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Sony HDR-UX1/UX1E

alaTest has collected and analysed 131 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the memory and battery.

price, usability, image quality, portability, design

battery, memory

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-UX1/UX1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-UX1/UX1E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony HDR-UX1/UX1E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam HDR-UX1E - Camcorder - Widescreen Video Capture - 2.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 10 x - DVD-R (8cm), DVD-RW (8 cm), DVD+RW (8cm), DVD+R DL (8Sony Handycam HDR-UX1E - Camcorder - Widescreen Video Capture - 2.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 10 x - DVD-R (8cm), DVD-RW (8 cm), DVD+RW (8cm), DVD+R DL (8

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-UX1/UX1E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Sony HDR-UX1/UX1E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas the size and reliability get critical comments.

price, portability, usability, image quality, durability

reliability, size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-UX1 AVCHD 4MP High-Definition DVD Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSony HDR-UX1 AVCHD 4MP High-Definition DVD Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-UX1

 

As one of Sony's two new high definition camcorders, the HDR-UX1 should be an attractive proposition. In many ways it is, with good quality video, a r...

Good quality video, excellent feature set

Can't play the DVDs back on a regular DVD player, short recording time, lower bit rate than SR1

As the first DVD-based high definition camcorder the UX1 has good quality video, but misses out on practicality.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-UX1E

 

Good quality video, excellent feature set

Can't play the DVDs back on a regular DVD player, short recording time, lower bit rate than SR1

As the first DVD-based high definition camcorder the UX1 has good quality video, but misses out on practicality.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-UX1

 

The Sony Handycam HDR-UX1 is a very nice camcorder; unfortunately, its myriad compatibility issues make it almost impossible to recommend over other similar models.

Sharp, saturated, low-noise video ; Excellent build quality ; Fast, smooth focus with effective image stabilisation

Mediocre still photos ; Optical and occasional motion artifacts in video ; Discs unreadable by most devices ; Lame but necessary bundled software ; No windscreen filter for microphone

Since the HDR-UX1 can record plain-old standard-definition video as well, you're not completely hamstrung by format issues -- but then the UX1 just becomes a glorified, overpriced version of the DCR-DVD505. For the very near future, I recommend you...

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Timex (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-UX1

 

The only editing software that exists to date capable of handling the Sony AVCHD format is the Sony Vegas 7.0e (or newer) and Ulead Video Studio 11 or newer.

Excellent quality video, night shot, "smooth slow recording" mode for slow motion shots, manual focus, up to 3 pictures while recording video, Huge crisp flip out screen, HDMI output

Large and Heavy, Annoying "Sony Disc Recommended" warning for 3 seconds every time you turn it on with another brand of media, Only 14 minutes of recording time on standard 1.4GB mini dvds

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FM50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick PRO

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.5cm
Height:8.9cm
Weight:0.66kg
Width:7.6cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.89
Display Resolution:211000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-UX1/HDR-UX1E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom:80
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.3 - 485
Focal length range (f-f):5.1 - 51
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.4Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.1Mpix/2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:Multi A/V
Flash memory:2000
Focus:Full Range Auto/Manual
I/O ports:USB,Stereo Mini
Lens focal range:5.1-51mm
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Light exposure control:Touch Panel/Ring
Power consumption (typical):5
Video Out:Multi A/V

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
HDMI: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/4-1/500

Video

Video formats supported:MPEG4

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD/MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:80
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:DVD+R DL (8cm) / DVD+RW (8cm) / DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)/DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+R DL (8cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Luminance Key / Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor