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Sony HVR-S270U 1080i HDV Camcorder

B&H # SOHVRS270U Mfr # HVR-S270U
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Product Highlights
  • 1/3" Exmor 3CMOS Sensors
  • Zeiss 12x Interchangeable Zoom
  • 1080i, 24p
  • HD-SDI
  • Records to MiniDV & CompactFlash
  • Solid State Memory Recording Unit

The Sony HVR-S270U is an HDV camcorder designed for ENG applications, while still being highly cost-effective. Incorporating all the benefits of HDV technology, the camera can also take advantage of standard-size DV tapes for increased run-times.

Additionally, the HVR-S270U can record directly to CompactFlash cards via the camera's supplied memory recording unit. Combined with Sony's entire family of HDV products, the HVR-S270U is a great camcorder for almost any production, including documentaries, news, low-budget movies, music videos, and industrials.

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.
Record to CompactFlash
The camera comes with an attachable recording unit, allowing users to record HDV and DV to CompactFlash cards. With cards getting larger and larger in capacity, the ability to take advantage of tapeless workflow while still using cheap media is a welcome addition.
High Definition on MiniDV Tapes with HDV
The HDV format, used in the HVR-S270U, 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.
24p Capability
In 24p mode, images from the CMOS can be 2:3 pulldown-converted and recorded onto tape in the standard 60i HDV format. The tape can then be played back or edited using an ordinary HDV system. True 24p editing can be achieved by uploading 2:3 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!
High Definition LCD
When shooting HD footage, standard LCD screens can be very deceiving; what looked perfect amidst a full-day video shoot can sometimes prove very soft or out of focus while in post-production. The HVR-S270U comes equipped with 1-MegaPixel LCD screen, eliminating this oft-pesky phenomenon. Record with confidence, knowing that what you see is what you will get. The LCD is well-placed on the top of the viewfinder for simple operation.

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Signal System HDV: 1080/60i
DVCAM/DV: 480/60i (NTSC)
Image Device 1/3" 3CMOS Exmor Sensor system
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens, 12x (Optical)
f = 4.4-52.8mm
f = 32-384mm at 16:9 mode
f = 39.5-47.4mm (4:3 mode)
filter diameter: 72mm
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Horizontal Resolution 800 TV Lines
Sensitivity 2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance: Close to F8 @60i
Minimum Illumination 1.5 lux (Auto Gain, Auto Iris, 1/30 Shutter)
Vertical Smear None (CMOS sensor)
Built-in Filters Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
LCD Monitor 3.2", 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 1 MegaPixel Xtrafine LCD
Viewfinder 0.45", 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 852 x 480 Resolution
Scan Matching Yes
Memory Card Slot MemoryStick Duo Media
Shutter Speed Range Auto: 1/60-1/2000

Manual
60i/30p: 1/4-1/10000
24p: 1/3 - 1/10000
Gain Selection 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB
VTR
Tape Format DVCAM Small Cassette
HDV Record and Play
DVCAM Record and Play
DV Record and Play
Tape Speed HDV: 18.8 mm/s
DVCAM: 28.2 mm/s
DV SP Mode: 18.8 mm/s
Card Slot CompactFlash
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Recording Time HDV: 276 min (with PHDV-276DM Cassette)
DVCAM: 184 min (with PHDV-276DM Cassette)
DV: 276 min (with PHDV-276DM Cassette)
CompactFlash recording time in HDV/DV: 36 min (using 8 GB CF card); 72 min (using 16 GB CF card)
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: BNC (x1 Output)
Component Video: BNCx3 (x1 Output)
HD/SD-SDI: BNC (x1 Output)
Unbalanced Audio (x1 Output)
FireWire/i.LINK: 6-Pin (x1 Input, x1 Output)
LANC: Stereo 2.5mm jack
XLR Audio: XLR 3-Pin Female, 4-Channel
Headphone: Stereo Mini-Jack
Power Requirements Battery Pack: 12 VDC
AC Adapter: 14.4 VDC
Power Consumption HDV: 12.5W
DVCAM/DV: 11.9W
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 13.9 lb (6.3 kg)
Sony HVR-S270U 1080i HDV Camcorder
  • 12x Zoom Lens
  • Lens Hood
  • CR2025 Lithium Battery
  • Eye-Cup
  • Shoe Kit
  • ECM-XM1 Monaural Electolet Condenser Microphone
  • Shoulder Belt
  • CD-ROM Operating Instructions
  • Printed Operating Instructions
  • HVR-MRC1 Memory Recording Unit Kit
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Required item: Recording media is not included. A memory card is required to record your footage.

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    Microphones & Audio Adapters

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    Bags, Cases, & Straps

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    Carry, organize and protect your investment with quick access to your gear.

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    Rod Supports & Rig Systems

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