Sony HVR-HD1000U Digital HDV 1080 High Definition Handycam Camcorder - Bundle - with Switronix TL-50 30w Dimmable DC On Camera LED Light, Light Stand Adapter

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About Sony HVR-HD1000

The Sony HVR-HD1000U is an HDV camcorder specifically designed for videographers looking for an affordable shoulder-mounted camera. Ideal for event work and wedding videography, the camera is equipped with a ClearVid CMOS sensor, capable of recording 1080i high definition footage on a standard MiniDV tape.

Additionally, the HVR-HD1000U comes fitted with a 10x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens with Super SteadyShot image stabilization, ensuring operators get the perfect shot every time. These features make the HVR-HD1000U a welcome addition to the already proven line of Sony professional HDV products.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Great picture quality (4),Zoom range/performance (4),Great sound (3)
Best Uses:
Weddings (4),Movies/short films (3)

Sony HVR-HD1000 Features

  • Professional Shoulder-Mounted Design: To meet the widening demand of event videography such as weddings and concerts, the HVR-HD1000U comes in a shoulder-mounted design, without carrying the large price tag of traditional ENG cameras
  • Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization: The HVR-HD1000U comes fitted with a highly sophisticated optical stabilization system, making sure users get glass smooth shots even in less-than-ideal situations
  • High Definition on MiniDV Tapes with HDV: The HDV format, used in the HVR-HD1000U allows high definition recording on standard MiniDV tapes. This is accomplished by using the very popular MPEG-2 compression technique used in many applications, including DVDs and satellite television
  • ClearVID CMOS Technology: Sony's ClearVID sensor is positioned at a 45° angle. Since each pixel is positioned at this angle the result is far clearer diagonal lines. Images will appear crisper, without the apparent "jaggies" that often plague video signals

Sony HVR-HD1000 Specifications

Signal System
HDV: 1080/60i
DV: 480/60i (NTSC)
Image Device
1/2.9" CMOS ClearVid Sensor
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens, 10x (Optical)
Horizontal Resolution
1080 Lines
Minimum Illumination
4 Lux f/1.6 at 18 dB
LCD Monitor
Clear Photo LCD Plus, 2.7", 16:9 Aspect Ratio
132,000 Pixels, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Scan Matching
Memory Card Slot
Gain Selection
0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB
Tape Format
DVCAM Small Cassette
HDV Record and Play
DV Record and Play
Tape Speed
HDV: 18.8 mm/s
DV SP Mode: 18.8 mm/s
Maximum Recording Time
HDV: 63 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
DVCAM: 41 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
DV: 63 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
Audio Signal Format
MPEG1 Audio Layer II
16-bit/48kHz 2 Channel Mode
12-bit/32kHz 4 Channel Mode
Audio Frequency Response
20Hz to 20kHz
Input and Output Connectors
Component Video: RCAx3 (x1 Output)
Composite Video: RCAx1 (x1 Output)
S-Video: 4-Pin mini-DIN (x1 Output)
HDV/DV Input/Output: i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-Pin Connector)
Audio L/R Output: RCAx2
Audio Input: Stereo Mini-Jack
Headphone: Stereo Mini-Jack
LANC: Stereo Mini-Jack
USB: Type-B Connector
Sony 1 year parts & 90 days labor warranty
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Sony HVR-HD1000 Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Exciting Camera


from Texas  -  Semi-pro Videographer

This camera is great. Great value for all the camera does.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Great Buy


from Texas  -  Semi-pro Videographer

This is a great camera depending on your needs. No it's not a professional camera but if you use it for events, weddings, documentries, parties and the same you can't go wrong. As for as price you can't beat the price for it's range. The controls are easy to access and work. If you don't have any video camera exsperience then it may seem a little intimidating and you might try a smaller camera instead. But if you do have prior knowledge of video cameras then you will have fun with this camera right out of the box. Remember you get what you pay for and some cameras are cheaper and some are more exspensive. Don't buy a $1500.00 camera and expect it to perform and have all the features of a $10.000.00 camera the reason I say this is because I always read about some customers complaining about what was'nt on the camera after they got it home. READ THE SPECS and you won't be so-called surprised.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


"High quality video...even in low-light"


from Oceanside, CA  -  Semi-Professional

Shooting from the shoulder provides stability & is sufficiently comfortable for long durations. I purchased this camcorder after much research & experience with other cameras...I don't think you can beat the value.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome for the Price


from Porterville, CA  -  Professional

Outstanding for the price. Looks very professional. Full 1080i support. A lot of settings to choose from.


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