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Old July 6th, 2014, 04:07 AM   #16
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I guess it depends what you shoot, but
for me, this camera leaves the EA50 so far behind, that it might as well be the Broncos vs.
the Seahawks.
Unless you are talking about the price, here at least the fs700 is more then 3 times the price of a ea50, you get what you pay for. :)
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Old July 6th, 2014, 07:56 AM   #17
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From my dealer here the body only prices are :

FS100 - $4700.00
FS700 - $8700.00

Like Noa says they are a big step up financially for us poor guys even if we use our current lenses. My guy has them with the 18-200 lens inclusive but around $1K extra.

As an example I got my EA-50's from them for $3990.00 and the FS100 would have been $5700.00 and the FS700 doesn't give you much change out of $10K!!!

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Old July 6th, 2014, 06:41 PM   #18
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Yeah that price! Ouch! I got really lucky as I found a FS700 demo unit with less than 10 hours of use
(meter still read 0) that I got for $6200 a year ago.....and it came with full Sony warranty from
a board sponsor. Even that was hard to swing, but because it was such a good deal I jumped on it.
I also have a VG20 as a B camera which is nice because it is so small and light, and I think the
video from the VG20 is roughly comparable to the EA50.

Again, it depends what you shoot. I do probably 5-10 weddings a year tops. I do much more
corporate work, mainly because they pay and don't try to 'talk down' your rates. Corporate clients
will even pay me just as much as they pay a corporate photographer (gasp!). For long periods of handheld,
the EA50 would be the best. The FS series can be improved a little by performing the 'loupe mod '
But if you use a big lens you will need a rig. I will have more about my experiences on the road shooting
two corporate projects using the FS700 and VG 20 on my blog soon.
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Old July 7th, 2014, 09:09 AM   #19
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Whoa, just saw an ad on this on my FB wall. Man, I wanted to hold off until next year for upgrading cause I bought some stuff last year (VG20 B camera, slider, glidecam etc) that I was hoping for this year to be all profit:/

My only concern is the lack of feasability of selling the Z5U. Alot of em on ebay right now, which good be a good thing or a bad thing (ie, they sit unsold for a long period of time). I love the cam, but the mixing of HDV & AVCHD is a pain. We'll see, if I can hold off a few days I'm sure the impulse buy factor will wane.
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Old July 10th, 2014, 06:11 AM   #20
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I suspect Sony is now burning off is final FS100 stock pile. Sony didnt even show the FS100 on the floor this year at NAB.

This could also be a sign that the FS100 successor is preparing to hit the streets soon.

Im betting we see a 4k "FS200" this fall at IBC.

Im 100% certain that there will be another camera that uses the same 12mp A7s sensor too. Sony rarely ever makes a sensor for one camera model only. They typically share them on 2 or 3 models.

For the price today? I think the FS100 is a steal.
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Old July 10th, 2014, 10:29 AM   #21
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...This could also be a sign that the FS100 successor is preparing to hit the streets soon.

Im betting we see a 4k "FS200" this fall at IBC.

Im 100% certain that there will be another camera that uses the same 12mp A7s sensor too. Sony rarely ever makes a sensor for one camera model only. They typically share them on 2 or 3 models.

For the price today? I think the FS100 is a steal.
2 more months to go, to see what they do if anything. Because of IBC coming up I'm holding off on this cam as a backup. Such a good deal.
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Old July 19th, 2014, 12:53 AM   #22
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Hmmmm.... now what to do.
The FS100 can be used with other lenses like the Canon FD lenses. With an adapter.
Also other lenses can be used.
I use them all the time.
The C100 can only take Canon lenses. No bad but expensive.
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Old July 19th, 2014, 01:48 AM   #23
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Hi Erwin

According to an enquiry to B&H these units on special are NTSC only so you would be shooting in 60i and 30P and 60P not what you are used to with 50i, 25P and 50P ...My mate Geoff went to order on and he was told that although they are 1080 60 you can get Sony workshops to switch them over to 50 BUT it has to be done by Sony so not really good if you are shooting in different countries and formats.

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Old July 19th, 2014, 11:05 AM   #24
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Because the FS700 is 4K resolution ... I doubt it. Until they come out with a 8K resolution equivalent you won't see a big drop.
Sort of. It will be the next incremental upgrade that lowers the price on the FS700, or at least the lead up to one. That incremental upgrade will NOT be 8k. Guaranteed. I'll place money on that. It MAY happen that the next incarnation records 4k internally but a jump to 8k in the next model? Nope.
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Old July 19th, 2014, 12:20 PM   #25
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You're right.

A 4K FS750 that does it all internally without the huge external recorder or Odyssey add on.
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Old July 19th, 2014, 12:50 PM   #26
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I believe what we are "waiting" on now is a reliable storage medium with appropriate bandwidth to "win" the storage war. CFast perhaps? XQD? I can't see Sony using the SxS in the FS line.
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Old July 19th, 2014, 05:17 PM   #27
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I wonder if the FS700 will get a drop too?
The FS700 got a slight drop when the FS700R/H models were released, I believe!
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Old July 21st, 2014, 09:38 AM   #28
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In case anyone is interested, I've got a nearly brand new Hot Rod Camera PL Lens Mounting kit for Sony NEX-FS100 that I'll sell for $800 (normally $1700) and I'll throw in a Berkey top plate too. Send me a PM if you're interested.

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Old August 3rd, 2014, 04:38 PM   #29
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I'm betting the FS100 replacement will stay HD but gain XAVC like all the newer ENG cameras.
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