Sony HVR-S270U 1080i HDV Camcorder

Sony HVR-S270U 1080i HDV Camcorder

Sony HVR-S270U 1080i HDV Camcorder

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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
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  • 1Description

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.
In the Box
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
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    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)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 24.0 x 14.1"

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