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Sony HDR-FX1

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Model Description:
Digital HDV Handycam

Model Details

First true 1080i high definition camcorder /16:9 Widescreen CCD / 12x Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Lens / Steadyshot / 3.5" LCD / iLink

Sony Handycam® HDR-FX1, the first true 1080i high definition camcorder, is the perfect introduction to the world of high definition video. Record your most intimate moments in the highest quality. With advanced features such as the newly developed wide 3x 1/3” CCD, 72mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens and Real Time Codec engine, the HDR-FX1 is equipped to handle every video imaginable. Relive your memories in vivid HDTV-quality colors and clarity.
You can record and playback in HDV1080i and the original DV (SP/LP) Format as well. So now you can enjoy HDV and DV Recording in one camera. Uses MiniDV tape format
Uses the same MPEG2 Compression scheme that is used for Digital broadcasts and for DVD discs. With the efficient compression format, high quality HD images can be recorded on easy-to-find DV tapes
Along with 1080 effective lines of scanning (twice the number of conventional formats), and a wider 16:9 screen size, the HDR-FX1 Handycam® lens components and advanced CCD work to produce unbelievable images
Real Time HD Codec Engine provides you versatility in format handling and truer images for increased viewing pleasure
3.5" LCD Viewing monitor
Manual control of camcorder functions allow settings of the camera to be adjusted so that creative effects can be achieved while filming
12x Optical Zoom
High-performance Down Conversion Function
Precision DV- wide Recording
Personal Menu
Battery Information
Continual shooting time
Sony iLink (HDV/DV) Connector for easy video transfer to a PC or Macintosh Computer for DV Edit and enhancement - and back again
SteadyShot Active Lens System (Menu)
Shot Transition
Picture Profile: 6 Picture Profiles - You can set each of 6 Picture Profiles with Color Level/Color Phase/Sharpness/Skin Tone Detail/AE Shift/AGC Limit/Auto Iris Limit/WB Shift/AWB Sensitivity/Cinematone Gamma/Cineframe






Variable Outdoor White Balance




Selectable Setup Level


Date Recording


Two Cinematone Settings


Simultaneous use of EVF and LCD


Selectable color and B/W EVF


All Display off function


Selectable Bar/Number Zoom display


Peaking level indicator


User Selectable White/Red/Yellow Peaking Indicator


Selectable auto/manual expanded focus off mode


Safety Zone indicator


Audio noise reduction


XLR external MIC inputs (2 CH)


Phantom MIC power


LEFT/RIGHT separate audio REC level adjustment


Audio monitor


2Vrms/1VRMS selectable audio output


Selectable audio input - switchable between MIC and LINE levels


XLR Menu setting


Input trim adjustment


Separate AUDIO AGC selection


Audio limiter


Audio Lock Mode


DVCAM REC/PLAY capability


Timecode reset function


Timecode DF/NDF selection


Timecode RECRUN/FREERUN modes


Timecode REGEN function


1080i/480i/480p component output


DVCAM i.LINK downconversion


1080 60i/50i switchable


Hours meter


Two color bar patterns


Exposure override


Two audio level dials


External REC control


Quick record function


Simple ALL DISPLAY (underscan)


AC-VQ850 AC Adaptor/charger





Image Device


1/3" type x3, 16:9 Super HAD CCDs



High quality 12X optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens. F4.5 to 54.0mm, F1.6 at 2.4mm; filter diameter 72mm

Picture elements


Total pixels: approx. 1.12M pixels; effective pixels: approx. 1.04M pixels

2 Built-in filters


ND1: 1/4 and ND2: 1/32

Video signal system


Switchable NTSC/PAL color system

Scanning system


1080/60i, 1080/50i (switchable)

Sync System


Internal (HD & SD)

Shutter speed


1/4 to 1/10000 sec (50i/60i)



S-Video, A/V, Component output, XLR IN (x2), i.LINK, LANC, headphone stereo mini

Minimum illumination


3 lux @ 18db, F1.6, normal shutter



Auto, Manual



Hybrid Precision 16:9 Color & B/W selectable 252,000 pixel



DV/DVCAM Rec. 48KHz/16 bit, 32KHz 12 bit; HDV Rec.: MPEG-1 Audio Layer II

Provided microphone


Wide range stereo microphone



Built-in dynamic

LCD panel


Hybrid 16:9 3.5" type, 250K pixels (approx.)



HDV/DVCAM/DV(SP) recording, HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) playback

Recording time


Max. 60 minutes with HDV, 40 minutes in DVCAM, & 60 minutes in DV (SP)



4 lbs, 4 oz



6" x 7 1/8" x 14 3/8"

Power consumption


(VF/LCD/VF+LCD): 7.4W/8.0W/8.4W


(VF/LCD/VF+LCD): 7.4W/8.0W/8.4W

Additional Detailed Information:
HDV 1080, 50i/60i/30F/25F Recording and Playback capable
3-1/3" 16:9 newly developed Super HAD CCD Imagers, 1.12M Pixels Gross
High quality 12X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
Super SteadyShot® Optical Stabilization System
Non-Perpetual Manual Zoom Ring
Manual Focus Ring
Manual Iris Control w/24 steps
3.5" (-viewable area, measured diagonally) 16:9 Hybrid LCD Display (250K Pixels)
Large 16:9 Color & B/W switchable EVF
Simultaneous use of EVF and LCD display
Built-in Wide Range Stereo Microphone
Balanced Audio XLR input connectors (x2) with Selectable Phantom Power
6 User Assignable Buttons for quick access to frequently used functions
i.LINK® DV Interface (IEEE1394)* (*i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. All products with an i.LINK connector may not communicate with each other. Please refer to the documentation that comes with any device having an i.LINK connector for information on compatibility, operating conditions, & proper connection.
MPEG2 Real Time Encode System for real time processing of HD data
14 Bit DXP (Digital Extended Processor) combines 14 bit A/D converter with an advanced camera processing system
Switchable HDV/DVCAM/DV Format Recording
60i/50i (NTSC/PAL) switchable
Built-in HD to SD down conversion
Precision 16:9 SD DV recording
Expanded Focus Function for easy confirmation of focus setting during manual focusing
EVF & LCD Peaking Indicator
Advanced Zebra Indicator
CineFrame™ and Cinematone™ functions for cinema like recordings (25F/30F/24F)
Picture Profile™ feature offers 6 memory locations for storing important camera settings such as: color phase, skintone detail, auto iris limit, AWB sensitivity, Cinematone setting, & CineFrame setting
Shot Transition Function offers automatic transition of various shooting parameters between shots
CineFrame 24 meter 3:2 Pulldown Function
Hypergain Function
Analog/Digital Conversion with Pass-Through
Manual White Balance Adjustment
Manual gain switch with user assignable L/M/H settings
Handle mounted ZOOM/REC control
3 position ND filter switch-explain-values (ND)
One button status check feature for easy confirmation of various parameters such as audio setup, output setup, assign button status, & Picture Profile setting
Personal Menu function allows the assignment of frequently used menu items for quick one button access
Battery Info function allows the battery's charge level and remaining run time to be checked with the camera's power turned off
Over 5 1/2 hours of operation on a single NPF-970 battery using the LCD and EVF simultaneously


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