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Sony FDRX1000V Camcorder

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89g CMOS Jul 2013
Weight Sensor Type Image Stabilizer Built-In Display Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both wrote that this camcorder was good. This Sony video camera received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews and it received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint.

Good Expert Reviews

This Sony video camera has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, T3.com, Pocket Lint and electronista.com.

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated camcorder brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its camcorders.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony FDR-X1000 owner considered that the product was noisy. Electronista.com said in their Sony FDR-X1000 review eight years ago “Superb noise cancelling” .

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was good value for money. Electronista.com said “No multi-touch Rather pricey” in their review of the Sony FDR-X1000.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Sony FDR-X1000 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen. Expert website T3.com said “Superb audio and an OLED screen ensure that X does indeed hit the spot for Sony” in their review of the Sony FDR-X1000 and gave the Sony FDR-X1000 a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

One customer who purchased it thought it had good features. Expert website Letsgomobile.org/en said in their Sony FDR-X1000 review “The Sony S-Frame DPF-X1000 frame features an abundance of options”.

Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Unlike most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FDR-X1000 which do not have an HDMI, the FDR-X1000 has an HDMI.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-X1000 has an image stabilizer, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FDR-X1000 do not have an image stabilizer.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony FDR-X1000 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most camcorders that were released around the same time as it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all camcorders that were launched around the same time as the FDR-X1000.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camcorder is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Lithium Battery Technology

The FDR-X1000 has a Lithium battery technology which is better than the Polymer battery technology found on most video cameras of this spec and age.

A Lithium battery technology is in fact the best battery amongst all similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the FDR-X1000.

The worst battery across similar types of video camera is Polymer.

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Waterproof

The Sony FDR-X1000 is waterproof, unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the FDR-X1000 which are not waterproof.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The FDR-X1000 has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

This camcorder's maximum video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best maximum video resolution across all similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FDR-X1000.

The worst maximum video resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Display

The FDR-X1000 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the FDR-X1000 also have a built-in display.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Memory Stick (MS) Compatible Memory Cards

Memory Stick (MS) compatible memory cards

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has Three White Balances

The FDR-X1000 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that were released around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on camcorders that are a similar age to the FDR-X1000. The white balances "Colour temp" and "Custom" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Very Light

The average weight of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 880g, and the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg. The FDR-X1000 is quite light (only 89 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The FDR-X1000 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 2.8 millimeters) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FDR-X1000 range from 1.8mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £55.28

The FDR-X1000 has increased in price by £55.28 in the last 43 days.

Very Short Battery Life (max)

The FDR-X1000 has a quite short battery life (max) (only 0.5 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the FDR-X1000. Video cameras of a similar age and spec to the FDR-X1000 have battery life (max)s of between 0.083h and 5h.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the FDR-X1000 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the FDR-X1000 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

With a video capturing speed of only 24 frames per second, the Sony FDR-X1000 has one of the lower video capturing speeds amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. Across all the similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years the video capturing speeds range from 24fps to 120fps, and the average video capturing speed is 50fps.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 2.8 millimeters, the Sony FDR-X1000 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years. Camcorders that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 0.5mm and 900mm.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the FDR-X1000 is more than most camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this camcorder. The cables includeds micro usb are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Not 3D

The Sony FDR-X1000 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the FDR-X1000 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the Sony FDR-X1000 does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the FDR-X1000, the FDR-X1000 does not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has Two Scene Modess

The FDR-X1000 has a greater number of scene modes than most similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has an Underwater scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on camcorders of a comparable age and type to the FDR-X1000. The scene modes "Auto" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony FDR-X1000

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony video camera has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
GPS (satellite)
Design
Colour of Product
Shock Proof Up to
Waterproof Up to
Video
Video Capturing Speed
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
Microphone in
USB Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Lens Focal Range
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Interface
Cable Type
Windows Operating Systems Supported
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Other Features
Smooth Slow Record
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
USB Port
HDMI Out
Dimensions (WxDxH)
USB Cable
Waterproof
Shock Proof
Video Compression Formats
Wireless Connection
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Shutter Speed
Built-In WiFi
Dustproof

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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20 February 2015

Here is your first look at the Sony FDR-X1000 4K Action Cam.Here is your first look at the Sony FDR-X1000 4K Action Cam.We got our hands on the Blackmagic Design URSA. We'll unbox it, show you... Read more…

25 March 2010

The Sony S-Frame DPF-X1000 frame features an abundance of options. Of course, the default settings for time, backlight, language, alarm, etc., are available. In addition, there is a wide array of...

Screen quality, design
Auto Touch-up feature, build quality
2GB on board storage
Prima fotoweergave, fotos kantelen mee met lijst
No Wi-Fi, no battery option
Magneet voor vingerafdrukken, stroeve bediening
19 July 2009

And the question of appsWhen it comes to its core functions, the Walkman X1000 is a stellar product. Its designed for music in the real world and makes a great way of watching a video on the...

Interfaces for music, photos and video
Ondevice podcast subscriptions
Long battery life
Slacker and FM radio builtin
Crystal clear audio with plenty of balls and bass
Terrible web browser
Soso YouTube client
No Mac support
Sometimes unresponsive touchscreen and no multi-touch Rather pricey
Pas de lecteur de cartes mmoire

In a battle for touch screen MP3 players Sony swung for the fences with a premium product with a price to match well above the competition. To those who have the extra cash to spend the premium... Read more…

10 June 2009

If you are after a digital photo frame that oozes style, features and functionality, then there isnt much to whinge about with the Sony DPF-X1000Key specsCompactFlash, MemoryStick, SD, SDHC, USB,...

Pocket Lint

Sony has a knack for capturing the consumer's attention with their snazzy looking products. First impressions do count, and when we set eyes on Sony's new Walkman player, the NWZ-X1000, it did... Read more…

12 May 2009

Superb audio and an OLED screen ensure that X does indeed hit the spot for Sony...

1 April 2009

Expert Reviews

We liked Sonys DPF-V900 frame when we reviewed it last year. The DPF-X1000 is larger at 10.2in, but it has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is slightly odd given that most cameras dont take photos in... Read more…

8 January 2009

A loccasion du salon CES de Las Vegas 2009, Sony vient de présenter sa nouvelle gamme de lecteurs multimédias nommée X-Series Walkman. Innovante à plus dun titre, cette Séries X se distingue... Read more…

26 March 2009

Sony kommer nu med deres nye musikafspiller X1000, der skal slå iPod af pinden. På flere punkter ser det da også lovende ud.Hvor ville denne lille verden dog være uden Apples indflydelse? Det... Read more…

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