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SonyEVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to set up (12)
  • Compact (9)
  • Accurate (8)
  • Sensitive (5)
  • Discreet (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (7), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)
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      • Business (13)

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    4.0

    Very good camera

    By soundguy

    from Alberta, Canada

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Large Jumps With Pantilt
    • Large Steps With Pantilt

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

      We are using this camera for our video distribution system in the church. Very impressed with the easy setup, very good picture quality and ease of operation. Very good unit at a reasonable price.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      AWESOME CAMERAS!!!!!!

      By Jammster

      from College station tx

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Discreet
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording

        Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

        We use these cameras for our sign language congregation. They are VERY quick on response time and focus!!

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        By DaComo

        from Great Falls, Mt.

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Discreet
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Sensitive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Church
          • Deterrent
          • Early Warning
          • Houses of worship
          • Recording
          • Safety
          • Worship centers

          Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

          I purchased 2 of these camera's and I was 100% sure i would be sending them back. After installing the cameras, and hooking them up to our Edirol V8 Video mixer. I WAS BLOWN AWAY!!! these cameras out perform out Cannon XL2 Video camera. We use very low light in our Worship Center especially during our music part of our worship service. We have some color backlighting on the back wall of our stage. but we have the house lights off, and the front stage light very dim. I cannot say how blown away I am and impressed with these cameras! Right now we are looking to purchase 3 more of the cameras. With possability more in the furture! They have an awesome picture. when the camera feed is shown on our projector screens above the stage, or on flat screens in our coffee shop, or on our online feed, or on our dvd's, or on our post produced copy of our online version THE PICTURE IS AMAZING. The person even has a 3d like quality. the image/person pops out from the background.

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          • Business

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          5.0

          Awsome cameras

          By Noah Jay

          from Plymouth Michigan

          About Me Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Sensitive

          Cons

          • No faults i can find

          Best Uses

          • Meeting or basic broadcas
          • Recording
          • Safety

          Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

          I use this product as cameras for City commission meetings. The cameras operate very well. Picture is clear as day and signal run to digital mixer and make video in a computer. The operating board sony makes is great as well. cameras respond no delay.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Best Single Chip SD camera

          By chrusion

          from Chattanooga, TN

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 340 degree pan
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Motors can be distracting

          Best Uses

          • Webcasting

          Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

          Nice, no-frills, standard def, 4:3 video. Gets very grainy and takes several minutes to auto white balance in low light.

          Remote control lacks options to set/control white balance and other features as these are apparently only controllable by VISCA commands (and the Telemetrics controller doesn't have this capability either).

          Operation using Telemetrics controller is smooth and fluid, but servo motors can be distinctively heard at some speeds... like a printer.

          Just wish there wasn't such a huge gap between SD and HD cams. If GoProHD cams are used by Discovery Channel and many, many other pros for serious videography and they only cost $300, then surely Sony can make an HD version of this camera for a hundred or so dollars more, not thousands!

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          • Business

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          5.0

          Great camera, excellent price!

          By Brian

          from Fort Worth, TX

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Super picture quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

              Using for a church to manage overflow by projecting services in other rooms. Small footprint, excellent picture, quite pan/tilt. No problems so far!

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              This camer is great and serving its well

              By J.S

              from MD

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Sensitive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Classroom
                • For congregation service
                • Recording

                Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

                This camera is great for my congregation. It is not HD yet it still shows clear enough video for most of TVs.
                I used it to record the service and distribute the signal to other rooms.
                It works very well and the remote controller has PAN/Zoom/Tilt so it does not really need any Pan controller for it.

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                • Business

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                4.0

                Great for the price

                By The DEC

                from Aberdeen, SD

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

                    We use it for presentation. Great zoom and clarity. Low light makes the picture grainy and the pan and tilt move to fast to make small adjustments. Needs a slow speed for that.

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                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic camera

                    By ajerome

                    from Provo, UT

                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Compact
                    • Discreet
                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

                        Used to capture Church services (Conference). Images 50' from pulpit were clear and sharp. I plan to purchase a second one for next conference.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Pro Webconferencing Camera

                        By soma

                        from Jeddah, SA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

                            High Image Quality With amazing Zoom, and Reasonable Price

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            4.0

                            Very good camera

                            By James

                            from Raleigh, NC

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

                                  I have three of these (non-IP) cameras in a neurodiagnostics lab to video patients in both visible and IR light. They are individually connected to seperate PCs via VISCA RS-232 serial cable and controlled via on-screen software (a truly excellent feature) provided by Sony at no charge. In terms of signal we just use the composite video out connected to a Winnov 1000+ AV card. Another great feature is the mechanical IR cut filter which enables excellent performance in low light/IR environments. I'll be buying two more of these units this week and will be installing them with S-Video cable. Pros: 1. Low cost. 2. Free PC interface software for remote control. 3. Mechanical cut filter. 4. Good picture. 5. 18X optical zoom 6. Easy to set up and use. 7. Still working flawlessly after 3 years.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  Incredible Camera for the price!!

                                  By Bigbass57

                                  from Kansas City

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Recording

                                    Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

                                    Both of the cameras I purchased were used in a church sanctuary. Incredible product at a great entry level price. Unit is easy to use and works well with the Sony BCR300 controller. I found nothing to be not great about it.

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                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    Works great

                                    By Aaron

                                    from Lewisburg,TN

                                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate
                                    • Compact
                                    • Discreet
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Sensitive

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Recording

                                      Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

                                      I use this w/ a CP-ITV-D300 for recording a church service. It works great. The prersets are awesome.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      Works Well

                                      By mrusson

                                      from Lehi, Utah

                                      About Me Video Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable to Operate
                                      • Great Features
                                      • Great Picture Quality
                                      • Simple Controls

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Documentaries
                                        • Movies/Short Films
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

                                        The Sony EVI-D70 exceeded my expectations. The picture clarity was very good. I like the ability to preset up to 6 different locations, and then simply hit the preset button on the remote to move to the preset you selected. The back light feature is nice as well. Overall I would purchase this item again. I use this camera for live video streaming in flash format, and the results are very good.
                                        The one request I would make from the manufacturer would be to add a slow function as the camera pan option is used. The up,down,left and right pan is a bit fast. The pan slows when zoomed on a close object, but when zoomed out it speeds up. It's not a big deal since I generally zoom at a person standing while they are speaking.

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                                        5.0

                                        Reliable and easy to install

                                        By Ampi

                                        from Columbus Nebraska

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Boot presets
                                        • Consistent
                                        • Reliable Tonal Range

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home
                                          • Office
                                          • Photojournalism
                                          • Wildlife action remotes

                                          Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

                                          We now have two of these units, both connected to the same Sony camera control unit. All our directors love it. This model is easy to install, has a sharp image even in low light situations, and we love the camera boot presets! The digital zoom even looks good.

                                          By the way, the manual is written in normal English!

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                                          5.0

                                          Good for webcasting

                                          By James the SciTrainer

                                          from Madison, Wisconsin

                                          About Me Pro Videographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Great Features
                                          • Great Picture Quality
                                          • Simple Controls
                                          • Value
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Education
                                            • Web Based Training

                                            Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

                                            I've installed 2 of these in a web-based classroom along with the joystick remote control and they work great - very good range of motion and zoom. One camera is for the classroom presenter and the second is for the learners in the room. I only wish this camera supported more presets, but because it was a lower price it was the better choice for this instalation.

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                                            5.0

                                            Preforms better that expected!

                                            By nycoil

                                            from Houston, TX

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Special Events

                                              Comments about Sony EVI-D70 1/4" CCD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Communication Camera:

                                              We use this camera in an Auditorium where lighting is not the best - we were blown away with the quality of video it provided for our recording!

                                              • How long have you owned it:
                                              • One-to-three months
                                              • Similar:
                                              • PD-170

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