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.
Summary: i bought this great sony HDV camera (FX1) i must say i live in europe and this is my first time i am buying from Amazone. I was not sure of the delivery time, so i was concerned about being in the US long enough. i was delighted as, withing 3 days, it was delivered.
Summary: Got my hands on one of these babies this weekend for a no-budget short film. Loved it. So easy to use, and the picture is great. It's true, the finished look is not "cinematic", which is a fair criticism, but for the price it is great if you're looking to upgrade to a high-def digital picture.
It may not be the best camera ever but it still rocks!!
Larkin Flynn, Amazon
17 November 2004
Summary: I am a student filmmaker and I just bought this camera from sonystyle.com. Its a great consumer camcorder. It does not offer true HD picture quality but it does offer true HD resolution. If you want a HD camera that rivals film cameras expect to spend 50 to 100 thousand dollars.
Excerpt: Well I gotta admit that I mainly chose the FX1 for its looks which is probably wrong of me to say. But you have to see it, hold it and use it and then you'll realize that its not just the good looks that makes it such an amazing camera.