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Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens

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Product Highlights
  • Exmor Super 35 CMOS Sensor
  • E-Mount Interchangeable Lens System
  • Uncompressed 4:2:2 & RGB Output via HDMI
  • NXCAM Recording Format (AVCHD)
  • Embedded Timecode
  • 3.5" XtraFine LCD Screen
  • 1920 x 1080p Slow & Quick Motion
  • Dual XLR Audio
  • Memory Stick, SD/SDHC/SDXC Recording

The NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens is Sony's first affordable and fully professional large-sensor video camera. This compact, highly modular camera comes equipped with a stabilized 11x zoom lens while using the same S35-size CMOS sensor as the higher-end PMW-F3. Unlike smaller, broadcast-style sensors or the larger "full-frame" sensors of some DSLRs, the NEX-FS100's imaging area matches that of standard Hollywood film cameras, providing complete compatibility with cine-style film lenses (via optional adapters) as well as any of Sony's E-Mount lenses. The sensor's large size offers a variety of other advantages, including increased control over depth of field, higher sensitivity in low light, lower image noise, and an exceptional dynamic range.

Able to shoot full 1080p video in a range of frame rates up to 60p, the FS100 provides the option of recording 28Mbps AVCHD footage onto SD or Memory Stick media, or it can output uncompressed 4:2:2 video (with embedded timecode) and RGB via HDMI 1.4 to an external recording unit. There's no stinting on audio, either, as the camera includes not only a shotgun microphone with mount/carrying handle, but dual XLR inputs for recording uncompressed, professional-level sound from an external source.

Other features--such as a rotating 3.5" XtraFine LCD panel with detachable viewfinder, SD recording, GPS geotagging, and slow shutter--make the FS100 an impressive companion to other cameras in the S35 line. Not only will it intercut perfectly with the F3, F35, or SRW-9000PL as a 2nd unit or B camera, it can stand on its own in applications as diverse as indie film, commercials, music promos, education, and wedding videos.

Exmor Super 35 CMOS Sensor for Shooting Motion Pictures
Equipped with a large CMOS sensor equivalent in size to Super 35mm film, the NEX-FS100 enables shooting with the same creative depth of field as the PMW-F3.

The sensor also features the optimum number of effective pixels for shooting HD moving images. At a high 60fps in all-pixel scan mode, this allows images to be captured with less color aliasing, jaggedness and rolling shutter than DSLR cameras, while providing the sensitivity to shoot at a minimum illumination of 0.28 lux. Another advantage of Exmor technology is minimal noise when shooting lowlight scenes.

E-Mount Interchangeable Lens System
Sony's E-mount interchangeable lenses let you enjoy a level of creative freedom unimaginable with camcorders of the past. All feature precision-crafted optics with aspherical glass elements for compact high performance, and circular iris mechanisms for smooth background defocusing. The supplied E-Mount 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 lens boasts 11x zoom power, a quiet AF motor for cleaner sound recording, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with an advanced Active mode that lets you take steady handheld shots while walking around--even without a bulky stabilization rig. An ultra-compact SEL16F28 wide-angle lens and SEL1855 3x zoom lens are also available.

Thanks to the E-mount's short 18mm flange-back distance, using a mount adapter allows shooting with a wide range of existing lenses. For example, with the optional LA-EA1 mount adapter, you can take advantage of the abundant lenses (A-mount lenses). Third-party adapters enable use of an even wider variety of lenses.

Modular Design for a Variety of Shooting Styles
Featuring a compact, lightweight body with detachable grip, handle, and viewfinder, the NEX-FS100 is ideal for a wide range of shooting situations.

During handheld shooting, the angle of the grip can be changed as desired, and recording started and stopped with a button on the grip. Recording start/stop buttons are also provided on the top and lower right of the camera.

There are also 1/4" and 3/8" screw holes on both the handle and the bottom of the camera body for mounting various peripheral devices--plus a tape measure hook and an image sensor position index on the body.

XtraFine LCD Panel
Located on the optical axis, the 3.5"-type XtraFine LCD panel enables easier, more intuitive framing, especially during handheld shooting. And the LCD panel can be rotated for stress-free operation when shooting low-angle scenes and digital signage footage. For easier, more precise focusing in daylight, the viewfinder comes with a detachable 1.2x magnifier.
1920 x 1080P Slow & Quick Motion
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 (1920 x 1080) progressive slow and quick motion. Frame rates are selectable from among 60fps, 30fps, 15fps, 8fps, 4fps, 2fps, and 1fps. So, for example, when recording at 1080/30p, if the frame rate is set to 60fps, images are recorded in 2 times slow motion. S&Q shooting plus last scene review permits checking the S&Q effects on-set, immediately after shooting the scene without drilling down menus.
Hybrid Recording
Recording to the directly mountable HXR-FMU128 Flash Memory unit allows continuous recording for over 10 hours without changing the recording medium. Simultaneous recording using memory cards and other media is also possible for secure backup when shooting footage that can't be reshot.

Note: When recording on different media, the resolution must be HD or SD. HD and SD cannot be simultaneously on different media.

NXCAM Recording Format
Like other NXCAM series cameras, the NEX-FS100 uses the well established AVCHD recording format supported by a wide range of nonlinear editing systems. Better still, it's ready to shoot with a maximum frame rate of 1920 x 1080/60p (28Mbps) for even higher quality recording. For more flexibility, it's also possible to record in Standard Definition MPEG-2 format.
Uncompressed 4:2:2 Output & RGB Output via HDMI 1.4
When shooting, the NEX-FS100 can output uncompressed 4:2:2 video with embedded timecode, as well as RGB via HDMI 1.4, onto external media recording units like an HDD.
Geotagging with Built-in GPS Receiver
A built-in GPS receiver makes the NEX-FS100 an ideal choice for professional videographers. The receiver gives you the ability to "geo-tag" shooting locations--making it easy if you need to return to the same location or to create a log when surveying remote locations. Your locations can be tracked on Google Maps and all GPS data can be extracted with a PC. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone when international travel is part of your assignment.
Picture Profile
Six picture profile settings for different shooting conditions are provided as default settings. Selecting a picture profile for a particular scene offers an easy way to creatively change your shoot.
Last Scene Review
Press a single button to immediately review the last recorded scene.
Expanded Focus
Press a button and this enlarges the centre of the displayed image by 2x, a particularly useful feature when making critical focusing adjustments.
Histogram
Onscreen display of a histogram enables easier exposure adjustment. The histogram also shows the point where the zebra pattern appears (the zebra point). This enables confirmation of overall brightness distribution and the brightness level set with the zebra function. As well as preventing overexposure, this is useful as a guide when aiming for optimum exposure of certain parts of an image, such as faces.
Peaking
A peaking function draws a defined line around the subject displayed in the LCD monitor and viewfinder. Peaking sensitivity and color (red, white, yellow) can be selected to enable more precise focusing.
Markers
Center, aspect, safety zone, guide frame and other markers can be displayed on the LCD.
Firmware Update
Sony has implemented a firmware update scheme for future functions.
Image Device Super 35mm Exmor CMOS Image Sensor (23.6 x 13.3 mm)
Picture Elements 1920 x 1080 (Effective)
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Lens 18-200mm (11x) Zoom, 27-300mm 35mm equivalent
f/3.5-6.3
6-bladed Iris
67mm Filter Thread
Focus Manual and Auto
Stabilization Optical SteadyShot w/Active Mode
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 54dB (Y) (typical)
Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Sensitivity Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum Illumination 0.28 lux (1/30 shutter, IRIS F1.4, Auto GAIN)
Signal System NTSC/PAL
Built-in Filters None
LCD Monitor 3.5 inch-type, XtraFine LCD
Approx. 921,600 dots (1920 x 480), 16:9 aspect
Speaker Mono
Viewfinder Supplied VF tube for LCD
Shutter Speed Auto: 1/60-1/2000, 30p: 1/30-1/2000, 24p: 1/48-1/2400
Manual: 60i/30p/60p: 1/3-1/10000, 24p: 1/3-1/10000
Gain Selection Not specified by manufacturer
White Balance Manual, Auto, Outdoor (5800K), Indoor (3200K), One-push (Touch panel)
Memory Card Slot SD/SDHC/SDXC / Memory Stick (x1)
Recording Format Video HD: HD MPEG-4 AVCHD format compatible (1080/60p original format)
SD: MPEG-2 PS (Same as DVD)

Audio
HD: Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz) / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
STD: Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Frame Rates HD mode
HD PS (28Mbps) 1920x1080 60p or 50p
HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080 30p or 25p
HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080 24p
HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080 60i or 50i
HD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080 60i or 50i
HD HQ (9Mbps) 1440x1080 60i or 50i
HD LP (5Mbps) 1440x1080 60i or 50i
HD FH (17Mbps),1920x1080 24p
HD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080 30p or 25p
HD FX (24Mbps), 1280x720 60p or 50p
HD FH (17Mbps) 1280x720 60p or 50p

SD mode
SD HQ (9Mbps) 720 x 480/60i (30p or 24p Scan)
SD HQ (9Mbps) 720 x 576/50i (25p scan)

Slow & Quick Motion Function
REC Frame Rates: 1080 60p/30p/24p/50p/25p
Capture Rates: 60fps, 30fps, 15fps, 8fps, 4fps, 2fps, 1fps

Recording/Playback Time 170 min (2h 50m) with 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX
@FX(24Mbps), Linear PCM 2ch Recording
Audio Dynamic Range Not specified by manufacturer
Audio Signal Format Not specified by manufacturer
Audio Frequency Response Not specified by manufacturer
Signal to Noise Ratio Not specified by manufacturer
Input and Output Connectors HDMI: Type A Connection (x1 Output)
Component: RCAx3 (x1 Output)
Composite: RCA (x1 Output)
Line/Mic: 3-pin XLR (x2 Input)
Audio: RCAx2 (x1 Output)
USB: Mini-AB/Hi-Speed (x1)
Headphone: 3.5mm Stereo Mini (x1 Output)
Remote: 2.5mm Stereo Mini (x1)
Power Requirements 8.4V AC Adapter / 7.2VDC Battery
Power Consumption 5.6W
When Flash Memory Unit HXR-FMU128 is used, average power consumption increases about 1.1W.
Operating Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5 x 4 x 7.6" (12.7 x 10.2 x 19.4 cm) (body only)
7 x 7.6 x 20.5" (17.8 x 19.2 x 52 cm) (w/lens)
Weight 2.3 lbs (1.04kg) (body only)
6.1 lbs (2.76kg) (w/lens)
Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens
  • E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens for NEX Camera
  • AC-VL1 AC Adapter/Charger
  • NP-F770 L-Series Info-Lithium Battery Pack (7.2v, 4400mAh)
  • DK-415 Connecting Cord
  • ECM-XM1 Microphone
  • RMT-845 Remote Commander
  • Component Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • USB Cable
  • USB Adapter Cable
  • Viewfinder Tube
  • Large Eyecup
  • CR2025 Lithium Battery
  • Software (CD-ROM)
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    SonyNEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 91 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (59)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality (81)
    • Good in low light (75)
    • Easy to use (61)
    • Great sound (56)
    • Image stabilization (51)

    Cons

    • Limited zoom (7)
    • Complicated to operate (3)
    • NO ND FILTER (3)
    • Poor in low light (3)

    Best Uses

    • Movies/short films (71)
    • HD shooting (67)
    • Documentaries (64)
    • Low light (53)
    • Weddings (52)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro videographer (64), Semi-pro (17), Enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (85)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Exceeded Expectations

    I researched cameras for about 5 months before purchasing the FS100. I was originally looking at the 5D Mark III, but wanted a camera just for video. I did so much research I...Read complete review

    I researched cameras for about 5 months before purchasing the FS100. I was originally looking at the 5D Mark III, but wanted a camera just for video. I did so much research I was losing my mind, but I finally decided on the FS100, and I can say I made the right choice. I film sports primarily, and recently brought it to the US Wrestling Nationals in Vegas, and the depth of field on this camera was fantastic. It was awesome in low light, and the picture profiles built in are a great help. One of the Cons people reported were it was cumbersome, but I rigged it up to a VariZoom monopod and find it extreamly easy to carry and maneuver. I'm running around alot when filming, so I can say this is great for those who do both run-and-gun, and stationary shooting. The kit lens was better than expected, and though I will evenetually upgrade, it certainly suffices. It's small, and very easy to trasport. I recommend this camera to anyone!

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    awesome camera but far from perfect

    I use this product for event, corporate and commercial videography.

    The image quality is by far the greatest thing about this camera. Having access to interchangeable lenses is amazing, however using...Read complete review

    I use this product for event, corporate and commercial videography.

    The image quality is by far the greatest thing about this camera. Having access to interchangeable lenses is amazing, however using your canon or nikon lenses will definitely be problematic. Being there is no way to control aperture it becomes a little bit complicated to use this camera in high pressure situations.

    With the nex sony lens, the camera definitely becomes easier to use, but it still has some major flaws with what i consider consumer quality features. digital aperture wheels located on the rear/side of the camera make for an extremely consumer and complicated level of use.

    The LCD screen is big and crystal clear. However, it's somewhat annoying that there's no ocular.

    In general I would love to see the use and quality of the ex-03 with the image quality and lens versatility of the FS100.

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    5.0

    Exceeded Expectations

    By Geoff

    from Massachusetts

    About Me Pro Videographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

    • Hard To Carry

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • HD Shooting
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel

    Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

    I researched cameras for about 5 months before purchasing the FS100. I was originally looking at the 5D Mark III, but wanted a camera just for video. I did so much research I was losing my mind, but I finally decided on the FS100, and I can say I made the right choice. I film sports primarily, and recently brought it to the US Wrestling Nationals in Vegas, and the depth of field on this camera was fantastic. It was awesome in low light, and the picture profiles built in are a great help. One of the Cons people reported were it was cumbersome, but I rigged it up to a VariZoom monopod and find it extreamly easy to carry and maneuver. I'm running around alot when filming, so I can say this is great for those who do both run-and-gun, and stationary shooting. The kit lens was better than expected, and though I will evenetually upgrade, it certainly suffices. It's small, and very easy to trasport. I recommend this camera to anyone!

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    4.0

    really nice but needs the accessories

    By Zak W

    from Ellwood City, PA

    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Movies/Short Films
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

      really needs a tripod rig or handle to be functional and it would have been just that much nicer if the ND filter was somehow built in - the ND filter we got also wasn't compatible with the lens hood that comes with it

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      4.0

      Love The Image

      By Wesyde

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Movies/Short Films
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

      I use this camera for industry productions and i really do love the image this camera puts out. With the correct settings the HD image has a great film like quality. The lack of the auto zoom is not a great feature but if you work off the lense it is not a problem.

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      4.0

      Great camera.

      By Wade

      from Pa

      Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

      Just got this camera a few weeks ago and I love it. The only thing you almost HAVE to invest in is a variable ND filter...
      So far, highly impressed, even with the kit lens.

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      5.0

      Excellent Buy

      By Joe Z

      from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Zoom

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • HD Shooting

        Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

        This is the third time we purchased this camera.
        We use it to produce a TV program in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
        We love the changeable lens and available accessories.
        You must purchase the extra large battery to be usable all day.

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        4.0

        Great camera for a great price

        By Dean

        from Philadelphia, Pa

        About Me Pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

          Out of the box this camera makes a nice picture. The Kit lens feels sturdy enough and doesn't breathe a lot. It's a little slow, but for the price, what do you expect? It covers a nice focal range and I'm not finding too much to complain about. I love that there are six buttons on the side that are all fully customizable. Being able to create custom picture profiles is a nice option and overall the camera has a very professional feel. Giving it 4 stars because SDI would be nice.

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          5.0

          Worth every penny

          By Boom

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Zoom range/performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • HD Shooting
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

            I use the NEX FS100UK mostly for wedding and other events. Like how most people agree, video quality is the thing we like the most. Shooting in low light conditions just got so much easier. I no longer have to use artificial lighting, even in poorly lit venues.
            There are a few things I didn't like about the camera but I got used to it. 1. the lack of power zoom, 2. lack of nd filters 3. the inability to see the screen from overhead shooting.
            To compensate for this problem, well for power zoom I practiced both using the zoom wheel or grabbing the lens hood back or forth. I actually got really good using that method and I found it to be smoother than using power zoom on other cameras. For the filters, well, for the ones I need, they're not that expensive. For the overhead shooting, I also practiced that by using a monopod to raise the camera and just judging by where the lens is pointed I am able to capture a smooth footage from above.
            The EVF viewfinder is basically useless. I found it much better by investing in a $20.00 screen hood. I had to modify the hood a bit so now I got it fitted exactly how I want it.
            It took me a couple of events to get used to the position of the grip for gunning and shooting. The XLR cable audio input 1 does get in the way and if the stock microphone had a little bit longer cable you could connect it to audio input 2. That's an easy fix by purchasing a short XLR cable for extension.
            Overall, great camera for the money. not a perfect camera, but if it was perfect, it would be much more expensive. In conclusion, I give it 5 stars for the price.

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            4.0

            Clients love the quality picture

            By Flash Pro

            from Pensacola

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Movies/Short Films

              Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

              This cam is very versatile. I can set it up like a cinema camera with follow focus and matte box. Put a Nanoflash on it and shoot great green screen. Strip it down and put the Sony lense on it for run and gun. As a freelance producer I never know what kind of job I will be working on, and the Sony NEX FS-100 allows me to be ready for almost any kind of job. My clients always comment on how great the picture is. It is a keeper.

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              4.0

              A good entry into pro video equipment...

              By Joshua

              from Kennewick, WA

              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • HD Shooting
                • Interviews

                Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

                This product is used primarily to film interviews and b-reel footage within an agriculture context.

                The dynamic range from the 35mm sensor, interchangeable lenses, and XLR audio inputs allow for greatly improved video and audio capture versus 'prosumer' type video cameras.

                Most of my lenses are canon EF mount, so I highly recommend getting an adapter unless you already have an investment in Sony lenses.

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                5.0

                Excellent

                By Buss

                from Sacramento, CA

                About Me Pro Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

                    Very good camera for it's price.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent low light camera

                    By Still Frame Pictures

                    from Nashville, TN

                    About Me Pro Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Zoom range/performance

                    Cons

                    • Poor Handle Design
                    • Poor Lcd Placement

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • HD Shooting
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Movies/Short Films
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

                    I purchased this camera to upgrade from my Canon XH-G1 for shooting weddings and events. I needed something that had autofocus and good low light ability, but still wanted the look of Super 35. This camera is perfect for that. I primarily use it on my Steadicam Flyer LE, and since it is not economical to hire a focus puller for wedding videography, having a quick autofocus lens is an enormous bonus. This camera maintains its color space through the ISO range, which is perfect since most weddings are very low light. I feel it is highly intrusive to use video lights when a bride has specifically determined the mood she wants to set through her event lighting designers. So, having a camera that can take whatever lighting situation you want to throw at it and still look great is phenomenal. The main downside to this camera is its design. The "handle" doesn't feel sturdy enough to carry it by (like the Canon XH-G1 was) without holding the bottom of it too. The LCD screen is also in a bad place for handheld, and if you need to hold the camera above your head to get a shot, you can forget seeing the screen. On a positive note for handheld though, you can have the kit lens at 200mm and it stabilizes well enough that it could almost be mistaken for being on a tripod. I highly recommend getting the Metabones Speedbooster adaptor for mounting Canon EF glass. Absolutely worth every penny. And with a Sony NP-F970 battery, I can have the camera on for 6 hours straight and still keep shooting.

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                    4.0

                    Every thing I expected

                    By webamn

                    from Wisconsin

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

                        This camera records fantastic video, at least for my purposes. It is used in a variety of situations such as school plays, concerts, family events, and an occasional wedding.
                        A power zoom rocker would have been nice but I can live without, and a dedicated in/out time code to sync cameras would have been a plus too. But once again I can make do. The channel 2 XLR input being on the other side had me puzzling for a time, however I realized that if a second mic were mounted, it will have an easier connection. I have only used the kit lens and will be looking forward to additional glass in the future.

                        I am already use to the SONY AX2000 so controls are not to unfamiliar.

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                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By gustavo

                        from brasil, juiz de fora

                        About Me Video Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Great Sound
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Zoom range/performance

                        Cons

                        • Complicated To Operate
                        • Limited Zoom
                        • No External Mic Input
                        • No image stabilization
                        • Poor Image Quality
                        • Poor In Low Light
                        • Poor Sound
                        • Poor Still Image

                        Best Uses

                        • Documentaries
                        • HD Shooting
                        • Home Movies
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Movies/Short Films
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

                        Good good good.....thanks BHPHOTO!!! EXCELENT!!! "RECOMENDO A BRASILEIROS"

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                        2.0

                        excellent image quality when works

                        By the photographer

                        from irving, tx

                        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

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                        Pros

                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Picture Quality

                        Cons

                        • Poor AutoFocus

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

                          excellent image quality but not that much better than a 4 year old Panasonic TM700K. when stock lens is used, low light sensitivity is about the same. used a fast lens f1.8 and image was free of any noise, even at very little light. however, autofocus does not work even in bright light. always managed to focus on a small object at the corner of the frame in the background while the subject filling 85% of the frame and closest to the camera!!! not worth the extra money

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                          5.0

                          Sony FS 100 - A true cinematic camera

                          By Joey Jo Jo Jo

                          from West Los Angeles, CAlifornia

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Great Sound
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Documentaries
                            • HD Shooting
                            • Movies/Short Films
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

                            I've only owned this camera for a couple of weeks and I can already tell that this camera will become one of my most priced possessions. The Super 35mm sensor gives a lovely image that far surpasses that of DSLRs. At 24P 1080 this camera looks completely cinematic. For those interested in independent filmmaking or documentaries, the FS100 is the perfect tool. Small, light and compact, the camera is ideal for 'run and gun' style shooting. With full bandwidth audio and XLR connectors, the FS100 is a totally professional tool, allowing the content creator to shoot and edit with complete confidence in the final product. The amount of control one has over the image quality is also exceptional. Frame rates are selectable from 60fps, 30 fps, 15 fps, 8 fps, 4 fps and 2 fps. Great Slow-Mo shooting is available in progressive mode. Too many other features to mention in this review. I highly recommend this camera to anyone interested in upping their game to the next level from DSLRs or 3 chip cameras. The FS100 is a game changer that will democratize the film and television industry. Best of all is the under 5K price!

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                            5.0

                            Glad I stepped up to this level!

                            By TBoud

                            from Broussard, LA.

                            About Me Semi-pro Videographer

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                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Great Sound
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Zoom range/performance

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Documentaries
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Movies/Short Films
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

                            I have already used the Sony FS100 for two video projects and am amazed at the video quality! Color balance, Resolution, depth of focus are outstanding with the supplied lens. The manual zoom is very smooth and the auto focus is more than adequate. Look forward to using this week on a special Flash Mob video of a symphony orchestra at an awards banquet, and upcoming wedding.

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                            4.0

                            Great cam

                            By MJulien

                            from Montreal

                            About Me Pro Videographer

                            Pros

                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Documentaries
                              • Movies/Short Films
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

                              Love this cam. We use it with Sony NEX, Sony Alpha, Canon EF and Nikon lenses with great results. It makes a perfect photo/video kit with our NEX-7 and NEX-5n.

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                              4.0

                              Love it!

                              By LA Dude

                              from Redondo Beach, Ca

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                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Picture Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Documentaries

                                Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

                                Has a very nice look in both 24 and 30fps. Have used extensively for on air and web based commercials. It does have a Sony "cooler" look than the Panasonic AF100 which I would compare it to, however there is plenty of latitude and no problem warming up the image in post. Shoots very well in low light. Would recommend it over the AF100. The

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                                4.0

                                stunning image quality

                                By VidRip

                                from Portland, OR

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                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Great Sound
                                • Interchangeable lens
                                • Large Clear LCD

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Documentaries
                                  • HD Shooting
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Movies/Short Films

                                  Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

                                  I do event videos and documentaries. This super 35 provides a superb quality image with an impressive dynamic range and vibrant colors. Its low light capability is extraordinary especially if one exploits the gain which leaves no visible diminishment in image quality. Its modular design works well for me and, of course, its interchangeable lens capability is a huge plus. The kit lens is decent and does indeed allow for shallow depth of field, if that's important to you. I've been extremely pleased with it. I should note, though, that it is not great for "run and gun" shooting. There is not a decent handle on it - and the viewfinder which is mounted on the top will, therefore, not angle down. So, like a DSLR, one should think about buying a rig(s) for it, if you want to use it in that manner. In its out-of-box format, it works best attached to a tripod. The included short shotgun mike is, at best so-so, but with two XLR ports - that ceases to be an issue. Anyone looking to buy a DSLR for video would be so much better served by this camera. An extra bonus in that I was able to fit the camera (disassembled) into a standard DSLR camera bag.

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                                  5.0

                                  Amazing in low light

                                  By Shazad

                                  from TX

                                  About Me Pro Videographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • Good in Low Light
                                  • Great Picture Quality
                                  • Great Sound
                                  • Large Clear LCD

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Movies
                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Sony NEX-FS100UK Super 35 Camcorder with 18-200mm Lens:

                                    Coming from Canon XH-A1 this camera is just amazing in low light. Now kit lens is very good but once you pass 150mm then AF is not that good in low light.

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