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7.2 out of 10

Sony HDR-FX1000

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Reviews for Sony HDR-FX1000

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Overall 10
10

Amazing camcorder

Canon1Dxman, WEX
29 July 2009
  • Summary: I have been using Sony cams for over 20 years now but this one is the DB's! My previous cam was it's predecessor, the domestic version of the Z1, good in itself but not in the same league as the FX1000E. Low light performance is astonishingly good, the new lens is incredible and the image resolution is simply broadcast quality. Unless you need the XLR balanced audio and DVCAM capability, don't bother with the Z5 and save some dosh.
  • Pros: Performance
  • Cons: Price
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Overall 10
10

Low light champ

Nick the photog, Amazon
31 May 2013
  • Summary: This camcorder can see in the dark, it was a great choice for dance shows (bad lighting, change all the time). Build to last, and its nice to keep MiniDV as a backup. Large battery good for 7-8 hours (lots of zoom action) Can't find anything negative.
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Overall 10
10

Great for theatrical recording.

Squid, B&H Photo
17 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this camera for dance and theater videography. The low light capabilities are stellar. In super dim scenarios, there is a lot of noise as people have mentioned. Keep in mind that most cameras would give you no visible imagery at all. I have found that setting the gain on high and closing the iris down helps get a cleaner image. No XLR inputs is a con but Beachtek solves that easily with good results. All in all, I find this to be a great camera for the price.
  • Pros: Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD
  • Cons: No External Mic Input
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Overall 10
10

Filmed a wedding already.

pistolpeterson, Ebay
2 June 2012
  • Summary: Still learning the camera, but so far so good. Works fine with my iMac using iMovie. It is also capable of using cards for recording if you buy an accessory for it.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Sony product

marathondublin, Ebay
30 May 2012
  • Summary: Excellent Camera. Low light is the best feature of this camera and HD quality. Totally satisfied and would highly recommend this camera for any videographer
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Overall 10
10

Excellent camcorder for documentaries!

Grigphoto, B&H Photo
8 May 2012
  • Excerpt: I use these camcorders for 3 years and like them a lot! Just got another one! Good low light capabilities, excellent image quality and lots of features! Zoom range is incredible!!! It doesn't have XLR, but it can be added through adapter, so it is no issue for me...
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Zoom range/performance
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Overall 10
10

Rich color and great features

Hornkraft, B&H Photo
3 May 2012
  • Excerpt: I use the FX-1000 to film live events such as concerts. I find the long zoom lens to be very useful in getting just the right shot and I also really like the shot transition feature. That produces very, very smooth zooms which are perfectly focused throughout the zooming. Wonderful effect!
  • Pros: 30p improves videos, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom, Rich color, Wonderful shot transition
  • Cons: Slightly heavy, Small control buttons
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Overall 10
10

Amazing Camcorder

Amateur Videographer, B&H Photo
14 December 2011
  • Excerpt: I use camcorders for home videos. I have an older Sony HC3 HD and VX2000 Camcorder and so far this camera blows them away. I did my first bluray home video using footages I got with this camcorder and even at 8mbps, the quality was outstanding.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom
  • Cons: Heavier than V2000
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Overall 10
10

An excellent upgrade to the FX1

greatvid, B&H Photo
28 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Great right out of the box. Have been doing event video since 1976 and have owned over 100 cameras and camcorders. Have done over 3000 events. This is one of the best I have used. Auto color was very good especially since I shoot in combinations of florescent, tungsten and daylight all on at the same time. Extremely good under low light, a little more noise than the FX1 when gain maxed out at 1/60 sec shutter but the subject material was more visible.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Zoom range/performance
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Overall 2
2.0

WARNING ABOUT MANUAL IRIS

Sports Stringer, B&H Photo
9 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Bought this camera in March I shoot primarily sports video for ABC/Fox affiliates regionally and have not had to use in night time settings until this past week. Had a major problem. In manual iris setting adjustments made when zoomed out did not hold when zooming back in on subjects. After nearly 2 hours and multiple calls to Sony I was told that is the way it is maufactured.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Great Zoom
  • Cons: Poor In Low Light, Poor Sound
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