Sometimes the old things are better than the new stuff.
John K., Amazon
23 December 2014
Summary: Back in 2003, I would have given it 5 stars, currently, 4 stars. That's how great this wonderful piece of technology is. Why four stars now? It's about change. Mini DV tapes are on there way out, hdmi is the new flavor. Component/composite cables are really not supported any more.
The Sony HDR-FX1: A work horse for filming in the Third World
5 August 2012
Summary: We purchased the camera as a backup to the FX1 that we own. This camera is in excellent shape as it had been handled with immaculate care. The Sony FX1is a superlative camera in every respect.