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Sony HDR-FX1 Digital HDV 1080i High Definition Handycam Camcorder

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About this item

Presenting the world's first consumer 1080i high definition camcorder, the Sony Handycam HDR-FX1. A revolution in form and function, the HDR-FX1 allows you to play and record interlaced high definition video at resolutions up to 1440 x 1080 for professional quality video with vivid colors and striking detail. It even offers the ability to switch to standard DV recording and playback as the situation warrants.

The HDR-FX1 features the Real-time HD Codec Engine, which offers professional-level MPEG2 video compression, and 14bit HD DXP (Digital Extended Processor) for increased processing speed. Images are captured on three chip Advanced HAD CCD system that provides increased detail and improved video performance without the color bleeding found in other system. Optical capabilities include a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom and Super SteadyShot image stabilization.

The HDR-FX1 offers an unprecedented amount of control to the user, including manual zoom, focus, and iris control. Picture Profile allows the user to create a number of preset video modes for a variety of shooting settings. Composing shots is easier than even with the 3.5" precision hybrid SwivelScreen LCD display1 and the extra-large electronic viewfinder.

The Sony HDR-FX1 HDV Handycam camcorder the revolution begins.

Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD imagers with 1,120K effective (video) pixels provides excellent detail and clarity with exceptional digital video performance. Using a 3 chip Advanced HAD CCD system and dichroic prism toseparate color information, colors are extremely accurate, and color bleeding" and smearing" are greatly reduced.

Enhanced CCD design allows more light to reach the imager which reduces video noise to improve signal-to-noise ratio by up to 6db (2x better than a standard CCD). Particularly effective when shooting in dark situations.

From the innovators in camcorder technology, Sony's HDR-FX1 camcorder is the world's first HDV1080i consumer level camcorder and player. Now you can record all your memories in true high-definition video. The HDR-FX1 is capable of recording and playing back both High Definition and Standard Definition video recorded on standard MiniDV cassettes.

A Sony developed Real Time MPEG Encode/Decode system with reduced in energy consumption and compact size to fit inside a personal camcorder. Provides efficient MPEG2 compression, and recording and playback of clear HD images at the same bit rate of the DV format, so that High Definition video can be recorded on the same cassettes as are used for MiniDV recording.

From the authority in lens technology, the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens provides a high quality 12x optical zoom which maintains image clarity and colorwhile reducing glare and flare.

3.5" 250K pixel LCD display makes images sharp and detailed during playback or when monitoring recording.

What's Included With This Item

  • Ac Adapter
  • Battery
  • Lens Hood
  • Eye Cup

Key Features

  • 3-1/3" 16:9 Advanced HAD CCD Imagers 1,120K Pixels Gross
  • Advanced HAD CCD Technology
  • HDV Recording Format
  • Switchable HDV/DV Format Recording
  • Real-time HD Codec Engine
  • 12X Optical Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
  • 3.5" Wide Precision Hybrid SwivelScreen LCD Display (250K Pixels)
  • Super SteadyShot Optical Stabilization System
  • Analog/Digital Conversion with Pass-Through
  • Manual Zoom and Manual Focus Ring
  • Expanded Focus Indicator magnified, temporarily, up to 4X its original size without any loss of distortion
  • Picture Profile Allows the user to set manual adjustments for a scene (color, sharpness, white balance, etc) into any one of six presets
  • CineFrame Recording Provides the option of recording video at either 30 fps or with a feeling of film-like" 24 fps.
  • 3 buttons on the exterior of the camcorder are user-assignable so that they can be set to the options most commonly utilized
  • i.LINK DV Interface (IEEE1394)
  • The HDR-FX1 records audio in MPEG1 Audio Layer II while recording in HDV format that provides outstanding sound quality even when compressed
  • In the standard DV format audio is recorded in either 12/16 bit (selectable) PCMDigital Stereo for audio quality that rivals that of a CD
  • Manual Iris adjustable from f1.6 to f11, in 24 steps.
  • Shot Transition allows for a smooth automatic scene transition
  • Settings for focus, zoom, iris, gain, shutter, and white balance can be set to the A/B button and a smooth transition will take place according to the set time
  • Enables the focus to gradually shift from the front of the screen to a deeper part of the screen. Thus the iris enables a smooth change of depth of field.

Technical Specs

Image Sensor Imaging Device: 3 - 1/3", 16:9 1120K Pixel Advanced HAD CCDs
Audio/Video Video Actual: 1070K Pixels
Television System NTSC
Tape Format/Speed Mini DV
Optical Zoom Optical Zoom: 12X
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar f/1.6-2.8
Focal Distance: 4.5 to 54.0mm
35mm Conversion: 32.5 to 390mm
Focusing System Full Range Auto/Manual (Ring) / One Touch
Shutter Speed 1/4-1/4000 (Program AE Mode)
Illumination Minimum Illumination: 3 lux
NightShot Infrared System: N/A
Filter Size Filter Diameter: 72mm
Viewfinder Color, Precision 16:9 (252K pixel)
LCD Screen 3.5" 16:9 (250K) Precision Hybrid Color
Accessory Shoe: Yes (Cold)
Manual Controls Exposure: Manual Iris, Touch Panel (24 Step)
Input terminals Video Input/Output: Yes (Composite (Mini) and S-Video/Yes (Component, Mini, and S-Video)
Audio Input/Output: Yes/Yes (Stereo, Mini)
i.LINK DV Interface (IEEE1394): Yes
Output terminals See Above
Microphone Mic. Input: Yes (Stereo, Mini)
Headphone Jack Yes (Stereo, Mini)
Power Requirements Power Consumption (VF/LCD/VF+LCD): 7.4W / 8.0W / 8.4W
Dimensions (WHD): 6" x 7 1/8" x 14 3/8"
Weight Weight: 4 lbs 4 oz
Special Features White Balance: Auto/One-Push (A)(B)/Preset
Iris Control: Yes, Gain Independent
Super SteadyShot Optical Stabilization System
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