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Sony HDR-FX1000E "PAL" High Definition MiniDV (HDV) Handycam Camcorder, with 29.5 - (16:9), 36.1-722mm (4:3) f/1.6-f/3.4 Lens & 30x Digital Zoom


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About Sony HDR-FX1000

Place the pinnacle of high definition in your hands with the HDR-FX1000E high definition MiniDV Handycam® camcorder. Equipped with 25p progressive scan mode, you'll experience high-quality, film-like motion for brilliant scene reproduction while CinemaTone Gamma & CinemaTone Color provide the color & gamma range to give your footage an amazing film-like feel

It also features 3 1/3" ClearVid CMOS image sensors with Exmor derived technology which let you capture sharp, detailed images even in lower-light situations. And the 29.5mm wide-angle to 590mm telephoto G-lens with 20X optical zoom brings the action closer & allows for wider angle shooting

Take control of light in extreme settings with 3 built-in neutral density filters & 3 manual rings for adjusting zoom, focus & iris. Plus, the 3.2" Xtra Fine LCD & Optical SteadyShot image stabilization give you an unparalleled recording experience

In addition to 1080/50i recording,the HDR-FX1000E offers a 1080/25p & 1080/30pProgressive Scan mode that enables shooting with film-like results. Signals scanned at 25p/30p are converted to 50i (using 2-3 pulldown for 25p) & recorded on MiniDV tape, allowing footage to be played & edited using existingHDV products. In this way, progressive images can be handled in the conventional HDV editing environment

Users seeking extra control over image expression can use "Cinematone Gamma" to deepen the color & "Cinematone Color" to recreate film-like color tones. Cinematone Gamma allows operators to quickly set up & load a gamma curve with similar contrast characteristics to a film gamma curve

The HDR-FX1000E features 3 1/3" ClearVid CMOS Sensors, each having 1,120K total pixels. The 3 independent CMOS sensors each handle one of the color elements red, green, blue (RGB) improving the color reproduction of video recordings. Dark scenes can be captured with low noise thanks to "Exmor"-derived technology featuring a column A/D converter & dual noise reduction

Sensor resolution has been optimized & the photosensitive surface area has been maximized thanks to the unique grid arrangement of the photo diode sensors, in which each is rotated by 45 degrees. Also featured is the signal processing circuit, the Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP) which uses Sony's unique image-processing technology.

The HDR-FX1000E is equippedwith a 29.5mm wide-angle "G Lens" made from advanced 10 group, 15 element lens including "Extra-low Dispersion glass" reducing chromatic aberration caused by light refraction, & produces video with extremely low color fringing. Designed for shooting situations ranging from broad landscape shots to conditions where sufficient distance from the subject is difficult to obtain

The 20x optical zoom (29.5mm-590mm: 35mm conversion) lets you zoom in to the subjects you can't get close to. The optical zoom takes maximum advantage of the lens performance, so so image quality does not suffer even at a zoom ratio of 20x.

Sony HDR-FX1000 Features

  • Film-like Progressive Scan 1080/25p, or 1080/50i
  • CinemaTone Gamma and CinemaTone Color
  • 3x 1/3" ClearVid CMOS Sensors w/ Exmor technology
  • Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP) Technology
  • G Lens: 29.5mm Wide-Angle to 590mm (20x) Telephoto
  • Digital extender increases zoom by 1.5 throughout the range up to 30x at full zoom.
  • Superior low-light (1.5 LUX) shooting capabilities
  • 3x built-in neutral density (ND) filters
  • 3x manual rings for superior control: zoom, focus, and iris
  • 3.2" Xtra Fine LCD display1 (921k pixels)
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Manual Gain/Shutter/White Balance Adjustment
  • Improved Noise Reduction (w/ Exmor col. A/D conversion)
  • 2:3 pull-down to 60i for editing on most HDV software
  • Minus Auto Gain Control (Minus AGC)
  • Assign Buttons: Extended Focus / Digital Extender (30x) / Ring Rotate/ AE Shift / Index Mark / SteadyShot / Back Light / Spotlight / Fader / Smooth Slow Rec / Color Bar / Rec Review / End Search / Zebra / Marker / Peaking / Pict. Profile / Shot Transition.
  • Additional record and zoom lever control on handle
  • 0.45"Xtra Fine View Finder
  • HDMI connectivity provides a simple, high-quality video and audio connection
  • Ability to transmit HD video from the camcorder to compatible HDTVs via a single cable
  • Quickly transfer images from the camcorder to compatible devices equipped with an IEEE1394 interface, including camcorders, digital VCRs, and PCs, using this high speed, bi-directional digital video/audio connection.
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo Media Slot
  • Switchable HDV/DV Format Recording
  • Allows the user to set manual adjustments for a scene (color, sharpness, white balance, etc) into any one of 6 customizable presets
  • The Shot Transition function allows for smooth automatic scene transitions.
  • x.v.Color technology can capture or display nearly twice as many (1.8x) viewable colors than possible with the traditional RGB color standard.
  • While you are shooting, you can add a striped Zebra like pattern to bright areas of the video image, and display it in the LCD and viewfinder
  • When the histogram feature is turned on, a graph of the image's brightness distribution appears
  • The Peaking feature emphasizes the screen's edge in the LCD and viewfinder, making it easier to adjust the focus
  • The LCD and viewfinder feature a Centre Marker that lets users identify the centre of the screen at a glance
  • Four types of Color Bars are available for use
  • To enhance viewing enjoyment, users can create transitions between scenes by using the White fader or Black fader to fade images in and out

Sony HDR-FX1000 Specifications

Format(s) Supported
Video Recording System
Real-Time HD Codec Engine, HDV/DV Recording
Video Signal
NTSC color, EIA standards
Assignable Dial
Docking Station
Lens Cover Type
Memory Stick slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo Media slot
S/S & Zoom button on LCD
Yes (Zoom Seesaw/ Ring/ Handle seesaw)
Imaging Device
3x 1/3" ClearVid CMOS sensor
Pixel Gross
3x 1,120K each (Red, Green, Blue)
EIP (Enhanced Imaging Processor)
Recording and Playback Times
HDV: up to 60 min. (with DVM60 cassette), DV: SP: up to 60 min., LP: up to 90 min.
Recording Media
MiniDV Cassette (sold separately)
Still Actual
1,080×810 (4:3), 1,440×810 (16:9)
Still Picture Resolution
1.2 megapixel
Video Actual
3x 1037K (16:9) each (Red, Green, Blue)
Video Resolution
Full HD 1440x1080
Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM® Rechargeable Battery (NP-F570)
Power Consumption
Power Requirements
7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Audio Format
Stereo MPEG1 Audio Layer
Dolby® Digital Output
HD: HDV (MPEG1 Audio Layer II) / SD: DV ( 12/16bit PCM Digital Stereo)
Yes (Built-in)
Recording Format
Accessory Shoe
Yes (Cold)
Dual Record
Face Detection
Hybrid/Hybrid Plus
Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility
Tested to support up to 16GB media capacity; does not support high speed transfer function; does not support Access Control security function.
Minimum Illumination
1.5 Lux
Quick On
SteadyShot® Image Stabilization
Yes (Optical)
Still Image Mode(s)
USB Streaming
White Balance
Auto / outdoor / indoor / One-push (A/B)
Smile Shutter
Easy Operation
Assignable Buttons, End Search
Fader Effect(s)
Black, White
Movie Mode(s)
Multiple Language Display
Picture Effect(s)
CinemaTone Gamma, CinemaTone Color and Shot Transition
Remote Control
Yes (RMT-831)
Scene Mode(s)
Picture Profile (upto 6 pre-set conditions)
35mm Equivalent
29.5 - (16:9), 36.1 - 722mm (4:3)
Digital Zoom
30x approx. (When Digital Extender "ON")
Filter Diameter
Focal Distance
4.1 - 82mm
Full Range Auto, Manual (Ring), One Touch
Lens Type
G Lens
Optical Zoom
Progressive Shutter Mode
Shutter Speed
AUTO 1/50- 1/1750 (50i/25p)- MANUAL 1/3 - 1/10000(25p)
LCD Screen
3.2" wide Xtra Fine LCD display1 (921k pixels)
0.45" Xtra Fine (16:9) Wide LCD1 (1,227k pixels)
Active Interface Shoe
Yes (Cold)
Analog Audio/Video Output(s)
Multi AV (Video/S Video/Audio)
Audio/Video Remote Terminal
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s)
Yes (via multi AV)
Digital Audio/Video Input(s)
Yes (via i.LINK®)
Digital Audio/Video Output(s)
Yes (via i.LINK®, HDMI)
HDMI Connection Output(s)
Headphone Jack
Yes (Stereo Mini)
i.LINK® Interface
LANC Terminal
Yes (Stereo Mini)
Microphone Input
Yes (Stereo Mini)
S-Video Output(s)
Included in A/V Jack
USB Port(s)
Operating System Compatibility
Supplied Software
Dimensions (Approx.)
6 3/4 x 7 x 13 7/8 inch (169 × 178 × 349mm) including protrusions w/o gripbelt
Weight (Approx.)
4 lb 9 oz (2.1kg) w/ Lens hood with Lens cover
Limited Warranty Term
Mfr #

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Shopper  i didnt buy this camera yet but i am looking for hd video camera to make documenteries and a tv series, how is this camcorder for this task?
ANTHONY J  I have used this HDV camcorder for two weddings and was very happy with the result, provided you have good lighting owing to the CMOS sensors used on this cam. Otherwise you're using the gain control to compensate. A minor but annoying feature is the recessed button on the side of the camera to get at settings. Other than that, it's the only replacement for the FX-1, unless you want to upgrade to the Z5 version and then you get the bells and whistles off a "pro" cam along with XLR connections and boom mike. But, if you are considering the AVCHD format as an alternative, consider the Panasonic line which is comparably priced to the FX1000 and boasts XLR and other pro features. I'd consider it but I have made a considerable investment over the years in 72mm lenses and the Sony infolithium batteries. Good luck!
Shopper  I shoot weddings, and I am considering sony HDR-FX1000E pal. Is it good for this kind of shooting?
ANASTASIS H  yes that is the best camera for weddings. and i use this camera for wedding shooting only. Happy shooting. Anastasis
Shopper  do u have used sony HDR-FX1000E pal?
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