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. It's only drawback today is that it does not have the capability of recording to a solid state chip, recording only to mini DV tapes.
Summary: I now have three HDR-FX1 cameras, mainly because they are such great workhorse cameras with exceptional HD quality at an incredible price. Pros: three big imaging chips, fantastic lenses, good form factor, plush with manual controls. Cons: No XLR audio jacks, no progressive mode, and only records to tape internally. I have external solid-state chip recording devices that overcome the tape limitation, and they record in progressive.
You cant beat it for the price and works like a charm
27 April 2011
Summary: OK I normally dont buy online but when this camera first came out a few years ago I checked the specs and wanted it hands down. I bought it off ebay here and to my surprise even used it meets all the needs i need it for. It does 1080 video along with standerd built in mic which seems good for a built in along with the option to put a powered mic to it. All in all it's a good buy weither your a pro or not it'll fit the bill all the way around..