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Sony HVR-V1P HDV 1080i/1080p, 50i/25p PAL Cinema Style Camcorder

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The Sony HVR-V1P is a PAL HDV camcorder designed specifically to incorporate many of the features only afforded previously to Sony's high-end digital cinema cameras. The V1P has 25p capability for creating film-like video in PAL regions of the world.

With 25p, users can mimic the shutter of film, which is often sought after for commercials and dramatic productions. Equally important, Sony's progressive technique records into standard 50i streams, so no additional gear is required. All your existing Sony HDV equipment will play 25p without a hitch! It couldn't be easier.

The camera also features 3CMOS ClearVid sensor technology. These CMOS sensors create sharp, rich images with natural color reproduction sure to please even the most scrutinizing eye. These features combined with a high-end Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens, makes the HVR-V1P a welcome addition to the already proven line of Sony professional HDV products.

High Definition on MiniDV Tapes with HDV
The HDV format, used in the HVR-V1P allows high definition recording on standard MiniDV tapes. This is accomplished by using the very popular MPEG-2 compression technique used in many applications, including DVDs and satellite television.
25p Capability
In 25p mode, images from the CMOS can be recorded onto tape in the standard 50i HDV format. The tape can then be played back or edited using an ordinary HDV system. True 25p editing can be achieved by uploading 2:2 pulldown-converted images via an i.LINK FireWire interface to a compatible non-linear editing system. The resultant images resemble the visual motion of film!
ClearVID 3CMOS Technology
Sony's ClearVID sensors are positioned at a 45° angle. Since each pixel is positioned at this angle, the result is far clearer diagonal lines. Images will appear crisper, without the apparent "jaggies" that often plague video signals.
HDMI Output
Many consumer products are adopting High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) connections for transmitting uncompressed digital HD video signals. Sony has upped the ante by incorporating this into the already extensive array of video output choices on the HVR-V1P. Connect the camera to any HDTV via this interface and view all your footage the way it was meant to be seen: purely digital!

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Signal System HDV: 1080/50i
DVCAM/DV: 576/50i (PAL)
Image Device 1/4" 3CMOS ClearVid Sensor
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens, 20x (Optical),
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Horizontal Resolution 1080 Lines
Sensitivity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Illumination 4 lux, f/1.6 at 18dB
Vertical Smear Not Specified by Manufacturer
Built-in Filters 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND
LCD Monitor Clear Photo LCD Plus, 3.5", 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder 0.44", 252,000 Pixels, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Scan Matching Yes
Memory Card Slot No
Shutter Speed Range 1/3, 1/6, 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/150, 1/215, 1/300, 1/425, 1/600, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1750, 1/2500, 1/3500, 1/6000, 1/10000sec
Gain Selection 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18dB
VTR
Tape Format DVCAM Small Cassette
HDV Record and Play
DVCAM Record and Play
DV Record and Play
Tape Speed HDV: 18.8mm/s
DVCAM: 28.2mm/s
DV SP Mode: 18.8mm/s
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Recording Time HDV: 63 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
DVCAM: 41 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
DV: 63 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
Audio
Audio Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Audio Signal Format HDV
MPEG1 Audio Layer II
DVCAM/DV
16-bit/48kHz 2 Channel Mode
12-bit/32kHz 4 Channel Mode
Audio Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
General
Input and Output Connectors Composite Video: RCA (x1 Output, A/V Out 10-pin Connector Jack)
Component Video (x1 Output)
HDV/DV I/O: i.LINK FireWire Interface
Audio: XLR 3-Pin (x1 Input)
Headphones: Stereo Mini Jack
LANC: Stereo Mini-mini (2.5mm) Jack
USB: Mini-B Connector
HDMI Output: HDMI Connector
Analog Audio: XLR (x2 Output)
Power Requirements Battery: 7.2VDC
AC Adapter: 8.4VAC
Power Consumption HDV: 6.8W
DVCAM/DV: 6.6W
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 3.6 lbs (1.6kg)
Sony HVR-V1P HDV 1080i/1080p, 50i/25p PAL Cinema Style Camcorder
  • AC-L15 AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • NP-F570 infoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • Component Connecting Video Cable
  • USB Cable, Lens Hood With Lens Cover
  • Large Eyecup
  • RMT-831 Wireless Remote Commander
  • ECM-NV1 Monaural Electolet Condenser Microphone
  • Operating Instructions (CD-ROM and Printed)
  • 90-Day Warranty
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    SonyHVR-V1P HDV Camcorder
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I just love it :)

    By Andy

    from Mauritius

    About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Sony HVR-V1P HDV Camcorder:

      Am using this camcorder making music video, concert and some little jobs.. I love all the resolution and the stuff in...

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      HVR-V1P HDV Camcorder by Sony

      By KingTV

      from Fort Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Film Student

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Sony HVR-V1P HDV Camcorder:

          GREAT Camcorder!!!

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great

          By joe

          from NY NY

          About Me Professional

          Pros

          • Comfortable to Operate
          • Durable
          • Great Features
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound
          • Simple Controls
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family
            • Movies/Short Films
            • Special Events
            • Sports
            • Travel
            • Weddings

            Comments about Sony HVR-V1P HDV Camcorder:

            great pic
            very light

            • How long have you owned it:
            • More than six months

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It is a masterpice camera

            By barbu

            from Bucharest Roumania

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable to Operate
            • Durable
            • Great Features
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound
            • Simple Controls
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family
              • Movies/Short Films
              • Special Events
              • Sports
              • Travel
              • Weddings

              Comments about Sony HVR-V1P HDV Camcorder:

              It is a small camera for a proffesional one and very easy to operate it

              • How long have you owned it:
              • A month or less

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