Your Cart(0)

Sony HVR-Z1U 3CCD HDV Video Camera

Price $195.00

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).
Based On Availability
Email Us For Availability or call 1.800.884.0653

Speaker Rentals
Or Email Us

We Accept...

We Accept Visa We Accept Discover We Accept American Express We Accept Mastercard We Accept PayPal