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HVR-Z7U HDV Camcorder
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Sony HVR-Z7U HDV Camcorder

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
The HVR-Z7U is the world's first HDV handheld camcorder that uses 1/3-inch bayonet mount interchangeable lenses. The supplied Memory Recording Unit provides HDV/DVCAM/DV file recording on Compact Flash solid-state memory card., as well as onto HDV tapes.

Sony HVR-Z7U HDV Definition Camcorder

The HVR-Z7U is the world's first HDV handheld camcorder that uses 1/3-inch bayonet mount interchangeable lenses. This new HDV camcorder delivers the enhanced functionality professionals have been asking for, such as an interchangeable lens system, native progressive recording, and solid-state memory recording functionality. A streamlined nonlinear editing workflow is achieved using the supplied Memory Recording Unit, which provides HDV/DVCAM/DV file recording on a widely available Compact Flash solid-state memory card., as well as recording onto HDV tape. This groundbreaking camcorder also features 1080/24p/30p HDV native progressive recording modes, as well as HDMI output.


  • Sony's first professional handheld HDV camcorder with an interchangeable lens system.
  • 1/3 inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system
  • Interchangeable lens system using bayonet mount system with unlimited possibilities.
  • Carl Zeiss 12x Optical zoom lens included as standard
  • HDV, DVCAM and DV Recording on a miniDV Cassette tape
  • 24p/30p HDV Native Progressive Recording Modes
  • Three integral ND lens filters
  • Switchable HD/SD Recording and Playback - HDV1080i/DVCAM/DV
  • Smooth Slow Recording capability
  • New 3.2" (viewable area measured diagonally) type XtraFine LCD
  • Two accessory shoes
  • 0.45" type EVF offer high-resolution, high-contrast images with 100% full-scan, and 6500?k color temperature (standard for professional monitors).
  • infoLITHIUM L Series Battery Compatible
  • HDMI output connector
  • Includes Flash Memory recording Unit which records onto easily obtained Compact Flash memory cards
  • Specifications:

    Signal System: HDV: 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/30p
    DVCAM/DV: 480/60i (NTSC)
    Image Device: 1/3" 3CMOS Exmor Sensor system
    Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Zoom Lens, 12x (Optical)
    f = 4.4-52.8mm
    f = 32-384mm at 16:9 mode
    f = 39.5-47.4mm (4:3 mode)
    filter diameter: 72mm
    Horizontal Resolution: 1080 Lines
    Minimum Illumination: 1.5 lux (Auto Gain, Auto Iris, 1/30 Shutter)
    Built-in Filters Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
    Memory Card Slot MemoryStick Duo Media
    Shutter Speed Range Auto: 1/60-1/2000
    Manual: 60i/30p: 1/4-1/10000
    24p: 1/3 - 1/10000
    Gain Selection 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB
    VTR Tape Format DVCAM Small Cassette
    HDV Record and Play
    DVCAM Record and Play
    DV Record and Play
    Tape Speed HDV: 18.8 mm/s
    DVCAM: 28.2 mm/s
    DV SP Mode: 18.8 mm/s
    Maximum Recording Time HDV: 63 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
    DVCAM: 41 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
    DV: 63 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
    Audio Signal Format HDV
    MPEG1 Audio Layer II
    16-bit/48kHz 2 Channel Mode
    12-bit/32kHz 4 Channel Mode
    Audio Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
    Input and Output Connectors Composite: 10-Pin Video/Audio (x1 Output)
    Component: Special Connector (x1 Output)
    FireWire/i.LINK: 6-Pin (x1 Input, x1 Output)
    XLR Audio: XLR 3-Pin Female, 2-Channel
    Headphone: Stereo Mini-Jack
    Power Battery Pack: 7.2 VDC
    AC Adapter: 8.4 VDC
    Operating Temperature 32-104F (0-40C)
    Weight: 5.3 lb (2.4 kg)

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