Sony HDR-MV1 HD Camcorder with Premium Audio

 
3.0

(13 reviews)

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The Sony HDR-MV1 is a long-awaited HD Camcorder that's affordable, yet worthy of your music and vision. High-def video and pro-quality sound makes the choice easy and Sam Ash's lowest price guarantee and free shipping makes it even easier.

Finding a full-featured, high-definition camcorder good enough to impress viewers with your next music video is difficult enough, but finding one that captures your music, outputs in professional quality and is kind to your pocket at the same time has been just about impossible.

Record your act in with CD-quality audio in uncompressed Linear PCM (44.1kHz, 16 bit) or, for even higher quality and great uploading, you can record in AAC (48kHz, 128kbps). The Sony HDR-MV1 has 120° wide-angle lens and a low light sensor that shoots even in difficult circumstances like a dark club with candlelight., Music Video Recorder is the perfect way to capture the entire essence of every performance.
This flexibility of gives you rich, high-res CD-quality sound with realism and detail, while being able to choose the ideal format for sharing your music on the Internet and across mobile devices.

A Wide-Angle Mic to match your Wide-Angle Lens
An equally exciting innovation is the HDR-MV1’s 120° dual wide-angle microphone array. The “peripheral vision” of the microphones captures a wide angle of the sound across the room, giving you a broad stereo “image” that is unprecedented in conventional camcorders.

Low Light is No Problem
Capture clear facial expressions and dynamic action without excessive lighting disrupting the ambiance of an intimate performance thanks to Sony's Exmor R® CMOS sensor. Improved sensor technology receives incoming light more efficiently to take bright, beautiful images even in dark studios, dim cafes, grand stages or almost anywhere else the music moves you. Then share every second of the glorious high-quality 1920x1080/30p HD video with your PC, Mac® computer, or on the Internet through the convenient MP4 file format.

No Shot is too Small or Large
Capture close-up shots and wide shots without the need to walk backwards and forwards through half the room. The wide angle professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar® lens gives you the full shot, whether in a studio, a small club, outdoors, or in an auditoriu. Yo’ll catch everything with equal HD quality and clarity.

Charge & Shoot...Together
Charge your camera and view your footage simultaneously when you connect your HDR-MV1 HD Camcorder to a computer through the handy double-duty USB port. With an optional AC adapter (AC-UD11) you can keep shooting while the supplied battery replenishes itself to ensure that you never miss that critical shot or note.

Audio Lip Sync
Eliminate the lag between audio and video with Audio Lip Sync. Harmonize audio and video tracks during editing and postproduction when you view on other devices to produce that professional look and sound that the music world loves.

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Things You Will Get:

    Camcorder
    USB cable (Micro USB cable)
    Rechargeable battery pack
    Lens cap
    Cap string
    Operating Guide

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SonyHDR-MV1 HD Camcorder with Premium Audio
 
3.1

(based on 13 reviews)

38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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4.0

Great camera, but one major flaw

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from 85382

Comments about Sony HDR-MV1 HD Camcorder with Premium Audio:

The camera is great for creating band performance videos and does pretty much as promised. It films well in low light and has a very wide angle lens to fit the whole band in the frame. However, there is no zoom capability. All of your videos will be one single view. I can only assume that there will be many complaints and the next release will be upgraded with this feature. The only problem is, mine will still have no zoom and I'll have to buy another one and be out $300.

 
2.0

Needs zoom capacity

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from 60634

Comments about Sony HDR-MV1 HD Camcorder with Premium Audio:

The camera has a wide angle lens and captures a lot but the camera has no zoom capability. The audio works well. Who would think that in this day and age I would have to ensure that a digital camera had a zoom lens ? Buyers remorse to be sure :(

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1.0

Music Videio Recorder was Disappointing…...

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from San Francisco, CA, USA

Comments about Sony HDR-MV1 HD Camcorder with Premium Audio:

I love sony products. However, this one was not funtionable. No zoom in or out, which in the world of making videos you need to be able to zoom. Poor low light recording. Low batery life. The only plus for this camera has is the wifi autho transfer to ipad. Even the voice recording compaire to Iphone 5s was little bit better! There is really a great demand for camers that have better voice recording capability in concerts/ events and better recording options at night. Dont forget the zooming! I am sure sony can imrove this product.

 
2.0

Great for sound, but camera isn't worth it.

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony HDR-MV1 HD Camcorder with Premium Audio:

The audio recorded is excellent, but the lack of camera features really hinders this product. It is frustrating to have a recording in HD and not have it be able to view a full stage without looking like a fish bowl.

 
5.0

Excellent Product at a Great Value!

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from Brightwood, OR 97011, USA

Comments about Sony HDR-MV1 HD Camcorder with Premium Audio:

Aside from a rather spendy case, the product alone is a fantastic value. The video is clear and very crisp, and the audio is flawless and perfectly balanced. It really is pretty perfect for a musician that wants to create music videos or audition reels.

 
3.0

could be better

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from 85603

Comments about Sony HDR-MV1 HD Camcorder with Premium Audio:

This is a good camera for young musicians who just want a music video. Not great for profession musicians looking for a good promo video. Without a zoom or any real adjustments the videos are disappointing. The Audio is good but could be better. I would say the best thing the music video cam can do is, to make one realize it would be better to bite the bullet and spend the money for a quality video cam with more control and a good external Mic. I would not buy it again but might give it as a gift to a teenager with a garage band who just want YouTube videos for fun.

 
4.0

Closeup recording only

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from Comer, GA 30629, USA

Comments about Sony HDR-MV1 HD Camcorder with Premium Audio:

Great video, decent audio but only for closeup recording. Since it is fixed focus with no zoom, it is impossible to isolate one person at a time without physically getting closer, or get any detail from more than 15 to 20 feet away. For a set-and-record setup, it is great, especially with its wide angle.

 
2.0

great hardware, mediocre video

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from Gold River, California, USA

Comments about Sony HDR-MV1 HD Camcorder with Premium Audio:

Great build here. Good sound. Video quality very blurred at edges, and overall not up to GoPro, or Cannon Vixia Mini X when used indoors.

 
3.0

Decent Overall - GREAT AOUND

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from Queensbury, NY

Comments about Sony HDR-MV1 HD Camcorder with Premium Audio:

I got this camera originally for the soul purpose of getting some videos of my band playing live to post online for friends and family outside our area to be able to see us. I was originally looking into a GoPro camera until I found out that the audio gets compressed when used for what I wanted it for. Someone told me about this Sony HDR-MV1, which was the same price as the GoPro I was looking at.. So far the only issue I have with this camera and I knew this before I got it was there is no zoom feature, but the camera has a very wide angle lens on in so with the camera on a tripod only about 6 feet in front of the stage this one night, it captured the entire stage. The audio was really good as well as the video quality. I've actually had a number of ppl who've seen the videos I posted remark on how great it looked and sounded. Also love that there is a app for the phone that allows me to actually see exactly what the camera is picking up and I can remotely start and stop the recording - this is extremely helpful as I'm the drummer and saves me from running back and forth from behind my drum kit to hit the button. So over all its a great camera for use in band situations - only reason I only gave it 3 stars is no zoom feature, so its hard sometime to get it onto a good position in a place where it won't be knocked over by ppl who might be dancing while we play.

 
4.0

Very good sound

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from Santa Monica, California

Comments about Sony HDR-MV1 HD Camcorder with Premium Audio:

Although I am quite pleased with the sound pickup, I am not equally thrilled with the video recordings. If the video is set up too close there is a fisheye effect and if the camera is set back, further away, the subject, me, seems very far away. I would think the lens has to be rethought..

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Model HDR-MV1
Weight NA
Dimensions 4.59 x 2.78 x 1.06 inches (LxWxH)