The AG-DVX100 lens is a 4.5mm to 45 mm (10 x zoom) with a screw-on filter diameter of 72mm, a common professional filter diameter. At its widest, the lens offers a view equivalent to a 32mm still photo lens on a 35mm camera.
One-Shot recording is for animation. Menu select the recording seconds and hit the red button to record. Each time you hit the record button, the camera will record for only the seconds you selected.
The viewfinder on the AG-DVX100 is more like a broadcast finder except it displays color. It is large enough that even with your face off the eyepiece, you can still make out the shot. The viewfinder also tilts upward 100 degrees so you can adopt a comfortable shooting stance with unobstructed forward vision.
Total weight with standard battery and tape is right around 4 pounds, lightweight enough for even the most diminutive shooter to maneuver with ease.
The skeleton lens hood is light weight, lets wind pass through and improves forward vision.
In addition to the hand grip record button and zoom control, you will find a second set of controls on the handle. This design element assures easy shooting even at low angles or when using a tripod. You may select 3 levels of zoom speed or turn off the function completely.