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Sony HDR-FX1000 / FX1000E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of Sony HDR-FX1000 / FX1000E. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and durability are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the battery. There are some mixed comments about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-FX1000 / FX1000E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony HDR-FX1000 / FX1000E from 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 Reviews about the zoom and durability are overall positive. The size and price also get good views, whereas opinions are divided on the usability.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020


Expert review by : James Morris (

Sony Handycam HDR-FX1000E


Promising pro performance for less than its fully pro camcorders, how does Sony's HDR-FX1000E shape up?

The Sony HDR-FX1000E's name is rather reminiscent of the seminal DCR-VX1000E, the camcorder which arguably kick-started the digital video revolution. This model is far less of a radical change, but it's still a great professional camcorder, and...

Jun, 2009

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Sony HDR-FX1000E Camcorder


You can choose between recording in standard definition and the clear and crisp high definition. The ClearVid CMOS Sensor with Exmor™ technologies built right in you can now get better video quality, these technologies have been included in this...

May, 2012

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Sony HDR-FX1000E


When you see the Sony HDR-FX1000E's video quality for the first time, it's a bit like when the Wizard of Oz goes colour. Comes at a price though...

Eye-pleasing videos, bursting with colours and sharpness

The price. And so many buttons

Jun, 2009

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Sony HDR-FX1000E


HDV (1080i/25p) camcorder with 20x zoom lens, 1/3-inch low light CMOS sensor, photo-realistic 3.2-inch LCD and Optical SteadyShot stabilisation. Measures 349x178x169mm and weighs about 2.2kg. The good Consumer HD camcorders are fine for immortalising...

Sublime audio and earth-shattering video quality is the prize, talent and hard work is the price to be paid for seizing it. Do you have what it takes to master this semi-pro camcorder? Slap down a couple of grand and find out. Sony HDR-FX1000E is...

Mar, 2009


Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Sony HDR-FX1000


Despite having been all but abandoned by the consumer-level camcorder industry, HDV remains the high-definition format of choice for serious videograp...

Superb video quality, professional components and design, 24p progressive scan mode for film-like pictures

Limited audio capabilities, 1.2-megapixel stills image mode, HDV at risk of becoming antiquated

The HDR-FX1000 is a worthy successor to the FX1/FX7. It will make an ideal stepping stone into the world of professional video, as well as a solid secondary unit for established videographers.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Sony Handycam HDR-FX1000 Camcorder Review


With an MSRP of $3199, the Sony HDR-FX1000 is an HDV camcorder that's packed with enough manual controls and features to keep most people happy. If you're a professional videographer, however, you'll likely be disappointed with the camcorder's lack of...

The Sony HDR-FX1000 ($3199 MSRP) doesn't offer quite what you'd expect from a professional camcorder-most obviously noted by its lack of audio controls, connectivity, and a detachable lens. However, our tests show that it can hang with the pros when it...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Sony HDR-FX1000


If you care more about image quality than the caliber of manual controls, this may be the camcorder for you.

If you want professional-grade image quality at a reasonable cost, the FX1000 is an excellent pick.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Tom Skowronski (

Videomaker's 2009 Best Tape Camcorder: Sony HDR-FX1000 HDV Camcorder Review


View all of the best consumer video production products of 2009, selected by the editors of Videomaker Imagine That Costing $3,200, the HDR-FX1000 is Sony's new version of the HDR-FX1. Sony has included three 1/3-inch ClearVid CMOS sensors instead of...

Very professional feeling consumer camcorder ; 29.5mm wide-angle G Lens ; Film-like progressive Scan: 1080/24p, 1080/30p, or 1080/60i

No knob on the zoom ring ; Servo focus only

The Sony HDR-FX1000 is the ultimate consumer camera that thinks like a professional.

Feb, 2009

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Sony HDR-FX1000


Well built with a professional feel and plenty of good well-positioned controls. The G lens and 20x zoom are very good indeed. Great images and good viewing on the 3.2 ins LCD monitor.

I've just purchased the MRC1 solid state recorder and it's disappointing that it has to be mounted above the camera on a bracket rather than slot onto the back of the cam as it does on the Z5. (On which the FX1000 is based).

Mar, 2011

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Sony HDR-FX1000


Easy to use, solid and robust high quality HD camera. Great 20x optical zoom Easy to find features and well placed buttons

No touch screen Low still image resolution No XLR inputs for other sound inputs

Jun, 2010

Price comparison for Sony HDR-FX1000 / FX1000E

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