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Sony HDR-MV1B Full HD Music Video Recorder with Wi-Fi and NFC - Black

by Sony
18 customer reviews
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RRP: £279.26
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  • Capture your music performances in crystal clear sound and Full HD video and share them online.
  • Uncompressed L-PCM audio recording
  • Bright F2.8 ZEISS Sonnar lens
  • Simple smartphone remote control with NFC One-touch
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 11.6 x 7.1 cm ; 141 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 481 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: HDRMV1B.CEE
  • Date first available at 19 Sept. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,273 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Keep and treasure great performances

HDR-MV1 lets you capture those magical musical moments in Full HD and better than CD-quality sound. Features such as a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens, a sensitive Exmor R CMOS sensor and X-Y directional microphone system ensure great pictures and crisp, clear surround sound.


Record in better than CD-quality sound
Record in better than CD-quality sound

Capture every detail of a musical performance in crisp, clear stereo sound. Record in Linear PCM format with no compression, and you'll enjoy sound quality that's better than CD. Or record in web-friendly AAC format – great for speedy Internet uploads.

Film every single performance in Full HD
Film every single performance in Full HD

Whether in a music studio, rehearsal room or on stage, the HDR-MV1Music video recorder lets you capture every detail of the action in Full HD. And with audio lip sync your sound is always precisely matched to the video playback, with no irritating lag.

Upload and share with NFC and Wi-Fi
Upload and share with NFC and Wi-Fi

Just filmed a great new band or performance and want to share it? Just touch your HDR-MV1 against an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet and transfer your video. That's not all. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you upload videos to the Internet without first transferring the data to a PC.


Faithfully record individual sounds - record in uncompressed Linear PCM and versatile AAC formats without compressing the sound source during recording

Record in expansive all-direction sound - an X-Y 120-degree angled, tilted stereo microphone system lets you record in surround sound for music true to the original

Get highly detailed recordings even in low light - the built-in high-sensitivity Exmor R CMOS sensor lets you record performances in dark places such as clubs, stages or studios

Capture the complete performance - a wide-angle 120-degree Carl Zeiss Tessar lens lets you shoot just as easily in cramped rooms as large concert halls

Record and play back in Full HD - you can record your videos in Full HD (1920 x 1080) and play them back on your large flat screen TV

Upload your videos instantly to the Internet - built-in Wi-Fi means you can use Sony's free mobile apps "PlayMemories Mobile" to connect to smartphones and tablets

Enjoy convenient one touch video transfer - NFC connectivity gives you single touch video transfer by just touching your HDR-MV1 against an NFC-enabled device.

Operate your music video recorder remotely - start and stop recordiings remotely and check viewing angles while recording, using an Android smartphone or NFC-enabled tablet

Easy to check recording levels - with a level meter displayed on the screeen

Set the sound levels to suit your recording - you can select auto mode or adjust the recording level manually in 31 increments to set the appropriate level for your recording environment

Record from external equipment and microphones - with LINE IN / MIC IN audio input terminals, you can record by connecting to external sources

No video? Record hi-resolution sound only - record music, tracks, recording sessions and concerts in Linear PCM format for great non-compressed sound

Sound check without earphones - a small size built-in speaker lets you sound check your recording

Filter out unwanted noise - the low-cut filter can be selected to reduce noise of air conditioning, wind and other extraneous noises affecting your recordings

Keep your pictures and sound in sync - an audio lip sync function adjusts the timing of image and sound when outputting your video to other devices

Easy viewing on the 2.7 inch LCD screen - wide LCD screen lets you check viewing angles.You can also change settings with one-key operation while checking the monitor

Keep power in reserve - while recording, the LCD screen automatically turns off if there is no action after a period of time, protecting battery life

Get the right setting for perfect images - with Scene Select, you can choose from seven different settings – including 'Spotlight', which prevents overexposure of faces

Charge by connecting to your computer - Recharge by connecting to your computer's USB terminal. With optional AC adapter, you can operate and record while charging

Select your own memory card - the memory card slot lets you use both Memory Stick Micro (MARK2) and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card to save data

No fingers and thumbs - large main operating keys make it even easier to use

Box Contains

micro USB Cable
Rechargeable battery Pack(NP-BX1)
Cap String
Lens cap
"Operating Guide"

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Customer Reviews

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By John on 30 Dec. 2013
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I've been looking for an affordable video cam for a long time with decent stereo mics and preferably an external mic input for recording musicians at my home studio and at music practices. At last I've found one.
This is a simple camera, no focus adjustment, just a fixed wide angle lens, sensitive CMOS CCD which is ideal for low light conditions, and some half decent stereo mics for recording the sound. Mine was under £300 which is good with these features.

Don't expect a fully loaded professional video camera, for that you'll have to pay at least 3 times as much. This is however a competent basic video cam with decent stereo mics that means the quality of the audio signal is going to be much better than usual. The wide angle lens means that you must get it close in for a solo performer or pull it back a few feet to include the band. What I really like is you can set it it up, press record and leave it. After a while people forget about the camera as it is not large or imposing. The result is some good clips. I've put a 32Gig card in which gives at least 4 hrs of HD web quality recording. The lip sync feature is excellent! No more delay between audio and video. I've bought an adapter to fit the camera onto mic stands so saving on a tripod.

There is a very useful program available from Sony, for free, for editing the videos made with this camera. I had never done this before but after a few minutes had trimmed off start and finish bits, used sound compression and made my first web video. Simple but effective. The sound through headphones is remarkably good.

My next step is to test out the use of studio condenser mics with this camera. That should increase the quality even more of the audio signal.

Altogether an excellent value for money basic video camera with excellent stereo mics. Musicians can record themselves with the minimum of technical expertise. Great for web videos. Small and very portable. Easy to use.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Biff TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Feb. 2014
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If you are looking for a video recorder for general occasions - holidays, parties, events etc this is most certainly not the best choice to make.

It is very small and fits nicely in the hand.

It has a fixed focus lens - & a wide angle lens at that. There is no zoom - you want closer shots you have to physically move the camera - which isn't very easy as you cant see what you are recording on the viewscreen when its recording.

The viewscreen is fixed in position on the side of the recorder. It doesn't flip out for easy viewing - which isn't really an issue as it goes blank as soon as you start recording.

You can download an app that allows you to view the recording on your phone - but that really is far less convenient than being able to view it on the camera itself.

Video quality is good as is the sound, the latter perhaps being this units best selling point.

Its really designed to be set up on a tripod and left running. It would be ideal for video bloggers who dont move about too much.

With the exception of the sound most of what it does can be done with cheaper, more generalised cameras.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By fazerroy on 21 Feb. 2014
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I bought the HRD-MV1 to record live music at the small venue I run. I'm not a video man by any means and choose this camera due to the sound quality promise and the Sony website videos using 'actual footage' looked very good.
It is very easy to use, has great sound but the picture is very very soft and quite noisy, not sharp (thats all I can describe it as, it's like the ISO on a DSLR is maxed out) That explains the reason we are one star down. The other star drops off because the ability to operate it from my smart phone is decidedly sporadic. It randomly stops recording requiring manual off/on input to start again. This isn't easy as the camera has to, due to the very wide angle lens, be placed only a few feet from the musicians. My phone didn't move out of range to cause the recording to stop.
Maybe I was expecting too much with the picture quality, and believed I would be seeing something like the picture quality of the Sony web videos. None of the literature mentioned positioning, connectivity parameters or that you do not get an SD card with it, surely a 2GB card, to get you going, would be the least to expect. Oh yes, no charger for the battery, fair enough when at home you use your computer to charge it, but out on location??
All in all a very interesting idea, not quite thought through, zoom, wifi stability and touch screen would have been superb along with improved picture quality, as I said I'm not a video man but thought that HD meant something
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D Deacon TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Dec. 2013
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It arrives well packed in a tough plastic box. There's little in the box - camcorder, battery, a short USB lead and the manual in lots of langauges. There's no memory card and you'll need one - a microSD card - they're cheap as chips here on Amazon. 1080p plus LPCM require plenty storage capacity.

You charge the MV1 via the USB lead to your PC or laptop which takes hours or you can buy an optional extra charger. I got a spare battery and charger for £10 off Amazon.

You need to go through the menus using the tiny chrome joystick to set it as you like. You can also choose options directly from the shooting screen as the joystick is active as you shoot. The menus are pretty easy to understand.

The LCD is on the side and is fixed - not hinged - which seems odd. However, it's intended that you will use a tablet or smartphone to shoot with. Doing this via Sony's PlayMemories app is quite good. I used my Nexus 7.2 and was able to control the MV1 too. I guess then that the LCD is there for menu use, occasional shooting use and reviewing.

If you put it in USB mode you can connect directly to your PC and transfer videos. The usual thing.

Shooting quality is fine. Good enough for YT etc. The wide-angle lens is quite good with little distortion if held level - tilting it will gove perspective effects which might be useful. Sound is very good too. You can have compressed or uncompressed sound. This is, as they show in their ads, very good for recording yourself singing, playing an instrument, etc., since it sees itself as a sound recorder as much as a camcorder.

I think it's a fine bit of kit.
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