Product Review: ZHIYUN FIVERAY FR100C

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FIVERAY FR100C

ZHIYUN

4.9/5

4.9

Based upon1 review from Wedio members

Effectiveness

3.0/5

Usability

2.0/5

Value for money

4.0/5

Overall rating

3.0/5

What creators like

The light is very powerful, but compact.

The battery life is great – 5+ hours.

What creators don't like

Hand ergonomics – uncomfortable to hold.

Buttons and dials seem very cheap.

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Is it worth it?

Yes

ZHIYUN Fiveray FR100C is exceptionally customizable, has smart, slick design and solid build as well as excellent brightness and color accuracy.

No

The selector wheel and buttons are a bit too sensitive and there’s no ability to the AC adaptor separately.

Specs

Color Temperature Range

2700-6200K

96/97 CRI/TLCI

0-100% dimming

RGB 0-360°

HSI mode

Fans

Built-In

Light shade for diffusion

Integrated

Charging port

USB Type-C

Batteries

Built-In rechargeable 2600mAh 6S/2600MAH

Runtime

40-Minute at max power

Max power mode

Power 100W

Operation temperature

10°~40°

Net weight

920g

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Community reviews

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Malcolm Modele

ZHIYUN Fiveray FR100c: Complete Review by Malcolm Modele

Hold up! ZHIYUN just released a light? Yes, that's right! Malcolm brings you a quick overview of the FIVERAY FR100c. Learn about the specs, pricing and if it's really worth the money 💸

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Community appreciation

Malcolm

UK

3.0

It's very powerful, and the battery life is great.

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Community critique

Malcolm

UK

3.0

The device needs work, the hand-held light is uncomfortable to hold, also the buttons and dials seem very cheap and quite difficult to use.

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Best features

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Performance

This ZHIYUN lamp is a high-quality performer that emits a powerful light to match and adjust to your photography or filmmaking needs without serious lighting equipment. Instead, the 100WATT portable light stick offers users pro-level lighting quality in a single package.

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Luminosity & weight

ZHIYUN promises the light stick to weigh less than competitors' alternatives but still outperform them in luminosity – as much as 5 times more. The FR100C can produce up to 21,195 lux and is equipped with 100 dimming steps, which helps it meet the requirements of the scene with extreme preciseness.

3

Color temperature

The ZHIYUN's lamp color temperature has an adjustment range from 2800 to 6200k and offers 100W of powerful illumination, making it easy to match the FR100C with the ambient light. You can also change the RGB values to your liking with the dial on the grip of the light. The FIVERAY is equipped with a CRI of 96 and TLCI of 97, which makes the colors as accurate as possible.

4

Brightness

The FIVERAY FR100C is packed with an astounding amount of power, kicking it to 100% with an hour of usage. The maximum brightness setting, acting like a power boost, drives the lamp incredibly bright when activated – however, the run time of the lamp, in this case, is reduced to 20 minutes only.

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Design

The FIVERAY FR100C is made in a stick-like form with excellent aesthetics and a slick design. The lamp's build quality is excellent, with six holes on the back for the small fans to prevent overheating, a large diffusion panel that softens the LEDs, a small screen, and a dial on the grip. 

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Handling

The FR100C is relatively easy to maneuver. It has an ¼-inch thread on the base, allowing it to be mounted on a tripod or used on a handhold. The lamp is perfectly portable with its powerful in-built battery meant to supply the light with power. This feature makes FIVERAY much more versatile than any AC-powered lighting equipment and a good solution for portrait photography and videography.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the ZHIYUN Fiveray FR100C cost?

You can get the Fiveray FR100C for $199, or for $249 if you prefer your lamp in a package with a 120W power adapter.

What is the ZHIYUN Fiveray FR100C release date?

The Fiveray FR100C is expected to become available in stores from 1st August 2022.

How much does the Fiveray FR100C weigh?

The weight of FIVERAY is 930g.

Does the Fiveray FR100C overheat?

Integrated fans prevent overheating at max power.

How long does the battery last on the Fiveray FR100C?

40-Minute Runtime at Max Power or around 2 hours on 50% power.

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Who should get the ZHIYUN FIVERAY FR100C?

The ZHIYUN FIVERAY FR100C is an excellent choice for both photographers and filmmakers, enthusiasts and professionals.

It does wonders in fashion, product photography, and video making and is highly versatile and adaptable to different lighting requirements.

It's an excellent addition to any creator's portable, compact, and mighty lighting kit.

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Final verdict: Is the ZHIYUN FIVERAY FR100C worth it?

The FIVERAY FR100C is an excellent light with great potential for different photography and video-making needs.

Its easy-to-hold stick form, brightness flexibility, and outstanding color temperature adjustment feature make it an extremely versatile gear for illumination.

It is packed with customizable settings needed to create artistic lighting and works as a great starting point if you're looking for a new lighting rig or thinking of adding another one to your collection.

The FIVERAY is undoubtedly a professional lighting setup, coming in a compact size and comfortable handling, and can adapt to almost any setting you need.

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Review by Malcolm Modele and 2 other community members

Malcolm Modele

Malcolm Modele

Actor, director, filmmaker

London, United Kingdom

“Malcolm Modele is a director, award-winning actor, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. In 2014 Malcolm set up his film and tv production company called Unity Vision.”

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