Sony's HDV Debut

VideoSystems By Steve Mullen Oct 1, 2004 HDR-FX1It had been a long, quiet summer on the HDV front. Then, a few days before the opening of IBC 2004 in Amsterdam, came Sony's HDV cam-corder announcement. Via the Net we quickly learned Sony's new HDV camcorder looked much like the consumer camcorder pre-announced at Cebit by Sony just prior to NAB 2004. From the press release, we learned a few more facts. The HDR-FX1 would have three 1/3-in. CCDs with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Each CCD would have 1.12 megapixels arranged in a 960×1080 matrix. It would have an MSRP of $3,700 and go on sale within the USA in November. By the time you read this, there no doubt will be extensive marketing materials available on the HDR-FX1, so I'll focus here on seven camcorder topics that have the most relevance for professional shooters. read more...

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


You may also like

View all
Example blog post
Example blog post
Example blog post