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Canon FS100 Camcorder Unboxing

Here is the Canon FS100 Camcorder unboxing.  Full review coming soon.  For now, here are the pics.

Specs:

Standard Definition

Image Sensor:
1/6″ CCD Sensor
Recording Time
(8GB SDHC)
LP (3Mbps):  5 hours
SP (6Mbps):  2 hours 45 mintues
XP (9Mbps):  1 hour 50 mintues
Zoom:
37X Optical/2000X Digital
Programmed AE:
Auto, Program, Tv, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Max Shutter Speed:
1/2000
1/500 (stills)
Minimum Focusing Distance
10mm (wide)/1m (tele)
White Balance
Daylight, Tungsten, Auto, Manual
Image Stabilization
Electronic

Canon FS100 Flash Memory Camcorder

I wrote a few posts ago about using my Canon SD880IS digital camera as a camcorder.  Yes, for those quick moments, I would use the video recorder function.  But for those moments that you want to save and share, I would definitely get a camcorder.  But there are so many.  DVD, miniDV, Hard drive, flash memory.  Which one do you choose?  It’s all about how much you want to spend and what kind of features are you looking for?

Canon FS100 Flash Memory Camcorder

I highly recommend the Canon FS100 Flash Memory Camcorder if you’re looking for a basic camcorder that is portable and reliable.

Pros:

  • Small, lightweight, perfect for one handed operation
  • Uses Flash Memory as the recording medium, cheap and available
  • Image Stablization
  • 2.7 Inch LCD

Cons:

  • May lack some advance features
  • Battery life

I’ll speak to image quality when I get the actual camcorder.  It comes in a few colors, silver, purple (wine red), and blue.

The best deal I could find was from Abes of Maine.  For a limited time, they have a $10 off any $75 purchase coupon code:  LOYALTY10

$285.95 – $10 = $275.95 (Sales Tax only in NJ) + Free Shipping.  Click here to go to the product page.