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CCD Digital 3 Camera


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BCS Price: $984.00
Item #:EQ453901U
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Model Description:
New 3CCD 1080i HDV camcorder is here! The new HVR-Z1U features three newly developed Sup

Model Details

New 3CCD 1080i HDV camcorder is here! The new HVR-Z1U features three newly developed Super HAD 1/3" CCDs. These new 16:9 native CCDs, combined with a high quality 12X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens and Sony's new 14 bit A/D and DXP Digital


  • Variable Outdoor White Balance
  • Hypergain
  • Selectable Setup Level
  • Date Recording
  • Two Cinematone Settings
  • Simultaneous use of EVF and LCD
  • Selectable color and B/W EVF
  • All Display off function
  • Selectable Bar/Number Zoom display
  • Peaking level indicator
  • User Selectable White/Red/Yellow Peaking Indicator
  • Selectable auto/manual expanded focus off mode
  • Safety Zone indicator
  • Audio noise reduction
  • XLR external MIC inputs (2 CH)
  • Phantom MIC power
  • LEFT/RIGHT separate audio REC level adjustment
  • Audio monitor
  • 2Vrms/1VRMS selectable audio output
  • Selectable audio input
  • XLR Menu setting
  • Input trim adjustment
  • Separate AUDIO AGC selection
  • Audio limiter
  • Audio Lock Mode
  • DVCAM REC/PLAY capability
  • Timecode reset function
  • Timecode DF/NDF selection
  • Timecode RECRUN/FREERUN modes
  • Timecode REGEN function
  • 1080i/480i/480p component output
  • DVCAM i.LINK downconversion
  • 1080 60i/50i switchable
  • Hours meter
  • Two color bar patterns
  • Exposure override
  • Two audio level dials
  • External REC control
  • Quick record function
  • Simple ALL DISPLAY (underscan)
  • AC-VQ850 AC Adaptor/charger

  • Image Device - 1/3" type x3, 16:9 Super HAD CCDs
  • Lens - High quality 12X optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens. F4.5 to 54.0mm, F1.6 at 2.4mm; filter diameter 72mm
  • Picture elements - Total pixels: approx. 1.12M pixels; effective pixels: approx. 1.04M pixels
  • 2 Built-in filters - ND1: 1/4 and ND2: 1/32
  • Video signal system - Switchable NTSC/PAL color system
  • Scanning system - 1080/60i, 1080/50i (switchable)
  • Sync System - Inernal (HD & SD)
  • Shutter speed - 1/4 to 1/10000 sec (50i/60i)
  • Connectors - S-Video, A/V, Component output, XLR IN (x2), i.LINK, LANC, headphone stereo mini
  • Minimum illumination - 3 lux @ 18db, F1.6, normal shutter
  • Exposure - Auto, Manual
  • Viewfinder - Hybrid Precision 16:9 Color & B/W selectable 252,000 pixel
  • Audio - DV/DVCAM Rec. 48KHz/16 bit, 32KHz 12 bit; HDV Rec.: MPEG-1 Audio Layter II
  • Provided microphone - wide range stereo microphone
  • Speaker - built-in dynamic
  • LCD panel - Hybrid 16:9 3.5" type, 250K pixels (approx.)
  • 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 - 4 lbs, 4 oz
  • Dimensions - 6" x 7 1/8" x 14 3/8"
  • Power consumption - (VF/LCD/VF+LCD): 7.4W/8.0W/8.4W

Additional Detailed Information:
Product Highlights
  • 3-1/3" 16:9 newly developed Super HAD CCD Imagers, 1.12M Pixels Gross
  • High quality 12X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
  • Super SteadyShot® Optical Stabilization System
  • Non-Perpetual Manual Zoom Ring
  • Manual Focus Ring
  • Manual Iris Control w/24 steps
  • 3.5" (-viewable area, measured diagonally) 16:9 Hybrid LCD Display (250K Pixels)
  • Large 16:9 Color & B/W switchable EVF
  • Simultaneous use of EVF and LCD display
  • Built-in Wide Range Stereo Microphone
  • Balanced Audio XLR input connectors (x2) with Selectable Phantom Power
  • 6 User Assignable Buttons for quick access to frequently used functions
  • i.LINK® DV Interface (IEEE1394)* (*i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. All products with an i.LINK connector may not communicate with each other. Please refer to the documentation that comes
  • 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 Format Recording
  • 60i/50i (NTSC/PAL) switchable
  • Built-in HD to SD down conversion
  • Precision 16:9 SD DV recording
  • Expanded Focus Function for easy confirmation of focus setting during manual focusing
  • EVF & LCD Peaking Indicator
  • Advanced Zebra Indicator
  • CineFrameâ„¢ and Cinematoneâ„¢ functions for cinema like recordings (25F/30F/24F)
  • Picture Profileâ„¢ feature offers 6 memory locations for storing important camera settings such as: color phase, skintone detail, auto iris limit, AWB sensitivity, Cinematone setting, & CineFrame setting
  • Shot Transition Function offers automatic transition of various shooting parameters between shots
  • CineFrame 24 meter 3:2 Pulldown Function
  • Hypergain Function
  • Analog/Digital Conversion with Pass-Through
  • Manual White Balance Adjustment
  • Manual gain switch with user assignable L/M/H settings
  • Handle mounted ZOOM/REC control
  • 3 position ND filter switch-explain-values (ND)
  • One button status check feature for easy confirmation of various parameters such as audio setup, output setup, assign button status, & Picture Profile setting
  • Personal Menu function allows the assignment of frequently used menu items for quick one button access
  • 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 NPF-970 battery using the LCD and EVF simultaneously

  • Optional: ACV700A - Ac Adaptor / Charger
  • Optional: ECM670 - Short Shotgun Microphone
  • Optional: NPF970 - Infolithium L series battery
  • Optional: UWPC1/6264 - Lav Mic, Bodypack TX and Portable RX Wireless System (Channels 62 to 65)
  • Optional: UWPC1/6668 - Lav Mic, Bodypack TX and Portable RX Wireless System (Channels 66 to 69)
  • Optional: UWPC2/6264 - Handheld Mic TX and Portable RX Wireless System (Channels 62 to 65)
  • Optional: UWPC2/6668 - Handheld Mic TX and Portable RX Wireless System (Channels 66 to 69)

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