Summary: This is a great camera! I owned one for two years, I filmed everything from weddings, commercials, and hunts and it never let me down. If you get an XLR adapter you can really expand the capabilities of this camcorder.
Summary: Had to convince the boss to keep the camera and he has been nothing but pleased with it. Produced a few TV shows with it and cannot complain. Very adaptable to Final cut pro and iMovie. When received thought it would just be another large paper weight but has surprised me tremendously!!! Seller kept communication with thru a few keeping camera issues but in the long run we use constantly and are very happy.
Summary: The Sony HD-1000 is a great broadcast camera.The camera is a shoulder mount camera.It is very comfortable on the shoulder.When you walk into a place all eyes are on the camera.Believe me you can get into any where with this camera.It is not a home movie cam recorder it is a professional broadcast TV camera.
Great value if 1440 x 1080i HDV is sufficient for your needs
2 January 2012
Summary: Surprisingly light weight for its large form factor. The on the shoulder use of this camera makes for rock steady video even while on the move. Use a wide angle converter and set the camera to wide angle conversion lens and you'll be able to get excellent results on video inside in houses, etc. Although the zoom is only 10x optical, the digital zoom takes it to 20x and is undetectable as being a digital zoom - no pixelation at all.
Pro quality at a non-pro price! Recommend it for any event!
9 November 2011
Summary: The Sony hvr-hd1000u is a great light event camera that gives you professional quality video. Very comfortable shoulder mounted, ideal for female videographers. There are of course some things that Sony could've made better, like xlr audio input, a white balance button on the outside of the body would have been nice too.