Sony Announces Music Video Recorder
by Laura Hicks -  9/4/2013

Today Sony announced a new music video recorder with great video quality and sound that will impress. The new Sony MV1 is a small hand-held recorder that features Full 1920x1080/30p HD video recording by way of its BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor. The camera has Carl Zeiss optics that feature a 120 degree viewing area. The camera has Audio Lip Sync, a feature that ensures that music and video are precisely matched. The MV1 has a 2.7-inch LCD screen and also offers manual or auto audio level controls. An on-screen meter monitors audio input levels and allows users to modify them as needed. The camera records audio with its 120-degree X-Y stereo microphone. In addition, external mics or instruments can be directly connected to the device.

The MV1 has built-in Wi-Fi/NFC and works seamlessly with Sony's PlayMemories App. This app lets users upload content easily to a smartphone or tablet. It is available for both Android and iOS devices.

First Impression
I was more impressed with the MV1 than I ever dreamed I would be. The sound quality from the video camera was great and the video produced was high quality. The device is slim and highly portable--weighing very little. This device can easly be toted around in an instrument's case, in a purse, or even in a large pocket. If you are a band, singer or musical artist on a budget, this could be a great video recorder for getting your music seen on sites like YouTube or just uploading videos to Facebook.

The MV1 will be available in December for $300.