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Sony FDRX1000VW Camcorder

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

Two Industry Awards

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

Good Expert Reviews

This 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. This puts this camcorder in the top 17% of all the video cameras that were launched more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its video cameras as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other manufacturers.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony FDR-X1000 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. Electronista.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Superb noise cancelling”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

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

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had good features. Expert website Letsgomobile.org/en mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The Sony S-Frame DPF-X1000 frame features an abundance of options” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The FDR-X1000 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the FDR-X1000 do not have an HDMI port.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI port to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-CX730 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Unlike most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not have an image stabiliser, the Sony FDR-X1000 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Sony HDR-CX730 which is cheaper.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony FDR-X1000 supports a higher video resolution than most video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Sony video camera supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution, whereas most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this video camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all camcorders of this age and spec.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported video resolution is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Lithium Battery

The FDR-X1000 has a better battery than most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camcorder has a Lithium battery, whereas most similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a Polymer battery.

A Lithium battery is actually the best battery across all camcorders of this type and age.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst battery is Polymer.

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Waterproof

Unlike most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years which are not waterproof, the FDR-X1000 is waterproof.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the FDR-X1000, the FDR-X1000 has a built-in display.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX730 which is cheaper.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The FDR-X1000 has a higher maximum video resolution than most camcorders that have been available for more than two years. This video camera has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most camcorders that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all video cameras of a comparable age and type to the FDR-X1000.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst maximum video resolution 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 video cameras of a similar age and type to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of this age and type. The white balance modes "Colour temp" and "Custom" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a cmos sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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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

Across all the comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g. With a weight of only 89 grams, the FDR-X1000 is one of the lighter comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the FDR-X1000 amongst camcorders of this age.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX730 (545g) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small

Camcorders of a comparable age and type to the FDR-X1000 have heights of between 26mm and 690mm, and the average height is 110mm. With a height of only 51.7 millimeters, the Sony FDR-X1000 is fairly small compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FDR-X1000.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

Similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the FDR-X1000 have minimum focal lengths of between 1.8mm and 110mm, and the average minimum focal length is 23mm. With a minimum focal length of only 2.8 millimeters, the FDR-X1000 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Small

The FDR-X1000 is fairly small (only 24.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the FDR-X1000. The average width of video cameras that are a similar age to the FDR-X1000 is 94mm, and the widths range from 19mm to 640mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of video cameras that have been around for more than two years is 0.083h, the longest is 5h, and the average battery life is 1.9h. At only 0.5 hours, the Sony FDR-X1000 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FDR-X1000.

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Not Full HD

Most video cameras that are a similar age to the FDR-X1000 are not Full HD. The Sony FDR-X1000 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

If you want a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX730.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the FDR-X1000 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

The lowest video capturing speed of similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FDR-X1000 is 24fps and the highest is 120fps. At only 24 frames per second, the FDR-X1000 has a fairly low video capturing speed compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths of between 0.5mm and 900mm. The Sony FDR-X1000 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 2.8 millimeters) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The Sony FDR-X1000 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found cable included is USB, but this cable included is not found on this video camera. The cables included micro usb are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The FDR-X1000 does not have a night mode. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the FDR-X1000 also do not have a night mode.

Alternative camcorders which also have a night mode that you might want to consider include the Sony HDR-CX730.

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Only Has Two Scene Modes

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

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Not 3D Compatible

The FDR-X1000 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The FDR-X1000 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 42lx. With a minimum illumination of 6 lux, the Sony FDR-X1000 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FDR-X1000.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony FDR-X1000

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the FDR-X1000 over three years ago.

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

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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 fdrx1000vw, sony fdrx1000vr, sony fdrx1000vrw
Barcodes 00027242888647, 00027242888654, 04548736000940

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