Sony HVR-Z7U HDV HD Camcorder

12x Opt, 3.2" LCD - MPN: HVRZ7U
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Meet the demands of your next production with the HVR-Z7U handheld HDV camcorder. This professional camcorder delivers enhanced functionalities such as 1/3-inch bayonet mount interchangeable lenses, native progressive recording and solid-state memory recording functionality. In addition, a streamlined non-linear editing work flow is achieved using the supplied memory recording unit, which provides HDV/DVCAM/DV file recording via CompactFlash solid-state memory card.
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Product Title Sony HVR-Z7U HDV HD Camcorder
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $2,999.00 from 42nd Street Photo
Power Score 4.3 | 5 Reviews
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Sony HVR-Z7U
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Feb 5, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 8 expert reviews for Sony HVR-Z7U and the average expert rating is 88 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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verry good
5 Star Review   By andy on Adorama - Oct 24, 2013   

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HVR Z7U
4 Star Review   By LouRo on Sony - Official Store - Jul 2, 2009   

After using this camera for a month and comparing it to the HVR V1U, for event work, I totally recommend its use. However, the SONY manual printed and pdf on CD do NOT inform the user about the "Manual enabled" settings for exposure. This affects the cam operator in many situations ie: TO get FULL CONTROL for backlighted scenes, the user MUST have the GAIN, SHUTTER and IRIS MANUALLY SET. If one of these parameters is NOT set manually the cam defaults to AUTO mode for that parameter and you will NOT be able to get the correct exposure. THis is NOT mentioned in the manual. The Display button is located on the top of the camera and should be able set up using the assignable buttons, but this is not the case. The picture in HDV on a consumer hi def screen is very clean and the WB functions are VERY easy to use and intuitive. The newer Carl Zeiss lens with its manual and servo ring hybrid mode make this lens very different to adjust to, but I love the options it gives me and I have not had any problems with the removeable lens as yet. Supposedly the camera doesn't handle fluorescent light well and has a rolling shutter problem but i have not experienced this as yet either. I am NOT fond of the removeable accessory front shoe for mounting my video key light but hopefully future versions of this camera will address some of these minor short comings. Bang for the Buck, this camera delivers a very clean image and has good sensitivity to low light and clean audio with many pro features. I am still evaluating the MRC 1 Flash Card unit and bought the camera specifically for this purpose.

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HVR Z7U
4 Star Review   By LouRo on Adorama - Jul 2, 2009   

After using this camera for a month and comparing it to the HVR V1U, for event work, I totally recommend its use. However, the SONY manual printed and pdf on CD do NOT inform the user about the "Manual enabled" settings for exposure. This affects the cam

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Very bad.
4 Star Review   By excellent on Sony - Official Store - Mar 12, 2009   

Do not get it. Very bad in quality, they are cheating. Go to Canon for better cameras. Poor camera, waste of money.

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Meet the demands of your next production with the HVR-Z7U handheld HDV camcorder. This professional camcorder delivers enhanced functionalities such as 1/3-inch bayonet mount interchangeable lenses, native progressive recording and solid-state memory recording functionality. In addition, a streamlined non-linear editing work flow is achieved using the supplied memory recording unit, which provides HDV/DVCAM/DV file recording via CompactFlash solid-state memory card.
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Product Title Sony HVR-Z7U HDV HD Camcorder
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $2,999.00 from 42nd Street Photo
Power Score 4.3 | 5 Reviews
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Sony HVR-Z7U
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Feb 5, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 8 expert reviews for Sony HVR-Z7U and the average expert rating is 88 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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verry good
5 Star Review   By andy on Adorama - Oct 24, 2013   

video

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HVR Z7U
4 Star Review   By LouRo on Sony - Official Store - Jul 2, 2009   

After using this camera for a month and comparing it to the HVR V1U, for event work, I totally recommend its use. However, the SONY manual printed and pdf on CD do NOT inform the user about the "Manual enabled" settings for exposure. This affects the cam operator in many situations ie: TO get FULL CONTROL for backlighted scenes, the user MUST have the GAIN, SHUTTER and IRIS MANUALLY SET. If one of these parameters is NOT set manually the cam defaults to AUTO mode for that parameter and you will NOT be able to get the correct exposure. THis is NOT mentioned in the manual. The Display button is located on the top of the camera and should be able set up using the assignable buttons, but this is not the case. The picture in HDV on a consumer hi def screen is very clean and the WB functions are VERY easy to use and intuitive. The newer Carl Zeiss lens with its manual and servo ring hybrid mode make this lens very different to adjust to, but I love the options it gives me and I have not had any problems with the removeable lens as yet. Supposedly the camera doesn't handle fluorescent light well and has a rolling shutter problem but i have not experienced this as yet either. I am NOT fond of the removeable accessory front shoe for mounting my video key light but hopefully future versions of this camera will address some of these minor short comings. Bang for the Buck, this camera delivers a very clean image and has good sensitivity to low light and clean audio with many pro features. I am still evaluating the MRC 1 Flash Card unit and bought the camera specifically for this purpose.

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HVR Z7U
4 Star Review   By LouRo on Adorama - Jul 2, 2009   

After using this camera for a month and comparing it to the HVR V1U, for event work, I totally recommend its use. However, the SONY manual printed and pdf on CD do NOT inform the user about the "Manual enabled" settings for exposure. This affects the cam

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Very bad.
4 Star Review   By excellent on Sony - Official Store - Mar 12, 2009   

Do not get it. Very bad in quality, they are cheating. Go to Canon for better cameras. Poor camera, waste of money.

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