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VidproK-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit
 
4.3

(based on 110 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (78)
  • Lightweight (76)
  • Improves performance (38)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (35)
  • Well built / quality (23)

Cons

  • Flimsy design (7)
  • Flimsy (6)

Best Uses

  • Shooting indoors (48)
  • Home movies (33)
  • Shooting outdoors (31)
  • Travel (20)
  • Outdoor events / games (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (30), Film professional (26), Aspiring film maker (19), Business owner (15), Experienced (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (90), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is a wonderful light!

I haven't even used this light for shooting a video yet, and I love it already. This little light along with a Joby Gorilla has been great for table top shooting of small...Read complete review

I haven't even used this light for shooting a video yet, and I love it already. This little light along with a Joby Gorilla has been great for table top shooting of small items. I used my iPad for a quick photo upload, and lit the camera I wanted to sell, with this little light using the warming filter. Quick and fun!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bright...but green

Light has decent enough power to be a key light from about 5-6 feet f2.8 iso 800....maybe could work at 3-4 ft iso 500

this is a cheap...Read complete review

Light has decent enough power to be a key light from about 5-6 feet f2.8 iso 800....maybe could work at 3-4 ft iso 500

this is a cheap spectrum LED and needs 3/4 minus green....just finished testing it for about an hour.

1/4 minus is not enough....full minus green is a little too much

I am using 2 stacked sheets of 1/4 minus since i only have 1/4 and full....and it is still slightly on the green side....a tint of about -4

Full minus green leaves you with a tint of about +7...this is visibly purple
my kinos come in at about +4 tint...but don't appear as purple to the eye as the numbers would suggest

with no minus green you are looking at over -20 tint correction...pretty well unusable

with the tungsten filter it comes in at about 4200k and only needs about 1/2 minus green as the amber of the filter helps a bit.

For the price this is not a bad light....I am using it for an undercover doc in some dangerous places so i cant bring any Pro looking camera gear to keep a low profile...and it works great for that.

If you want a real good quality light...with nice spectrum LED color...look elsewhere.

The litepanels micro for example gets away with 1/4 minus green...but is 1/2 to 1/3 the intensity of this one and would need at least 1000 iso at 3ft to be enough for a key

Remember even though you can correct the green...a lot of cheap LED will be lacking a lot of the visible spectrum(LOW CRI)...which can lead to odd looking skin tones ect (oranges can look really bad)

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3.0

Decent Light For A Decent Price

By JustEricson

from Encino, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Easy Setup

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Outdoor photography

Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

The carrying case and accessories are a nice touch but the light itself feels cheap and flimsy. The dimmer doesn't have a very wide range (in fact it's rather limited) and the indoor filter didn't provide much of a change in temperature.

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5.0

worth buying

By Pravin

from NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright
  • Easy Setup
  • Efficient
  • Long Beam Throw
  • Runs Cooler

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

    I am using it in low light condition for taking DSLR video. Very happy with it.

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    5.0

    Vid pro K-120

    By Pravin

    from Raleigh NC

    Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

    Very happy with it. I use this light in low light condition on my Sony A7 for video .

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    4.0

    I got what I paid for

    By Mark

    from Voorhees NJ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Setup
    • Efficient

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

      I just received the light and used it once but it was what I wanted for home use.

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      4.0

      Money well spent

      By lc

      from Tallahassee FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright
      • Easy Setup
      • Efficient
      • Long Beam Throw
      • Runs Cooler

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mobile DJ

        Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

        We use these in ENG in the field. They have held up well over the last eight months.

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        4.0

        Great for quick use outdoor - studio NO

        By GeekInVegas

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Setup
        • Efficient
        • Runs Cooler

        Cons

        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events

        Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

        Light was to mount - VERY complete package and nice it comes in its own case. I bought three for outdoor use with a GoPro and a custom monopod mount I build to have the go pro onto with hd monitor and battery attached and lights on the sides

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        4.0

        Nice light, but not a full 0-100% dim range

        By Christine

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright
        • Easy Setup

        Cons

        • Not Great Dimmer

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

        Its a nice light and works for my purposes (light for my video blogs) but the dimmer isn't really 0-100%. Its more like 100% - 50% - 0%.

        The light itself is quite flimsy, but if you're careful it should work just fine.

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        4.0

        good fill light

        By Pro Photographer

        from New Jersey

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Setup
        • Efficient

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

          used it at an event and it helped with the video alittle. Worked well at close range. Also used it to photograph details and it worked great.

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          5.0

          Perfect for small on the go projects

          By Marichuy

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

            I actually got my hands on this a year ago from a friend who let me borrow hers and I ended up borrowing it about 8 times before I realized it was something I needed and i'm so happy with this purchase. It's perfect for my tripod and top part of my camera and the light is pretty strong for how small it is! the dimming on it makes it even more perfect!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Nice light, Nice price

            By ibmradio.

            from Clyde, Ohio

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

            It isn't a high end product, but seems to work well. Plastic finish and a cheaper feel doesn't seem to get in the way of it's performance.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit by V

            By charles

            from Tuscaloosa Alabama

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Home Movies
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

              Works great for projects I do

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Easy to use

              By Beth

              from NY

              Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

              Light weight versitle

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By Studio A

              from Puerto Rico

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects

                Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                I use this product for use in photography at weddings mostly in the dances that are dimly lit with a 50mm lens 1.4fy works fine for me. I can control very well the intencidad of light and the battery has excellent performance.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Good light, great price

                By BT

                from Altoona, PA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects

                  Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                  A great value. Not the best, but at about $[$]it does a very nice job. Durability seems OK, but far from bulletproof. The hard case ought to help it last a bit longer.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Value!

                  By Bushman

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Business Owner, Independant Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight
                  • Value

                  Cons

                  • Dimmer Too Sensitive

                  Best Uses

                  • Consumer Or Low Budget Pr
                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films
                  • Lightweight Mobile Use

                  Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                  This is a great light. Compared to any others in the price range you get the most for your money. The light is bright, light, and versatile.

                  The dimmer works well, but is very sensitive. It reaches full power before 1/2 of the motion of the knob. The battery is great, and the power adapter allows A/C power while the battery charges.

                  It's nice that it includes the filter and diffuser. The mount includes the 1/4" tripod threads, and it comes with an adapter to fit Sony proprietary shoes.

                  For those who don't speak lux, this light gives approximately 1,000 lumens.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Nice and compact.

                  By Izorarch

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                      We are just getting started in videography as one aspect of our business so we need good portable equipment. This LED light is just what we need. I just wish it came with a swivel base for better directional adjustments.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Perfect Light

                      By TampaRandy

                      from Tampa, FL

                      About Me Business Owner, Professional Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                        Good light for DSLRS, not overly big and bulkly, and with DSLRs you don't need very much light so gives plenty. Nice and slim, like the way the battery sides in from top to bottom, so battery doesn't pop out like the other lights where battery lays sideways.

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                        • No

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                        2.0

                        Light is great. Mounting is weak

                        By Videoman

                        from Nashville, TN

                        About Me Business Owner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Bright
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Weak Mounting

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Wedding Or Event Video

                        Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                        This light is great as long as you never ever let it touch anything while mounted to your camera. The plastic shoe mount will crack very easily.

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Bright...but green

                        By mike

                        from canada

                        About Me Cinematographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Bright
                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Bad Color Spectrum
                        • Needs Corrective Gel

                        Best Uses

                        • Crashdisposable
                        • Independent Films
                        • Location
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                        Light has decent enough power to be a key light from about 5-6 feet f2.8 iso 800....maybe could work at 3-4 ft iso 500

                        this is a cheap spectrum LED and needs 3/4 minus green....just finished testing it for about an hour.

                        1/4 minus is not enough....full minus green is a little too much

                        I am using 2 stacked sheets of 1/4 minus since i only have 1/4 and full....and it is still slightly on the green side....a tint of about -4

                        Full minus green leaves you with a tint of about +7...this is visibly purple
                        my kinos come in at about +4 tint...but don't appear as purple to the eye as the numbers would suggest

                        with no minus green you are looking at over -20 tint correction...pretty well unusable

                        with the tungsten filter it comes in at about 4200k and only needs about 1/2 minus green as the amber of the filter helps a bit.

                        For the price this is not a bad light....I am using it for an undercover doc in some dangerous places so i cant bring any Pro looking camera gear to keep a low profile...and it works great for that.

                        If you want a real good quality light...with nice spectrum LED color...look elsewhere.

                        The litepanels micro for example gets away with 1/4 minus green...but is 1/2 to 1/3 the intensity of this one and would need at least 1000 iso at 3ft to be enough for a key

                        Remember even though you can correct the green...a lot of cheap LED will be lacking a lot of the visible spectrum(LOW CRI)...which can lead to odd looking skin tones ect (oranges can look really bad)

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Lo recomiendo

                        By Moises

                        from Minneapolis, mn

                        About Me Business Owner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Independent Films

                          Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                          Me gusta la presentación. Me gusta que puedes controlar la intensidad de la luz.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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