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Sony HDR-FX1

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Model

Sony HDR-FX1
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Manufacturer Sony Information on Sony

Name HDR-FX1
European name ?HDR-FX1
US name ?HDR-FX1
lowest US price  
On the market since January 2005
Test preview

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slashCAM rating ?Good
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode
Video

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Video formats ? MiniDV
HDV
Recording Medium MiniDV/HDV-Cassette
video resolutions EU ?HDV 1440 x 1080/50i
MiniDV 720 x 576/50i
video resolutions US ?HDV 1440 x 1080/60i
MiniDV 720 x 480/60i
Max Bitrate ?25 Mbit/s
Compression format ? DV
MPEG2
on-board memory ? 
Optics
Optics Manufacturer ?Carl Zeiss
Optical Zoom ?12 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ?32,5 mm
Filter diameter ?72 mm
Image Stabilization ?optical
ND Filter ?2
Exchangable optics ?No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?3
Size of image sensor ?1/3 inch
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ?1070000 Pixel
Image Sensor Type ? CCD
Controls
White Balance ?auto
manual
presets
WB-Shift
Focus ?auto
manual
Minimum shutter time ?1/10.000
Maximum shutter time ?1/3
Apperture control ?auto
manual
AE-Shift
Infrared recording ?No
Expanded Focus ?Yes
Peaking ?Yes
Signal Processing
Zebra ? Off
70-100%
Histogram ?No
adjustable sharpness ?Yes
Adjustable color ?Yes
Cinegamma ?Yes
Black Strech ?No
Knee ?No
Colorbars ?Yes
Misc.
Shot Transition ?Yes
Custom Presets ?Yes
Set Time Code ?No
Configuration

Connections
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FBAS ?
synonymous: RCA, composite
In
Out
YC ?
synonymous: S-Video
In
Out
YUV ?
synonymous: Component Signal
Out
HDMI ?No
DV / HDV (FireWire) ?
synonymous: ILink / IEEE-1394
In
Out
USB ?No
Microphone / Audio input ?Mini-jack
Headphones ?3.5 mm mini-jack
Lanc ?Yes
Time-code interface ?No
Genlock ?No
Accessory shoe ? Standard
HD-SDI ?No
Misc.
Weight (without battery) 1990 g
Weight (with battery) 2178 g
Battery type Sony F570
Battery capacity 2200 mAh
Charger ?internal
Remote control Yes
Size
Height 139 mm
Width 182 mm
Depth 360 mm
Relative Size ?91
Viewfinder
Viewfinder available ?Yes
Color Viewfinder ?Color
Viewfinder format ?16:9
Viewfinder pixels ?252000 Pixel
Display
Display available ?Yes
Color display ?Color
Display size 3,5 Inch
Display format ?16:9
Display pixels ?250880 Pixel
Touch Screen ?No
External controls
Manual Zoom ?Rocker
Ring
Manual Focus ? Ring
Menu
Manual Aperture ?Wheel
Focus switcher ?Yes
ND Filter ?Yes
Exp Lock ?Yes
Gain ?Yes
White balance ?Yes
Push AF ?Yes
Audio Levels ?Yes
Custom Keys ?
synonymous: User buttons
3
Audio

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Audio Formats ?MiniDV: 2x48kHz 16bit PCM
MiniDV: 4x32kHz 12bit PCM
HDV: 2x48kHz 16bit MPEG 1
Microphone ?Stereo internal
Mini-jack external
Audio Control ?auto
manual
Audio levels ?Viewfinder
Screen
Still

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Recording Medium ?No
Medium included ?No
Effective pixels ? 
Resolutions ? 
Standard ? 
Flash ?No
Misc.

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Specials  
Product Shots

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Test results

Test pictures
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luminance resolution
chrominance resolution
lens distortion
test small ISO image
noise / internal microphone
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode ?
Test image 12 lux optimized ? 
Manufacturers URL Website Sony
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ?Good
Resolution ?Satisfactory
Color performance ?Satisfactory
subj.Picture impression ?Very good
Optical Zoom ?Sufficient
Wide Angle ?Very good
Configuration / image ?Very good
Configuration / sound ?Good
Handling ?Good
Portability ?Satisfactory
Photo function ?Poor
Optics ?Good
Dynamics ?Very good
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?Good
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
374
Pros + Very good image quality impression
+ Wide optics
+ handling well-conceived
+ Very well equipped
Cons - No full HDV-resolution
- DV-quality only average
Conclusion The Sony FX1 lacks CCDs with full HDV-resolution, which is visible at least in the horizontal resolution.Nevertheless, the subjective image impression is still very good due to the very good dynamic behavior with extremely little noise and the consistent color reproduction.Despite the comparatively large wide-angle, optical errors are within limits, only little distortion and chromatic aberrations can be detected.In low light situations the FX1 is just about good -- here too the low noise a plus point.
More information

Reviews and Forums
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slashCAM Review
HDR-FX1 Review
external reviews/tests www.camcorderinfo.com
www.hexus.net
www.camcorderinfo.com
www.hd-channel.com
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