Sony HVR-Z1P reviews: MiniDV storage HD camcorder
Customer reviews of Sony HVR-Z1PMost helpful reviews
Tom , Dumfries Pro Photographer
- Good points:
- Excellent camera and can't fault it in any way.
- Bad points:
- Purchase a more powerful battery if you intend using it for long jobs. The battery supplied isn't all that great.
|Ease of use||10.0|
|Value for money||10.0|
Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2008
|Optical zoom ratio||12|
|Screen size (Inches)||3.5|
Also known as: Sony HVR-Z1UK, HVR-Z1, Sony HVR Z1P, HVR Z1E, Sony HVR-Z1, Sony HVR-Z1ECamcorders Buying Guide
Affordable migration to High Definition
Providing HDV with the 1080i Standard and joining the existing DVCAM range, the HVR-Z1E offers users an affordable migration path from Standard Definition whilst retaining the popular DVCAM benefits such as ease of use and i.LINK (IEEE1394) connectivity. In addition to its compact size, the HVR-Z1E boasts a number of features over consumer-oriented products making it ideal for the professional user.
HDV / DVCAM / DV Switchable
Providing professional users with the flexibility to choose the format that suits the needs of their production and offering an easy migration from a Standard Definition environment.
Built-in converter to take HDV images to Standard Definition
The flexibility to film your footage in HDV and use the camera’s down-converter to output Standard Definition pictures if required.
50Hz / 60Hz (PAL / NTSC) Switchable
Allowing you to make your productions on a worldwide basis, without the need for two separate camcorders with each standard.
2ch Audio XLR Inputs
The HVR-Z1E offers the recording of audio by providing both an in-built stereo microphone and XLR inputs for an external microphone supplying +40V phantom power.
2ch Independent Audio Rec Level Control
Intuitive control of audio recording level is possible with independent 2-channel dials.
Time Code Preset
Supports professional operation with flexible Time Code and User settings.
B/W & Colour Switchable Viewfinder
Allowing you to choose either a colour display or Black & White display on the Viewfinder depending on your preference.
Simultaneous Operation of LCD Panel & Viewfinder
Allowing you greater flexibility to focus shots accurately via Viewfinder while simultaneously framing images via the fold-out LCD Panel.
6 Assign Buttons
6 Assign Buttons are prepared to allow you to customise your camera. 6 frequently used functions including Hyper Gain, AE Override, White Balance Level for Outdoor, and Safety Zone Marker can be selected from over 10 available parameters.
Six Assign Buttons
Functions frequently used in the field can be assigned to six Assign Buttons (push buttons), allowing operators to make rapid changes under field conditions.
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