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Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
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Bringing the HVR-Z5U – Emerging the new World
Standard Camcorder in HD Acquisition
Introducing a truly amazing new compact HDV ™ camcorder from Sony. The HVR-Z5U camcorder is designed
to enhance creativity and deliver the highest standard of optical and audio quality.
Sony’s newly designed “G Lens™” is incorporated into the camcorder, boasting excellent resolution, color, and
contrast for breathtaking images that rival expensive interchangeable lenses.
This new compact camcorder boasts Sony’s 3 ClearVid ™ CMOS Sensor system, utilizing Exmor™ technology, to
provide excellent low-light sensitivity and making it ideal when high performance in limited light conditions
is a requirement. The ergonomically designed body allows flexible shooting under any conditions, while
maintaining Sony’s worldwide reputation for quality and high performance.
The standard features of the HVR-Z5U include 1080/24p/30p*1 HDV native progressive recording modes.
Sony’s new cutting-edge HYBRID recording system incorporates an optional HVR-DR60 or HVR-MRC1K Memory
Recording Unit, which allows simultaneous recording on tape and non-tape media for improved NLE workflow
efficiency. The HYBRID recording system is also capable of simultaneous HD and SD recording. Sony is
continuously developing and expanding its HDV lineup in response to professional user feedback.
*1 In this brochure, “24p” means “23.98p” video signal and “30p” means “29.97p” video signal.
HVR-Z5U Features
Advanced Camera Features:
✜ Sony’s Exclusive
High-performance "G Lens"
Discover the exceptional
optical performance
of Sony’s “G Lens”.
This sophisticated lens
incorporates Sony’s
unique optical
technology and
unparalleled quality
control. Moreover, it’s
been optimized to
perfectly complement the camcorder’s advanced
image sensor and image-processing technology,
thus expanding your shooting possibilities. Express
yourself more fully with the utmost precision of
Sony’s “G Lens”.
Major “G Lens” Features on the HVR-Z5U
1. The 29.5mm wide-angle “G Lens” (equivalent to
35mm film) on the HVR-Z5U offers a field of view
that’s ideal for many shooting situations, ranging
from broad landscape shots to conditions where
sufficient distance from the subject is difficult
to obtain. Its 20x optical zoom capability also
enables shooting over a wide zooming range.
2. Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements
reduce chromatic aberrations caused by
differences in light refraction to minimize color
fringing. The advanced 10-group, 15-element
lens structure also includes compound aspheric
lenses for images that are crisp and clear even
when shooting movies at high zooming ratio.
3. Advanced optical lens technology makes the
most of Sony’s 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system
to realize sharp images with higher resolution
and less noise compared to the HVR-Z1U even
when shooting in very low light.
4. The six-blade iris diaphragm is nearly circular,
enabling the creation of extremely beautiful
background blur.
✜ Natural-touch Lens Operation
Newly designed focus, zoom, and iris control
functions provide convenient lens operation. The
zoom function is variable and can be controlled
using the lens barrel ring, the lever at the lens grip,
or the lever on the camera handle. Additionally,
once you select the high-speed zoom mode, you
can zoom from wide to telephoto modes about
1.5x faster than with the HVR-V1U.
The lens barrel ring controls the iris, and a
simple menu adjustment allows you to change
the direction of rotation to open and close it.
Furthermore, you can control overall exposure by
changing the function of the iris ring. Exposure
control automatically adjusts the optimum iris, gain,
and shutter settings. Using exposure control mode,
you can also fix the gain and shutter settings.
This function is ideal for varied shooting
environments that range from very dark to very
bright, allowing easy one-handed control using
single-ring operation. The ergonomic layout of the
zoom, focus, and iris control rings makes operation
of these three functions possible with just one
hand. Moreover, the built-in digital extender system
increases the zoom ratio to approximately 30x.
Sony’s Super SteadyShot ® system (optical) helps
you achieve a stable picture even when camera
handling is unsteady.
The HVR-Z5U also provides three built-in ND (Neutral
Density) filters and accommodates the addition of
an optional 0.8x
wide conversion
lens. These
features provide
shooting flexibility
to suit your
✜ An Ideal Handheld Camcorder Design
Sony has responded to professional user feedback
to create the ideal handheld camcorder with
ergonomically designed body-weight balance and
a well-planned layout of buttons and connectors
to reduce stress on camera operator.
✜ Two Screw Holes for Secure Connection
To provide a more secure connection between the
camcorder and tripod plate or other accessories,
two screw holes have been incorporated into the
base plate of the camcorder.
HVR-Z5U Features
Innovative Technologies:
Cutting-edge Imaging System for New Camcorder
1. 1/3 Inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS
Sensor System
The 1/3 inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system
has 45-degree rotated pixels on each chip in order
to increase the signal density, while each pixel
maintains sufficient surface area. In combination
with the Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP), the
3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system achieves high
resolution, high sensitivity, wide dynamic range, and
excellent color reproduction.
The pixel shift interpolation technique has been
traditionally used in small 3CCD camcorders,
however, this normally requires the combination of
all three color element (RGB) signals to maximize
resolution. If an object lacks one or more color
elements, the resolution of the object may be
degraded. The 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system is
different because it can always produce maximum
resolution, regardless of the balance between color
elements, thanks to its unique and sophisticated
interpolation technology.
2. Enhanced Functionality with the
Technology of Exmor
The new HVR-Z5U boasts cutting-edge features
such as the Exmor technology which utilizes the full
potential of the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system.
Exmor technology features the column-parallel
A/D conversion technique and the dual noisecancelling method also used in Sony’s top-of-theline models. Multiple A/D (analog to digital)
converters on each pixel row convert analog
signals to digital as soon as they are generated,
unlike traditional technology that only has one A/D
converter on each chip. The Exmor technology
can help to eliminate the influence of external
noise that enters the signal chain during transfer to
the A/D converter, resulting in high-quality digital
signals with extremely low noise. This significantly
enhances shooting in low-light environments. By
adopting this groundbreaking technology, the new
1/3 inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system
enables the HVR-Z5U to achieve a low light
sensitivity of just 1.5 lux*2.
*2 At 1/30 shutter, auto iris, and auto gain
Current Technology
Exmor Technology
Photo Diodes
Photo Diodes
Pixel Layout
A/D Converter
A/D Converter
A/D Converter
1080 Pixels
Pixels (Photo Diodes)
Signals after interpolation
Photo Diode
Photo Diode
HVR-Z5U Features
Expanding the HDV Format
as a Global Standard
Switchable Recording and
Playback – HDV1080i/DVCAMTM/DV
The HDV 1080i specification uses one of the
“MPEG2 Long GOP” compression profiles. This
highly efficient and robust "MPEG2 Long GOP"
codec – which is also used in Sony’s XDCAM® HD
and XDCAM EX™ series – enables users to record
stunning-quality HD video. The HVR-Z5U provides
over 60 minutes*3 of recording time using the
widely available mini-DV videotape.
The HVR-Z5U can switch between HDV 1080i, DVCAM,
and standard DV recording, providing the ultimate
flexibility to suit your production needs. Native editing
in the HDV format is now supported by most popular
NLE (nonlinear editing) software. Additionally, HDV
can be recorded as a memory file on inexpensive
computer media. The optional HVR-MRC1K Memory
Recording Unit records to standard CompactFlash®
cards that can be quickly and easily exchanged for
nonlinear editing. Sony Professional CompactFlash
cards are recommended to ensure optimal
performance. The optional HVR-DR60 Hard Disk
Recording Unit’s large-capacity 60GB hard drive
provides 4.5 hours of recording time.
*3 When using Sony's recommended Professional HDV tape
DigitalMaster™ model PHDVM-63DM, an approximate
recording time of 63 minutes is possible.
Built-in Down-converter for
SD Production
The HVR-Z5U can convert material from 1080i down
to 480i and output the video signals through its i.LINK®
interface and other SD output connectors. This
allows users to edit recorded material with a
compatible nonlinear editing system using current
DV editing software, as well as record SD signals to
an external VTR.
SD (4:3)
HD (16:9)
Memory Recording Unit (optional)*
*NCFD16GB CompactFlash card is not included.
HVR-DR60 (optional)
Edge crop
*4 Letterbox mode is not available from the i.LINK connector.
i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that
a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products
with an i.LINK connector will necessarily communicate with
each other. For information on compatibility, operating
conditions, and proper connection, please refer to the
documentation supplied with any device with an i.LINK
connector. For information on devices that include an i.LINK
connection, please contact your nearest Sony service center.
HVR-Z5U Features
Selectable Progressive Modes
The camcorder has two types of
progressive shooting modes:
1. 24p/30p HDV Native Progressive
Recording Mode
The camcorder features
24p/30p native progressive
recording mode. The 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor
system and EIP create true 1080p images, which
can then be recorded as progressive signals by the
HVR-Z5U in HDV format.
The progressive HDV stream can be output from an
i.LINK connector and used for progressive editing
with compatible NLE software. Native progressive
recording modes are suitable for output to film, CG
composition, viewing on a progressive monitor, or
as an Internet movie.
Note: interlaced video is output from connectors other than
2. 24p/30p Progressive Scan Mode
In these modes, the 1080p image captured by the
3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system is also recorded
as an interlaced signal by dividing each frame
into two fields. This enables compatibility with
current editing and monitoring equipment that
only accept interlaced signals, while maintaining
the quality of the 1080p image. When using the
“24p scan” setting, captured images are recorded
as 60i through means of 2-3 pull-down conversion.
Progressive scan modes are suitable for feature
films, documentaries, and music videos, which have
to be recorded as interlaced video for viewing on
interlaced monitors, but want to offer a “progressive
look” to their motion.
It is also possible to edit footage recorded in the
“24p scan” mode as progressive material.
NLE software that is compatible with the “24p scan”
mode can remove the 2-3 pull-down, then edit the
footage as 24p material*5. For 30p, most NLE
software can output the edited timeline in
progressive format by merging odd and even fields.
Furthermore, the “24p scan” mode is available in
not only HDV recording but also DVCAM/DV
recording. It means the HVR-Z5U provides
SD-quality 24p footage as well.
*5 When 24p editing is needed with the “24p scan” mode,
select the “24A” setting in the “Scan Type” menu instead of the
“24” setting. This setting records the 2-3 pull-down identification
data in the HDV stream, so that compatible NLE software
knows when to remove the 2-3 pull-down cadences. In the
24A setting, interruptions in time code and video may appear
between recordings when viewed on an HDV device. There is
no “24A” setting in DVCAM and standard DV modes.
Ready for HYBRID Solution with
HVR-MRC1K (Optional)
The camcorder is
ready for HDV/DV
HYBRID operation
with the optional
HVR-MRC1K Memory Recording Unit. In HYBRID
operation, you can simultaneously record video
footage to tape and to a standard CompactFlash
card. The HVR-Z5U has a special shoe connector*6
for direct attachment of the HVR-MRC1K without
the use of a cable. This smart combination never
interferes with shooting operations. The
ergonomically integrated design provides easier
handling in any shooting situation. The HVR-MRC1K
automatically synchronizes with the recording
commands of the HVR-Z5U. Various recording
options are available when using the HVR-MRC1K
in HYBRID operation. These include Synchronous
recording, Relay recording, or HVR-MRC1K-only
recording. Furthermore, the HVR-Z5U can display
HVR-MRC1K status information on its LCD for
convenient reference. The display data includes
Connection status, REC status, and the remaining
CompactFlash recording time. It is very convenient
to be able to monitor the operation of HVR-MRC1K
without having to check the rear display panel.
*6 The intelligent shoe connector inputs and outputs an HDV/
DV stream and supplies power to the HVR-MRC1K Memory
Recording Unit. The i.LINK connector is not available when the
unit is attached to the camcorder.
The recording time on a 16-GB CompactFlash
card*7 in HDV, DVCAM and DV format*8 is
approximately 72 minutes.
CompactFlash card capacity
Recording time (approximately)
72 minutes
36 minutes
18 minutes
9 minutes
*7 At least 133x speed and 2-GB capacity is required. Sony's
NCFD8GP and NCFD16GP Sony Professional CompactFlash
cards are recommended.
*8 The recording time may change according to the
CompactFlash card type and recording format.
72 min.
16 GB
HVR-Z5U Features
Operational Versatility:
✜ Two Accessory Shoe Connectors
The camcorder features two accessory shoe
connectors. One is a cold shoe on the top of the
microphone unit at the front, and the other is a
screw-hole type shoe located on the handle. The
rear side shoe can be changed to a cold shoe
using supplied parts.
✜ XtraFine™ LCD Panel
A 3.2 inch-type XtraFine LCD is located on the
camcorder in the same position as on the HVRZ1U. It has approximately 921,000 pixels (1920x480),
which is 4x greater than the LCD of the HVR-Z1U,
and this higher resolution allows for easier focus
adjustment. The XtraFine LCD displays virtually
100% of the recorded picture area at a color
temperature of approximately 6500K.
✜ XtraFine EVF
The 0.45 inch-type XtraFine EVF (Electronic View
Finder) has approximately 1,227,000 pixels (852x3
[RGB]x480). This device has three independent
LEDs for Red, Green, and Blue colors. This
technology allows users to monitor objects with
remarkable color reproduction accuracy and high
resolution*9. The EVF has a selectable display
mode between Color or Black and White. The
XtraFine EVF displays virtually 100% of the picture
area at a color temperature of approximately
*9 When the camcorder is panned quickly or when an object
on the screen moves quickly, the R/G/B primary colors may
momentarily be seen on the object in the EVF.
✜ InfoLITHIUM® L Series Battery Compatibility
The HVR-Z5U uses the
same batteries as the
HVR-V1U, and
DSR-PD170, so you
can use your existing
chargers and batteries.
✜ HDMI Output Connector
Uncompressed digital HD video and audio signals
are output from the HDMI connector. You can
see stunning HD images on an HDMI-compatible
monitor display. During shooting, a pre-compressed
1920x1080i/4:2:2 signal is output from the HDMI
✜ Versatile Audio Input Selection
The camcorder features versatile audio input
selection with a newly designed high-quality
built-in stereo microphone, as well as two XLR audio
input channels for professional microphones or
connecting to an external-line audio source.
Additionally, the ECM-XM1 high-sensitivity, low-noise
monaural microphone is supplied. This microphone
has an S/N ratio of 78dB and a sensitivity increase
of 14dB over its predecessor, the ECM-NV1*10.
By adjusting the INPUT ASSIGN switch located on
the side panel of the camcorder, you can easily
assign the two audio input channels to the built-in
stereo microphone, external-line audio, or dedicate
one channel to each and record them separately
or mixed. When
assigned to one
channel, the built-in
stereo microphone acts
as a wide-directional
monaural microphone.
*10 The ECM-NV1 is a
supplied microphone with
the DSR-PD170, DSR-250,
HVR-A1U, and HVR-V1U.
✜ One-touch Clip-type
Microphone Holder
A one-touch clip-type microphone holder makes
it easy to attach and remove the microphone for
quick storage.
HVR-Z5U Features
Creative Versatility:
✜ Smooth WB (White Balance)
The Smooth WB feature is a smooth transition white
balance system that avoids unnaturally sudden
color temperature changes between preset white
balance settings. This function is useful when you
move from an artificial, low-light environment inside
a building, to bright natural sunlight outside.
✜ Smooth Gain
The Smooth Gain function is a smooth transition
gain system that avoids sudden brightness changes
caused by manual gain-level adjustment. With this
function, the brightness changes gradually when
the gain-level position is switched and avoids any
sudden, unwanted iris adjustment.
✜ Picture Profile™ Function
Up to six different picture-quality settings, including
gamma and color settings, can be registered in
the memory as Picture Profile. This labor-saving
function allows operators to easily recall
customized picture-quality settings for various
shooting conditions. It is also useful for matching
footage shot at different times or for multi-camera
setups. The Picture Profile functions of the HVR-Z5U
are the same as those of the high-end HVR-Z7U
model, which include enhanced versions of the
HVR-Z1U and HVR-V1U functions, plus a selection of
new ones.
✜ Color Depth
Generally, the brightness of a video image
increases as the color level becomes more vivid.
In the camcorder, the brightness and color level
are processed independently so that more flexible
tone – for instance, a dark image with vivid
color – is realized by 3D-LUT*11 color processing.
*11 3D-LUT = three-dimensional look-up table.
✜ Minus Gain
Minus gain settings of -6 and -3dB have also been
added to help reduce sensitivity under bright
lighting conditions. When the iris needs to be
opened to create a short depth of field, a suitable
brightness level can be achieved with this function.
✜ AGC Range Configuration
The range of the AGC (Automatic Gain Control)
function can be set by assigning its upper and
lower limits. The use of minus gain can be
achieved by setting the lower limit of the AGC.
Once minus AGC is set to ON, the minimum AGC
parameter is set to approximately -3dB. If you set it
to OFF, the minimum AGC parameter is set to 0dB.
✜ Advanced Histogram
The Histogram Indicator for brightness can be
displayed on the LCD monitor and viewfinder,
allowing operators to easily evaluate the brightness
of captured images. A target window appears in
the center of the screen and the brightness level
is indicated by a vertical red line in the histogram.
The zebra indicator level appears as a yellow
vertical line in the histogram as a reference for
proper exposure.
✜ Color Correction
The Color Correction function of the HVR-Z1U has
been improved in the HVR-Z5U. Color Correction
provides two functions for creative shooting. The
Color Extraction function can retain up to two
desired colors of monitored pictures on the screen,
while making all other colors black and white. The
advanced function allows users to select the color
simply by pressing a button to memorize the center
color of the captured image.
The Color Revision function can change the hue
of the color specifically designated by the Color
Extraction function. This function is good not only
for creating impressive images, but also for blue
or green screen shooting in order to normalize
uneven color. The color data is stored in each
Picture Profile so that users can select the most
suitable color setting for each shooting situation.
Color Correction (Image Simulated)
Color Extraction
Color Revision
HVR-Z5U Features
✜ Shot Transition™ Function
The WB Shift function of the camcorder allows users
to create a custom color or to adjust the color
temperature of the camcorder. There are two WB
Shift options to choose from:
•LB-CC type: adjusting the LB axis (color
temperature) and CC filter effect.
•R-B level type: adjusting the red and blue levels
✜ Skintone Detail
This function allows users to change the sharpness
of an object with a specific color, and is particularly
good for making skin tones look more natural.
The target color can be specified by controlling
the Phase/Range/Saturation/Y Level/Y Range
parameters or by pressing a button to specify
the color of an object with a color picker. If the
sharpness of the background object is decreased,
the blur looks more natural.
The Shot Transition function allows for smooth
automatic scene transitions. After you have
programmed a shot’s START and END point settings
(e.g., for zoom, focus, iris, gain, shutter speed, and
white balance) and pressed the start button, a
smooth picture transition takes place over the
duration of the shot by automatically calculating
intermediate setting values. This is very useful when
complex camera settings are required during the
scene transition – for example, when panning the
camcorder from a distant object to a close object.
Transition types can be selected from a choice of
“LINEAR”, “SOFT STOP”, and “SOFT TRANS”, transition
time can be set from 2 to 90 seconds, and start
delay time can be selected from 5, 10, and 20
Shot B
✜ WB (White Balance) Shift
✜ Smooth Slow Rec
Makes a linear transition.
Shot B
Shot A
Makes the transition slow
at the end.
Shot B
Shot B
Shot A
Makes the transition slow
at the beginning and end,
and linearly in between.
719 720
1/240 s
(Images simulated)
240i Capturing
Shot A
Shot A
The Smooth Slow Rec function of the camcorder
enables smooth slow-motion playback by
capturing images 4x faster than normal (240 fields/s).
In this mode, for example, quad-speed images are
captured for three seconds, stored in the
built-in buffer memory, and then recorded to tape
(in either HDV, DVCAM, or DV format) as
slow-motion pictures lasting 12 seconds*12. This
allows recorded images to be checked
immediately in the field. Recoding durations are
available in three, six, and 12 seconds depending
on the picture quality. Picture quality is slightly
degraded, but this quad-speed imaging capture is
one of the fastest speeds available in compact HD
camcorders. Smooth Slow Rec is ideal for sports or
nature photography, where the action can be
viewed more easily in slow motion, and opens up
many creative possibilities.
✜ Assignable Features
60i Recording
1/60 s
12 s
*12 Audio cannot be recorded while shooting in this mode.
The camcorder provides up to seven ASSIGN
buttons for quick access to frequently used
functions suitable for variable shooting conditions.
Some default functions are pre-assigned by name.
The assignable functions are AE Shift, Back Light,
Color Bars, Digital Extender, End Search, Expanded
Focus, Fader, Focus Macro, Hyper Gain, Index Mark,
Last Scene Review, Marker, Peaking, Photo, Picture
Profile, Push AT Iris, REC Review, Ring Rotate, Shot
Transition, Smooth Slow REC, Spot Light, SteadyShot®,
TC Reset, TC Count Up, and Zebra.
New RM-1000BP
Remote Commander® Unit
LANC Remote Controller
•Multifunction LANC Remote
Commander Unit
•Controls main camcorder functions
•Enhanced Human User Interface (HUI)
for professional applications
New VCL-HG0872K
Wide Conversion Lens
CompactFlash® Card
•Equivalent to 0.8 magnification
•High-resolution wide conversion lens
for the HVR-Z5U
•Bayonet mount for quick and easy
•Supports large French Flag and
4x5.65inch filter holder
•Quick and convenient integrated lens
• NCFD16GP 16GB 306x
CompactFlash Card
• NCFD8GP 8GB 306x
CompactFlash Card
LED Battery Video Light
Camcorder Support
AC Adaptor / Charger
LCD Hood
•LED reliability and low power
consumption of 16W
•Battery power from NP-F770/F970
•Wide compatibility for flexible
installation (Cold shoe/Screw bolt/
Screw hole)
•Ideal for Wide-angle shooting and
interviews Spot (600lx@1m) or
flood-lighting (300lx@1m) with
attached condensing lens ON or Off
•Light diffuser attached to soften
shadows and reduce contrast
•Long Operating time: approximately
3 hours with the NP-F970
(at maximum brightness)
•Supplied indoor/outdoor filter kit
(5,500K to 3,200K)
•Weight support for stable/
comfortable shooting
•Support for several shooting styles
(e.g., high-angle shooting)
•Quick-release function from harness
for excellent mobility
•Perfect design for camcorder
•Carbon shaft for light weight and rigid
•RM-1BP Remote Controller supplied
as standard
•4 slots battery charger (A pair of
parallel charge)
•2 charge mode selectable (Normal/
•Charging information Remaining time
to charge complete Current
available time for shooting
•Battery Log information; Total charge
time; Total charge cycle; last
operation date
•LCD Hood for 3.2” LCD monitor
•Adjustable shade (360° shade)
•Folding structure realize transfer
with camcorder
InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable
Battery Pack (2 pack)
(for HVR-DR60, HVR-MRC1K
Hard Disk Recording Unit
Memory Recording Unit
An external Hard Disk Recording Unit
with a 60GB capacity and 4.5 hours of
recording time for HDV, DVCAM and
DV. (battery is not supplied)
A memory recording unit kit which
consists of the HVR-MRC1 memory
recording unit,HVRA-CR1 cradle,
cold-shoe adaptors and an i.LINK
(IEEE1394) cable.
The widely available standard
CompactFlash card is used for HDV,
DVCAM,and DV file recording.
Tripod with RM-1BP Remote
Camera section
Built-in filter
Imaging system
Picture elements
White balance
Minimum Illumination
VTR section
Recording format
Play out/Down conversion format
Playback/Recording time
Input/Output connectors
Audio/Video output
HDV/DV input/output
XLR audio input
Digital video output
Built-in output devices
LCD view finder
LCD monitor
Dimension (W x H x D)
Power requirements
Power consumption
Battery operating time
10-pin connector A/V OUT jack
(component, composite and unbalanced audio x2ch with the supplied cables)
i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-pin)
XLR 3-pin female x 2ch
Stereo mini jack (ø3.5 mm)
Stereo mini-mini jack (ø2.5 mm)
HDMI connector
0.45 inch-type (Viewable area measured diagonally), approx. 1,226,880 dots (852 x 3[RGB] x 480), 16:9 aspect ratio
3.2 inch-type (Viewable area measured diagonally), XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio
Approx. 5 lb 1 oz (2.2 kg) (w/o tape, battery)
Approx. 6 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 17 7/8inch (169 x 188 x 451mm)
(with lens hood, microphone and large eye cup)
DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor)
Approx. 7.1 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD viewfinder ON)
Approx. 6.8 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD viewfinder ON)
395min (NP-F970)
415min (NP-F970)
32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
-4 to 140 °F (-20 to 60 °C)
AC-VQ1050 AC adaptor/charger, NP-F770 infoLITHIUM rechargeable battery pack, A/V multi-connecting cable,
Component A/V cable, lens hood with lens cover, lithium battery (CR2025), shoe adaptor, large size eye-cup,
RMT-831 wireless Remote Commander Unit, ECM-XM1 monaural electret condenser microphone,
operating instructions (CD-ROM), printed operating instructions
7 1/2(188)
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Supplied accessories
HDV1080/60i/30p/24p, DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC)
HDV1080/60i/30p/24p, DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC)
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
6 3/4(169)
Manual shutter speed
Sony G Lens, 20x (optical), f = 4.1 to 82mm, f = 29.5 to 590 mm at 16:9 mode, f = 36.1 to 722 mm at 4:3 mode,
filter diameter: 72mm
Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
1/3 inch-type, progressive 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system with technology of Exmor
Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective), approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total)
Auto, manual (focus ring/one push auto/infinity/AF assist/focus macro)
Auto, one-push auto (A/B positions), indoor (3200 K), outdoor (selectable level -7 to +7, approx. 500K/step),
manual WB Temp (selectable 2300K to 15000K, 100K/step)
1/60 - 1/2000
60i/30p: 1/4 - 1/10000 24p: 1/3 - 1/10000
-6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB
1.5 lux (auto gain, auto iris, 1/30 shutter)
15 3/4(399)
17 7/8(451)
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V-2426 (MK10524V1)
Unit: inches (mm)
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