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Sony FDR-X1000
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Sony FDR-X1000 Camcorder

13.5MP 1/2 89g Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Two industry awards
Good technical features
Sometimes unresponsive touchscreen and no multi-touch Rather pricey
10 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This Sony camcorder received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews and it received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camcorder has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Pocket Lint, T3.com and electronista.com.

Good Brand

We checked 4,270 expert and user reviews (including 352 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Still Image

Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The Sony FDR-X1000 has a continuous shooting mode, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This big total megapixels camcorder has been on the market since April 2017.


Focusing

Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.5 meters, the FDR-X1000 has a fairly big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. The average closest focusing distance of similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.33m.

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Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

At only 0.5 hours, the FDR-X1000 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera. Video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder have battery life (max) of between 0.5h and 40h, and the average battery life (max) is 5.2h.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

At only 89 grams, the FDR-X1000 is quite light compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The average weight of camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera is 590g, and the weights range from 59g to 3.8kg.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-V770 ($597.99) (353g).

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The FDR-X1000 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Other Features

Features Auto Focus

The FDR-X1000 features auto focus. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago also feature auto focus.

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Features USB Connectivity

The FDR-X1000 features USB connectivity. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also feature USB connectivity.

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Waterproof

The FDR-X1000 is waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years also are waterproof.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The FDR-X1000 has a wireless connection. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a wireless connection.

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Features Photo Mode

The FDR-X1000 features photo mode. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also feature photo mode.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The FDR-X1000 is Full HD. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera also are Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V770 ($597.99).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The FDR-X1000 supports a higher video resolution than most big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This video camera supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions, whereas most comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of video camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony FDR-X1000 has a higher maximum video resolution than most video cameras of this spec and age. This Sony camcorder has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most camcorders of this type and age 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 comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst maximum video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

Camcorders of this spec and age have video capturing speeds of between 24fps and 120fps. The FDR-X1000 has one of the lower video capturing speeds (only 24 frames per second) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One owner who purchased the product considered that it had good features. Letsgomobile.org/en mentioned seven years ago “The Sony S-Frame DPF-X1000 frame features an abundance of options” .


Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The FDR-X1000 supports HDMI, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

Other video cameras which also support HDMI that you might want to look at include the Panasonic HC-V770 ($597.99).

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Has a Microphone in

The FDR-X1000 has a microphone in. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a microphone in.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-X1000 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

Alternative camcorders which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic HC-V770 ($597.99).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The FDR-X1000 has a very short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 2.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder. Across all the big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.7mm to 92mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 2.8 millimeters, the FDR-X1000 has a very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 2.7mm, the longest is 730mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 260mm.

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Power

Long Battery Life

One customer said in their reviews that the Sony FDR-X1000 had a good battery life. Electronista.com said in their review of this camcorder “Long battery life”.


Lush OLED Screen

Three people who reviewed the product considered that it had a good screen. Electronista.com scored this camcorder 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this camcorder “Lush OLED screen”. Expert website T3.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said “Superb audio and an OLED screen ensure that X does indeed hit the spot for Sony” in their review of this camcorder.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was noisy. Electronista.com mentioned “Superb noise cancelling” in their review of this camcorder and scored the Sony FDR-X1000 70 out of 100.

Superb Noise Cancelling

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was noisy. Electronista.com mentioned “Superb noise cancelling” in their review of this camcorder and scored the Sony FDR-X1000 70 out of 100.


Design

Nice Design

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony FDR-X1000 was well designed.

Robust

One owner considered that the Sony FDR-X1000 was well made.

Screen Quality, Design

Two customers considered that this camcorder was good quality. Letsgomobile.org/en said “Screen quality, design” in their review of the Sony FDR-X1000. Letsgomobile.org/en also said “Auto Touch-up feature, build quality” in their review.


Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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