View Full Version : Sony Unveils HDR-FX1000 1080p, 3CMOS Videocam

The Publisher
10-15-2008, 03:13 AM
Sony has announced that in November they will be shipping their new HDR-FX1000 3 CMOS videocamera.

This camera is designed to replace the venerable HDR-FX1 3CCD HDV 1080i videocam.

The FX1000 will have 24p/30p shooting modes for cine like look, and will record at 1080p, not interlaced. it is said that the FX-1000 also has an HDMI output.

Also of note is the switch from a 12x fixed lens to the G-series lens capable of zooming to 20X. Also, the videocam has a claimed LUX rating of 1.5, far better than the 3 lux rating of the FX1/Z1U.


10-16-2008, 08:56 AM
Is this tape or HD based?

The Publisher
10-16-2008, 01:49 PM
It's tape but it appears that in Japan at least they have a device that attaches to the back and it simultaneously captures to cards.

10-16-2008, 06:20 PM
Well why aren't they going for a hard disk for the larger camera? Similarly for Canon XH-G/A1. Isn't the HD technology not developed enough?

Papa Bear
10-16-2008, 09:18 PM
Its about Compression Ratios and Storage! Tape is still best, the file system on the Hard Drives can't store 25mb per second HD rate without major compression. Consumer cameras are not the same quality of play back etc!

10-17-2008, 05:35 AM
Here is Canon HG-21 handling 24mbps.


Anyone compared the Sony to the Canon?

Maybe the data rate of 3 ccd/cmos would be even higher. But then I know that HDDs can handle even higher data rates.

Panasonic AG-HPX170 P2HD Solid-State Camcorders use up to two 32gb solid-state cartridges.

Papa Bear
10-17-2008, 06:03 AM
Its about compression as I said, if you read the following its like listing to Hussain Obama, you have to read between the lines and understand the system and how it works!

The VIXIA HG21 boasts 1920 x 1080 Full HD, and has a CODEC capable of recording 24Mbps -- the highest AVCHD bitrate --through Canon's own Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor. Other exclusives are a new Genuine Canon 12x HD video lens, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and Instant AutoFocus and a host of other advanced features including an HDMI™ Connector. Enhanced and simplified controls give you more choices and easier operation. Remarkable image reproduction and advanced features are yours in this compact AVCHD Format Hard Disk Drive camcorder which easily goes along with you, wherever you are, to capture those unforgettable moments in life- in true HD.

AVCHD is not true HD, but the camera is capable of recording or "Seeing" true HD the Hard drive is not big enough to store true uncompressed HD.