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Sony HVR-HD1000P Digital High Definition HDV PAL Camcorder

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This is a PAL camera. It is not compatible with USA/NTSC TV systems.

Product Highlights
  • 1080i
  • MiniDV Compatible
  • CMOS Sensor
  • Photo Mode

The Sony HVR-HD1000P Digital High Definition HDV PAL Camcorder is a PAL 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-HD1000P comes fitted with a 10x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens with Super SteadyShotTM image stabilization, ensuring operators get the perfect shot every time. These features make the HVR-HD1000P a welcome addition to the already proven line of Sony professional HDV products.

Professional Shoulder-Mounted Design
To meet the widening demand of event videography such as weddings and concerts, the HVR-HD1000P comes in a shoulder-mounted design, without carrying the large price tag of traditional ENG cameras. The utilitarian benefit of this style camcorder is matched by its professional appearance on the job.
Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization
The HVR-HD1000P 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-HD1000P 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.

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Signal System HDV: 1080/50i
DV: 576/50i (PAL)
Image Device 1/2.9" CMOS ClearVid Sensor
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens, 10x (Optical)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Horizontal Resolution 1080 Lines
Sensitivity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Illumination 5 lux
Vertical Smear Not Applicable
Built-in Filters Not Specified By Manufacturer
LCD Monitor Clear Photo LCD Plus, 2.7", 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder 132,000 Pixels, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Scan Matching Yes
Memory Card Slot No
Shutter Speed Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
Gain Selection No
VTR
Tape Format HDV Record and Play
DV Record and Play
Tape Speed HDV: 18.8 mm/s
DV SP Mode: 18.8 mm/s
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Recording Time HDV: 63 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
DV: 63 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
Audio
Audio Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Audio Signal Format HDV
MPEG1 Audio Layer II
DV
16-bit/48kHz 2 Channel Mode
12-bit/32kHz 4 Channel Mode
Audio Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
General
Input and Output Connectors Component Video: RCAx3 (x1 Output)
Composite Video: RCAx1 (x1 Output)
S-Video: 4-Pin mini-DIN (x1 Output)
HDMI (x1)
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
Power Requirements AC Adapter: 8.4 VAC
Battery: 6.8 VAC
Power Consumption HDV: 4.4W
DV: 4.2W
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
Sony HVR-HD1000P Digital High Definition HDV PAL Camcorder
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Microphone
  • Windscreen
  • Eye Cup
  • NP-F570 Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • RCA A/V Cable
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    SonyHVR-HD1000P Digital High Definition HDV PAL Camcorder
     
    3.8

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality (6)
    • Zoom range/performance (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Good in low light (3)
    • Image stabilization (3)

    Cons

    • Poor sound (3)

    Best Uses

    • Movies/short films (4)
    • Weddings (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro videographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    3.0

    new camera

    By chike egbufoama

    from bronx new york

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Sony HVR-HD1000P Digital High Definition HDV PAL Camcorder:

    this is the best shop i have ever been to when it comes to camera and video cameras.i have not started using the camera i will use it first by nextweek.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    sound settings and scene stop start

    By griffo

    from Sydney, Australia

    About Me Pro Videographer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Zoom

    Cons

    • Poor Sound

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony HVR-HD1000P Digital High Definition HDV PAL Camcorder:

      I have done four important live jobs so far with the camera and the sound has failed me four times. Really have to know what you are doing to avoid distortion and this is not easy on a live gig. Has manual and auto sound modes.Is great in studio environment with time and control on your side but will not take on another once only chance live gig. Camera looks and feels great and is easy to use but I have owned cheaper video cameras with better sound quality.
      Bill Griffith
      Sydney, Australia

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Buy have made Five times my $$$

      By Remember This Video Productions

      from Chicago

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Zoom range/performance

      Cons

      • Poor In Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Movies/Short Films
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sony HVR-HD1000P Digital High Definition HDV PAL Camcorder:

      This Cam has provided me with great success in the business with regular use for three years straight have loved the videos I have been able to produce great buy great buy I love them!!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great camera for this price range

      By Nijaz

      from Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Movies/Short Films
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sony HVR-HD1000P Digital High Definition HDV PAL Camcorder:

        Its a great camera with great features. You get what you pay for and it is a very good price for a shoulder mounted HDV. I use this camera for shooting videos, weddings and short films.The look is professional and the shoulder mount is a nice feature as well. You have to adjust the audio controls in the menu settings to avoid any kind of problems with audio quality...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great camera for PAL shooting

        By JCCash

        from Longwood, Florida

        About Me Pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Sound
        • Zoom range/performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Travel

          Comments about Sony HVR-HD1000P Digital High Definition HDV PAL Camcorder:

          We are going to use the HVR-HD1000P for shooting on our trips to Europe and Africa. The PAL makes it possible for us to use in these countries and leave them a completed program that they can show. [...]

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Fascinating

          By Odos

          from Port Harcourt, Nigeria

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

          • Complicated To Operate
          • Poor In Low Light
          • Poor Sound

          Best Uses

          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sony HVR-HD1000P Digital High Definition HDV PAL Camcorder:

          Its a great camera with great features. The only problem I have is that just after using the camera for about four times, it could no longer record a clear audio.

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          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Buy it

          By D.

          from Chicago/ Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable to Operate
          • Great Features
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Simple Controls
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Poor Sound

          Best Uses

          • Movies/Short Films
          • Music Videos
          • Special Events
          • Sports
          • Travel
          • Weddings

          Comments about Sony HVR-HD1000P Digital High Definition HDV PAL Camcorder:

          I use this camera for shooting music videos, weddings and short films. The auto focus works best for me then the ring and its menu I love the touch screen features and the fact that it can give me the cinematographer effect. The look is professional and the shoulder mount is a nice feature as well. The sound can be distorted so you're going to have to work with that but other then that I love this camera.

          • How long have you owned it:
          • One-to-three months

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          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          my kind of camcorder

          By mr stavanger

          from stavanger N

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable to Operate
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

          • No IR- rem control

          Best Uses

          • Special Events
          • Travel

          Comments about Sony HVR-HD1000P Digital High Definition HDV PAL Camcorder:

          multi function O-RING OK!

          • How long have you owned it:
          • A month or less

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          (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Difficult to work with.

          By Rob Wedding Videographer

          from Liverpool, UK

          About Me Professional

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

          • Complicated To Operate
          • Inadequate Features

          Best Uses

          • Movies/Short Films
          • Special Events

          Comments about Sony HVR-HD1000P Digital High Definition HDV PAL Camcorder:

          You get what you pay for really. There are very few manual controls on the case of the camera, they are all inbeded onto the touch screen menu. The focus ring can work as many things, focus, exposure, white balance etc. But if you want to adjust the focus AND the exposure for a scene, it gets really inconvenient and slows me down. The auto focus isn't great, and i've used a lot better manual focus rings. The microphone that comes with it cannot play back loud music on auto very well, it becomes destorted, so you have to adjust the controls in the menu settings. It certainly looks the part, it gives HDV which is good and it is a very good price for a shoulder mounted HDV.

          • How long have you owned it:
          • One-to-three months
          • Similar:
          • Panasonic DVD15, Canon XM2

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