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Sony FDRX1000V

£319.95
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A multi award winning 13.5 megapixel 1 camcorder with good features
13.5MP 1/2.3" Yes 89g Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony FDR-X1000 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony FDR-X1000 number 10 in best selling camcorders and number 52 across all camcorders.
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5 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Good Features
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4 Years Old
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Why Has it Scored 64?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%. This camcorder has received two awards including industry awards from Pocket Lint plus one other site. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Sony camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
The FDR-X1000 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Full HD
Quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Quite small shock proof up to
Quite short battery life (max)

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Sony FDR-X1000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites both said that this Sony video camera was very good. Pocket Lint gave this Sony camcorder a "Hot Product" award and it received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this video camera is 85 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Pocket Lint, T3.com and electronista.com. This puts this Sony video camera in the top 15% of all the camcorders when ranked by average expert review score.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 6,121 expert and owner reviews (including 1,979 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its video cameras. Sony also has very good ratings specifically within its camcorders range. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £319.95 it is more expensive than 62% of video cameras.

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Features

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony FDR-X1000 is Full HD, as are 73% of camcorders.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all video cameras is 29mm, with the shortest being 1.8mm and the longest being 110mm. The FDR-X1000's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 2.8mm is in the shortest 5% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Features Photo Mode

The FDR-X1000 features photo mode. 76% of camcorders do not feature photo mode.

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Quite Small Shock Proof Up to

The smallest shock proof up to of video cameras is 1m, the biggest is 3m, and the average shock proof up to is 1.6m. The shock proof up to of the FDR-X1000 of only 1.5m is in the smallest 14% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of all camcorders is 53h, with the shortest being 0.083h and the longest being 8,700h. The battery life (max) of the FDR-X1000 of only 0.5h is very short compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 4% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Features Wi-Fi

The FDR-X1000 features wi-Fi, unlike 77% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the camcorders the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 780mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the FDR-X1000 of only 2.8mm is in the shortest 5% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Light

The weight of the FDR-X1000 of only 89g is fairly light compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 12% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-X1000 has an image stabilizer. 66% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the FDR-X1000 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all camcorders the worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 6528 x 3672 pixels.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Quite Big Total Megapixels

The Sony FDR-X1000's total megapixels of 13.5MP is fairly big compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 18% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Features Auto Focus

The FDR-X1000 features auto focus, unlike 89% of camcorders which do not feature auto focus.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The FDR-X1000 has a wireless connection, which is unusual. 87% of camcorders do not have a wireless connection.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony FDR-X1000 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Has a Microphone in

The FDR-X1000 has a microphone in. 77% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Waterproof

The FDR-X1000 is waterproof. 89% of video cameras are not waterproof.

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Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The FDR-X1000 has a continuous shooting mode, which is unusual. 91% of video cameras do not have a continuous shooting mode.

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Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the FDR-X1000 of 0.5m is in the biggest 17% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest closest focusing distance of camcorders is 0.0005m, the biggest is 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.44m.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since July 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers offers fdrx1000vrcen, other fdrx1000vcen, sony fdrx1000vrcen, sony fdrx1000vcen, canon fdrx1000v, sony x1000v
Barcodes 04056572579716, 04548736000919, 04548736000957

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