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HDV 1/3" CMOS Palm Camcorder
Sony’s smallest, lightest yet professional HDV
CMOS Sensor with Enhanced Imaging Processor
Using a 3 mega pixel CMOS sensor provides high
quality results in a highly compact design. With the
Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP) which is the new
signal processing circuit for CMOS sensor, it provides
a number of benefits such as,
- Wide dynamic range
- Smear-less
- High sensitivity & Low noise
- High-speed read-out
- Low power consumption
Carl Zeiss lens
Boasting an incredibly small size, and providing HDV
with the 1080i standard, the HVR-A1E offers a host of
advanced features for professional use. Using technology such as CMOS means the HVR-A1E is an ultracompact camcorder capable of providing HDV in full
1080 line resolution.
Building on the affordability of HDV, the HVR-A1E
provides users a migration path from Standard Definition whilst retaining the qualities of the popular
DVCAM range such as ease of use and i.LINK
(IEEE1394) connectivity.
Ideal for situations where space is at a premium, the
HVR-A1E further broadens the range of HDV tools
available to support professional users - it really delivers "HD for Everyone".
HDV / DVCAM / DV switchable
Providing professional users with the flexibility to
choose the format that suits the need of your production and offering an easy migration from a Standard
Definition environment.
Built-in down-conversion to DV
The flexibility to film your footage in HDV and use the
camera’s down-converter to output Standard Definition pictures if required.
The HVR-A1E is equipped with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with a 10x zoom function. With the filter
diameter of 37mm, its fully coated glass is the same
as used on Carl Zeiss prime lenses, producing sharp,
high-contrast images, with virtually no chromatic
Still image capture
Enables the flexibility to capture still images onto both
tape and Memory Stick. It can record maximum 2.8M
(1920x1440) pixels in Memory Mode, and maximum
1.2M (1440x810) in Tape Mode.
2.7" hybrid LCD monitor (16:9) with touch panel
The HVR-A1E employs a 2.7-inch type colour LCD
monitor with a high resolution of approx. 123,000
pixels. Its 16:9 aspect ratio helps in checking High
Definition pictures, also the touch panel function allows direct operation of camera settings as well as
playback function.
B&W / colour switchable viewfinder
Some professional users find it beneficial to view an
image in black and white to assist with focusing operations. For this reason, the HVR-A1E allows you to
choose either a colour 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.
Cineframe 25 & Cinematone Gamma
As well as the HVR-Z1E camcorder, the HVR-A1E
provides Cineframe mode (25 frames) and 2-mode
Cinematone Gamma, in order to meet requirements
to make images cinematic and film-like look.
2ch XLR audio inputs
The HVR-A1E offers the recording of audio by
providing built-in stereo microphone, as well as two
XLR audio inputs for connecting an external microphone or feeding an external-line audio source.
Time code preset
Supports professional operation with flexible time
code and user bit settings.
Selectable manual Focus / Zoom ring
The ring positioned in front of the body can be selected for manual focus or manual zoom, with direct operation of using the slide switch located near the ring.
Assignable button
A frequently used function can be registered to this
button so that it can be recalled instantly with the
touch of the button. The assignable functions are
Status Check, Steady Shot, One Push White Balance,
Histogram Indicator or Colour Bar.
Exposure lever
This new lever allows direct manual control of brightness. It can be assigned for either Exposure or AE
Shift fuction by menu setting.
Tele MACRO function
The new function enables to take "macro" picture for
a specific object even from a distance. The photographic subject can be made more conspicuous since
the background fades automatically.
An affordable way to enjoy High Definition
The HVR-A1E further supports that HD is for everyone. Through the HDV format Sony’s HVR-A1E allows
you to capture High Definition pictures on a standard
DV format cassette - providing both a highly cost effective format and full 1080 line resolution.
The ability to choose the most appropriate recording format for your production
With the Sony HVR-A1E, you are able to switch
between HDV, DVCAM and DV recording giving you
full flexibility to record in either Standard or High
Definition depending on your requirements. Taking
still images is also possible with the HVR-A1E.
Designed for professional use
As a professional, Sony recognises that your needs
are different to that of a consumer. As a result the
HVR-A1E incorporates a number of specific features to
support your needs.
Ultra-compact design
Brings the realms of High definition to an even wider
range of production needs. A lightweight and small
design mean that HDV shots can be achieved even
when space is at a premium.
A comprehensive support service
Just like the rest of the HDV and DVCAM range, the
HVR-A1E benefits from two years Silver Support warranty as standard providing a unique after-sales care
programme offering enhanced support and service.
Histogram indicator
The new indicator allows you to check the brightness
of an object and easily adjust exposure by viewing
this graphical presentation.
Technical Specifications
Power requirement (AC
Adaptor / Battery)
Power consumption<br>(VF On / LCD
On / VF & LCD On)
Dimemsion (W x H x D)
Continuous recording
LCD Monitor
8.4 V / 7.2 V
5.6 W / 5.8 W / 6.2 W (HDV
670 g (without tape,
71 x 103 x 191 mm
(excluding lens hood and
320 min (with NP-QM91D,
LCD off, HDV recording)
2.7-inch type 16:9 hybrid
colour (123,200 dots)
0.54-inch type LCD (252,000
dots), B&W / Colour
Shoulder Strap
XLR Microphone Adaptor
Monaural Microphone
Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Duo (16
USB Cable
Component Video Cable
A/V Multi Connecting
Wireless Remote
Power Cord
Lens Hood with Lens
InfoLITHIUM Battery
AC Adaptor
Inputs / Outputs
i.LINK (IEEE1394)
External Audio Inputs
Headphone Jack
Component Video Out
Multi AV Out
4-pin (HDV/DV)
XLR (x2)
Stereo Mini
1080i / 576p / 576i
Composite, S-Video, Audio
Batteries and Power Supplies
N P - QM 91D
AC - S Q 9 5 0 B
Rechargeable Battery Pack
AC Adaptor / Charger
LC H - H C E
Hard Carrying Case
L C S - BP 1 BP
Soft Backpack Style Carrying Case
LC S- G 1B P
Soft Carry Case
VC T- P G 11R M B
V C T - S P 1 BP
Extendable Monopod Camcorder Support
Remote Controls
R M - 1B P
LANC Remote Commander
H VR - D R 60
Portable Hard Disk Recording Unit
Compact Flash Memory Recording Unit
Camera Adaptors
VC L- H G 0737K
High-resolution wide conversion lens
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