The new Sony HDR-MV1 is a camcorder designed and engineered specifically for musicians that is ideal for band rehearsals, practice sessions and live gigs. It records CD quality audio in uncompressed Linear PCM or internet-ready AAC and also offers full HD video.
The portable MV1 music video recorder captures audio with its 120-degree X/Y stereo microphone, and for extra versatility, external microphones or instruments can be connected directly to the device. The camera also includes on-board speakers. Along with the audio capabilities, the MV1 records Full HD 1920×1080/30P HD video, with the help of an Exmor R CMOS Sensor and a wide-angle 120-degree Carl Zeiss lens.
The HDR-MV1 camcorder features Audio Lip Sync to match the music with the video playback. It offers a manual or auto audio level control with an on-screen meter to monitor the input levels. A built in Wi-Fi allows sharing the audio or video recorded, and also allows controlling the camera with a compatible device.
The new HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder from Sony will be available in December for a suggested retail price of $300. The camcorder and its accessories will be sold at http://store.sony.com.