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SONY Professional Video Cameras
Sony Professional Video Cameras are the industry standard. The transition from analog to digital is now complete and most professionals have become comfortable with digital technology. Sony Professional Video Cameras come in many flavors, primarily dictated by the video format one wants to use.
3CMOS 1080p HDV Camcorder
C-MOS 1080i HDV Camcorder
2/3" 3 CCD DVCAM Camcorder

Sony is pleased to introduce the new HVR-V1U HDV™ camcorder, the world's first 1080p24 HDV acquisition tool. The HVR-V1U camcorder, along with the companion HVR-DR60 HDV Hard Drive Recorder, represents the latest addition to Sony's tremendously popular line of professional HDV products, and does NOT replace any of our existing camcorders. The HVR-V1U camcorder provides affordable HD acquisition by offering true 1080p image capture in a small camcorder form factor. Three ClearVid® CMOS Sensors, combined with Sony's 14-bit Enhanced Image Processor, create an exceptional camcorder capable of capturing images at 1080p24, 1080p30, and 1080 60i. All video is processed at 1920x1080 at 60p in full 4:2: 2, for optimum picture quality.

The HVR-A1U 1080i HDV camcorder provides real 1080i HD acquisition, with superb image quality and comprehensive functionality for professional use, in a "handy" camcorder form factor. This HDV camcorder leads the entry level HD market by providing a compact and low cost solution. The HVR-A1U features a 1/3 inch C-MOS imager. This 1920x1080 native imager is also capable of 3 mega-pixel still images. Combined with a high quality Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens and Sony's 14 bit A/D and DXP digital Extended Processor, result in precise image acquisition with superb detail and clarity. The HVR-A1U records this exceptional imagery in HDV 1080i format onto a DVCAM™ mini cassette as well as to the optional HVR-MRC1K CompactFlash memory recording unit, offering users Hybrid recording capability and flexible archive options.

Sony is pleased to introduce the DSR-450WSL, the ultimate DVCAM™ Digital Camcorder. Packing the latest 2/3-inch CCD, and advanced 30-bit digital-processing technology into a newly designed, heavy-duty chassis, the DSR-450WSL provides the creative control, picture quality, ruggedness, functionality, and ease of use that the DVCAM format has become famous for. The DSR-450WSL provides enhanced operational convenience with such features as a swing-out 2.5-inch color LCD monitor, (viewable area, measured diagonally) scene file storage on Memory Stick™ slot, user assignable function buttons, a built-in 8-pin remote-control connector, and battery-remaining display function.


  • HDV 1080p24, 1080p30, and 1080 60i video capture, recorded as 60i (24p recorded with 2:3 pull down)
  • 3 ClearVid CMOS Imagers, 1.12M Pixels Gross
  • 14-bit Enhanced Imaging Processor, outputting a 1920x1080/60p 4:2:2 video signal
  • High quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens with Extra-low Dispersion, Fluorite Glass
  • 20X Optical Zoom with built-in Digital Extender for 30x Effective Zoom (Approx.)
  • Super SteadyShot® Optical Stabilization System
  • USB port and i.LINK® DV Interface (IEEE1394)
  • MPEG2 Real Time Encode System for real time processing of HD data
  • HDMI Output
  • Switchable HDV/DVCAM/DV Format Recording
  • Built-in HD to SD down conversion via i.LINK interface and Component Analog output
  • 3.5" (viewable area, measured diagonally) 16:9 Clear Photo LCD Display (211K Pixels)
  • Large 16:9 Color & B/W switchable EVF, with Simultaneous LCD Display Output
  • Wide range of Manual Shutter Speeds, from ¼ to 1/10,000 second, including 1/48
  • Shutter Display Readout in Seconds or Degrees
  • Manual Iris Control, with New Exposure modes


  • Sony's first C-MOS 1080i HDV/DVCAM/DV camcorder
  • 60i/30 frames/sec, 24 frames/ sec with 2:3 pulldown switchable
  • Built-in HD to SD down conversion
  • CinemaTone gamma and CineFrame functions
  • Switchable HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) format recording
  • High quality 10X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
  • Resolution of 1440x1080 with pixel shift


  • Three 2/3 inch 16:9 CCD
  • 4:3 or 16:9 switch able
  • 24P (with 2-3 pull down) or 30PsF progressive shooting
  • Four assignable buttons
  • Edit search function
  • 2.5" flip out cover LCD panel
  • i.LINK® (DV/DVCAM) In/Out connector for back up recording
  • Electronic Color Correction filter
  • High power video light connector
  • InfoLithium® battery compatible -- displays the battery remaining time in minutes on viewfinder or the LCD.
  • Slow shutter up to 16 frames for low light shooting or creating an after image effect
  • Remote controller RM-B150//A or the RM-B750 remote controller (Optional)
  • 6 types of standard gamma setting, plus 5 types of film gamma settings
  • Pool feed recording CBK-SC01 Analog Composite Input Board (Optional)
  • SDI output CBK-SD01 SDI Output Board (Optional)
  • Long record time DVCAM format: 184 min. (using PDV-184ME) DV format SP mode: 270 min. (using PDV-184ME)
HDV Camcorder with Memory Recording Unit
Digital High Definition HDV Shoulder Mount Camcorder
HDV Shoulder-mount Camcorder with Memory Recording Unit

The HVR-Z7U is the world's first HDV handheld camcorder that uses 1/3-inch bayonet mount interchangeable lenses. This new HDV camcorder delivers the enhanced functionality professionals have been asking for, such as an interchangeable lens system, native progressive recording, and solid-state memory recording functionality. A streamlined nonlinear editing workflow is achieved using the supplied Memory Recording Unit, which provides HDV/DVCAM/DV file recording on a widely available Compact Flash® solid-state memory card., as well as recording onto HDV tape. This groundbreaking camcorder also features 1080/24p/30p HDV native progressive recording modes, as well as HDMI output.

The HVR-HD1000U Digital High Definition HDV camcorder features a shoulder mount design and matte black color, designed to meet the growing demand of HDV users for greater mobility and professional appearance. With premium design characteristics and high-definition 1080i recording capability, the HDR-HD1000U is ideal for weddings, corporate communications, colleges, universities, sporting events, and working videographers on a budget. A built-in down-converter creates DV material, perfect for standard DVD productions. Plus, a special still photo mode is ideal for producing DVD cases and making wedding photo albums. The HVR-HD1000U camcorder can adapt to a wide range of shooting situations and features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 10x optical zoom, similar to that found on higher end professional HDV camcorders.

Sony's commitment to the HDV world brings a remarkable evolution in next-generation products. The HVR-S270U shoulder-mount camcorder delivers the enhanced functionality professionals have been waiting for: an interchangeable lens system, native progressive recording, and solid-state memory recording and supports standard-size cassettes for extended recording times. A streamlined nonlinear editing workflow can be achieved using the supplied Memory Recording Unit (HVR-MRC1), which provides HDV/DVCAM/DV file recording on a widely available CompactFlash® solid-state memory card. This groundbreaking camcorder features 1080/24p/30p HDV native progressive recording modes and also has HDMI or HD/SD-SDI output.


  • Sony's first professional handheld HDV camcorder with an interchangeable lens system
  • 1/3 inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system
  • Interchangeable lens system using bayonet mount system with unlimited possibilities
  • Carl Zeiss 12x Optical zoom lens included as standard
  • HDV, DVCAM and DV Recording on a miniDV Cassette tape
  • 24p/30p HDV Native Progressive Recording Modes
  • Three integral ND lens filters
  • Switchable HD/SD Recording and Playback -- HDV1080i/DVCAM/DV
  • Smooth Slow Recording capability
  • New 3.2" (viewable area measured diagonally) type XtraFine LCD
  • Two accessory shoes
  • 0.45" type EVF offer high-resolution, high-contrast images with 100% full-scan, and 6500°k color temperature (standard for professional monitors)
  • infoLITHIUM L Series Battery Compatible
  • HDMI output connector
  • Includes Flash Memory recording Unit which records onto easily obtained Compact Flash memory cards


  • Affordably priced, professionally styled shoulder mount HDV camcorder
  • HDV 1080i and DV SP/LP recording and playback
  • Down-converted output from HDMI, i.LINK, and video interfaces
  • Uses ClearVid CMOS sensor and Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 10x optical zoom and 20x digital zoom features
  • Offers optical image stabilization system
  • Includes NEW Stereo shotgun-type external microphone
  • 6.1 Mega pixel still image recording feature.
  • Super Night Shot (0 lux)
  • Smooth Slow Recording


  • Interchangeable lens, full shoulder-mount HDV™ camcorder
  • Hybrid recording on tape and CompactFlash® Memory
  • Three 1/3-inch ClearVid™ CMOS Sensor with EXMOR™ technology -- great low light sensitivity
  • 4.5 hrs. of HDV recording with large size cassette
  • HD/SD-SDI output
  • Audio 4-channel recording capability
HDV High Definition Handheld Camcorder
Professional AVCHD Hand-held Camcorder

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 the technology of Exmor, to provide excellent low-light sensitivity and making it ideal when high performance in limited light conditions is a requirement.

The new HXR-NX5U camcorder is the first product of the Sony NXCAM generation, and a new category of tapeless memory camcorder, providing an ideal balance of power and performance in the digital age. Utilizing the revolutionary AVCHD format, this camcorder offers long duration recording - with dual memory slots - on affordable consumer memory cards. As it facilitates a totally IT-based workflow, the HXR-NX5U has the potential to profoundly change the way content is created. Simultaneous hybrid recording is available in HD and SD formats, using the optional HXR-FMU128 flash memory unit. In any format, breathtaking picture quality is assured with proven features such as a state-of-the-art G Lens and three Exmor CMOS sensors with a ClearVid array. Professionals expect this standard of picture quality from Sony... and accept nothing less.



  • Sony's Exclusive High-performance "G Lens"
  • Natural-touch Lens Operation
  • Ideal Handheld Camcorder Design
  • 1/3 inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor System
  • Enhanced Functionality with Exmor Technology
  • Ready for HYBRID Solution with the optional HVR-MRC1K


  • Three 1/3-inch High Definition Exmor sensors
  • Linear 16-bit 48 KHz PCM or Dolby AC3 audio recording
  • Wide angle 20x Sony G-Lens captures fine detail and image texture; even on the corners of the image
  • SMPTE Time Code In/Out Connector
  • Built-in GPS Geo-Tagging Function
  • HXR-FMU128 optional flash HDD records for 11 hours
  • 60i and 50i switchable via WorldCam paid upgrade
  • Optional 3 or 5 year Extended Warranty available
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 HD SD-SDI & HDMI outputs

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