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Old July 1st, 2014, 10:25 PM   #1
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Has the FS100 always been $2,499?

Either B&H has changed the prices... or I've not seen the price correctly before...

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Old July 2nd, 2014, 12:47 AM   #2
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Re: Has the FS100 always been $2,499?

No way...that thing used to be like $5-6k!

At this price they should sell them in the checkout line at Target next to the gum and tic tacs.
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Old July 2nd, 2014, 02:00 AM   #3
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Re: Has the FS100 always been $2,499?

Crumbs, in the UK they're still around 2,600 including the 20% VAT. $2,499 looks like 1.5k, but then there's import duty and VAT. Even so, it feels like B&H are trying to clear stock. I wonder if the FS700 will get a drop too?
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Old July 2nd, 2014, 05:36 AM   #4
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Re: Has the FS100 always been $2,499?

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.

The FS100 is still the best bang for the buck. I would easily buy that over a EA50 any day of the week.

You can buy 2 or even 3 pre-owned FS100's for the price of a FS700 new.

Having said all that ... I own a FS700 (smug face)
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Old July 2nd, 2014, 06:45 AM   #5
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Re: Has the FS100 always been $2,499?

This week, I've been doing a lot of comparison between a lot of options and I'm pretty sure it was $3499/$3999 without/with a lens.

I was comparing it to the Canon C100. I think I'd really like the C100 - but money is the thing. At this price, I could buy 2 FS100s for the price of a C100.

A friend of mine already has a FS100, so that would be helpful for matching up when shooting together.

Hmmmm.... now what to do.
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Old July 2nd, 2014, 08:26 AM   #6
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Re: Has the FS100 always been $2,499?

You've answered the question yourself.

Buy the FS100.

I'm not a fan of Canon cameras.

My brother (a photographer) has both the 5D MK2 and MK3 and he comes as a second camera man occasionally for me when I take on larger events.

I hate matching the 5D MK3 in post with my FS700. Canon's just naturally have their own distinctive look that I don't like.
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Old July 2nd, 2014, 09:39 AM   #7
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Re: Has the FS100 always been $2,499?

Yup. Price drop. We can match that price too.
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Old July 2nd, 2014, 05:23 PM   #8
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There goes the resale value on my FS100. Oh well. Great camera and that's an amazing price.
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Old July 2nd, 2014, 09:36 PM   #9
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Re: Has the FS100 always been $2,499?

Hopefully Sony has learned the importance of ND filters in this segment and the replacement model will have them. Add to it a good VF and an AF to compete with dual pixel and Sony will have something better than a C100.
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Old July 3rd, 2014, 02:24 AM   #10
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Re: Has the FS100 always been $2,499?

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There goes the resale value on my FS100. Oh well. Great camera and that's an amazing price.
Unfortunately not for me. Europe...
I haven't seen those prices here.
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Old July 3rd, 2014, 04:22 AM   #11
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Unfortunately not for me. Europe...
I haven't seen those prices here.
Agreed, they still sell for 2000 used as a body only in the UK / Europe. You would be lucky to get one for less than that.
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Old July 5th, 2014, 11:31 AM   #12
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Selling mine if anyone interested :)
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Old July 5th, 2014, 10:32 PM   #13
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Re: Has the FS100 always been $2,499?

If only the FS100 (or FS700) had a decent form factor I would replace my EA-50's in a heartbeat.

How on earth do you guys handhold that square box ... I wonder why Sony made such a weird camera body. Now if they had put the bits and pieces into the EA-50 body we would have a workable handheld camera with a decent form factor.

No thanks, I'll keep my EA-50's for now and stick with fast lens.

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Old July 6th, 2014, 02:08 AM   #14
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Re: Has the FS100 always been $2,499?

Chris,
It's not as bad as it looks, at least for me. Of course I'm a former NPPA TV news shooter
so I have 'use your tripod' drilled into my brain as shaky handheld stuff would lose
you a job real quick. But for shorter periods of time.....10-15 minutes it is just fine handheld.
That's all I need to knock out some B-roll shots. My FS700 probably goes 60% tripod,
25% handheld and 15% slider. No big deal. 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.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 03:27 AM   #15
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Thanks for the insight Gabe.

Inside it's a work of art and I'd love a pair of these but at weddings apart from the ceremony and speeches I'm shooting hand held all the time and a shoulder mount camera pays huge dividends.

However I'm sure rigs exist that would make the FS series more friendly ..pity the viewing tube is on top and not on the side ..that would be hard to work into a rig unless you sprung for another HD LCD on the side

Love the low light performance ..it makes the 50 cringe in comparison and that's just the 100, I'm sure the 700 is even better.

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