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Sony FDR-X1000V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 419 reviews of Sony FDR-X1000V. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and design. The image quality and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

usability, size, image quality, design, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony FDR-X1000V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony FDR-X1000V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony FDR-X1000V from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Ultra HD Action Camera (Slow-Motion Recording, GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC)Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Ultra HD Action Camera (Slow-Motion Recording, GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony FDR-X1000V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Sony FDR-X1000V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price, but reviews are divided on the design. The battery and usability get negative comments.

price, portability

image quality, usability, battery

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony FDR-X1000V/W 4K Action CamSony FDR-X1000V/W 4K Action Cam

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

Sony 4K Action Cam review

 

Sony's 4K Action Cam is a capable POV camcorder that shoots great videos, but its size and price put it behind GoPro's Hero4 Black.

Sony’s 4K Action Cam is very good camcorder that delivers good-looking picture quality and smooth videos, thanks to its high-bitrate capability and image stabilization. But with every camera that can shoot 4K, we ask the same question: Do you need it...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (cnet.com)

Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V review

 

After mounting some pretty stiff competition against the incumbent frontrunner GoPro for the past few years, the X1000V's combination of features and performance might just tip the scales in Sony's favour.

The X1000V houses a ton of useful features for action lovers, plus it can record at 4K 100Mbps in Sony's efficient XAVC S codec. There's built-in image stabilization and the camera offers exposure compensation and white balance control. To top it all...

Menu response times when tweaking settings on the camera can be slow, while the lens casing gets smeary and droplets clings to the front when you shoot in and out of the water.

Sony's X1000V offers power and performance in a package that goes head-to-head with the GoPro.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony FDR-X100V

 

The Sony FDR-X100V is the company's most powerful Action Cam to date. Tucked in behind a ZEISS Tessar lens with 170 degree field of view, you will find a BIONZ X image processor and 12.8MP back-illuminated Exmore R CMOS image sensor capable for...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Stephen (4k.com)

A Review of the Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Action Camera

 

4K video in cameras is becoming more common each passing day it seems and new types and generations of shooting devices are including the resolution technology with some fantastic results in all sorts of situations and for all kinds of needs. Action...

Excellent video capture capacity ; Great photo stills from 4K video ; Flexible shooting options ; Robust and tough design with waterproof case ; 1:1 pixel readout for superior 4K video quality

A bit clumsy in the body design ; Slightly too large for an action camera ; XAVC S format for 4K can be expensive

Overall, we’d probably vote in favor of the GoPro Hero 4 action camera as far as serious action/POV shooting is concerned (particularly with 4K UHD resolution). However, the Sony FDR-X1000V/W is a great and very robust 4K POV camera on its own and many...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Greg Scoblete (pdngearguide.com)

Camera Review: Sony FDR-X1000V

 

Sony's X1000V records 4K, dives underwater and takes dead aim at GoPro.

Splash-proof without a housing; easy operation; image stabilization; GPS

Waterproof housing not rated for depths as low as the competition; colors can appear oversaturated; fewer resolution/frame rate options than the competition

Sony has built an enviable action camera in the X1000V. For our money, it’s better designed than the Hero4 and has features, such as GPS, that the Hero4 lacks. That said, it’s not offering comparable image quality and is missing the frame rate,...

Oct, 2015

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Expert review by: Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony FDR-X1000V review - 4K action camera

 

Its menu system is rather fiddly, but the Sony FDR-X1000V is top-notch 4K action camera

There are other little annoyances, too, such as its fiddly menu system, and in my book this is enough for the Hero4 Black to pull ahead, remaining my 4K action cam of choice. However, if you favour flexibility and really want the GPS data, then the...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Jools Whitehorn (stuff.tv)

Sony FDR-X1000V review

 

To test the toughest action cams you need the toughest of tests...

There is, though, also a dedicated computer-based editing suite, called Sony Action Cam Movie Creator. But while it has some advanced features such as the ability to import four different clips and show them in splitscreen – useful for if you’ve got a...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V review

 

After mounting some pretty stiff competition against the incumbent frontrunner GoPro for the past few years, the X1000V's combination of features and performance might just tip the scales in Sony's favour.

The X1000V houses a ton of useful features for action lovers, plus it can record at 4K 100Mbps in Sony's efficient XAVC S codec. There's built-in image stabilization and the camera offers exposure compensation and white balance control. To top it all...

Menu response times when tweaking settings on the camera can be slow, while the lens casing gets smeary and droplets clings to the front when you shoot in and out of the water.

Sony's X1000V offers power and performance in a package that goes head-to-head with the GoPro.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Sony's 4K Action Cam FDR-X1000V review: Packing the power and performance to go head-to-head with GoPro

 

After mounting some pretty stiff competition against the incumbent frontrunner GoPro for the past few years, the X1000V's combination of features and performance might just tip the scales in Sony's favour.

The X1000V houses a ton of useful features for action lovers, plus it can record at 4K 100Mbps in Sony's efficient XAVC S codec. There's built-in image stabilization and the camera offers exposure compensation and white balance control. To top it all...

Menu response times when tweaking settings on the camera can be slow, while the lens casing gets smeary and droplets clings to the front when you shoot in and out of the water

Sony's X1000V offers power and performance in a package that goes head-to-head with the GoPro.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Sony FDR-X1000V review

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If you want to make your real-life adventures look like a movie, then the Sony FDR-X1000V promises to do just that. Sony claims that its 4K picture quality is equal to that of the current Hollywood blockbusters, while using professional-grade...

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.45
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4.5
Battery performance:1450
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BX1
Battery voltage:3.6

Display

Built-in display: Yes

Features

Audio recording formats:LPCM
Color of product:White
F-number (relative aperture):2.8
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ X
Minimum illumination:6
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Scene modes:Underwater
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.0333
Storage media:Memory Card

Focusing

Minimum focusing distance:19.7

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):8.8
Optical sensor size:1/2.3
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:8.8

Lens System

Field of view (FOV) angle:170
Image Stabilizer: Yes

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Protection features:Splash proof
Waterproof:

Packaging Content

Cables included:Micro-USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Underwater case: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output: Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB
Wi-Fi: Yes

Still Image

Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG
Maximum image resolution:3952 x 2224
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):3952 x 2224, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1120

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MS Micro (M2)
Storage media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:LPCM
Color of product:White
Dust-resistant:
F-number (relative aperture):2.8
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Image processor:BIONZ X
Minimum illumination:6
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Playback mode:
Scene modes:Underwater
Shock proof:
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.0333
Splash proof:
Video recording:

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:100
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:240
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p, 2160p, 720p
Video compression format:AVC, H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MP4
Video Resolutions:800 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.5
Height:2.04
Weight (including battery):4.02
Width:0.961

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Custom modes