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Sony NEX-FS700
Sony NEX-FS700
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Sony NEX-FS700 Camcorder

11.6MP 4/3 3.2kg Mar 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good brand
Reasonably priced
Good quality lens

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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 4,270 user and expert reviews (including 383 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its camcorders. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders compared to other manufacturers. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Lens

Two people said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Expert review site Camcorderinfo.com mentioned “It has an E-Mount lens system, which means it works with Sony's NEX lenses out of the bo”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One person said that the Sony NEX-FS700 was good value for money. Expert website Camcorderinfo.com wrote “Although its $10,000 price tag may seem high”.

Expensive

The cheapeast medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years that we found costs £24 and the most expensive costs £4,074. We think that this video camera looks expensive for a camcorder of a similar age and spec.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camcorder was released in April 2017.


Image Sensor

Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

The NEX-FS700 has a maximum optical sensor size of 4/3". That's 20% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1".

A 4/3" optical sensor size is actually the worst optical sensor size amongst all video cameras of this type and age.

The best optical sensor size amongst similar types of camcorder is 1/2".

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder is 0.49MP and the highest is 9.9MP. The NEX-FS700 has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) (8.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The NEX-FS700 has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other video cameras of this type and age which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The NEX-FS700 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Sony NEX-FS700 has a quite small optical zoom (only 11 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder. Across all the video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

Medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 34, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.8. With a maximum aperture number of 6.3, the Sony NEX-FS700 has one of the higher maximum aperture numbers amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera is 26mm. The Sony NEX-FS700 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (30.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years is 1.1, the highest is 6.8, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.4. With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the Sony NEX-FS700 has one of the higher minimum aperture numbers amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the NEX-FS700 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The average display diagonal of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera is 2.8".

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The NEX-FS700 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the NEX-FS700 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder. Across all the video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder the display resolutions (numeric) range from 91,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 400,000 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony NEX-FS700 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also support HDMI.

We compared all the other video cameras which also support HDMI to this camcorder and we think the Sony NEX-FS700R (£4,074) is also worth considering.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The NEX-FS700 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The NEX-FS700 has a composite video out, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The NEX-FS700 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also are Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Sony NEX-FS700R (£4,074).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|720 x 576|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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White Balance

Features Onepush White Balance

The NEX-FS700 features onepush white balance, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Features Outdoor White Balance

The NEX-FS700 features outdoor white balance, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony NEX-FS700 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder also have a handheld remote control.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony NEX-FS700 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony NEX-FS700 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also do not have a built-in flash.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

At 3.2 kilograms, the NEX-FS700 is very heavy compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera. Camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder have weights of between 50g and 3.3kg, and the average weight is 400g.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers offers nexfs700e, offers nexfs700r, sony nexfs700rh
Barcodes 00027242875388, 00880939026131, 04905524892079, 04905524961713

Sony NEX-FS700 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony NEX-FS700 review we compared this camcorder to 575 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 138,449 product attributes, 23,573 camcorder reviews and 1,484,300 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.

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