The HVR-Z7U is the world's first HDV handheld camcorder that uses 1/3-inch bayonet mount interchangeable lenses. This new HDV camcorder delivers the enhanced functionality professionals have been asking for, such as an interchangeable lens system, native progressive recording, and solid-state memory recording functionality. A streamlined nonlinear editing workflow is achieved using the supplied Memory Recording Unit, which provides HDV/DVCAM/DV file recording on a widely available Compact Flash® solid-state memory card., as well as recording onto HDV tape. This camcorder also features 1080/24p/30p HDV native progressive recording modes, as well as HDMI output.
Sony's first professional handheld HDV camcorder with an interchangeable lens system.
1/3 inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system
Interchangeable lens system using bayonet mount system with unlimited possibilities
Carl Zeiss 12x Optical zoom lens included as standard
HDV, DVCAM and DV Recording on a miniDV Cassette tape
24p/30p HDV Native Progressive Recording Modes
Three integral ND lens filters
Switchable HD/SD Recording and Playback - HDV1080i/DVCAM/DV
Smooth Slow Recording capability
New 3.2" (viewable area measured diagonally) type XtraFine LCD
Two accessory shoes
0.45" type EVF offer high-resolution, high-contrast images with 100% full-scan, and 6500°k color temperature (standard for professional monitors)
infoLITHIUM L Series Battery Compatible
HDMI output connector
Includes Flash Memory recording Unit which records onto easily obtained Compact Flash memory cards