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VidproK-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit
 
4.3

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (76)
  • Lightweight (74)
  • Improves performance (37)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (35)
  • Well built / quality (23)

Cons

  • Flimsy design (7)
  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Shooting indoors (48)
  • Home movies (32)
  • Shooting outdoors (31)
  • Travel (20)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (30), Film professional (26), Aspiring film maker (19), Business owner (15), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (88), 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

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.

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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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              • 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.

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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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                        • No

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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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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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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                              • No

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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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                                • No

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