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Sony HVR-Z1U 3CCD HDV Video Camera

$195.00 USD

Price listed is DAILY RENTAL RATE
Daily Rate = 24 Hour Period

Multiple Day and Long Term Rental discounts available upon request.

Delivery or Pick Up Options?

We offer both delivery and customer pick up options from our warehouse in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, NY.

When you go through our checkout system, you will have the option to select delivery or warehouse pick up.

Insurance & Deposit Requirements


Insurance is required for all rental items where CLIENT is operating equipment on their own.  These insurances are NOT required where CROSSFIRE will set up & operate the equipment.  If you are not sure about insurance requirements for your order / event, please contact us at your earliest convenience for details @ 1.800.884.0653

This can be covered in the following manner:

1) Equipment Value:  $0 - $1500
- Credit Card on File w/Personal Guarantee

2) Equipment Value: $1500 - $5000
- Full Replacement Value in Cash or Credit Card w/Personal Guarantee OR
- Certificate Of Insurance

3) Equipment Value: $5000+ or Vintage Items / Items No Longer Available
- Full Replacement Value in Cash or Credit Card OR
- Certificate Of Insurance

CREDIT CARD on FILE w/Personal Guarantee:
Your credit card details will be kept on file in the event of loss, damage, or late return.  A personal guarantee is also required, listing the client as personally responsible for all damages and outstanding balances

We will need the FULL Replacement Value of the equipment charged to a credit card, or a cash deposit.  After your rental has been returned, and all equipment tested and verified, the deposit will be released.


Please issue certificate to / Loss Payee:
276 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
T: 1.800.884.0653
F: 1.888.552.8558

Please send the COI to your sales rep so that they may add it your account file.


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).