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Sony HDRFX1000 High Definition MiniDV Handycam Camcorder

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  • 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
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Product Description

The Sony HDRFX1000 Handycam camcorder delivers HD broadcast-quality moving images. With 24p Progressive Scan Mode, the HDRFX1000's high-quality film-like motion lets you realize brilliant scene reproduction. CinemaTone Gamma and CinemaTone Color provide the HDRFX1000 with the color and gamma range to give your footage an even more film-like feel. Three 1/3" ClearVid CMOS image sensors with Exmor derived technology capture sharp, detailed images even in lower-light (1.5 LUX) situations. The 29.5mm Wide-Angle to 590mm Telephoto G-Lens allows for wider angle shooting and brings the action closer (20x Optical). Three built-in neutral density filters and three manual rings provide even more flexibility.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 12 x 10 x 10 inches
Item Weight 10 pounds
Shipping Weight 10.3 pounds
ASIN B001G609CQ
Item model number HDRFX1000
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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4.4 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #13,556 in Camera & Photo
#682 in Camera & Photo > Camcorders
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com November 24, 2003

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By A. Sadovnikov on March 10, 2009
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I purchaized FX1000 form Amazon two months ago to videotape theatrical performances at home. I have chosen it because of good low light specification (1.5Lux) and made the right choice. With correct manual settings (most important - maximum gain <15dB) it produces excellent picture for poorly lit scenes as well as for scenes under artificial (pure red, blue, green) lightling. Low-light noise is slightly worse than for VX2100 that is known champion for such conditions (1.0Lux). However, resolution is much better than for VX2100: I can hardly see pixelization or any artifacts on 6ft x 4ft screen (using Sony HD projector).
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.
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This camera is fantastic, especially given its price range. The lowlight, with manual settings, is fantastic. The picture quality is awesome as well. The largest negative is the location of the hot-shoe in relation to the lcd screen. If you have a mic (a must) or light or whatever, it blocks your ability to close or open the LCD. Otherwise, this is a camera to surpass the Canon XH-A1, which has previously been top of the class at this price point in HDV 3-chip cameras.
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Having had this camera for only a few days, this review is somewhat preliminary but I have owned a couple of Sony cameras (TRV900 and FX2100)and my first impressions are generally good.
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.
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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. Large battery good for 7-8 hours (lots of zoom action)
Can't find anything negative.
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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. I have just captured a funeral by VX 2000 on Jannuary 2015. Pictures came out very good when play back DVD on Blueray player with HDMI cable connection on medium TV. Surprise me! It just appears grain on 50 '' TV: not bad.
That 's also a reason I need a backup and upgrade to this HD cam. I read a "Videomaker's 2009 Best Tape Camcorder: Sony HDR-FX1000 HDV Camcorder Review." and some reviews here. I feel it's a gift (A camcorder bag - very nice) I did try to capture and use some functions. All work very well. Very good in low light and good for my budget :)
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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. The image quality is brilliant.

Being digital you can import the footage straight into you computer to edit.

The movies I have filmed have looked great, sounded good and have been fun to produce. If you want a great camera, this is it.
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For the most part, this camera is easy to figure out coming from using a Sony VX 2100 to this. But, my problem with it so far is that it sounds faintly like a coffee maker in record mode, and gets louder the longer it is recording.

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.
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