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Sony HDR-UX1/UX1E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Sony HDR-UX1/UX1E. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The portability and usability also get good reviews, whereas the battery and size get negative comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-UX1/UX1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-UX1/UX1E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony HDR-UX1/UX1E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-UX1/UX1E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Sony HDR-UX1/UX1E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the size and reliability.

price, portability, usability, image quality, durability

reliability, size

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

Aug, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony HDR-UX1 reviewed

 

You know, if CamcorderInfo really wanted to write a shorter review of the Sony HDR-UX1, it probably should have hired Leo Tolstoy, who's always been known for his brevity. That said, we revel in doing the heavy reading for you; so what's the skinny ...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-UX1 review: Sony Handycam HDR-UX1

 

Normally, my product reviews begin with a discussion of, well, the product. In this case, however, the fact that the Sony Handycam HDR-UX1 is quite a nice camcorder seems completely beside the point.

Sharp, saturated, low-noise video; excellent build quality; fast, smooth focus with effective image stabilization.

Mediocre still photos; optical and occasional motion artifacts in video; discs unreadable by most devices; lame but necessary bundled software; no windscreen filter for microphone.

The Sony Handycam HDR-UX1 is a very nice camcorder; unfortunately, its myriad compatibility issues make it almost impossible to recommend over other similar models.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Quick Camcorder Reviews : Sony HDR-UX1 Camcorder

Great feature set all around with ring control, mic and headphone jacks, HDMI terminal, -Dual record and Smooth Slow Record neat additions, -HD video on a DVD, the first of its kind, -Immense 3.5 inch LCD makes touchscreen navigation actually feasible,...

AVCHD workflow is a work in progress, -Compression results in more noise than HDV, -No independent control over gain and shutter speed, -Menu is more efficient than before - but more confusing

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : John Neely (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony HDR-UX1 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony DVD Camcorders

 

We recently got a first look at Sony's new HDR-UX1 high definition DVD camcorder in New York, and were impressed with what we saw.  The HDR-UX1 embodies a major new direction for consumer video, and is an indication of where Sony -- and other...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : About.com (about.com)

Sony HDR-UX1 Photo Gallery

 

Sony HDR-UX1 photo gallery, with pictures of the new hard drive, high definition camcorder from every angle.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Mark Montgomery (videomaker.com)

Camcorder Review: Sony HDR-UX1 AVCHD

 

DVD camcorders have historically not been the ideal format for many intermediate level videographers, due to the lack of manual controls and difficulty in editing DVD footage. Sony's HDR-UX1 shatters the DVD cam stereotype, offering more features on...

Manual focus/exposure ring AVCHD efficiency Mic input Headphone jack

AVCHD early adoption No HDMI cord Some compression artifacts and trailing

This is a powerful camcorder that could possibly lead a format revolution.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

Sony's DVD based AVCHD camcorder

 

At the domestic level, Sony is somewhat betting the farm on the new AVCHD format camcorders they have recently released. There are two models at present one hard disk based and one DVD based. The HDR-UX1 is the DVD based member of the family and weighs...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : David Kender (reviewed.com)

Sony HDR-UX1

 

The Sony HDR-UX1 is equipped with a 1/3" CMOS sensor, the same chip found on the HDR-HC3, the HDR-SR1, and the DCR-DVD505. This chip offers 2.1 gross MP (that's 2,100,000 pixels). In 16:9 aspect ratio, the chip produces 1.43 effective MP, and in 4:3,...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-UX1E

 

Good quality video, excellent feature set

Can't play the DVDs back on a regular DVD player, short recording time, lower bit rate than SR1

As the first DVD-based high definition camcorder the UX1 has good quality video, but misses out on practicality.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-UX1

 

As one of Sony's two new high definition camcorders, the HDR-UX1 should be an attractive proposition. In many ways it is, with good quality video, a r...

Good quality video, excellent feature set

Can't play the DVDs back on a regular DVD player, short recording time, lower bit rate than SR1

As the first DVD-based high definition camcorder the UX1 has good quality video, but misses out on practicality.

Nov, 2006

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