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HVR-Z5U HDV High Definition Handheld Camcorder
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Sony HVR-Z5U HDV High Definition Handheld Camcorder

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Introducing a truly amazing new compact HDV camcorder from Sony. The HVR-Z5U camcorder is designed to enhance creativity and deliver the highest standard of optical and audio quality

Introducing a truly amazing new compact HDV camcorder from Sony. The HVR-Z5U camcorder is designed to enhance creativity and deliver the highest standard of optical and audio quality. Sony's newly designed "G Lens" is incorporated into the camcorder, boasting excellent resolution, color, and contrast for breathtaking images that rival expensive interchangeable lenses. This new compact camcorder boasts Sony's 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system, utilizing the technology of Exmor, to provide excellent low-light sensitivity and making it ideal when high performance in limited light conditions is a requirement. The ergonomically designed body allows flexible shooting under any conditions, while maintaining Sony's worldwide reputation for quality and high performance. The standard features of the HVR-Z5U include 1080/24p/30p HDV native progressive recording modes. Sony's new cutting-edge hybrid recording system incorporates an optional HVR-DR60 or HVR-MRC1K Memory Recording Unit, which allows simultaneous recording on tape and non-tape media for improve NLE workflow efficiency. The hybrid recording system is also capable of simultaneous HD and SD recording. Sony is continuously developing and expanding its HDV lineup in response to professional user feedback.


  • Sony's Exclusive High-performance "G Lens"
  • Natural-touch Lens Operation
  • Ideal Handheld Camcorder Design
  • Two Screw Holes for Secure Connection
  • 1/3 inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor System
  • Enhanced Functionality with the Technology of Exmor
  • Switchable Recording and Playback
  • Built-in Down-converter for SD Production
  • Selectable Progressive Modes
  • HYBRID Ready with HVR-MRC1K Option
  • XtraFine LCD Panel
  • XtraFine EVF
  • InfoLITHUM L Series Battery Compatibility
  • HDMI Output Connector
  • Two Accessory Shoe Connectors
  • Versatile Audio Input Selection
  • One-touch Clip-type Microphone Holder
  • Smooth WB (White Balance)
  • Smooth Gain
  • MInus Gain
  • AGC Range Configuration
  • Advanced Histogram
  • Picture Profile
  • Color Depth
  • Color Correction
  • WB (White Balance) Shift
  • Skintone Detail
  • Smooth Slow Rec
  • Shot Transition Function
  • Assignable Features


Weight -With lens hood/lens cover/large eyecup 2.2kg (5lb 1oz)
-With battery NP-F770 2.6kg (5lb 10oz)
-With battery NP-F970 2.7kg (5lb 13oz)
Scanning System Progressive Scan (24p/24A/30p)
Format HDV / DVCAM / DV
Lens Sony G Lens, 20x (optical), f = 4.1 to 82mm, f = 29.5 to 590 mm at 16:9 mode, f = 36.1 to 722 mm at 4:3 mode,
fi lter diameter: 72mm
Built-in filter Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Imaging system 1/3 inch-type, progressive 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system with technology of Exmor
Imaging system Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective), approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total)
Picture elements Auto, manual (focus ring/one push auto/infi nity/AF assist/focus macro)
Focus Auto, one-push auto (A/B positions), indoor (3200 K), outdoor (selectable level -7 to +7, approx. 500K/step),
manual WB Temp (selectable 2300K to 15000K, 100K/step)
White balance 1/60 - 1/2000
Manual shutter speed 60i/30p: 1/4 - 1/10000 24p: 1/3 - 1/10000
Gain -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB
Minimum Illumination 1.5 lux (auto gain, auto iris, 1/30 shutter)
VTR section
Recording format HDV1080/60i/30p/24p, DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC)
Play out/Down conversion format HDV1080/60i/30p/24p, DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC)
Playback/Recording time/HDV/DV SP Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Playback/Recording time/DVCAM Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Input/Output connectors
Audio/Video output 10-pin connector A/V OUT jack
(component, composite and unbalanced audio x2ch with the supplied cables)
HDV/DV input/output i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-pin)
XLR audio input XLR 3-pin female x 2ch
Headphone Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm)
LANC Stereo mini-mini jack (2.5 mm)
Digital video output HDMI connector

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