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Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E. 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 reliability and battery. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the memory. Opinions are divided on the price.

portability, usability, image quality, battery, reliability

memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and size are generally positive. The price and battery are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the portability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, battery, price, size, design

reliability

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

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the battery and zoom. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the price.

portability, usability, image quality, zoom, battery

price

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Videomaker (videomaker.com)

Sony HVR-V1U HDV Camcorder Review

 

V1U - The Little Brother

Fast, Sharp imaging, Good color saturation, Excellent user control over major camcorder features

Moderately high-priced, Slow auto-focus response in certain circumstances

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Heath McKnight (digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com)

Sony HVR-V1u HDV Camcorder

 

The Sony HVR-V1u is a small but powerful cinema-style HDV camcorder, with 3 CMOS sensors that pack quite a punch. The camera also provides 24p, 30p and 60i recording capabilities, plus added cinegamma and color features. With the cost down over $1,000...

Small but powerful cinema-style camcorder

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Brian Peterson (videomaker.com)

Camcorder Review: Sony HVR-V1U HDV

 

Sony's latest addition to its professional HDV camcorder lineup is the HVR-V1U. This camcorder is packed with a host of features designed for serious amateurs and budding professionals

Fast Sharp imaging Good color saturation Excellent user control over major camcorder features

Moderately high-priced Slow auto-focus response in certain circumstances

The V1U is a well-built, feature-packed HDV camcorder capable of producing professional quality video.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Douglas Spotted Eagle (studiodaily.com)

Sony HVR-V1U

 

A new generation of high-definition camcorder is soon to hit thestreets, and if initial trial tests of the Sony HVR-V1U are anyindicator of what's to come, hang on to your production budget. Overthe course of several weeks, I shot some extreme sports...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Mike Hanlon (gizmag.com)

Sony's HVR-V1U HDV Pro Camcorder, 1080 Filmmakers Ogle Its 24p-ness

 

September 22, 2006 Sony's HVR-V1U HDV camcorder was shown at a special event in New York earlier this week and reviewers are suggesting it will immediately be devoured by mid-level video production pros and filmmakers. This is the higher-end,...

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HVR-V1

 

Excellent image quality and wide range of features. Lots of ways to customise the functions to suit your needs. Great battery life, good handling 'feel' and balance.

None really.

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HVR-V1

 

Over all this is semi pro camcoder for an affordable price. Very easy to handle the camera in any moving programs. Very good in the HD mode recording.

Its quality in low light situation and night.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HVR-V1

 

Superb image quality, easy handling and balance, progressive scan functionand facilities for cinema mode. Once the handbook has been explored and understood, it is straightforward to use. The lens is excellent. The various function buttons are well...

Not really "bad", but the supplied microphone is only adequate, and lacks power. It is also not stereo sound, inevitable with an XLR input, stereo is achieved only with a second microphone.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HVR-V1

 

ND filter very useful, HDMI socket useful, ideal headphone socket, link socket useful, good eyepiece

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (sony.com)

Thiis is a powerhouse camera

 

I have produced with this camera for several years. I like taking it on locations with me because its handheld abilities, excellent color production, I have been on extream locations and Sony has always come through with flying colors. Thanks Sony!

Great picture quality and quick access for news and documentary production work

Accessories for downloading video to PC

Apr, 2011

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