My experience level is not professional, just an avid amateur. I have used this camcorderin various lighting conditions and all of my videos look great. I really like usingthe super slow motion feature; it allows me to capture stunning slow motion video. Macro shots are crisp and vivid. Manual focus couldn’t be easier. Controls are placed within easy natural reach. Lcd screen is in a perfect location for low angle shots’steady shot’ in the ‘active’ mode is rock steadyi upgraded from a panasonic ag dvc30 and this is a huge leap in technology. Again i’m not a professional but my sony hdr ax2000 makes my videos look like i am.
A decent upgrade from hdr fx1, uses same batteries as the hdr fx1. Lots of external controls which today’s cameras do not have.
Not that impressed, problems filming fast paced action shots. Other than that performance is average. Short battery lifewith battery that comes with it.
Key specs for Sony HDR-AX2000 Handycam camcorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer):
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- 1920×1080/60i with Film-like Progressive Scan 24p/30p
- Superior 1.5lux- low-light 3x 1/3″ Exmor CMOS Sensors
- XLRx2 (Line/Mic/Mic+48V switchable) Audio Inputs
- Wide Angle G-Lens: 29.5mm Wide to 590mm (20x) Telephoto
- Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode
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“Very inpressed with this Camcorder !
, slow focusing
, couldnt be happier
It’s the first time i used it. Editing is also simple highly recommnended it. It records on sd card , there is no moving parts , it will last for a long time.
This sony camera is a nice addition to the sony line-up, somewhat of a replacement for the hvr-v1u, only shooting tapeless to memorystick and sd cards instead of tape. It was released around march of 2010, and competes mostly with the panasonic hmc-150 which has similar features. Here are the pros as i see it:* wider angled lens than many other cameras, which is nice for interiors, and filmmaking. But not much wider than the hmc-150. * 20x zoom, which is very nice to have. Sony’s digital zoom is also quite good in a pinch. * very fine quality lcd screen. You can argue about the placement. * camera will shoot 1080, but also 480, if you want to shoot standard definition like the ‘old days’.
June 23, 2012 i was shooting an outdoor wedding at a countryclub in las vegas. I had been shooting for 1/2 an hour for pre-wedding,then while filming the wedding party ( with 2 month old sony hdr-ax 2000)all the the sudden the camera would not focus. I turned off the camera;tookoff the battery, turned on and got a 32:60 error message. I had a smallpoint and shoot camera on my belt, i pulled it out and hand held it for thewhole wedding .The sony ax 2000 would not work . I have found out theg-series lens is the problem and sony knows about it and has not fixed theproblem. I have had sony cameras for 25 years- never a problem. I’m looking at at class action law suit.
I was at a sony store recently and got to test drive this amazing camera for a day. I put it through a stress test of constantly changing lighting and bad (on purpose) camera movement to see if i could reproduce the infamous ‘jello’ effect from a rolling shutter on cmos chips. I even tried to reproduce a complaint i read about on sony’s own website that says after 2gb (or 12 mins) of shooting the file would split into 2 pieces and cause stutter in audio and dropped frames at the break. I was using a class 4 sdhc card. The test was shot in 1080 24p fx mode. Pros:easy to operate: being a canon guy, i thought the controls on a sony might be a jump for me, but they’re all pretty standard. I had no problems jumping in and doing what i wanted with it. Low light/changing light operations: the front of the store was well-lit with a mixture of color temperature (florescent, tungsten, led) flood lights. The ax2000 had no problems with automatic white balance.
The refurbished product came with little ware but it performs the way it should. This is the second model my wife and i own and together the two have performed remarkably well.
Love my camera so much the image is nice and crisp and its just amazing every thing was great loved.
I have used this camera for many projects since 2010 and it has been amazing. The picture quality is outstanding, the 20x zoom is really nice to have and the tapeless format comes in handy. I use premiere pro for editing and haven’t had any problems with file sizes or any file related troubles. Using a your own shotgun microphone will greatly enhance the audio for your projects. It shoots pretty good in low light also. Not bad for this price range.