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Canon FS100


$399.00 Released January, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Easy and intuitive operation, controls are simple enough for kids. Picture quality in good light is sharp and clear. Zoom is powerful enough for most applications, easy to use.

The Cons:Weight balance feels a little awkward and uncomfortable to hold while recording. Battery life is fairly short, frequently needs a recharge. Audio recording is generally a little low, hard to hear much on playback.

The FS100 model from Canon is a camcorder which features a 1/6" CCD, resolving approximately one million pixels. The camera records onto Flash memory via SDHC cards, and also features a USB 2.0 output for file transfering.

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The zoom lens is capable of 37x enlargement in optical mode, and 200x in digital mode, with additional image stabilization. White balance is automatic, but can also be pre-set to tungsten or daylight. There are three recording modes for varying degrees of image quality and corresponding files sizes (3mbps, 6mbps and 9mbps).

Features

  • 1/6" CCD (approx. one million pixels)
  • SDHC memory card recording
  • USB 2.0
  • Recording modes: LP (3mbps), SP (6mbps) and XP (9mbps)
  • 37x optical zoom
  • Image stabilization
  • White balance: auto, tungsten, daylight
  • 2.7" LCD screen
  • Auto or manual focus

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Pros
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    easy and intuitive operation, controls are simple enough for kids

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    picture quality in good light is sharp and clear

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    zoom is powerful enough for most applications, easy to use

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    ready to record right away, no long load-up process

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    responsive controls start recording as soon as you hit the button

Cons
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    weight balance feels a little awkward and uncomfortable to hold while recording

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    battery life is fairly short, frequently needs a recharge

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    audio recording is generally a little low, hard to hear much on playback

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