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VidproK-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit
 
4.3

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (75)
  • Lightweight (73)
  • Improves performance (36)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (35)
  • Well built / quality (23)

Cons

  • Flimsy design (7)
  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Shooting indoors (48)
  • Home movies (31)
  • Shooting outdoors (31)
  • Travel (20)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (30), Film professional (26), Aspiring film maker (19), Business owner (14), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (87), 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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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.

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    • 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.

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      • 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.

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          • 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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            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.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Nice kit!

              By Schmidty

              from Mankato, MN

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

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

                Nice and portable. Dimmer works great. Very happy

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                • No

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                4.0

                great entry level light!

                By bennybeatz

                from pa

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

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

                  I use my light for music videos and this light makes the footage pop. The dimmer is very nice for quickly getting the right lighting. It would be nicer to have a longer battery life but it still lasts awhile.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Value!

                  By tim abad

                  from orange county, CA

                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Dimmer Not Full Range

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • Nightclub Videos

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

                  I had a budget of 200 for a light, when I was helped by an employee, they recommended this for 75.

                  I did the job and was more than bright enough.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Budget lighting

                  By L.Lucci

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films
                    • Need For Small Lighting

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

                    i'll start this off by saying, yes there are better LCD lighting solutions out there... but none for the value. my girlfriend and i both work on various video projects and we love using the two we have from a broad range of uses. we like their and living in NYC traveling via subway for a shoot isn't fun with bulky lighting set ups.

                    it has it's downsides...
                    it's mostly plastic, and my concern is with the shoe mount. my solution is to use the tripod threading as much as possible when mounting it places (i like to mount them on magic arms).

                    It works best with a fully charged batter or using the provided AC adapter. We have noticed a steady drop in light intensity and a shift in color temp as the battery gets lower.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great for the money

                    By Reemlo

                    from Panama City, FL

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings

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

                      Very bright light. I just shot a reception and it performed great in low light. I also liked the fact that it has a rechargable battery. I have been pleased so far. Good light for the money.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent for such a low cost

                      By Juan Mosquera

                      from Cali, Colombia

                      About Me Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Independent Films

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

                        Ideal for Dslr! Practical, easy to handle.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great Little Light, with exceptions...

                        By ECM

                        from Dallas, TX

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Bright
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Efficient Battery Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy construction
                        • Poor Diffusion Filter
                        • Poor Dimmer Control

                        Best Uses

                        • Event video
                        • Portable Fill Light

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

                        I use this light primarily for event videography, especially in darker locations. It uses the same giant battery pack that my old light used, but the battery that came with it, although smaller, was enough to power the light for a 6 hour event! The diffusion filters don't really diffuse much light, but at least they stay in place during use. I'd like to experiment with adding a bit of diffusion paper to see how it affects the throw.Apart from the plastic enclosure that feels like it's going to snap off its base an any moment, the only complaint I have about this light is the intensity control. Its advertised as having 0-100% dimming control, but its not smooth (rather jumpy). So in effect you have 2 or 3 settings, mostly around 100%.

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                        5.0

                        Handy

                        By Daniel_S

                        from Johnson City, TN

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors
                          • Travel

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

                          This is a very useful lights just to have in your kit. Not only is it great for an on-camera light but is also great as a throw-down accent light to lighten dark areas in the shot. The dimmer, warming filter and diffuser add to the versatility of this bright little light.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect light for what I need

                          By Roger

                          from Lancaster. MA

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Shooting Indoors

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

                            I use it for event videos. It works quite well on my Panasonic HMC150. It is a very cost effective way of making good video in dark conditions.

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                            5.0

                            Good and functional

                            By dogmandu

                            from Wilmington, NC

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Weddings

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

                              This is as-advertised, and it's what you would expected for the money. The case is convenient, it has a battery with a wall charger, and what looks like an adapter mount for cameras without the expected mounting plate on top.

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                              4.0

                              Great Value for the Money

                              By Mark Mathias

                              from Westport, CT

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies

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

                                I use the item for my Canon T4i in video mode. It does a great job for lighting items close by, especially people.

                                It's clearly a consumer product, in that it's made out of medium-duty plastic, but in the week I've had it, it is durable. The case it comes in doesn't compare to the Pelican cases I use for other equipment, but it's great that it came with a case.

                                The other suggestion is to include a manual with the product. While simple enough to operate, having a manual to describe the use of the filers, dimmer and the mystery button on the bottom (it releases the color filters) would be welcome.

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                                3.0

                                Not so powerful

                                By Vick

                                from Orlando, FL

                                About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent, Tech Savvy, Wedding Videographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy Design

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies
                                • Replacement
                                • Shooting Indoors

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

                                I do weddings and interviews, It's ok overall...but not great, you need two in order to light up your subject in a low light (wedding scenario) situation.

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