a similar age and spec to it.

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Has Four Cables Included

The NEX-FS700R has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camcorder 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-FS700R. The cables included "AC", "AV" and "Component" are also found on this video camera.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The NEX-FS700R does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic HX-WA30, or the JVC GZ-R15 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony NEX-FS700R does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-FS700R also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the NEX-VG20, or the HDR-PJ810 both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

When compared to other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NEX-FS700R, the display resolution of the Sony NEX-FS700R of only 91,200 pixels is one of the lowest. Across all the video cameras of a similar spec and age to the NEX-FS700R the display resolutions range from 91,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the NEX-FS700R, the NEX-FS700R is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the HC-V707, or the HC-X920 (£599.00) both from Panasonic.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The NEX-FS700R does not have a night mode. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the NEX-FS700R also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony NEX-FS700R is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HX-WA30, or the JVC GZ-R15 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The NEX-FS700R does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the NEX-FS700R also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a built-in projector and we think the HDR-PJ580, the HDR-PJ650, or the HDR-PJ810 all from Sony which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Heavy

The lightest video camera that came out more than two years ago is 65g weight, the heaviest is 3.3kg, and the average weight is 670g. At 1.7 kilograms, the NEX-FS700R is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the NEX-FS700R.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-FS700R

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This big sensor size camcorder was released over two years ago.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Microphone Connection
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
XLR in 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
Included Battery
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Warranty Card
Lens Hood Included

Expert Reviews

9 October 2013

I'll admit I'm not a big fan of 4K. It's a bear to deal with, manage, and store. Still, there is no denying that 4K capture may produce superior HD images, with the additional fine detail and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony nexfs700, sony nexfs700r, sony nexfs700rb, sony nexfs700rbd, sony nexfs700rbdy
Barcodes 00027242875371, 00616932802324, 04905524961638

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