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Canon FS100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 784 reviews of Canon FS100. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the reliability. The connectivity and viewfinder get negative opinions.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

viewfinder, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon FS100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon FS100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Canon FS100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the image quality and battery are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the color.

usability, portability, price, battery, image quality

color

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon FS100 Digital Camcorder (45 x Advanced Zoom With 2.7" Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon FS100 Digital Camcorder (45 x Advanced Zoom With 2.7" Widescreen Colour LCD)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon FS100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 513 user reviews of Canon FS100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

reliability, viewfinder

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon FS100 Flash Memory Camcorder with 37x Optical Zoom (Garnet Wine)Canon FS100 Flash Memory Camcorder with 37x Optical Zoom (Garnet Wine)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Canon FS100 review

 

Basic but functional camcorder

Decent picture quality ; Easy to use ; Low price

Basic feature set ; Low build quality ; Only standard def

Built to a price, and it shows

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: James (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Camcorder group test (Part 5) Canon FS100 Review

 

Canon FS100 review These days hi-def videocams are all the rage so, you could be forgiven for thinking that standard definition cameras are on their way out. Odd choice then the FS100 - it's a new budget-priced standard...

Light ; Uses SDHC cards ; Good battery life ; Feels solid

Standard definition – not much cheaper than high-definition ; Average image quality ; No flash ; No conventional viewfinder ; Poor low-medium light picture quality

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: CB (simplydv.co.uk)

SimplyDV Review: Canon FS100 SD-Video Camcorder

 

High definition video is hogging the limelight but standard definition isn't bowing out just yet. So, are the low-light images produced by Canon's solid state FS100 letting the side down? Time to investigate.

There's much to commend the FS100 - not least its typical retail price here in the UK. If you're new to this whole camcorder thing and you're a bit bewildered by the choice yet you like the idea of recording to, and playing back from, a memory card...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: (star-techcentral.com)

FS100

 

LOOKING to capture important moments in your life in ­glorious high definition? Look no further as Sony has recently launched its HD Handycam video recorder, the HDR-TG1.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon FS100

 

Miniature camcorder gives big results

Lots of modes and features to play around with, compact design, external microphone jack

No inbuilt memory, no headphone jack

The FS100 is a flash-memory-based camcorder with an impressive array of features for the asking price. While it may not excel in any one area, it offers solid performance across the board.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon FS review: Canon FS

 

In the continuum that runs from low-resolution, cheapo camcorders like the Creative Vado to high-quality, solid-state "prosumer" HD models like Canon's own Vixia HF10 , Canon's line of SD-based camcorders--FS11, FS10, and FS100--falls exactly where...

Compact, attractive design; mic input.

No optical image stabilization; ineffective wind filter; no headphone jack; modest video quality.

Convenient, well-designed camcorders that look pricier than they are, models in the Canon FS series--FS11, FS10, and FS100--nevertheless deliver typical budget video in line with their budget price tags.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Canon FS100

 

All in all, for the price, you can get a decent camcorder for a decent price. If you need a camcorder and price is a factor, you can certainly make due with the Canon FS100. Record your memories today; after all, they are priceless when you look back...

good investment for an inexpensive camcorder37x optical zoomAccepts SD / SDHC media

Wind filter not very good

The new standard definition, flash memory, limited moving parts camcorder..

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon FS100 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon FS100 (MSRP $399) is one of three models in Canon's first ever line of solid state, standard definition camcorders. The other two step-up models—the Canon FS10 and Canon FS11—include built-in internal flash memory (8GB and 16GB,...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Bruce Coker (devhardware.com)

Canon FS100 Camcorder

 

It?s clear before you even order one that Canon?s FS100 SD camcorder is not aimed at the top end of the market. That much is clear from the color schemes Canon have devised. Today we look beyond the color to see what you can actually accomplish with...

The fit and finish are excellent. The metallic coating seems durable, and at just 10.7 ounces in weight it feels as though it could be carried all day without strain. The neat size and compact shape make it easy to stash away in between sessions, so...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (reviewed.com)

Canon FS100

 

The Canon FS100 (MSRP $399.00) is one of three models in Canon\'s first ever line of solid state, standard definition camcorders. The other two models—the Canon FS10 and Canon FS11—can record to SD/SDHC memory cards, as well as built-in internal flash...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

From Canon's long history of optical excellence, advanced image processing, superb performance and technological innovation in photographic and broadcast television cameras comes the latest in camcorders. With the light, compact Canon FS100, you can have stunning video with the ease and numerous benefits of flash memory, at an affordable price. Flash memory is used in some of the world's most innovative electronic products such as laptop computers, MP3 players, PDAs and cell phones. It is just the thing for catching more of your life's most special moments. In addition you will get the FS100's Canon exclusive features such as Canon 48x Advanced Zoom and Canon’s DIGIC DV II Image Processor, combined with a CCD image sensor, image stabilization and a widescreen LCD. You can even choose the color for your FS100 that suits you best. It is truly a flash memory camcorder that's both hard to beat and unmistakably Canon.

Audio

Audio Dubbing:N / No
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-808

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV II
Minimum illumination:1.7
Photo effects:Black&White, Mosaic, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Playback zoom (max):45
Self-timer:10

Carrying Case

Recommended Use:Camcorder
Type:Soft case

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Red / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.4cm
Height:6cm
Weight:260g
Width:5.8cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.858 / 6.86 / 68.6
Display resolution (numeric):123000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset/Fireworks / Snow / Beach / Sunset / Sports mode / Night mode / Portrait mode / Spotlight

Flash

Built-in Flash:N / No / Yes
Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:10
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:FS100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):0.8
Effective megapixels (movie):0.71 / 710000
Optical sensor size:1/0.236 / 25.4 / 6 / 25.400 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.7 - 1877 / 41.700 - 1877
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 96.2 / 2.600 - 96.200 / 3 - 6
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Lens Aperture:F/2.0-5.2
Max Focal Length:96.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:37
Optical Zoom:37
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Blue/Red

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.8Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:710Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.07Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" )/4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):2 - 5.2
Art:Y / Yes
Audio output:1
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Cable Type:USB
Fader:Y
Flash memory:16000 / 8192
I/O ports:1x Direct Print
Internal Memory:16384
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE / Pixela ImageMixer 3 SE, Digital Video Solution Disk v.30

Ports & interfaces

DV port:N / No
HDMI: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
S-Video In:N / No
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0005 - 0.17 / 1/2000 - 1/6 / 1/6 - 1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1152 x 864
Still image resolution(s):1152 x 864, 1152 x 648, 640 x 480 / 640 x 480

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:16

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Full HD: No

Video Input

Digital Zoom:2000
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Vivid/Skin Detail / Neutral / Art / Vivid / Mosaic / Sepia / Black & White
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.4 / 12.400 / 124 / 6
Height :12.4 / 12.400 / 6 / 60
Weight:26 / 260
Width:5.8 / 5.800 / 58

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Tungsten, Daylight