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Sony DCR-VX1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Sony DCR-VX1000. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and durability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the price and zoom. Reviews are divided on the usability.

image quality, durability, design, size, reliability

battery, zoom, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-VX1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-VX1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony DCR-VX1000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size. Some have doubts about the battery.

size

battery

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam DCR-VX1000 - Camcorder - 410 Kpix - optical zoom: 10 x - Mini DV - graySony Handycam DCR-VX1000 - Camcorder - 410 Kpix - optical zoom: 10 x - Mini DV - gray

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-VX1000 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The DCR-VX1000 uses the MiniDV format and has a MSRP of $4199. The VX1000 is considered to be a professional camcorder and, though it was released many years ago, remains one of the best digital camcorders being sold.

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: xiaxinde (epinions.com)

reliable,solid built,great video,low cost

 

great video, easy user controls

battery last not long but use external battery can be a solution.

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: volcomstone (epinions.com)

Simply awsome

 

great,picture,sound and durability

hard to find a good condition vx-1000 these dayszoom is a little slow

Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: papalazarou (epinions.com)

Good used buy, if price is right!

 

This was the worlds first minidv camcorder, the one that set the mould (compare it to the present day vx2100 and canon xm2, nit an awful lot has changed). Although edging on 9 years old this camera makes a solid used buy, provided the condition of the ...

decent optics, some manual control, lovely focus aid in EVF!

long in the tooth, no av or dv-in, quirky controls, no lcd

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: valick103 (epinions.com)

Great for Filming

 

Great sound, picture, and controls

Nothing really

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: valick103 (epinions.com)

Great for Filming

 

I love films, I find it one of the greatest pleasures in life and as such I want to make my own films. If you’ve been in this situation like me, you know that film equipment is very expensive and often times, if not in all cases is the reason why...

Great sound, picture, and controls

Nothing really

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: papalazarou (epinions.com)

Good used buy, if price is right!

 

decent optics, some manual control, lovely focus aid in EVF!

long in the tooth, no av or dv-in, quirky controls, no lcd

Consumer review by: FrederikS (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-VX1000: Once you've used the VX1000, you'll stick to it!

 

Why? Quite obvious: the VX-1000 has all the features of a professional camcorder and more. I've worked with several other camcorders and this one has it all. If I'd buy a new one today, I would probably choose the VX-2000, the newer version which has a...

design, Image quality, Image Stabilizer

no manual zoom, no lcd

Jan, 2002

Consumer review by: FrederikS (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony DCR VX 1000 : Once you've used the VX1000, you'll stick to it!

 

Why? Quite obvious: the VX-1000 has all the features of a professional camcorder and more. I've worked with several other camcorders and this one has it all. If I'd buy a new one today, I would probably choose the VX-2000, the newer version which has a...

Jan, 2002

Product Specifications

This camcorder offers unequaled picture clarity due to its digital video format. Videos recorded in DV can have up to two times the horizontal resolution of VHS and three times the component color sampling. This results in sharper, brighter colors. Your videos will look like a pro's, because the time base correction will eliminate the "jitters" encountered in some tapes. Adaptive Frame Interpolation interpolates both fields into one frame and smoothes out jagged, stair-step images. 4-capsule microphone provides crystal clear stereo separation and superior digital wind noise reduction. Each CCD of 3-CCD imaging system has 410, 000 pixels for brilliant digital picture quality. Dichroic Prism divides incoming light into red, green, and blue components for incredibly sharp and rich color. Drop-Frame Time Code provides accurate time code for precision editing. Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with No Memory is included. It communicates with camcorder and provides accurate readout in minutes of time remaining. Intelligent Accessory Shoe communicates signals (such as power on/off, Control L, and audio) between the camcorder and accessories to simplify usage. LP Recording lets you record up to 90 minutes of video on a 60-minute mini DV cassette. Super-durable magnesium alloy is used for a tough, rugged, and beautiful chassis. Manual Exposure allows precise manual control for proper exposure while Manual Focus Ring provides precise manual focusing. Manual White Balance lets you properly set white balance to a variety of light sources. PCM Digital Stereo Audio with Audio Dubbing provides an incredible 96dB of dynamic range for superior audio power, clarity, and accuracy. Audio dubbing lets you record your stereo sound first, then insert your stereo music or narration without disturbing the original soundtrack. You can use your Digital Handycam like a still camera to capture and store more than 500 images on a 60-minute cassette. 180, 000 pixels Precision Color Viewfinder provides excellent viewing clarity, with 400 lines of horizontal resolution. Super Steadyshot Image Stabilization detects and eliminates high-frequency vibration for incredibly smooth video.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13in
Height:5.7in
Weight:3.3lbs
Width:4.3in

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VX1000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F1.6
Max Focal Length:59mm
Min Focal Length:5.9mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Gray

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:410Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:20
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD