j'en ai besoin
from Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) on 2011-08-13
je suis un amateur qui veut devenir pro
je trouve cette came superbe, je rêve de cette came mais je manque de moyens,
j'ai besoin d'aide.
The cam works fantastic!
By Robert Wanyonyi
from Bungoma-Kenya on 2011-08-02
Just bought it and after just a small test,this is a marvellous machine!Every serious Tv journalist MUST go 4 this Sony camera!
Sony HVR-V1P HDV Camcorder PAL
By Mthobisi Phungula
from South Africa (Durban) on 2011-05-05
This is a good Camcorder to shoot Weddings, Parties and other small production events. I have already shoot a
lot of tapes, without any problems. Editing is not a problem in Final Cut Pro 7. The controls on the Camcorder are easy to use, it delivers good quality picture when recording on HD using HD Tapes from Sony. The Camcorder is very poor under low light conditions when compared to the Sony HVR-Z5 HDV. All in all its a good Camcorder and I would strongly recommend this Camcorder for New People who are starting their Production companies. I would also recommend A Complete Instructional Video Guide to the Sony HVR-V1U and HDR-FX7 Video Cameras by Douglas Spotted Eagle to learn how to use this Camcorder, he covers all the important features of this Camcorder. I have to admit that SONY is the Best when it comes to Professional Camcorders.
Thanks Global Media Pro, your service is excellent.
General short review
from Hampstead London on 2010-07-01
After use of a Sony PD170 Pro camcorder, I moved on to this one, which has been on the market for a few years now. Overall, I have found it excellent. The 1/4 inch CMOS imaging devices might seem disappointing, rather than 1/3inch. but in practice, Sony's image processing does an excellent job with no loss of resolution. Some reviews have suggested setting the sharpness control which gives between 0 and 15 at about 3 to avoid any video noise, but I have found that even at about 8 (factory setting is 7), it is free from noise, though when using progressive scan it can occasionaly show slight noise. Both progressive scan and interlaced give excellent and needle sharp performance with wide dynamic range. I personally do not like cinematone gamma when set to "on", as shadows are too dark. Colour is great, rich and deep. Sound is OK, though I have bought a Rode mike, and it is of course not stereo. Overall, in my view an excellent camcorder for keen amateurs or pro users on a small budget or needing a resonably small unit.
Reasonable camera but certainly not brilliant.
from UK on 2010-05-14
Got this cam. Lovely pics but shocking in low light! The cmos sensors are too small. Theyve also moved the very useful backlight switch into the menu which is pretty stupid. All in all good but the original FX1 is better. The 25p film mode suffers from the usual strobing problems.
from Croatia on 2010-01-18
I am using this camera in SD broadcasting, where DVCAM is still unmatched. Satisfied with every aspect of this cam, well balanced; no shaky clips even after long period of hand filming, great 20x Zeiss lens, performs well in low light....definitely great value for the price.
Review: Sony HVR-V1P HDV Camcorder PAL
from Perth, Western Australia on 2009-09-11
This camcorder is fantastic! Its 20X Zeiss lens is sharp over the whole
focal range, it has most of the critical controls as external buttons,
which makes adjustment easy, and it is fairly light (around 1.5 kg),
making it ideal for shooting HDV video while travelling, for sports or
wildlife videography. For users with experience of other models of
camcorder, the Sony HVR-V1P HDV is easy to adapt to, and easy to use. I
upgraded to the HVR-V1P from the much smaller Sony HVR-A1P, which I like
a lot and still use. The HVR-V1P is better designed - easy access for
tape insertion and removal, as well as the external rather than mainly
touch screen controls of the A1P greatly increase ease of use and overall
functionality. Picture quality is fantastic; my only beef is that sound
quality from the supplied microphone is only average - I may replace it.
Sony HVR-V1E or P
from London on 2009-07-21
This is an excellent camcorder generally, reasonably light weight, with a
very good lens. The HD images in either interlaced or progressive scan
have great resolution with no noise. I would give it four or five stars.
One small complaint: the supplied microphone is only very average, and it
is stereo only with two microphone sources.