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HDV Camcorder


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BCS Price: $2,931.44
Item #:EQ459633N
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Model Description:
The HVR-A1U 1080i HDV camcorder provides real 1080i HD acquisition, with superb image

Model Details

The HVR-A1U 1080i HDV camcorder provides real 1080i HD acquisition, with superb image quality and comprehensive functionality for professional use, in a "handy" camcorder form factor. This new HDV camcorder will help to expand the adoption of HDV and lead the entry level HD market by providing a compact and low cost solution.The new HVR-A1U features a newly developed 1/3 inch C-MOS imager. This new 1920x1080 native imager is also capable of 3 mega-pixel still images. Combined with a high quality Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens and Sony's new 14 bit A/D and DXP digital Extended Processor, result in precise image acquisition with superb detail and clarity.. The new HVR-A1U records this exceptional imagery using the recently adopted HDV 1080i format onto a DVCAM™ mini cassette. For more information on HDV products, please visit


  • Sony's first C-MOS 1080i HDV/DVCAM/DV camcorder
  • 60i/30frame/sec, 24 frame/sec with 2:3 pulldown switchable
  • Built-in HD to SD downconversion
  • CinemaTone gamma and CineFrame functions
  • Switchable HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) format recording
  • High quality 10X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
  • Resolution of 1440x1080 with pixel shift

    • HDV 1080, 60i/30F/24F Recording and Playback capable
    • 1/3" 3 Mega-pixel newly developed C-MOS Imager
    • High quality 10X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Lens
    • Stabilization system
    • Manual Focus Ring
    • Histogram
    • 2.7" 16:9 Hybrid LCD Display with touch panel function
    • Simultaneous use of EVF and LCD display
    • Built-in Wide Range Stereo Microphone
    • Balanced Audio XLR input connectors (x2) w/selectable phantom power
    • User Assignable button
    • Expanded focus
    • Markers
    • Color Bars
    • Quick Rec Mode
    • Shot Transition
    • i.LINK® DV Interface (IEEE1394)
    • MPEG2 Real Time Encode System for real time processing of HD data
    • 14 Bit DXP (Digital Extended Processor) combines 14 bit A/D converter with an advanced camera processing system
    • Switchable HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) Format recording
    • Built-in HD to SD down conversion
    • Precision 16:9 SD DV recording
    • Expanded Focus Function for easy confirmation of focus setting during manual foucsing
    • EVF & LCD peaking indicator
    • Advanced Zebra Indicator
    • CineFrame™ and Cinematone™ functions for cinema like recordings (30F/24F)
    • Tele Macro function
    • Still image capture to Memory Stick Duo
    • Night Shot
    • Analog/Digital conversion with Pass-Through
    • LCD panel mounted ZOOM/REC controls
    • Battery Info function allows the battery's charge level and remaining run time to be checked with the camera's power turned off
    • Over 5 1/2 hours of operation on a single NP-QM91D battery using the LCD and EVF simultaneously.

  • Specifications:
    • Image Device:
    1/3-inch type C-MOS
    • Lens:
    High quality 10X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens; 41-410mm focal length; filter diameter 37mm
    • Picture Elements:
    Total pixels: approx. 2.97M pixels
    • SD Video Signal System:
    • Scanning System:
    • Sync System:
    Internal (HD & SD)
    • Connectors:
    S-Video, A/V, Component Output, XLR IN (x2), i.LINK, LANC, Headphone stereo mini.
    • Minimum Illumination:
    7 lux @ 18db, normal shutter
    • Exposure:
    Auto, Manual
    • Viewfinder:
    Hybrid Precision 16:9 Color & B/W Selectable 252,000 pixel
    • Audio:
    DV/DVCAM Rec.: 48KHz/16 bit, 32 KHz 12 bit. HDV Rec.: MPEG-1 Audio Layer II
    • Provided Microphone:
    Wide Range Stereo Microphone
    • Speaker:
    Built-in dynamic
    • LCD Panel:
    Hybrid 16:9 2.7" type
    • Format:
    HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) recording; HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) playback
    • Recording Time:
    Max. 60 minutes with HDV, 40 minutes in DVCAM, & 60 minutes in DV (SP)
    • Weight:
    1 lb, 10 oz.
    • Power Consumption:

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