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Sony NEX-FS100 Camcorder

£1,199.00
4/3 1kg CMOS Feb 2016
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
Modular design
Good quality lens
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Reviews

One Industry Award

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

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site engadget.com scored this Sony camcorder 80 out of 100. If all the camcorders of a similar type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this video camera is in the bottom 86%.

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 4,270 expert and owner reviews (including 101 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its video cameras. 95% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Modular Design

One owner concluded that the product was well designed. Luminous-Landscape.com wrote in their review of the Sony NEX-FS100 “Modular design”.


Good Quality Lens

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the Sony NEX-FS100 had a good autofocus. Six years ago expert review site Kenstone.net said “By Gabe Strong Focus”.


Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony NEX-FS100 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than a year ago also have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony NEX-FS100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 6.3, the NEX-FS100's maximum aperture number is one of the highest amongst video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder. The lowest maximum aperture number of similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera is 3.7, the highest is 6.3, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 11.1 times zoom factor, the Sony NEX-FS100 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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Storage

Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

At 128 gigabytes, the NEX-FS100 has a very large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera. Across all the similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder the maximum memory card sizes range from 4GB to 130GB.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The NEX-FS100 supports HDMI. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than a year ago also support HDMI.

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Has an XLR in

The NEX-FS100 has an XLR in. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera also have an XLR in.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The NEX-FS100 does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not support PictBridge.

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Battery

Very Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera the battery life (max) range from 1h to 8.5h, and the average battery life (max) is 2.7h. At 8.5 hours, the Sony NEX-FS100 has a very long battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The NEX-FS100 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The NEX-FS100 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions supported by most video cameras that have been around for more than a year. This video camera also support video resolutions of 720 x 480 pixels and 720 x 576 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all video cameras of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The Sony NEX-FS100 supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Image Sensor

Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 4/3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Price

Pricey

The cheapeast camcorders of this age and type that we found costs £49 and the most expensive costs £4,999. We think that this camcorder looks expensive for a camcorder that was released more than a year ago.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The weights of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera range from 50g to 2.4kg, and the average weight is 450g. The NEX-FS100 is one of the heavier video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera (1 kilogram) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Display

Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 921,600 pixels, the NEX-FS100 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst camcorders of this age. Comparable spec camcorders that came out more than a year ago have display resolutions (numeric) of between 920,000 pixels and 1,600,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the NEX-FS100 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the NEX-FS100.

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