A look at the Sony Music Video Recorder
Action Cam meets HIGH QUALITY Audio!
Quick Look Video with Audio Sample..
Just arrived! The new Sony Music Video recorder and it is already sold out at Amazon on release day. There is a reason for this as this camera is like no other on the market. It is basically a video camera like a Go Pro style with a wide angle lens, full HD 720 or 1080 shooting, full color LCD on the side and high quality microphones built into the front. It is a pretty nifty little device and comes in at $299. Sony is marketing this towards musicians, singers and bands who want to record themselves but it can also be used as an everyday video shooter WITH great quality audio. It even has a low lux night mode for good video quality at night.
I did up a video on it to show you guys what it looks like, how small it is and how cool it looks. The camera comes with a USB cable for charging and uses the same battery as the Sony RX100 and RX1.
The camera also records to Micro SD cards. $299 at Amazon or B&H Photo (B&H has stock at this moment).
Blown away by the audio recording on that thing!
Please tell us more about your audio equipment. thanks.
Thanks for inclusion of the Nikon Df in the video.
perhaps some kind of irony in pairing those two together. The sound quality from the MV1 is amazing, the video just ok.
Check this promotional video by Sony on their HDR-MV1. The entire video was recorded with the music video recorder. Killer sound recording indeed! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCX4lYGg43c
Ha, i used shazam to find out what song it is – i love it!!
Thank you Steve for this daily inspiration, i ordered the camera a few minutes ago!!
Here is my related post:
Thanks Steve for the review!
Stupid question: how do you shoot video if the LCD screen is not adjustable / no viewfinder?
OK – it looks cool and has great sound, but Micro SD? Really? That’s right up there with Memory Stick Pro Duo! And, by the way, I haven’t yet grown an eye on the side of my head to be able use a display that’s mounted 90 degrees away from my subject. Great electronics, really lousy design! After the initial rush of ownership wears off, I suspect most of these will be really cheap on eBay.
All action type cams take Micro SD..go pro, action cam, mvc cam, etc. I hate Micro SD but it is what it is.
well that is actually not correct, GoPro uses a standard SD card.
No, you are not correct, The last three generations of Go Pro have all used and still use MICRO SD card. I should know, I have three of them.
I believe that the Wi-Fi/NFC feature means that a connected tablet or smartphone can serve both as a remote control for the camera and as a remote monitor for setting up and monitoring shots.
Kick ass audio room you got there Steve
Alison Krauss and Union Station. Nice setup Steve! (resisting urge to throw out unsolicited audio advice like “hey get some room treatments in there” :))
Should have had a fold out and swivel display. Sort of weird having to compose at a 90 degree angle.
I suppose the 80K audio system doesn’t hurt.
When you make a music video… the music is added in post… lolz
I think it is meant for live recordings. So You dont need another device for sound.
Great sound and better song. Who is the singer?
Alison Krauss and Union Station – New Favorite
Alison Kraus – New Favorite
Thanks Steve for the preview
and I would like to ask if you know the recording time limit ,because I’m thinking of using it to record some lectures (BTW , can it charge and record at the same time 🙂 ? )
Wow! Another impressive Sony product. Good price too!