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Sony HDR-MV1 Camcorder

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Your audience awaits Linear PCM and AAC audio formats for recording versatility: Records in your choice of uncompressed linear PCM (LPCM) or AAC formats for CD-quality sound and simple internet... More
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Sony HDR MV1 Music Cam Review (Includes sample clips)
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5 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This Sony camcorder received a "Recommended" from Expert Reviews who wrote that this video camera was good.

01net.com gave this Sony video camera a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com the average expert rating of this video camera is 80 out of 100. It seems that video camera experts are not that keen on this Sony video camera.

Average User Reviews

This video camera has an average user rating of 73% based on 35 user reviews.

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its video cameras as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Product Quality

One customer concluded that the product was good quality. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus “The Sony HDR-MV1 music video recorder isn't a bad little gadget, offering decent image quality and respectable audio recording in relatively controlled environments (i.e” in their Sony HDR-MV1 review.

11 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £43.99

The HDR-MV1 has increased in price by £43.99 in the last 43 days.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-MV1 does not have an image stabiliser, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that have been around for the last year also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most video cameras that have been around for the last year do not have an HDMI port. The HDR-MV1 is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-MV1, the HDR-MV1 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-MV1, the HDR-MV1 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-MV1, the HDR-MV1 does not have a built-in display.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony HDR-MV1 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-MV1 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-MV1 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-MV1 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-MV1 are not waterproof. The HDR-MV1 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most new video cameras do not have a built-in projector. The Sony HDR-MV1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has Three White Balance Modes

The Sony HDR-MV1 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found white balance mode is Cloudy, but this white balance mode is not found on this video camera. The white balance modes Auto, Outdoor and Indoor are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Released Ten Months Ago

This video camera was released ten months ago.

Specification

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2 Awards

Expert Reviews Recommended 01net.com 4 Star

Expert Reviews

(16)
8 September 2014

Expert Reviews

One side of the HDR-MV1 is dominated by a large 2.7in widescreen LCD monitor. This isn?t a touchscreen monitor, which is a shame because a touchscreen would have been much easier to operate than... Read more…

27 March 2014

Camcorders have almost become obsolete due to the onslaught of camera-phones and stills cameras that also take superb video. Like these products, the HDR-MV1 fits in your palm and shoots... Read more…

25 February 2014

The Sony HDR-MV1 music video recorder isn't a bad little gadget, offering decent image quality and respectable audio recording in relatively controlled environments (i.e. so long as there isn't...

25 April 2014

Un bon petit caméscope que ce HDR-MV1 de Sony. Ses micros performants et son objectif s'en sortent assez bien dans l'ensemble?mais se destinent à une frange réduite d'utilisateurs. Si vous...

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18 February 2014

Au final, le HDR-MV1 est plutôt réussi, avec une qualité d'image honnête et une captation sonore de qualité dans un environnement contrôlé (sans bruit parasite). Peu efficace pour les...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 February 2014 by Tiptop
Tiptop would recommend the Sony HDR-MV1 (Verified Purchase)

Pictures are clear,sound quality is great , lots of features inexpensively priced...

Reviewed 18 December 2013 by Dr Ted
(Verified Purchase)

GREAT - audio - battery life (2-ish hours) - construction quality - manual (or auto) gain LESS GREAT - video similar to Sony Action cam - blurs at edges - more grainy in low light than GoPro or... Read more…

Reviewed 8 February 2015 by Buster
Buster would recommend the Sony HDR-MV1 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera for a very specific purpose. As an audio recorder that also recorded video. I am primarly using this camera for recording interviews so I need to be fairly close to have a... Read more…

Reviewed 17 December 2013 by Bob Sings Lead
Bob Sings Lead would recommend the Sony HDR-MV1 (Verified Purchase)

I am a member of a 40-man barbershop-style chorus and first used this camera to record a holiday show we did with our local lady's (Sweet Adeline) chorus. For this time let's just say it was good... Read more…

Reviewed 11 June 2014 by John T

Three stars because it does what it says quite well for the price. But be careful: If the battery runs out while recording the file becomes corrupt and can't be played back. After putting in a... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony with16, sony hdrmv1, sony with16g, sony with16gb

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