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5.2 out of 10

Sony HVR-A1

The HVR A1U is considered to be a professional camcorder by Sony Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Camera.

Funny Guy "Doug", Amazon
16 July 2014
  • Summary: I've used this Camera for years now, its solid, it does its job, and it produces great footage. But it is getting dated with current technology. Still a good choice for projects, and in the right price range.
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Overall 10
10

Great Camera!

Alexander Brown, Amazon
16 February 2014
  • Summary: Love this camera, Great controls and quality. Manual exposure, Zebra Lines, Manual Focus, XLR, DVCAM option, Firewire / iLink, Component Output. [...
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Overall 8
8.0

A1U: Great Starter Pro Cam

Alex, Amazon
23 August 2013
  • Summary: Pros: -Small body, great for mobility. (body itself weighs less than 2 lbs) -XLR audio adapter included for dual stereo channel audio recording with several external and digital customized settings. -shotgun mic included, plus has mic/line output. Shotgun picks up well. *Great cam for audio!* -HD video recording at 1080i (HD or high quality MiniDV tapes recommended for maximum quality). -Firewire output for digitizing.
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Overall 10
10

Well, It has been a big deal, my son loves his new camera

Miguel A Alvarez, Amazon
4 May 2013
  • Summary: Ideal for kids who loves make their first shots filming, also the price was an great opportunity to buy an item like this with an affordable price.
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Overall 8
8.0

pdawg productions (HVR-A1U)

pdawg productions, Amazon
25 September 2011
  • Summary: The HVR-A1U is a decent camera that is easy to carry around. The picture quality is fair for the price, but the mobility factor and ease of use is a definite perk that makes it worth the buy. A lapel mic would be advised for interviews and quality audio recording. The microphone attachment is mediocre.
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Overall 10
10

Great "little" professsion camcorder

Robert J. Valentine "sudodoc", Amazon
18 August 2011
  • Summary: Excellent small and flexible camcorder, Picture quality great, sound is Okay, have tried not external mic. so not fair to make real judgement.
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Overall 10
10

HVR-A1U Excellent Professional Video Camera

Rudy F. Morales, Amazon
29 January 2011
  • Summary: My first impression was that the camera was very small, but thinking well for what I need is the perfect. Weddings and sweet 16, and family videos is my thing. New Camcorders are so small, it is logical that the HVR-A1U, is a small camera at professional level. HVR-A1U: Awesome video quality, but must purchase MiniDV HD, not normal cheap video tapes, that's the secret, buying high quality cassette it makes big difference.
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Overall 8
8.0

great prosumer camera

Z. Thomas "zaccube", Amazon
19 March 2010
  • Summary: hd cameras are expensive. this prosumer model is a cheaper alternative to all the glam, but actully does a very good job shooting hd video. i have used mine to create green screen videos, travel videos, and other little youtube videos. adobe premier renders the hd video from the camera very well, and setup on the camera is very easy. i have been using sony cameras for about 10 years now and this one is by far my favorite.
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Overall 8
8.0

a bit different than what i thought

Jesse N Chandler "JNC", Amazon
20 January 2010
  • Summary: the audio is fantastic the extra place to hook up mikes and stuff is one of the best features. It also can convert hdv to dv or keep it as HDV some other cool effects include sepia shooting, blurred shots, as well as black and white. The touch screen is very nice to have, but it is nothing revolutionary. The picture quality is just OK. i have seen much better quality film on cheaper models. It shoots in a max of 1080i. Night vision is another cool feature.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Handy, But Falls Short of a Great Camera

Eric S. Nowels, Amazon
8 September 2009
  • Summary: This camera is loaded with great features that are hard to find in prosumer grade miniDV / HDV, but the CMOS sensor doesn't cut it for me. Having xlr inputs as well as minijack that accepts both mic and line level signals is essential in my line of work. So is easy on the fly manual exposure and audio gain control, manual focus, long battery life and consistent white balance and last, but far from least is good image quality in less than stellar lighting conditions.
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