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Sony HDR-FX1 3.21MP CMOS hand-held camcorder

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Hand-held camcorders allow you to record your own video and make photoshots. You can always have such cameras with you to record the important moments of your life and share them with friends or family. You can even make your own movie!
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Long product name Sony HDR-FX1 3.21MP CMOS hand-held camcorder :
The short editorial description of Sony HDR-FX1 3.21MP CMOS hand-held camcorder

HDR-FX1 Handycam

Sony HDR-FX1 3.21MP CMOS hand-held camcorder:
The official marketing text of Sony HDR-FX1 3.21MP CMOS hand-held camcorder as supplied by the manufacturer
1st HDV 1080i camcorder. High Definition Video Handycam with 3 x 1 Megapixel CCDs, Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens and a host of manual features.

HDV Format
HDV / DV switchability
3x CCD 1,070,000 pixels
Optical Image Stabiliser
Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T*
Short summary description Sony HDR-FX1 3.21MP CMOS hand-held camcorder:
This short summary of the Sony HDR-FX1 3.21MP CMOS hand-held camcorder data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony HDR-FX1, 3.21 MP, CMOS, 1/3", 12x, 1x, 0.177 - 2.13" (4.5 - 54 mm)
Long summary description Sony HDR-FX1 3.21MP CMOS hand-held camcorder :

Sony HDR-FX1. Total megapixels: 3.21 MP, Sensor type: CMOS, Optical sensor size: 1/3". Optical zoom: 12x, Digital zoom: 1x, Focal length range (f-f): 0.177 - 2.13" (4.5 - 54 mm). Camcorder tape type: HDV. Camera shutter speed: 1/4-1/10000. Display diagonal: 3.5", Display: LCD

This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony HDR-FX1 3.21MP CMOS hand-held camcorder based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Image sensor
Total megapixels *
3.21 MP
Sensor type *
Optical sensor size
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Digital zoom *
Image stabilizer *
Focal length range (f-f)
0.177 - 2.13" (4.5 - 54 mm)
Filter size
2.83" (7.2 cm)
Camcorder tape type *
Camera shutter speed
Display diagonal *
Display resolution
Minimum illumination
3 lx
Ports & interfaces
S-Video out *
DV port
S-Video in
Battery type
Weight & dimensions
Width *
5.94" (151 mm)
Depth *
14.4" (365 mm)
Height *
7.13" (181 mm)
Weight *
4.41 lbs (2 kg)
Other features
1440 x 1080 pixels
Power requirements
7.9 W (LCD), 7.3 W (VF)
Lens system
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
I/O ports
Audio In, Audio Out, i.LINK (DV) In, i.LINK (DV) Out, S-Video In, S-Video Out, Video In, Video Out
Shooting programs
Slow Shutter
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 10 expert reviews for Sony HDR-FX1 Hand-Held Camcorder and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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Pros:Its a 1080i/60, 16:9 camcorder for $3,700! Very good MPEG-2 encoding for the bitrate. Decent HD pictures with great down-conversion, 480i DV recording, and legacy SD support. Wide 4.5 mm lens with smooth zoom and focus. Daylight-viewable LCD. Du...
Good Its a 1080i/60, 16:9 camcorder for $3,700! Very good MPEG-2 encoding for the bitrate. Decent HD pictures with great down-conversion, 480i DV recording, and legacy SD support. Wide 4.5 mm lens with smooth zoom and focus. Daylight-viewable LCD. Dual Shot Tr...
Bad Low pixel count CCDs with excessive horizontal aliasing. Focusing is harder than it should be due to misplaced controls and low-res finders; focusing aids have annoying limitations. MPEG-2 25 Mbps pictures degrade under heavy stress. Low sensitivity.
Bottom line The HDR-FX1 is the DCR-VX1000 of the high-definition world: Its the first HD camcorder combining truly acceptable pictures, sufficient image tweaks, smooth operational controls, and a price lower than the original VX1000s. This consumer camera, along...
Perhaps one of the most anticipated events in recent history, by semi-pro videographers is the upcoming release of Sony’s new HDR-FX1 3-CCD high definition camcorder. Many of us have been disappointed by the JVC offerings due to their decision to us...
From the pictures, you might think that the HDR-FX1 is a modified VX2100: when placed side-by-side, however, youll find that Sonys first HDV camera is considerably bigger. Hidden inside are quite a few software changes as well, besides the obvious HD...
Sony has introduced a HD1080i-compatible digital camcorder that wont break your spine, nor your bank account. Check it out as we bring you a sneak preview of this revolutionary product from the launch held in Tokyo, Japan.
Theres nothing special about the automatic control on the HDR-FX1. The camcorder seemed to respond fine to changes in shot lighting. The one area of automatic control at which I did take a closer look was the auto focus, because focus is so important...
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