This comparison has be done by myself and with the help of Suresh Kara from Documovie.co.uk for fun. We have tried be as accurate as possible but there will always be anomalies. Do not treat anything in here as gospel.
Neither Canon, Sony or Panasonic have paid us any money for this. This is done in our own free time to give people more information about these new camcorders. Both myself and Suresh are AF101 owners and have been very curious how the new FS100 compares. This is not a Zacuto shootout or anything similar. It is primarily about camera operation and features with a few shots thrown in to compare. I am coming at this from a cameraman’s point of view as to what it is like to shoot with this. The big Zacuto shootout which is incredible is coming in June and covers a huge variety of cameras and compares moire, rolling shutter and just about everything else. Stay tuned for that!
Well I have got my hands on the very interesting Sony FS100 S35 camcorder. As a recent purchaser or a Sony F3 and an owner of an AF100 it’s the perfect opportunity to look at the 3 of them in comparison. As well as this I will do a full review of the FS100.
Don’t worry this is not me leaving DSLRs, just trying out new tools. Am still in love with DSLRs and have just bought a Nikon D5100 as it does full HD 25p finally! Review of that coming…
The full comparison review is coming on May the 4th. I have a lot of editing to do on it. Until then here is a few teasers. First off which camera is which? The grading is very rough and will be much more seamless in the final edit….
Well the first one is the AF101, then the F3 and then the FS100. I recommend downloading this file to see it at a better quality.
Big thanks to Mike Tapa of MTF services who is supplying me a PL adaptor for the FS100 and AF100 so I can use my new Zeiss CP.2 glass on all three cameras (I already have his Af100 adaptor)
Here is a sample bit of FS100 footage and below that is a low light test between the 4 cameras. All very unscientific as there are so many variable but I tried, oh and the FS100 is pre-production. I will be uploading a Pro Res LT version of the low light test ASAP for people to download. Remember 4th May…the full video blog and review will be up then! Below that is my original low light comparison test which I cocked up on the shutter speed with so it was a stop less sensitive. That has been removed from that edit. There in now the new test with my dad smoking a big fat Cohiba. All footage in these low light tests are recorded in camera!!
You can now download the 2.31GB Pro Res LT file by right clicking here to download. Thanks to Nino Leitner for hosting this!
Shot with Zeiss CP.2 50mm
This is Suresh Kara of www.Documovie.co.uk with my Fuji.