Excerpt: I use this camera primarily for weddings but even after only having it for two weeks, I could really see how almost anyone can use it for whatever they do. Not going back to a DSLR ever again, love the functionality of this video camera, love, love the slow motion, love the inter-changeable lenses, the weight is just right, not too light and not too heavy - although I have to get used to holding a heavier camera again.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: We purchased this camera with a Convergent Designs Odyssey 7Q recorder to take into a coal mine for a documentary that we were shooting. The plan was to use the camera for the film and then get rid of it. After watching the footage from underground, we scrapped that plan.The low light performance of the FS700 is absolutely amazing. The picture graded with no problems and looked fantastic.
Excerpt: I'm a hobbiest and wanted to step up from my old SD tape based Sony VX-2000 to something HD with future expansion possibilities. This Sony is just what I wanted, includes a fantastic array of features (that slo-mo is awesome) and for what I do with it (short subject films mostly) it will be my main camera for many years to come. It even came with a nice rebate that gave a free adapter that will let me use my Canon lenses. Nice bonus.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: We are doing more and more documentary style video to accompany music projects, and this really was a perfect purchase. It easily adapted to our current lens collection, and allows us to shoot in as high a quality as we choose. It would have been a better package if it had a decent viewfinder and not on the back of the camera. It was a good investment!
Summary: We use this camera for broadcast productions including TV, corporate, event coverage and creating special effects. The trick pony is the slow motion that comes with the fs700. In one word it's awesome. After playing with it for awhile with friends and family, you'll start to see the broad use of the slow motion when used correctly. The camera shoots 240 frames per second in full 1080p. 480fps looks good, but you do get some digital noise.
Excerpt: We intend to use this for in-house shooting of events and short marketing/training videos. Great quality. accepts 128G SD cards! Looking forward to utilizing high FPS settings during training Olympics.
Excerpt: Two location shoots in and I'm in love with this camera. Our background is beta SP/SX then Sony EX3 cameras. This little gem has fit nicely amongst our run and gun setup as a special edition/series shooter. One of the best features is the 4k option for when you're ready. We are not ready for that leap just yet but wanted to invest in something that could stand up for more then a year against the rising tide of competitors. This camera fit the bill.
Pros: 4k Option, Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Professional Quality