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Sony HVR-Z5U Camcorder

  • Media Format: Mini DV DV
  • Recording System: NTSC
  • Resolution: 1.1 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 30X
  • Type: Professional
  • Optical Zoom: 20x
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Sony HVR-Z5U Camcorder

The Sony HVRZ5U High Definition Handheld Camcorder is a compact HDV camcorder that enhances creativity and delivers the highest standard of optical and audio quality. Sony 'G Lens' is incorporated into HVRZ5U and gives excellent resolution, color, and contrast for breathtaking images that rival expensive interchangeable lenses. The HVRZ5U also features Sony's 3 ClearVid CMOS sensor system, using the technology of Exmor, to provide excellent low-light sensitivity. This makes achieving high-performance in limited light conditions easy. Sony's hybrid recording system incorporates an optional HVR-DR60 or HVR-MRC1K Memory Recording Unit, which allows simultaneous recording on tape and non-tape media. The hybrid recording system is also capable of simultaneous HD and SD recording.

Product Details and Features


White Balance Automatic • Presets • Custom
Night Mode Yes
Color Black

Other Features

Widescreen Video Capture Yes
High Definition Video Support 1080p
Waterproof No


Effective Still Resolution 1.2 MP
Effective Video Resolution 1.0 MP

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C


Battery Description 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Battery Manufacturer Sony NP-F770
Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific


Connector Types 1 x microphone
HDMI Output Yes


Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Microphone Type Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo


Display Type LCD
Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3.2" - color
Display Rotation Rotating


Depth 17.8 in.
Width 6.7 in.
Height 7 in.


Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.45"
Viewfinder Type LCD • Electronic

Memory / Storage

Supported Flash Memory Memory Stick PRO Duo • Memory Stick Duo • Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Camera Flash

Flash Type None


Min Illumination 1.5 lux
Max Shutter Speed 1/10000 sec
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec

Lens System

Lens Type Zoom lens
Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Lens Filter Size 72 mm
Focal Length Range 4.1mm - 82mm
Lens System Features Built-in Neutral Density Filter • ED Glass • Aspherical Lens
Lens Construction 10 group(s) / 15 element(s)
Focus Adjustment Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Type 3 ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Size 1/3"
Optical Sensor Qty 3

Key Features

Media Format Mini DV • DV
Recording System NTSC
Resolution 1.1 MP
Digital Zoom 30X
Type Professional
Optical Zoom 20x
Storage Type Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Weight 74.39 Oz.

Product Identifiers

UPC 027242756151
Model HVR-Z5U

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