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We’ll admit it, we’re all video geeks at >Videomaker, but honestly, with toys like Sony’s HVR-A1U i HDV camcorder to play with, can you. The Sony HVR-A1U features a newly developed 1/3-inch C-MOS imager, x native resolution, and is also capable of snapping 3 mega-pixel still. Find great deals for Sony HVR-A1U Camcorder – Black. Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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Sony HVR-A1U HDV Camcorder Review

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The “off” amount and percentage simply signifies the calculated difference between the seller-provided price for the item elsewhere and the seller’s price on eBay. This is everything you want and need with an HD Video Camera. It’s also very User Friendly, with an image qualityaudio quality, and ease of use. This camera has a boat load of user features.

I like that the Battery charges on the camera, or Camera can be used, by just plugin into to an outlet. It’s awesome using the editing screen, and only uploading what you want.

There is truly nothing that I don’t like, about this camera. It can even take a little abuse, because it’s built so well. This camera is not really fully digital as I assumed. It does not write the digital video files to solid state memory but instead actually has a tiny video cassette recorder on board. The only way to get this into a computer so it can be stored as a digital file is through a computer interface running Vegas Movie Studio I bought this camera because I wanted a high quality picture from a camcorder that was small enough to carry around.

I was not disappointed.

Overall I like the camera. The sound is good, image is sharp with lots of detail when shot under conditions with hvvr light, and the camera is small enough so it wont weigh you down or make your hand tire from carrying it. Now for the bad Almost all the adjustments are in the touch screen, although there are a lot of options so if you like shooting manual, you can.

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The steady cam hr is just OK. It uses tape and for some reason when importing HD video into my computer, the camera seems to have a mind of its own and imports when it feels like, although i t always imports standard video with no problem.

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But I didn’t buy an HD camera to shoot standard. The lens hood will only fit without a filter. The stock battery does not last long. I bought 2 after market batteries from ebay that last for hours. I would recommend the camera if you needed a high quality camera au if you don’t mind using uvr, otherwise wait just a short couple of months and you will see the internal hard drive version soon if it is not already here.

I knew this was a small camera from seeing pictures but, it did look professional. The only set back that I found with this camera, and I didn’t realize it because I was so impressed with all the other features before I bought it, was it only goes down to 7 lux.

If I remember correctly, at the time I may have even realized it but bought it anyway. From shooting my pets to scenery it’s great In house lighting and darker situations it doesn’t do that well. I got it “mainly” for ghost hunting since it has the night vision only the I. Well the broke down, it skips when play back is initiated. The A1U works beautifully with everything else and if you add a light hfr it, indoors is fine. It has many features for correctly setting it up per situation and when I did sound for an out door concert, I mixed for the show but cheated a little for the headphones while using the A1uu inputs directly into the camera from the mixer and WOW!!

If you set the volume input manually to vhr it from distorting, the direct in is fantastic. I don’t know a1 heck of a lot about video cameras but I do know sound and this thing is right on the money for that.

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The included mic is ok for live events but I believe a better quality shotgun mic will be a plus. I used my Rhode NT2 with it in one channel on mono and later two MXL mics one in each channel and room recorded bands and it sounds great.

My next step is a 3 chip camera of some kind so I can get down to 1 lux or so for night time videoing, sunsets, sunrises etc. Hope this helps, for the money, I’d do this again although I did get mine on ebay with 10 hours on the drums and for 1, dollars. One other thing, when you use the camera without the shotgun mic, the stereo mic is really cool. I use headphones when I record and playback and when something passes the camera, left to right, say your dog walking by on the hard wood floors with his nails clicking it’s “VERY” directional and hv imaging is fantastic.


Birds in the early morning are crisp as a bell!! I’ve owned this camera for about 14 years now I guess. 1au I was blown away at the image quality I got for this camera and it still holds up well today. I am a professional videographer and own many cameras including a Canon C but for outdoor shoots I still use it from time to time. It’s not all that good in low light situations but if you have light, wow! I would even go so far as to say, the image I get from this camera will rival or exceed may of the so called “4K” consumer cameras you can get today.

It was worth it then and well worth it now. I wouldn’t part with mine for anything, it’s one of my all time favorites. Skip to main content. Tape Speed HDV- DV SP Mode- The product may or may not include the original manual, but access to an English product manual should be available via the internet.

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Most relevant reviews See all 25 reviews. Old technology but still works with proper interfaces This camera is a1h really fully digital hvrr I assumed. Good Luck Verified hvd Great quality in a small package with just a few issues I bought this camera because I wanted a high quality picture from a camcorder that was small enough to carry around.

I’d buy this again if it was stolen, the smaller size is a big plus I knew this was a small camera from seeing pictures but, it did look professional. Still a great camera ! Best Selling in Camcorders See all. Save on Camcorders Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

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