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Sony HVR-A1
4.5 out of 10

Sony HVR-A1

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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!
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

George P., Newegg
25 February 2010
  • Pros: I used this a few years ago. It had great image quality. Many of the bells and whistles you'll need.
  • Cons: None to speak of.
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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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dependable, but could use a few upgrades

Brett Hetherington, Amazon
27 November 2006
  • Summary: When I needed an affordable second camera for my business I decided to purchased a used edition of this Sony camera. Overall I like the camera, though there are a few negatives to go along with it. Pros * The battery life is fairly decent.
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Overall 8
8.0

pdawg productions (HVR-A1U)

pdawg productions, Amazon
27 November 2006
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

great prosumer camera

Z. Thomas, Amazon
27 November 2006
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

a bit different than what i thought

Jesse N Chandler, Amazon
27 November 2006
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camcorder

Jeff, Amazon
27 November 2006
  • Summary: This is a great Camcorder. I'll pick up another soon. It's weakness is low light recording, but is well worth the cost. I can't believe the size. This thing is tiny for the features.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Second Camera

V&A M, Amazon
27 November 2006
  • Summary: I intended for this camera to augment my main camera (Sony FX-1) on video shoots. I am a serious hobbyist. My first perception of this camera was "man it's smaller than I thought it would be". The dollars per cubic inch ratio is very high.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great but not Perfect

Robert C. Francis, Amazon
27 November 2006
  • Summary: I have been shooting consumer video since 1981. I started with a reel to reel system, worked with a camera and VHS portapack, did 8mm, Hi-8 and replaced my Digital 8 camcorder with this HDV camcorder earlier this year.
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