Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used "Sony HDRFX1000 High Definition MiniDV Handycam Cam..." and save 84% off the $3,199.00 list price. Buy with confidence as the condition of this item and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the "Amazon A-to-z Guarantee". See all Used offers.
Sony HDRFX1000 High Definition MiniDV Handycam Camcorder
- Experience high-quality, film-like motion with 24p progressive scan mode
- CinemaTone Gamma and CinemaTone Color give your footage a film-like aesthetic
- Features three 1/3-inch ClearVid CMOS image sensors with Exmor derived technology
- Includes a 29.5mm wide-angle to 590mm telephoto G-lens with 20X optical zoom
- Also comes with 3.2-inch Xtra Fine LCD and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Special Offers and Product Promotions
|Included Components||Power Adaptor/ In Camera Charger (AC-L100) -|
|Item Dimensions||10 x 10 x 12 inches|
|Item Weight||10 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Media Format Digital Video||MiniDV|
|Media Type||Mini DV|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||1.12 MP|
|Shipping Weight||10.3 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||NP-F570 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080 x 720|
Read about our customers' top-rated camcorders on our review page: Camcorders
Top Customer Reviews
The only drawback is very small menu wheel that is difficult to use (much worse than in VX2100).
Otherwise, after 30h of videotaping in very demanding conditions it works wery well. Definitely this is not point-and-shoot camera. It has tons of knobs and switches (nicley described in the manual) and you have to invest some time and patience to get amazing results.
Although this is my first HD camera (I owned Sony VX2100 for 2.5 years) and I have nothing to compare it with, I give it 5 stars because I do not see any serious drawbacks.
August 2010 addition: Now I own it for 17 months, have taped ~60h of video and camera works great.
First of all, it feels good in your hand and the unit feels solid. The hi res lcd screen is great, I just wish they'd make it as big and bright like the 3.5" on the TRV900. The lens is great with a nice wide angle of view, but it does have a bit of barrel distortion. The tele-extender does not have a smooth transition from optical to digital like most zooms, it's a tele-extender on the lens, making it more of a telephoto zoom. I was surprised by this design, it seems a digital zoom beyond the regular optical one would be better since it would give you a continuous 30x zooming range.
The left side of the camera is cluttered, more so than it needs to be. I think Sony sometimes changes things that don't need changing, like moving the scrolling wheel to the side where it's lost in a maze of buttons. This may sound nit picky, but when you're in the field shooting you want simplicity. The less you have to think about the controls, the more you can concentrate on composing. I do like the iris ring on the lens barrel(one less reason to try to find that scroll wheel!). The built in mike actually sounds pretty good but a Rode Video Mike or similiar would probably be worth it.
I played with the "cinematone" stuff and the jury's still out for me. Video does not look like film. I've seen too many cameras with 24p, 30p, Progressive scan, etc that just looked like jerky video, not film. I think it can be a useful feature but it doesn't turn your footage into "instant film". Anytime I've tried to make my footage look like film, I've had to do each scene in post, separately.Read more ›
The first one that was sent to my house was so loud that I returned it in exchange for a new one. This one is not quite as loud, but still does sound somewhat like a coffee maker especially after 5 minutes of recording. At first, you can only hear it up to your ear. Then, after a few minutes, you can be 2 feet away from the camera and hear it.
So far, that is my only complaint. I have only shot one wedding with it so far and have not edited the footage to see the difference in picture quality yet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great HD camera from Sony , many features and special effects with software , it is just like having your own tv channel edition at homePublished 2 months ago by Paul Jones
I 've just received FX 1000 from Prostreet1 today. It 's very well packed. Indeed it's Used - Like new. This cam is a upgrade from my VX 2000 (Don't laugh at me. Read morePublished 11 months ago by SanPa
I like it , one problem is ,it save the video in NTS format but my requirement is PAL format.Any one know how to change the mode ?i asked few of my frnds .but no result . Read morePublished 17 months ago by Tushar
Even though the item is used, it is working flawlessly, I've shot a couple events with it and the results are good.Published 20 months ago by escavideo
I bought the Sony FX1000 as I wanted a semi pro video camera to use for my own videos. I have a background in TV production and found the manual controls great to use. Read morePublished on February 9, 2014 by John Freedman
This camcorder can see in the dark, it was a great choice for dance shows (bad lighting, change all the time). Build to last, and its nice to keep MiniDV as a backup. Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by Nick the photog
It's a very good camcorder with some issues. With respect to video quality and low light conditions it outstanding although the camera mode selection and function button are poorly... Read morePublished on March 13, 2010 by J. Martinez