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Sony HDR-FX1000 / FX1000E

alaTest has collected and analysed 113 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the portability and durability are generally positive. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-FX1000 / FX1000E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-FX1000 / FX1000E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony HDR-FX1000 / FX1000E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the zoom and durability. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the usability.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-FX1000 High Definition MiniDV Handycam CamcorderSony HDR-FX1000 High Definition MiniDV Handycam Camcorder

Dec, 2016

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-FX1000

 

Despite having been all but abandoned by the consumer-level camcorder industry, HDV remains the high-definition format of choice for serious videograp...

Superb video quality, professional components and design, 24p progressive scan mode for film-like pictures

Limited audio capabilities, 1.2-megapixel stills image mode, HDV at risk of becoming antiquated

The HDR-FX1000 is a worthy successor to the FX1/FX7. It will make an ideal stepping stone into the world of professional video, as well as a solid secondary unit for established videographers.

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:STEREO

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:NP-F570
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-F570

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:34.9cm
Height:17.8cm
Weight:2.1kg
Width:16.9cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.13

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-FX1000E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:20
Filter Size:7.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.4
Max Focal Length:82mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.037Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.12Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:3 ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:3CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio recording formats:HDV
Expansion slots:- Stick Duo Slot
Lens system:Sony G
Magnification:0.8
Media types supported:Media Storage MiniDV / HDV
Spotlight: Yes

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:30
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV (HDV)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:34.9
Diameter:7.2
Height :17.8
Weight:2.1
Width:16.9