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Closed Memorial Day Weekend - Fri May 24 ~ Mon May 27

CALL FOR AVAILABILITY - High-Definition video production is here, and it’s more affordable than you think! Using the popular DV workflow, the HVR-Z1U offers High-Definition image quality with the ease of DV Production techniques. Once you go HD, you’ll never go back.


  • Format: HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) recording, HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) playback (NTSC & PAL)
  • Recording time: Max. 60 minutes with HDV, 40 minutes in DVCAM, & 60 minutes in DV (SP)
  • Image Device: 1/3" type x3, 16:9 Super HAD CCDs
  • Lens: High quality 12X optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens. F4.5 to 54.0mm, F1.6 at 2.4mm; filter diameter 72mm
  • Picture elements: Total pixels: approx. 1.12M pixels; effective pixels: approx. 1.04M pixels
  • 2 Built-in filters: ND1: 1/4 and ND2: 1/32
  • Video signal system: Switchable NTSC/PAL color system
  • Scanning system: 1080/60i, 1080/50i (switchable)
  • Sync System: Internal (HD & SD)
  • Shutter speed: 1/4 to 1/10000 sec (50i/60i)
  • Connectors: S-Video, A/V, Component output, XLR IN (x2), i.LINK, LANC, headphone stereo mini
  • Minimum illumination: 3 lux @ 18db, F1.6, normal shutter
  • Exposure: Auto, Manual
  • Viewfinder: Hybrid Precision 16:9 Color & B/W selectable 252,000 pixel
  • Audio: DV/DVCAM Rec. 48KHz/16 bit, 32KHz 12 bit; HDV Rec.: MPEG-1 Audio Layter II
  • Provided microphone: Wide range stereo microphone
  • Speaker: Built-in dynamic
  • LCD panel: Hybrid 16:9 3.5" type, 250K pixels (approx.)
  • Dimensions: 6" x 7 1/8" x 14 3/8"
  • Weight (no tape & battery): 4 lbs, 4 oz


(1) Sennheiser ME-66 Shotgun Microphone
(1) Short XLR Cable
(2) Large Camera Batteries
(1) Headphone
(1) Camera Bag

* Rentals 3 Days or longer include battery charger


  • User Manual available upon request
  • Sorry, TRAINING at the time of pick up, on the use of this camera is not available.  Please be familiar with it's use and functions prior to reserving.
  • LIMITED Telephone Support is available.  Please give us a call, if your having any issues with this unit.  Our Video Tech can walk you through the basic functions.
  • EXTENSIVE TRAINING AVAILABLE - We do offer on-site/field TRAINING (additional charges apply) for this particular unit.  Please contact us for details.
  • PRODUCTION FOR HIRE - Don't feel comfortable shooting yourself?  Let our professional Video Techs do it for you.  We can even Professionally EDIT your footage! (please contact us for rates & scheduling).