The first DV camcorder, with a 3CCD system for exceptional image quality. A premium and unprecedented DV-ready model, this camcorder boasted industry-leading performance and features at launch. The unit's optics and mic are arranged on a central axis, inspiring a bold appearance that is elongated and symmetrical. What makes the "DCR-VX1000" particularly attractive are its neatly organized controls and solid build quality that withstands rough use in professional applications. This "Digital Handycam" created waves in the broadcast industry for offering superior image quality in a lightweight camcorder.