The Sony FDR-X1000V is an 8.8-megapixel camcorder with no optical zoom and has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 17.1mm (fixed). It lacks an LCD. The camcorder has a maximum aperture of f/2.8.
The Sony FDR-X1000V stores video and photos on MicroSD, MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC memory cards and has no internal storage. It captures full HD video as H.264 files at a resolution of 1920×1080 at 60p frames per second and 8.8-megapixel resolution stills as JPG files.
The image stabilization system for this camcorder is electronic. The Sony FDR-X1000V measures 1 inches wide by 2.1 inches high by 3.6 inches in length, and weighs 0.3 pounds. With its included enclosure it measures 1.6 inches wide by 3 inches high by 3.8 inches in length, and weighs 0.4 pounds.