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: 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.
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.