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The new Sony HVR-A1E is an ideal choice for a wide range of professional users seeking the quality and convenience of the HDV format in the smallest, lightest package yet with...Read more
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Easy, professional, light, portable, simple, basic essential features.
This is the smallest camcorder on the market that allows broadcasting quality production. It is ideal for independent documentary makers and journalists. It has limits and wou...Read more
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Excellent camera but a little light for handheld
A very compact model suitable for in-the-midst-of-the-action shots although the downside to this is that it is a little too small to brace steadily hand-held.
Excellent f...Read more
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The new Sony HVR-A1E is an ideal choice for a wide range of professional users seeking the quality and convenience of the HDV format in the smallest, lightest package yet with full 1080-line resolution. Building on the strengths of the acclaimed HVR-Z1E, the new camcorder joins the professional Sony HDV line-up. Thanks to its highly compact design, it offers an ideal solution for applications where space is limited or complete mobility is required. Like other professional HDV products from Sony, the HVR-A1E provides a 'bridge' between the worlds of HD and SD production, thanks to its ability to capture and playback in HDV, DVCAM and DV formats. The HVR-A1E incorporates a new 1/3-inch primary color 3 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Teamed with Enhanced Imaging Processor technology, this provides wide dynamic range, lower power consumption and a high quality image for professional results.

Product Identifiers
BrandSony
ModelHVR-A1E
EAN4905524313161

Key Features
TypeProfessional
Recording SystemPAL
Optical Zoom10x
Digital ZoomNone
Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Media FormatMiniDV HDV
Resolution3.0 MP
Screen Size2.7"
Weight670 gr

Optical Sensor
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/3"
Optical Sensor Qty1

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Lens ApertureF/1.8-2.1
Focal Length Range5mm - 51mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size37 mm
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Lens ManufacturerCarl Zeiss

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/10000 sec
Min Illumination7 lux
Min Shutter Speed1/3 sec

Memory / Storage
Recording SpeedSP
Supported Flash MemoryMemory Stick, Memory Stick Duo

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Viewfinder Diagonal Size0.54"

Dimensions
Depth10.3 cm
Height19.1 cm
Width7.1 cm

Display
Display TypeTFT active matrix
Display RotationRotating
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - colour
Display Size2.7"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - stereo
Microphone Operation ModeStereo

Connections
Connector Types1 x Control-L (LANC), 1 x DC power input, 1 x S-Video output, 1 x USB, 1 x audio input, 1 x component video output, 1 x composite video/audio output, 1 x headphones

Battery
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific
Battery ManufacturerSony NP-FM50

Resolution
Effective Still Resolution2.8 MP
Effective Video Resolution1.2 MP

Other Features
Widescreen Video CaptureYes
Images StabilizerElectronic (Super Steady Shot)
FeaturesBacklight compensation, Built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, colour bar, histogram display

Miscellaneous
Color Black
High Definition Video Support1080i

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Sony Handycam HVR-A1E Camcorder - Black
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Easy, professional, light, portable, simple, basic essential features.

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Created: 30/09/11
This is the smallest camcorder on the market that allows broadcasting quality production. It is ideal for independent documentary makers and journalists. It has limits and wouldn't be useful in a multicamera studio situation, but there just isn't anything else on the market that is so small and solid and yet produces image and sound quality that is this good. Perfect if you want to film professionally while pretending to be a tourist taking amateur footage. The design is fairly comfortable so it's easy to use in awkward situations, whether you are on the back of a pick up jumping on a bumpy dirt track or running away form danger. Add a simple monopod and large battery and you have the basic essential to produce good documentary material. I wish it had zoom, focus and aperture as three rings on the lens, but one can't have everything!
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Excellent camera but a little light for handheld

Created: 07/09/10
A very compact model suitable for in-the-midst-of-the-action shots although the downside to this is that it is a little too small to brace steadily hand-held.
Excellent functionality hidden in the touch screen menu, assignable buttons & XLR inputs. As with most HD of this price range the Lux rating lets it down but overall a great on the fly camera.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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