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Two Industry Awards

This Sony video camera received a "Recommended" from Expert Reviews who concluded that this camcorder was good.

The editor of one more expert review site wrote that this video camera was good. This Sony video camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com this video camera has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100. If all the new camcorders are ranked by average expert review score then this camcorder is in the bottom 88%.

Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this Sony camcorder rated it as 73%.

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

On average Sony camcorders have good ratings compared to other brands as do all video cameras manufactured by Sony.

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Good Product Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus three years ago “The Sony HDR-MV1 music video recorder isn't a bad little gadget, offering decent image quality and respectable audio recording in relatively controlled environments (i.e”.

Has Three White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the HDR-MV1 is more than most similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it. This video camera has an Outdoor white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-MV1. The white balances "Auto" and "Indoor" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Sony HDR-MV1 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that were launched in the last year also do not have an HDMI.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-MV1 does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-MV1 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other new video cameras, the HDR-MV1 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-MV1, the HDR-MV1 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-MV1 does not have a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for the last year also do not have a built-in display.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-MV1, the HDR-MV1 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-MV1 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other latest comparable spec video cameras also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the HDR-MV1 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-MV1 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-MV1 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has Five Scene Modess

The HDR-MV1 has a greater number of scene modes than most camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has an Spotlight scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on new similar spec video cameras. The scene modess "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Beach" and "Snow" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony HDR-MV1

Released Eleven Months Ago

Sony released the HDR-MV1 eleven months ago.

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Expert Reviews

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8 September 2014

Expert Reviews

One side of the HDR-MV1 is dominated by a large 2.7in widescreen LCD monitor. This isn?t a touchscreen monitor, which is a shame because a touchscreen would have been much easier to operate than... Read more…

27 March 2014

Camcorders have almost become obsolete due to the onslaught of camera-phones and stills cameras that also take superb video. Like these products, the HDR-MV1 fits in your palm and shoots... Read more…

25 February 2014

The Sony HDR-MV1 music video recorder isn't a bad little gadget, offering decent image quality and respectable audio recording in relatively controlled environments (i.e. so long as there isn't...

25 April 2014

Un bon petit caméscope que ce HDR-MV1 de Sony. Ses micros performants et son objectif s'en sortent assez bien dans l'ensemble?mais se destinent à une frange réduite d'utilisateurs. Si vous...

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18 February 2014

Au final, le HDR-MV1 est plutôt réussi, avec une qualité d'image honnête et une captation sonore de qualité dans un environnement contrôlé (sans bruit parasite). Peu efficace pour les...

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Reviewed 14 February 2014 by Tiptop
Tiptop would recommend the Sony HDR-MV1 (Verified Purchase)

Pictures are clear,sound quality is great , lots of features inexpensively priced...

Reviewed 18 December 2013 by Dr Ted
(Verified Purchase)

GREAT - audio - battery life (2-ish hours) - construction quality - manual (or auto) gain LESS GREAT - video similar to Sony Action cam - blurs at edges - more grainy in low light than GoPro or... Read more…

Reviewed 8 February 2015 by Buster
Buster would recommend the Sony HDR-MV1 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera for a very specific purpose. As an audio recorder that also recorded video. I am primarly using this camera for recording interviews so I need to be fairly close to have a... Read more…

Reviewed 17 December 2013 by Bob Sings Lead
Bob Sings Lead would recommend the Sony HDR-MV1 (Verified Purchase)

I am a member of a 40-man barbershop-style chorus and first used this camera to record a holiday show we did with our local lady's (Sweet Adeline) chorus. For this time let's just say it was good... Read more…

Reviewed 11 June 2014 by John T

Three stars because it does what it says quite well for the price. But be careful: If the battery runs out while recording the file becomes corrupt and can't be played back. After putting in a... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrmv1, sony hdrmv1b, sony 7631330m, sony vp735952, sony hdrmv1bc, sony hdrmv1bce, sony hdrmv1bcee, sony 900000091696

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