Sony HDR-FX1 power consumption
The AC-L15A was shipped with the FX1. The older and
larger AC power adaptor that came with the VX2k (Sony AC-L10A) is
efficient. Measured FX1 power use with the L10A adaptor is about 20%
than the above values (eg. VCR FF is 6.3 W).
by John Beale, July 9 2007
120V input to AC-L15A adaptor (Watts Up)
REC tape roll
using camera with LCD viewscreen open
*Firewire: Except as noted, REC and VCR modes shown are without
firewire connection. Connecting the FX1 in camera mode via
firewire cable to a computer (PC-FW)
adds 0.4 W to the power consumption. An active firewire
connection adds 0.1 W to VCR modes.
Power readings taken from the Watts-Up meter generally fluctuate by
+/- 0.2 W. Using the viewfinder, with LCD viewscreen closed,
lowers the above values by 0.5 W. REC standby power is 6.0 W
either with or without a tape loaded.
Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop (17" LCD, Pentium M 1.6G, 512 MB), recording
HDV using HDVSplit from
FX1 via firewire to internal 5400rpm 80GB HDD: 30 W screen bright, 24 W
screen dim, 21 W screen closed.