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Sony HVR-Z1U HDV 1080i MiniDV Digital Video Camera Camcorder - 60 Day Warranty!
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Sony HVR-Z1U HDV 1080i MiniDV Digital Video Camera Camcorder - 60 Day Warranty!
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Product description
Product Identifiers
BrandSony
ModelZ1U
UPC0027242668799

Key Features
Recording SystemNTSC
Optical Zoom12x
Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Media FormatMini DV (HDV)
Resolution1.1 MP
Screen Size3.5"
Weight68.8 Oz.

Optical Sensor
Sensor TypeSuper HAD 3CCD
Sensor Size1/3"
Optical Sensor Qty3

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Focal Length Range4.5mm - 54mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size72 mm
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Lens ManufacturerCarl Zeiss

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/10000 sec
Min Illumination3 lux
Min Shutter Speed1/3 sec
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Shutter-Priority

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeLCD
Viewfinder Diagonal Size0.44"

Dimensions
Depth14.37 in.
Height7.13 in.
Width5.94 in.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationRotating
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3.5" - color
Display Size3.5"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo
Microphone Operation ModeStereo
Microphone TechnologyElectret condenser

Connections
Connector Types1 x Control-L (LANC), 1 x DC power input, 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK), 1 x S-Video input / output, 1 x audio input, 1 x audio input / output, 1 x component video output, 1 x composite video/audio (input/output), 1 x headphones

Battery
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific
Battery ManufacturerSony NP-F570

Environmental Parameters
Max Operating Temperature40 °C
Min Operating Temperature0 °C

Resolution
Effective Video Resolution1.1 MP

File Format
Digital Video FormatMPEG-2

Other Features
Additional FeaturesBacklight Compensation, Built-In Speaker, Date/Time Stamp, analog to digital conversion with pass through, display brightness control
High Definition Video Support1080i
Widescreen Video CaptureYes

Miscellaneous
Color Black

eBay Product ID: EPID99972062

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Customer Reviews

Average review score based on 12 user reviews

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of customers recommend this product

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    Created: 10/09/06

    Sony HVR-Z1U is a GREAT Camera

    This was a MAJOR investment, involving ALL members of our production company (Not Me Productions). I decided to purchase the Sony HVR-Z1U camera based on it’s use in the TV arena, recommendation by a MAJOR studio representative and the NUMEROUS positive reviews it has received to date. Also, the deal offered by '4rrest' was GREAT! A fair price with extras thrown in.

    This camera has performed superbly! It is EVERYTHING the critics said and more! We have used it on one documentary shoot and one TV Sitcom shoot (with a 2nd rented Sony HVR-Z1U) with excellent results. As suggested by Sony (and others) we shot everything in 1080i using the new Sony PHDVN-63DM Digital Master tapes and edited with Sony Vegas (7) in HD. The training video that was included with the camera helped all the camera operators (3) get ‘Up to Speed’ quickly, avoiding costly mistakes and taking advantage of the cameras' new features. The only issue we’ve encountered so far involves transferring the ‘Universal’ timecode from the camera into Vegas but that’s not any fault with the camera (we ‘Synced’ both cameras to make editing easier –it worked on the cameras, but not in Vegas, so far).

    Virtually EVERYTHING can be MANUALLY controlled (to an 'old time' photographer, that's the ONLY way to go). But, if you wnat FULL auto, you can do that as well. The 'Gain' control and presets allow this camera to work in VERY low light with little 'Gain Noise', a real surprise.

    In short, just can't say enough about this camera.

    Thanks again to '4rrest' for providing accurate information and FAST service.

    24 of 24 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

    Created: 01/09/11

    This is excellent camcorder for professional guy

    the HVR-Z1U becomes an exciting acquisition tool for a variety of applications today and future and digital movie-making, up to broadcast newsgathering.Offered at a price tag comparable to Sony DVCAM camcorders,

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    Created: 07/05/06

    Packs a lot of punch!

    I've been using the HVR-Z1U for several weeks now and feel very satisfied with it. I have begun to discover how I best like to use the camera and the camera, in turn, can be programmed to accomodate this with personalized menus, scene files, and optional components. It produces great images with relative ease and the transition from DV to HDV is friendlier than one might expect. The ONE item I'm still addressing is the lack of covers for the XLR inputs... however this can be remedied and for its size and price the Z1U is a great value.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

    Created: 09/29/06

    Awesome HDV Camera

    I've been using this camera for about 6 months and after shooting several projects with it, have found this camera to be the absolute BEST HDV camera on the market.
    There is no other camera that can give you the quality of HDV video and the look of film as tha Z1U. I've "test driven" all of the HDV cameras available today and none hold a candle to the Z1U.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

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    Created: 10/26/13

    Greta product, a real value

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    Greta camera!!!! A real work horse. I will be using the Z1U as a secondary camera on my shoots! I search many sights for the same product and the prices were over the top for used cameras. I'm glad I checked here on ebay. I always find great deals.

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