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Sony FDR-X1000V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 reviews of Sony FDR-X1000V. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and durability. The design and size also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the image quality. Many are critical about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony FDR-X1000V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony FDR-X1000V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony FDR-X1000V from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Ultra HD Action Camera (Slow-Motion Recording, GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC)Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Ultra HD Action Camera (Slow-Motion Recording, GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony FDR-X1000V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Sony FDR-X1000V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the portability. The price also gets good comments. Opinions are divided on the design. There are some critical reviews about the battery and usability.

price, portability

image quality, usability, battery

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony FDR-X1000V/W 4K Action CamSony FDR-X1000V/W 4K Action Cam

Dec, 2016

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony FDR-X1000V review - 4K action camera

 

Its menu system is rather fiddly, but the Sony FDR-X1000V is top-notch 4K action camera

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Jools Whitehorn (stuff.tv)

Sony FDR-X1000V review

 

To test the toughest action cams you need the toughest of tests...

There is, though, also a dedicated computer-based editing suite, called Sony Action Cam Movie Creator. But while it has some advanced features such as the ability to import four different clips and show them in splitscreen – useful for if you’ve got a...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

Sony 4K Action Cam review

 

Sony's 4K Action Cam is a capable POV camcorder that shoots great videos, but its size and price put it behind GoPro's Hero4 Black.

Sony’s 4K Action Cam is very good camcorder that delivers good-looking picture quality and smooth videos, thanks to its high-bitrate capability and image stabilization. But with every camera that can shoot 4K, we ask the same question: Do you need it...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (cnet.com)

Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V review: Sony's 4K Action Cam gives GoPro a run for its money

 

After mounting some pretty stiff competition against the incumbent frontrunner GoPro for the past few years, the X1000V's combination of features and performance might just tip the scales in Sony's favour.

The X1000V houses a ton of useful features for action lovers, plus it can record at 4K 100Mbps in Sony's efficient XAVC S codec. There's built-in image stabilization and the camera offers exposure compensation and white balance control. To top it all...

Menu response times when tweaking settings on the camera can be slow, while the lens casing gets smeary and droplets clings to the front when you shoot in and out of the water.

Sony's X1000V offers power and performance in a package that goes head-to-head with the GoPro.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony FDR-X100V

 

The Sony FDR-X100V is the company's most powerful Action Cam to date. Tucked in behind a ZEISS Tessar lens with 170 degree field of view, you will find a BIONZ X image processor and 12.8MP back-illuminated Exmore R CMOS image sensor capable for...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Sony's 4K Action Cam FDR-X1000V review: Packing the power and performance to go head-to-head with GoPro

 

After mounting some pretty stiff competition against the incumbent frontrunner GoPro for the past few years, the X1000V's combination of features and performance might just tip the scales in Sony's favour.

The X1000V houses a ton of useful features for action lovers, plus it can record at 4K 100Mbps in Sony's efficient XAVC S codec. There's built-in image stabilization and the camera offers exposure compensation and white balance control. To top it all...

Menu response times when tweaking settings on the camera can be slow, while the lens casing gets smeary and droplets clings to the front when you shoot in and out of the water

Sony's X1000V offers power and performance in a package that goes head-to-head with the GoPro.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Stephen (4k.com)

A Review of the Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Action Camera

 

4K video in cameras is becoming more common each passing day it seems and new types and generations of shooting devices are including the resolution technology with some fantastic results in all sorts of situations and for all kinds of needs. Action...

Excellent video capture capacity ; Great photo stills from 4K video ; Flexible shooting options ; Robust and tough design with waterproof case ; 1:1 pixel readout for superior 4K video quality

A bit clumsy in the body design ; Slightly too large for an action camera ; XAVC S format for 4K can be expensive

Overall, we’d probably vote in favor of the GoPro Hero 4 action camera as far as serious action/POV shooting is concerned (particularly with 4K UHD resolution). However, the Sony FDR-X1000V/W is a great and very robust 4K POV camera on its own and many...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Greg Scoblete (pdngearguide.com)

Camera Review: Sony FDR-X1000V

 

Sony's X1000V records 4K, dives underwater and takes dead aim at GoPro.

Splash-proof without a housing; easy operation; image stabilization; GPS

Waterproof housing not rated for depths as low as the competition; colors can appear oversaturated; fewer resolution/frame rate options than the competition

Sony has built an enviable action camera in the X1000V. For our money, it’s better designed than the Hero4 and has features, such as GPS, that the Hero4 lacks. That said, it’s not offering comparable image quality and is missing the frame rate,...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Paul981 (sony.com)

Excellent, a lot of punch from a small camera

 

The camera was easy to set up and the menus easy to navigate. I purchased the additional suction mount to enable me to use in the car on road trips. Picture quality either 4K to 1080p is excellent and the steady shot on the later format makes this...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Teker (sony.com)

Not happy

 

Camera did not work with Sony sdxc class10 U3 4K 64Gb memory card returned to shop in this point cannot recommend to anyone I have tried memory card with GoPro and worked.Called Sony support they asked me to send for repair instead of replaced.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
Smartphone Remote Control: Yes

Connectivity

HDMI: Yes
Near Field Communication: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Micro
Type of SD Card Interface :microSD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Action camera
Resolution:4K

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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