Music Video Recorder

Music Video Recorder

Music Video Recorder
Capture your next jam session with pro-quality sound and HD video. Imagine recording CD-quality audio in uncompressed Linear PCM or versatile, internet-ready AAC with this compact camcorder featuring a 120° X/Y mic. It also records HD video at 120° with its wide-angle lens and captures fine detail even in dimly-lit venues. Put simply, every artist should have one. Music Video Recorder


Music Video Recorder

Powerful LPCM and AAC for recording versatility

Records in uncompressed Linear PCM (LPCM) and versatile AAC sound. With LPCM recording you'll capture high resolution CD-quality sound (44.1kHz, 16 bit). With AAC recording you'll (48kHz, 128kbps) capture files ideal for the internet.

Capture wide stereo sound with 120° X/Y mic

The HDR-MV1's 120° stereo microphone array not only captures full stereo sound but, unlike smartphones and conventional camcorders, its wide angle allows you to easily capture every note an lyric, the entire band from close distances.
Capture wide stereo sound with 120° X/Y mic
High-quality 30p HD video with low grain in low light

High-quality 30p HD video with low grain in low light

Record high quality 1920x1080/30p HD video even in low lighting situations. The MP4 format is ideal for enjoying and sharing your HD movies on your PC, Mac® computer or the internet.

Wide-angle 120° Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens

The 120° wide angle Carl Zeiss® Tessar® lens, not only captures high-quality video with excellent resolution, contrast, and color reproduction, but its wide angle allows you to easily capture the entire band and stage from close distances.
Wide-angle 120° Carl Zeiss<sup>®</sup> Vario-Tessar<sup>®</sup> lens
USB terminal for convenient charging and data transfer

USB terminal for convenient charging and data transfer

The HDR-MV1 is equipped with a USB port to charge the battery and to access content on a computer simultaneously. Moreover, with a supplied battery and optional AC adaptor, AC-UD10, users can operate and record video while the device is charging.

Audio Lip Sync ensures synchronized A/V output

Audio Lip Sync functionality ensures A/V synchronicity for postproduction.
Audio Lip Sync ensures synchronized A/V output

Capture stereo sound via an external microphone1

Use your favorite mic when recording by simply attaching via MIC IN terminal.

Long lasting stamina battery for up to 3.5 hrs2

Record everything from short jam sessions to longer performances with long lasting stamina battery which records up to 3.5hrs when fully charged.2.

Manually control and monitor input levels via 2.7" LCD screen

The HDR-MV1 offers manual or auto audio level control. These levels (31 steps) can be automatically adjusted or manually controlled. An on-screen meter allows users to monitor the input levels and adjust to diverse environments. The 2.7" Wide LCD, with onscreen meter, allows users to quickly frame their shots and adjust accordingly.

NFC/Wi-Fi® allows simple, one-touch transfer and sharing3

The HDR-MV1 employs Wi-Fi® and One Touch NFC to link to smartphones or tablets.3 Instantly upload recorded videos on the Internet. Wi-Fi/NFC also turns your mobile device into a remote control and monitor for the HDR-MV1; especially useful in framing your camera position for ideal shots.

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Camera Type Music Video Recorder
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor 1/2.3" (7.77mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ® image processor
Pixel Gross Approx. 16800K pixels
Effective Picture Resolution Approx. 8400K pixels (16:9)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Media Type Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Video Format MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution 1920x1080 30p (MP4)
Video Actual (Pixel) Approx. 8400K pixels
Audio Format MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch, MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48kHz/16bit)
Microphone/Speaker Unidirectional, 120-degree X/Y stereo, Monoral Speaker
Mic Level Control Yes
Lens Type Carl Zeiss® Tessar® Lens
Aperture F2.8
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) f=18.2mm
Minimum Focus Distance Approx.11 7/8inch (Approx.30cm)
Focal Distance f=2.5mm
LCD Display
LCD Type 2.7" (6.7cm) 230K Wide Clear Photo LCD(™) (16:9)
Brightness Control Yes
Coverage 100%
Grid Display Grid Line
Exposure System
Metering Modes Multi-segment
Scene Mode(s) Auto / Night Scene / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
Noise Reduction Yes
White Balance Mode Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Minimum Illumination Standard: 9 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
Low Lux: 4.5 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
LOW LUX Mode Yes
Drive System
Shutter Speeds Auto Control Range: 1/30 - 1/10,000
Convenience Features
Erase/Protect Yes / Yes (Movies)
Media/Battery Indicator Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (remaining capacity)
Multiple Language Display English, French, Spanish
Advanced Features
AGC Limit Yes (Int. Mic / Ext. Mic)
Airplane Mode Yes
Audio Level Display Yes
Face Detection Yes
Intelligent Auto Backlight / Spotlight / Twilight / Low light
Priority Setting (for Face Detection) Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority
Wi-Fi Send to Smartphone, Control with Smartphone
Memory Card Slot Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
NFC Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)
HD Output HDMI Out (micro) (sold separately)
BRAVIA® Sync Yes
Headphone Jack Stereo Mini Jack
Microphone Input Integrated into Line input (Analog Audio)
HDMI Terminal Yes (micro)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal Yes
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) Approx. 4 5/8inch x 2 7/8inch x 1 1/8inch (Approx. 116.5mm × 70.5mm × 27mm) including supplied battery
Power Requirements 3.6V (battery pack); 5.0V (AC Adaptor)
Battery Type NP-BX1

What's in the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-BX1) (1)
  • Micro USB Cable (1)
  • Lens Cap (1)
  • Cap String (1)
  • Operating Guide(1)