Sony HVRZ5U Digital Camcorder - 3.2" LCD - CMOS

16:9 - HDV - 20x Optical Zoom - 30x Digital Zoom - Tape Media, Memory Card - MPN: HVRZ5U
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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 ergonomically designed body allows flexible shooting under any conditions, while maintaining Sony's worldwide reputation for quality and high performance.
Quick Glance
Recording Media Tape Media, Memory Card, MiniDV
LCD Screen Size 3.2 in
Maximum Video Capture Resolution 1440 x 1080
Interface Connection 2 x 3-pin XLR Audio In, 1 x Composite Video Out, 1 x Component Video Out, 2 x Audio Out, 1 x Mini-phone Headphone, 1 x DC Power In, 1 x LANC, 1 x 4-pin IEEE 1394 FireWire
Image Stabilization Optical
Product Type Professional Camcorder
User Reviews
I plan to buy another one soon.
5 Star Review   By Jairo on Adorama - Apr 16, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Amazing camcorder with great professional features. Excellent image and fantastic in low light situations. Lens with great coverage. Another great product from Sony.

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Great Camera!
5 Star Review   By Dave on Adorama - Jan 15, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Very nice camera! It uses memory cards and tapes. Great for backing up material. The image quality is awsome!

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Great Camera. Great Price
5 Star Review   By indy1090 on Sony - Official Store - Dec 16, 2010   

I am currently a college student going for my video degree, and purchased this camera as an investment into my own business. This camera competes side by side with my school's 10k cameras, so it is well worth the money. The only things I don't like about it, are the limited macro focus if you are zoomed in all the way, and that when you are zoomed in all the way, the lowest f-stop you can reach is 3.4. it won't let you go lower than that. it might just be a setting but i have not found anything. overall awesome camera. takes a little getting used to at first because of the small size compared to other professional cameras, but it doesn't take long. i would definitely recommend this camera to others.

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Great Camera. Great Price
5 Star Review   By indy1090 on Adorama - Dec 16, 2010    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I am currently a college student going for my video degree, and purchased this camera as an investment into my own business. This camera competes side by side with my school's 10k cameras, so it is well worth the money. The only things I don't like about

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3 Star Review   By billy boy on Adorama - Aug 6, 2010    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Z5U Better than Cannon but Wider lens cuts down the 20X to about 15X they should have made it a 25x. Smith slow mode suffers picture Quality fast. Menue wheel poor position and function bad as well.Mrc unit limits you to batttery size. Construction seams

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By Dj Oz Entertainment on Adorama - Jun 7, 2010    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great Product.

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Incredible versatile camera
5 Star Review   By Raizo on Sony - Official Store - Apr 3, 2010   

I have had this camera for over a year now and have filmed music videos, commercials, and 3 documentaries with it, some of which are on tv. You can shoot all day with the camera and use either hdd, minidv, or hdv. The quality is superb and the accessories are made to work with it like your slipping a glove on. Completely firewire accessable. The camera can be used like any industry-standard camera using manual focus, F-stop, and zoom. Built in is a stereo mic which works quite well in a pinch, but I'd invest in the shotgun mic for it. I'd say over all it is the best camera I've ever purchased.

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Great camera
5 Star Review   By Peteelew on Adorama - Apr 8, 2009    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Beautiful pictures. Small, so it is unobtrusive for wedding and event videography. Comfortable to hold, easy to switch tapes fast with the transport on the left side.

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Great images--a little hard to get used
5 Star Review   By Peteelew on Adorama - Mar 30, 2009    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

The camera has wonderful capabilities, many features, but as with anything with a lot of features, it is hard to master.

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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 ergonomically designed body allows flexible shooting under any conditions, while maintaining Sony's worldwide reputation for quality and high performance.
Quick Glance
Recording Media Tape Media, Memory Card, MiniDV
LCD Screen Size 3.2 in
Maximum Video Capture Resolution 1440 x 1080
Interface Connection 2 x 3-pin XLR Audio In, 1 x Composite Video Out, 1 x Component Video Out, 2 x Audio Out, 1 x Mini-phone Headphone, 1 x DC Power In, 1 x LANC, 1 x 4-pin IEEE 1394 FireWire
Image Stabilization Optical
Product Type Professional Camcorder
Summary
Product Title Sony HVRZ5U Digital Camcorder - 3.2" LCD - CMOS
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $1,400.00 from Adorama
Power Score 4.8 | 9 Reviews
Image Processor
Image Sensor Quantity: 3
Image Sensor Size: 1/3"
Image Sensor: CMOS
Lens Features
Optical Zoom: 20 X
Digital Zoom: 30x
Focal Length: 4.10 mm to 82 mm
Filter Diameter: 72 mm
Video Recording
Video Capture Format: DV
Minimum Lux Rating: 1.5 lux
General Features
Additional Features: Viewfinder
Power
Power Source: Lithium Battery
Dimensions
Height: 7.5 in
Width: 6.75 in
Depth: 17.87 in
Weight: 4.85 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
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Merchants (Images): Electronic Imaging
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I plan to buy another one soon.
5 Star Review   By Jairo on Adorama - Apr 16, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Amazing camcorder with great professional features. Excellent image and fantastic in low light situations. Lens with great coverage. Another great product from Sony.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great Camera!
5 Star Review   By Dave on Adorama - Jan 15, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Very nice camera! It uses memory cards and tapes. Great for backing up material. The image quality is awsome!

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Great Camera. Great Price
5 Star Review   By indy1090 on Sony - Official Store - Dec 16, 2010   

I am currently a college student going for my video degree, and purchased this camera as an investment into my own business. This camera competes side by side with my school's 10k cameras, so it is well worth the money. The only things I don't like about it, are the limited macro focus if you are zoomed in all the way, and that when you are zoomed in all the way, the lowest f-stop you can reach is 3.4. it won't let you go lower than that. it might just be a setting but i have not found anything. overall awesome camera. takes a little getting used to at first because of the small size compared to other professional cameras, but it doesn't take long. i would definitely recommend this camera to others.

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Great Camera. Great Price
5 Star Review   By indy1090 on Adorama - Dec 16, 2010    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I am currently a college student going for my video degree, and purchased this camera as an investment into my own business. This camera competes side by side with my school's 10k cameras, so it is well worth the money. The only things I don't like about

50% of readers found this review helpful.

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Sony Z5u Weekness
3 Star Review   By billy boy on Adorama - Aug 6, 2010    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Z5U Better than Cannon but Wider lens cuts down the 20X to about 15X they should have made it a 25x. Smith slow mode suffers picture Quality fast. Menue wheel poor position and function bad as well.Mrc unit limits you to batttery size. Construction seams

75% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By Dj Oz Entertainment on Adorama - Jun 7, 2010    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great Product.

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Incredible versatile camera
5 Star Review   By Raizo on Sony - Official Store - Apr 3, 2010   

I have had this camera for over a year now and have filmed music videos, commercials, and 3 documentaries with it, some of which are on tv. You can shoot all day with the camera and use either hdd, minidv, or hdv. The quality is superb and the accessories are made to work with it like your slipping a glove on. Completely firewire accessable. The camera can be used like any industry-standard camera using manual focus, F-stop, and zoom. Built in is a stereo mic which works quite well in a pinch, but I'd invest in the shotgun mic for it. I'd say over all it is the best camera I've ever purchased.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great camera
5 Star Review   By Peteelew on Adorama - Apr 8, 2009    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Beautiful pictures. Small, so it is unobtrusive for wedding and event videography. Comfortable to hold, easy to switch tapes fast with the transport on the left side.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great images--a little hard to get used
5 Star Review   By Peteelew on Adorama - Mar 30, 2009    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

The camera has wonderful capabilities, many features, but as with anything with a lot of features, it is hard to master.

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