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Sony FDRX1000V Camcorder

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89g CMOS Jul 2013
Weight Sensor Type Image Stabiliser Built-In Display Release Date
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Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both decided that this Sony camcorder was good. Expert Reviews gave this camcorder an "Ultimate" award and Pocket Lint gave it a "Hot Product" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, T3.com, Pocket Lint and electronista.com the average expert rating of this camcorder is 85%. Experts think this Sony video camera is one of the better camcorders of this age and type.

Best Seller

The FDR-X1000 is a popular choice amongst customers who bought camcorders in the last 3 months.

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 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Electronista.com said in their review “Superb noise cancelling”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Sony FDR-X1000 owner reckoned that this camcorder had a good screen. Expert website T3.com gave the Sony FDR-X1000 a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Superb audio and an OLED screen ensure that X does indeed hit the spot for Sony” in their review of the Sony FDR-X1000.

Good Technical Features

One Sony FDR-X1000 reviewer concluded that this camcorder had good features. Letsgomobile.org/en said “The Sony S-Frame DPF-X1000 frame features an abundance of options”.

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The FDR-X1000 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the FDR-X1000 do not have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony FDR-X1000 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the FDR-X1000 do not have an image stabiliser.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser including the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price].

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The FDR-X1000 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution which is higher than most video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most camcorders of a similar age and type to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this video camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all video cameras that came out around the same time as the FDR-X1000.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported video resolution is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Lithium Battery

The FDR-X1000 has a Lithium battery which is better than most similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago have a Polymer battery.

This camcorder's battery (Lithium) is in fact the best battery amongst all camcorders of a comparable age and type to the FDR-X1000.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst battery is Polymer.

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Waterproof

The FDR-X1000 is waterproof, unlike most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the FDR-X1000 which are not waterproof.

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Has a Built-In Display

The FDR-X1000 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the FDR-X1000.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a built-in display including the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price].

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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 most similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. Most camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best maximum video resolution across all video cameras of a similar age and type to the FDR-X1000.

The worst maximum video resolution across comparable types of video camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony FDR-X1000 is more than most camcorders that were released around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the FDR-X1000. The white balance modes "Colour temp" and "Custom" are also found on this video camera.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Memory Stick (MS) Memory Card

Memory Stick (MS) memory card

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

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Very Light

At only 89 grams, the FDR-X1000 is fairly light compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The weights of comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the FDR-X1000 range from 59g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price] (545g).

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Very Small

The average height of comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the FDR-X1000 is 110mm, and the heights range from 26mm to 690mm. With a height of only 51.7 millimeters, the FDR-X1000 is one of the smaller camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the FDR-X1000 amongst video cameras of this age.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FDR-X1000 is 23mm. The Sony FDR-X1000 has a fairly short minimum focal length (only 2.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Small

Across all the camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the FDR-X1000 the widths range from 19mm to 640mm, and the average width is 95mm. The Sony FDR-X1000 is quite small (only 24.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FDR-X1000 range from 0.083h to 5h. With a battery life of only 0.5 hours, the FDR-X1000 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst video cameras of this age.

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Not Full HD

The Sony FDR-X1000 is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the FDR-X1000 are also not Full HD.

If you want a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the FDR-X1000, the FDR-X1000 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

The video capturing speeds of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the FDR-X1000 range from 24fps to 120fps. At only 24 frames per second, the FDR-X1000 has a fairly low video capturing speed compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the FDR-X1000.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 2.8 millimeters, the FDR-X1000 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the FDR-X1000. Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the FDR-X1000 the maximum focal lengths range from 0.5mm to 900mm, and the average maximum focal length is 140mm.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The FDR-X1000 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of this spec and age. The most commonly found cable included is USB, but this cable included is not found on this Sony camcorder. The cables included micro usb are also found on this camcorder.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The FDR-X1000 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a night mode to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The FDR-X1000 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has Two Scene Modes

The FDR-X1000 has a greater number of scene modes than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This video camera has an Underwater scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on video cameras of a similar age and spec to the FDR-X1000. The scene mode "Auto" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Not 3D Compatible

The FDR-X1000 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of camcorders that have been available for more than two years is 0.02lx and the biggest is 1,400lx. The FDR-X1000 has one of the bigger minimum illumination (6 lux) amongst camcorders of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony FDR-X1000

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Shock Proof Height
Waterproof Depth
Video
Video Capturing Speed
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Connector Type
Networking
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System
Lens Focal Range
Interface
Cable
Audio Recording Format
Other Features
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Dimensions
Video Compression Format
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Shutter Speed

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony fdrx1000, sony fdrx1000v, sony fdrx1000vr, sony fdrx1000vw, sony fdrx1000vrw
Barcodes 00027242886117, 00027242888647, 00027242888654, 04548736000940

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