Sony HDR-MV1
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Sony HDR-MV1

£204.99 4 Star Expert Reviews Recommended
An affordable 8.4MP 1 camcorder, but with poor features and high running costs
8.4MP 1/2.3" Yes 140g Mar 2016
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Sony HDR-MV1 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-MV1 number 19 across all camcorders.
84 Reviews + 2 Awards
Very Good
Missing Some Features
17 Months Old
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 68% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. This camcorder has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from Expert Reviews and an industry award from Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camcorder is slightly out of date, and newer camcorders with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
Customers report good product quality, that it is reasonably priced and it is easy to use.
It is missing some features:
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Sony HDR-MV1 In-Depth Analysis


Two Industry Awards

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this video camera. This was from Expert Reviews who gave it an "Recommended".

The author at one additional expert review site concluded that this Sony video camera was very good. This was from who gave it an "4 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

Five experts from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, and Les have rated this video camera on average 80%.

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User Reviews Are Average

Based on 79 user reviews the average user rating of this video camera is 75 out of 100. 68% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Camcorders Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 6,133 expert and user reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its camcorders. 89% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

12 customers considered that the Sony HDR-MV1 was good quality.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three people who reviewed it wrote that it was good value for money.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Three owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two owners reckoned that it was compact.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Three people who purchased the product thought it had a good battery life.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two people who reviewed the Sony HDR-MV1 considered that it was good looking.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Two people agreed that this camcorder had good features.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers considered that this camcorder had a good screen.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Two owners who reviewed the Sony HDR-MV1 considered that it had a good zoom and two people who bought the product concluded that it had a good lens.

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features. However at £204.99 it is cheaper than 59% of video cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-MV1 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of video cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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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 frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-MV1 is Full HD, as are 73% of video cameras.

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Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Sony HDR-MV1 of 8.4MP is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 63% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Light

The weight of the HDR-MV1 of only 140g is in the lightest 23% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Released 17 Months Ago

This video camera has been on the market since March 2016.

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