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Sony HDR-AX2000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and viewfinder. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the build quality and memory, and reviews about the battery and zoom are different.

portability, image quality, usability, viewfinder, design

value for money, memory, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AX2000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 71 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-AX2000

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Sony HDR-AX2000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony SH-L32W LCD Hood for HDR-FX1000 and HDR-AX2000

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-AX2000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony HDR-AX2000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

image quality, usability, design, memory

value for money

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-AX2000 Handycam camcorderSony HDR-AX2000 Handycam HDV Camcorder + Sony 32GB Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card + Sony Replacement NP-F550 Digital Camera Battery + HDMI To Mini-HDMI Ca

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Great Camera worth every penny!!!

 

Ive had this camera for 3 months now and its exactly what any serious Video maker should be using its a great all around camera

No Tapes ; Small compact ; Easy to use

NONE SO FAR

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Finally the HOLY GRAIL of camcorders!

 

I've been a Sony guy for a long time and they just keep getting better! I can't say enough good things about the audio controls. Duel XLR, manuel control. Put one channel on internal mic, one on shot gun or wireless. Mic/line switch is handy. Some have...

Audio, long run times on SD cards, zoom range, maual controls

No cons! This thing is perfect

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excellent camcorder

 

It records very good with excellent colors. I have had no problems with it at all. Uses up to 32GB SD cards. I am very happy with this camcorder and i might buy another one.

Does everything you could need

nothing

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Wonderful Camera

 

This is a wonderful camera. Also a note for those who have trouble with the audio drops due to the 2GB file size PLEASE READ:

Spectacular shooting in low-light conditions, SD Card Access

None

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Sony HDR AX 2000

 

For anyone out there that is experiencing poor audio quality from their Sony HDR AX 2000 like I did when I first heard mine try this:

Great picture and lots of manual controls make this a great professional camcorder

Too early to tell but none yet

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SONY HDR-AX2000

 

Have four of these cameras, and find them adequate for most HD recording, but multiple files can be difficult to sync. Had several Scan Disk chips - same size, and it would not format some. In two cases it formatted the discs, started a recording then...

Lightweight, but an L-shaped view finder would be easier on the wrist

files are long, and do not always work with FCP Suite 3

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Excellent Camera for Green Screen!

 

I create training videos and help my aspiring-artist friends create their demo videos to send to potential employers. I use green screen extensively, and the HDR-AX2000 produces superb video for keying. I use Ultra Key in Adobe Premiere CS5 and the...

Solid feel, awesome lens, extensive set of manual controls

The Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo is very small, feels fragile, hard to remove from my card reader

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Sony ax2000

 

Ten years of loyal service, my 3 Sony pd150's. Now it's time to go hd. I went with the Sony ax2000. I shoot events. Wanted to stay with Sony. Sony ax 2000, excellent in low light. Easy of use. Controls. Full manual, full auto. Use of peaking to check...

Low light, Dual XLR input for audio. Easy of use

Wish it would not go to 3.5 at full zoom, needs to be faster

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2 Gig limit, video and audio dropped frames

 

To eliminate the frame and audio dropouts with the 2Gig file limit, use Sony's PMB software. It sews 2Gig clips together into one long file with no drops at 2Gig seams.

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Great Camera

 

I have owned my video business for 25 years and always depended on Sony equipment and still do today. I purchased the AX1000 back in April and I love this camera! I have no idea why others are complaining about a 2 gig limit. I can shoot 3 hours of HD...

This camera is great

I wish the low light was just a tad better

Product Specifications

The HDR-AX2000 Handycam camcorder delivers HD broadcast-quality moving images with the convenience of a non-linear recording format. With 24p progressive scan mode, this camcorder's high-quality film-like motion lets you realize brilliant scene reproduction. CinemaTone Gamma and CinemaTone Color provide the HDR-AX2000 with the color and gamma range to give your footage an even more film-like feel. Three 1/3" Exmor CMOS image sensors with Exmor derived technology capture sharp, detailed images even in lower-light situations. The 29.5mm wide-angle to 590mm telephoto Sony G Lens allows for wider angle shooting and brings the action closer. Three built-in neutral density filters and three manual rings provide even more flexibility.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick PRO Duo / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.5in
Height:7.4in
Weight:4.6lbs
Width:6.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-AX2000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.4
Max Focal Length:82mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.1Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.12Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3 / 1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:3 Exmor CMOS
Sensor Qty:3CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Steady Shot)

Pro Camcorder Features

Professional:Professional

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2 / AVCHD
Digital Zoom:30
Media Type:Flash card
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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