Sony HVR-Z7U HDV Camcorder

Sony HVR-Z7U HDV Camcorder

Sony HVR-Z7U HDV Camcorder

B&H # SOHVRZ7U MFR # HVR-Z7U
No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • Interchangeable Lens Capability
  • miniDV Cassette
  • 1/3" Exmor CMOS Sensors
  • 1080i
  • 24p
  • HDMI Output
  • Dual XLR Audio
Show moreShow less
Show more Show less
Overview
  • 1Description

The Sony HVR-Z7U is an HDV handheld camcorder featuring a lens mount. Previously unheard of for such a compact unit, the HVR-Z7U incorporates the convenience of a handheld camcorder with the flexibility of larger ENG cameras.

The camera can also record directly to compact flash cards, via the camera's supplied memory recording unit. Combined with Sony's entire family of HDV products, the HVR-Z7U is a great camcorder for almost any production, including documentaries, news, low-budget movies, music videos, and industrials.

Interchangeable Lenses
Users get the best of both worlds with this innovative camcorder. The HVR-Z7U's unique design is the first of its kind; a handheld camera with the interchangeable lens capability. Whether you are filming a movie or shooting a documentary, the HVR-Z7U has it covered.
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 Compact Flash
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-Z7U 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!
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-Z7U. Connect the camera to any HDTV via this interface and view all your footage the way it was meant to be seen: purely digital!
In the Box
Sony HVR-Z7U HDV Camcorder
  • AC-VQ1050 Adapter/Charger
  • NP-F570 infoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • CR2025 Lithium Battery
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • Component Video Cable
  • Lens Hood with Cover
  • Shoe Adapter
  • Shoe Kit
  • Eye Cup
  • RMT-831 Wireless Remote Commander
  • ECM-XM1 Monaural Electolet Condenser Microphone
  • Operating Instructions
  • Printed Operating Instructions
  • HVR-MRC1 Memory Recording Unit Kit
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Show more Show less
    Specifications
    Signal System HDV: 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/30p
    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

    1/3" Lenses from Fujinon and Canon Available
    2/3" and 1/2" Can be Used by Adding a Standard Lens Adapter.

    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Horizontal Resolution 1080 Lines
    Sensitivity Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Minimum Illumination 1.5 lux (Auto Gain, Auto Iris, 1/30 Shutter)
    Vertical Smear Not Specified by Manufacturer
    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 -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB
    VTR
    Tape Format 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: 10-Pin Video/Audio (x1 Output)
    Component: Special Connector (x1 Output)
    HDMI (x1 Output)
    FireWire/i.LINK: 6-Pin (x1 Input, x1 Output)
    XLR Audio: XLR 3-Pin Female, 2-Channel
    Headphone: Stereo Mini-Jack
    LANC: 2.5mm Mini-mini Jack
    Power Requirements Battery Pack: 7.2VDC
    AC Adapter: 8.4VDC
    Power Consumption HDV: 7.2W
    DVCAM/DV: 6.9W
    Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.9 x 7.8 x 17.3" (17.6 x 19.9 x 43.9 cm)
    Weight 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 14.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.4 x 15.6 x 10.7"

    Sony HVR-Z7U HDV Camcorder Review

    Show more Show less
    Reviews
    Customer Photos
    Show more Show less
    Q&A
    Top Questions
    Accessories
    See any errors on this page? Let us know.