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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 appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. The connectivity and viewfinder get negative views.

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. People are impressed by the image quality and battery. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive 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)

Dec, 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. Views about the image quality and size are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts 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)

Dec, 2016

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

Consumer review by: arti76 (productreview.com.au)

Good

 

Decent camera for general recording of family events and holidays. The size makes it convenient to take most places with ease. It does start to get a little grainy when recording in low light conditions which is helped by the built in light although...

Nice compact size so easy to keep in pocket when out and about. Fast start up, easy to use controls, built in LED light. Auto lens cover. SD card based storage.

No thread for using wide lens. Narrow field of vision. Grainy picture when in low light. AC Adapter failed at 11 months of age, took Canon a month to replace under warranty :(

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

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