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Sony NEX-FS100

Sony NEX-FS100
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A fully featured and gigantic optical sensor size 11.1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with an industry award
11.1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 4" 1kg Feb 2016
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Sony NEX-FS100 Review

With excellent features and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony NEX-FS100 number 6 in shoulder camcorders and number 269 across all camcorders.
79
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
85
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
2 Years Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has good expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 59%. This camcorder has received a "Silver" award from Fotovideo.nu. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this video camera is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
It has some great features:
Very large optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
Longer than average maximum battery life
Larger than average display diagonal
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 camcorder it is capable of producing footage with shallow depth of field similar to that of a film camera and capture with high image fidel
Highlights:
Uipped with a large CMOS sensor equivalent in size to super35mm film like that used in the pmw-f3, it is able to create a rich bokeh effect (beautifully defocused image) to produce the much-desired shallow-focus look associated with top-shelf commercials and feature films. the sensor also features the optimum number of effective pixels for shooting HD moving images. this new sensor is designed with outstanding exposure latitude and sensitivity to deliver extraordinary HD images subtle in detail and color gradation while avoiding image artifacts typical of hdslrs.. A tape measure hook and an image sensor position index on the body marks the position of the focal plane.<br>- 35mm e-mount interchangeable lens system. the NXCAM super35 features a sony e-mount interchangeable lens system. due to the adoption of the e-mount interchangeable lens system, a great variety of current and future e-mount lenses from various lens manufacturers (sony zeiss, tamron, sigma and cosina) are compatible. thanks to its unusually shallow flange focal distance virtually any 35mm lens can be mounted via third-party adaptors. furthermore, with the optional sony la-ea1 mount adaptor you can take advantage of the abundant a-mount lenses.<br>- 1920x1080 60p recording at 28mbps. the new PS mode with a 28mbps bit-rate enables the NXCAM super35 to capture full HD at 60p.<br>- 1920x1080p slow and quick motion (over & under cranking). recording images at a different frame rate from that used for playback provides the extra versatility of slow and quick motion shooting. the nex-fs100 enables full HD (19201080) progressive slow and quick motion. s&q recording plus last scene review permits checking the s&q effects on-set, immediately after shooting the scene without drilling down menus.<br>- HDMI output with embedded time code for 4:2:2 uncompressed digital output. for extra convenience when using external recorders, the nex-fs100 provides an HDMI output with embedded time code and pull down markers signal output al out

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Sony NEX-FS100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This Sony camcorder was given a "Silver" award by website Fotovideo.nu who thought that this camcorder was very good.

Good Expert Reviews

This video camera received an expert rating of 80% from engadget.com.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 9,817 owner and expert reviews (including 2,796 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 91% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Features

Heavier Than Average

The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the Sony NEX-FS100 of 1kg is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 16% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Large Optical Sensor Size

The Sony NEX-FS100's optical sensor size of 1.33" is larger than 98% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony NEX-FS100 of 11.1x is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 40% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The NEX-FS100 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life

Camcorders have battery life (max) of between 0.16h and 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h. The maximum battery life of the NEX-FS100 of 8.5h is very long compared to most other video cameras. It is longer than 96% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all video cameras is 3", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 9". The NEX-FS100's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 19% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony NEX-FS100 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The NEX-FS100's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 300mm is shorter than 88% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras is 58mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders is 1.1, the highest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The minimum aperture number of the NEX-FS100 of 3.5 is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 95% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the NEX-FS100 of 6.3 is in the highest 16% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The NEX-FS100 does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of all camcorders is 66GB, with the smallest being 2GB and the largest being 260GB. The NEX-FS100's maximum memory card size of 128GB is in the largest 15% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders range from 10mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 33mm. The NEX-FS100's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 27mm is in the shortest 26% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony NEX-FS100 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The NEX-FS100 has an interchangeable lens. 93% of camcorders do not have an interchangeable lens.

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