Canon FS100 reviews: Memory card storage SD camcorder

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+ This camcorder scores very high on battery life. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 79 reviews.
Canon FS100: Horizontally held, 37x optical zoom camcorder using SDHC card. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very light, good ease of use, delivers well on all essential features. The ability to record directly onto an SD card is great & involves no rewinding! Overall a cracking little camera!
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Nov 2008

Kath, Dorset

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
small compact easy to use, great value for money
Bad points:
none! really happy with purchase
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Mar 2009

Janet, Gloucestershire

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Really light and easy to use, excellent picture quality and downloads to PC really quickly.
I am so glad we went for this one, I can't believe how compact it is compared to our old one.
Will easily fit into a handbag if required.
Bad points:
None yet.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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16 of 16 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Dec 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Light weight, easy to use to get basic pictures. Small and compaact.
Bad points:
Difficult to keep steady by just hand holding, you need to find a way of bracing your arm to get the picture steady.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 6.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Mar 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
size
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Jan 2009

Carl, Chesterfield

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Small, compact and easy to use
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Feb 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
compact, light weight, easy to operate
Bad points:
no sd card included
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Jan 2009

This Canon FS100 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
Resolution (Pixels) 1152x864
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 37
Media format Memory card
Connections USB
Type of memory card SD
Type of memory card SDHC
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 2000
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Weight (g) 260
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 5.2
Maximum aperture wide 2
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 41.7
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 1877
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2008-03-17

Also known as: FS100

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Manufacturer's Description

Flash Memory Camcorder
Stylish and convenient, the FS100 is a compact camcorder that records directly to memory cards, making it easy to share and upload your footage. The 45x Advanced Zoom gets you closer to the action.

  • Stylish camcorder to take anywhere
  • SD/SDHC memory card recording
  • 45x Advanced Zoom
  • Megapixel CCD, DIGIC DV II and True Widescreen
  • Microphone input
  • Power efficient
  • Photo capture
  • USB 2.0 Hi Speed
  • Easy DVD creation with DW-100
  • Supplied software

Shoot to memory card; share online.

Stylish and slim
The FS100 is an ultra-compact, lightweight camcorder that you can take anywhere. It records to SD or SDHC memory cards, doing away with the need to accommodate bulky media such as tapes. Super-stylish, it looks as good as the movies it shoots.

Memory card recording
Recording directly to memory cards, the FS100 makes sharing movies easy – give cards to friends, or insert a card into a compatible card reader to transfer video to a computer. Card sizes are constantly increasing, so the FS100’s capacity grows as technology advances.

45x Advanced Zoom
Capture even far-off events – such as football match or a concert – in every detail with a 45x Advanced Zoom. The combination of a genuine Canon video lens and powerful DIGIC DV II processing provides incredibly long range.

Uncompromising quality
The FS100’s Megapixel CCD captures superb movie images and, like every other Canon camcorder, the True Wide High Resolution 16:9 recording system captures video in stunning panoramic detail – perfectly suited for playback on widescreen TVs.

Sounds good
Attach an external microphone for more control over audio recording – experiment to create exciting movie soundtracks.

Save power
Thanks to flash memory, the FS100 is an incredibly power efficient camcorder: record for up to 3 hours with the supplied battery. On long days out, the Intelligent lithium-ion battery shows you just how much recording time is left, to the minute – making sure you never run out of power unexpectedly.

Still photography
The FS100 is also a high quality digital stills cameras including features such as Auto Exposure Bracketing, continuous shooting and a histogram display. DIGIC DV II records colours that look great in printed photos.

High speed transfer
With a USB 2.0 Hi Speed connection, all you need is a single cable to transfer movies and photos to a computer.

DVDs made easy
The DW-100 – Canon’s standalone DVD burner – is the perfect partner for the FS100. At the push of a button, movies are burned straight to disc. Discs are compatible with ordinary home DVD players.

The complete package: software supplied
Pixela ImageMixer™ 3 SE lets you organise, play back and edit your video clips, then convert them to alternative file formats. The software also offers DVD creation features – another easy way to share footage.


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