Sony HDR-MV1 HD 1080p Music Video Camcorder, 8.4MP, NFC, Wi-Fi, Stereo Microphones, 2.7" LCD

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it picks up proper stereo audio that sounds great when you play it back later on. Ideal for gigs!

Product information

Capture the detail that other camcorders miss with Sony’s HDR-MV1 music video recorder. Like the name suggests, this little recorder is made to capture the full range of sound with its two directional microphones. It can handle anything from the loudest gigs to intimate sessions at home without audio clipping or distortion. It even performs well in low light, rendering everything in sharp, vibrant HD quality.

Stereo microphones
The HDR-MV1 is designed so its mics project out, instead of being embedded in the device. And with the two microphones crossed, they capture a wide range of sound from left, centre and right, resulting in a deep, realistic stereo.

No distortion
Hate how that amazing song at that amazing gig sounds terrible when you record it on your smartphone? With the MV1 loud volumes are smoothed out to prevent clipping and distortion.

Highs & lows
It’s not all about volume. Wide frequency response is flat from bass to treble, to record everything from drums to violins as they should sound.

Record in Linear PCM or AAC formats and 48kHz/128kbps - perfect for uploading to video sites.

Wi-Fi & NFC
Just tap to transfer in your footage in moments with NFC. Wi-Fi capability means you’ll be posting your performance on your favourite social media sites before the venue has even closed.

Audio lip sync
Beat the editing suite blues. Audio lip syncing adjusts the sound to match the image when you play back on other devices.

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Accessories Included
Rechargeable battery pack, USB cable, PlayMemories Home
Autofocus Information This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
Camera Type
High Definition
Wi-Fi, NFC, Memory Card Slot, HDMI Out (micro), Multi/Micro USB, Headphone Jack, Line Input (Analog Audio), Microphone Input
H70.5 x W116.5 x D27mm
2.7" LCD
File Formats
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Frames Per Second (FPS) Information The amount of takes it shoots per second. The higher it is, the smoother your videos will be
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Internal Memory
Lens Information Lens type – please see Buying Digital Camera guide for more information
18.2mm 120° Carl Zeiss Tessar Lens
Manual White Balance Information Lets you manually adjust colour settings in different scenes
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Type
Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Minimum LUX Value Information A measure of a camcorder's low-light performace. The lower this value, the less light the camcorder needs to give an acceptable image.
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Nightshot Information Ability to take videos and pictures in pitch black conditions using infrared
Power Supply
Rechargeable Li-ion
Shooting Modes
Auto, Manual, Auto, Night Scene, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Spotlight, Beach, Snow, Power Save, Face Detection (Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority), Intelligent Auto (Backlight/Spotlight/Twilight/Low light), x.v.colour™, Airplane Mode
Type of Battery
NP-BX1 battery (supplied)
Video Resolution
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (optical) Information Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.


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