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Sony HVR-Z1U 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder HVR-Z1 Pal NTSC
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Seller refurbished
May 24, 2012
US $1,995.00
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Item location:
Upland, CA, United States


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Item specifics

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Screen Size: 3.5" Model:


Optical Zoom: 12x MPN:


Recording Definition: High Definition Type: Professional
Format: MiniDV UPC:


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Product Information
The rapid transition to HD programming in broadcasting and postproduction has introduced a tremendous demand for an entry-level path into the HD world. Sony's response to this demand is the HVR-Z1U Digital HD Video Camera Recorder - a compact and cost-effective HD camcorder that builds on the market-acclaimed DVCAM recorders.The HVR-Z1U camcorder adopts the all-new, 1/4-inch HD format - the HDV 1080i specification of the HDV format. Combined with three high-resolution 1/3-inch type mega pixel CCDs, the HVR-Z1U captures and plays back 1080i HD signals, while maintaining the DVCAM/DV recording and playback capabilities provided on current Sony DVCAM models. What's more, the HVR-Z1U offers a down-conversion capability of its 1080i recordings.These features allow the HVR-Z1U to be active immediately in current SD systems, while also providing a step-by-step migration to the HD world - operators can continue to acquire in DVCAM or DV, and switch to the HDV as needed, or acquire in HDV 1080i from the start and use the down-conversion capability as required.In addition to a unique camcorder body design and with its multitude of camera features, the HVR-Z1U offers maximum operability in the field, as well as opening up a new range of opportunities for creative shooting. Combining these features with the HD picture quality that HDV format provides, the HVR-Z1U becomes an exciting acquisition tool for a variety of applications today and tomorrow - from video journalism, wedding and event videography, corporate and training productions, and digital movie-making, up to broadcast newsgathering.Offered at a price tag comparable to Sony DVCAM camcorders, the HVR-Z1U paves the way into cost-effective but uncompromised HD program production.

Product Identifiers

Key Features
Recording SystemNTSC
Optical Zoom12x
Media TypeMini 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
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size72 mm
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Lens ManufacturerCarl Zeiss

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

Viewfinder TypeLCD
Viewfinder Diagonal Size0.44"

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

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

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

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 Form FactorManufacturer specific
Battery ManufacturerSony NP-F570

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

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

Sony HVR-Z1U

Shown in the picture is pre-owned Sony HVR-Z1U.  It is in excellent condition.  The camcorder is switchable between NTSC and Pal.  Everything is in perfect working condition.  The hours are 17 X 10H Operation; 10 X 10H Drum; 9 X 10H Tape Run; and 22 X10 Threading.  We offer 30 day warranty and 3 day inspection period.

Package Included:

  • Sony HVR-Z1U
  • Sony Charger AC-VC700
  • DC Cable
  • Remote Control
  • 1 Sony Battery
  • Component Cable
  • Porta Brace Bag

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