Sony HDR-MV1
Sony HDR-MV1
+ 33 Videos
Share on

Loading image...


Overall Score

Sony HDR-MV1

£204.99 4 Star Expert Reviews Recommended
A multi award winning and good value for money 8.4 megapixel 1 video camera
8.4MP 1/2.3" Yes 140g Mar 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
e-GlobaL Central UK
Sony HDR-MV1 from e-GlobaL Central UK
Checked 10 hours ago
Go to Store
Bax-Shop UK
Checked 7 hours ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Park Cameras
Checked 11 hours ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Wex Photographic
Sony HDR-MV1 from Wex Photographic
Free Next Day Delivery
Free Next Day Delivery on all orders over £100
Valid 1 Jul 17 - 31 Jul 17
Checked 22 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
Go to Store
Electronics & Gadgets Direct
Checked 4 hours ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Value n' Price
Checked 14 hours ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
6 Prices from 6 Stores | £204.99-£313.00
 Show All Prices - Show Fewer Prices Get Price Alerts
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

You are subscribed to price alerts for this product

Sony HDR-MV1 Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Sony HDR-MV1 number 27 across all camcorders.
84 Reviews + 2 Awards
Very Good
Missing Some Features
17 Months Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 69?

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At over a year old this video camera is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available.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

Sony HDR-MV1 Video Reviews

Sony HDR-MV1 In-Depth Analysis


Two Industry Awards

The author at review site Expert Reviews recommend this Sony camcorder and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editor of one additional expert review site concluded that this camcorder was very good. This video camera received a "4 Star" award from

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Sony video camera is 80 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, and Les

View all expert reviews

User Reviews Are Average

This video camera has an average user rating of 75% based on 79 user reviews. 68% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

View all user reviews

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

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

Users Report Superior Product Quality

12 people concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three people who reviewed the product considered that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

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

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two owners who bought it said that it was compact.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Three owners concluded that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two people said that the product was good looking.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Two owners mentioned that it had good features.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers said in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

Two owners who purchased this camcorder agreed that it had a good zoom and two customers said that this camcorder had a good lens.

Value For Money

Very Good 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 58% of video cameras.

Free Next Day Delivery Voucher Available

There is a Wex Photographic voucher for £0 off available. Free Next Day Delivery on all orders over £100. The voucher expires on 31 Jul 2017.

View the voucher code

View all Wex Photographic vouchers       View all camcorder vouchers

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony HDR-MV1 and the United Kingdom price of £204.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $299.99 (£390.65).

Check international prices


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).

What is Near Field Communication (NFC)? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-MV1 is Full HD, as are 73% of camcorders.

What does "Full HD" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Light

The average weight of all video cameras is 530g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The HDR-MV1's weight of only 140g is quite light compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 23% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

What does "weight" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HDR-MV1 of 8.4MP is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

What does "total megapixels" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

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

What does "optical sensor size" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit


Released 17 Months Ago

This video camera was released in March 2016.

Other Popular Comparisons With The Sony HDR-MV1

£5 Cheaper
User reviews are better
Smaller total megapixels
£12 Cheaper
User reviews are hugely better
Over two years older
User reviews are vastly better
£15 More Expensive
£35 Cheaper
Five more awards
Much better user reviews
Older by over three years
Much better user reviews
12% lighter
£50 More Expensive