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.
Reviewed by 4 customers
This camera is great. Great value for all the camera does.
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.
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.
Outstanding for the price. Looks very professional. Full 1080i support. A lot of settings to choose from.