Sony HDR-FX1 3-CCD HDV High Definition Camcorder

Sony HDR-FX1 3-CCD HDV High Definition Camcorder

Sony introduced the HDR-FX1 last year and probably should have been the Gizmo of the Day then, but… better late than never.

The HDR-FX1 is the first 1080i (HDTV) camcorder that was available in the consumer class. Since this mamouth digital camcorder was released, several other 1080i digital camcorders have hit the market but the Sony HDR-FX1 is still the best (and biggest) in the market.

The Sony HDR-FX1 HDV Handycam camcorder: the revolution begins.

Presenting the world’s first consumer 1080i high-definition camcorder, the Sony Handycam HDR-FX1. A revolution in form and function, the HDR-FX1 allows you to play and record interlaced high-definition video at resolutions up to 1440 x 1080 for professional quality video with vivid colors and striking detail. It even offers the ability to switch to standard DV recording and playback as the situation warrants.

The HDR-FX1 features the real-time HD Codec Engine, which offers professional-level MPEG2 video compression, and 14bit HD DXP (Digital Extended Processor) for increased processing speed.

Images are captured on three-chip Advanced HAD CCD system that provides increased detail and improved video performance without the color bleeding found in other system. Optical capabilities include a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom and Super SteadyShot image stabilization.

The HDR-FX1 offers an unprecedented amount of control to the user, including manual zoom, focus, and iris control. Picture Profile allows the user to create a number of preset video modes for a variety of shooting settings. Composing shots is easier than ever with the 3.5-inch precision hybrid SwivelScreen LCD display and the extra-large electronic viewfinder.

The Sony HDR-FX1 HDV Handycam camcorder: the revolution begins.

Price: $2999.98
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)