The HVR-Z7E is the world's first HDV handheld camcorder with an interchangeable lens system, native progressive recording, and solid-state memory recording.
Added to this a streamlined nonlinear editing workflow can be achieved using the supplied memory-recording unit, which provides HDV/DVCAM/DV file recording on a standard CompactFlash solid-state memory card. This offers customers varying levels of flexibility and hybrid operation which is becoming an important requirement in video production.
The HVR-Z7E also features 25p HDV native progressive recording mode and HDMI output.
This handheld camcorder further enhances the operational versatility of the Sony professional HDV lineup, and opens up a world of possibilities for high-definition digital video production. Whether it's for documentaries, general TV production, low-budget movies, music videos, IPTV, education, or a wide range of corporate and event videography applications, Sony's HVR-Z7E is ideal.
- Switchable recording and playback- HDV1080i/DVCAM/DV
The HVR-Z7E can switch between HDV1080i, DVCAM, and DV recording, providing full flexibility to record in either standard definition or high definition depending on your production needs
- Built-in down-converter for SD production
The HVR-Z7E can convert material from 1080i down to 576i, and output the video signals through its i.LINK interface and other SD output connectors. This allows users to edit recorded material with a compatible nonlinear editing system using current DV editing software, as well as record SD signals to an external VTR.
- 1/3-inch type 3 ClearVid CMOS sensor system
The newly developed 1/3-inch type 3 ClearVid CMOS sensor system has 45-degree rotated pixels on each chip in order to increase the signal density, while each pixel maintains sufficient surface area.
- Enhanced functionality via the technology of "Exmor"
The HVR-Z7E offers cutting-edge features, such as the technology of "Exmor" developed by Sony, which utilizes the full potential of the 3 ClearVid CMOS sensor system.
- Wide range of lenses
The flexible bayonet lens attachment system allows you to use a wide range of lenses.
- Carl Zeiss lens for HD video as standard
A high-quality, multi-purpose Carl Zeiss lens for HD video comes as standard with the HVR-S270E and HVR-Z7E. Stunning resolution and contrast is achieved thanks to the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T coating, which suppresses unwanted reflections. A specially designed wide-angle lens is also available as an option, to suit a diverse range of shooting requirements.
- 25p HDV native progressive recording modes
The HVR-Z7E newly features 25p HDV native progressive recording modes.
- 25p progressive scan modes
In these modes, the 1080p image captured by the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system is also recorded as an interlaced signal by dividing each frame into two fields. This enables compatibility with current editing and monitoring equipment that only accept interlace signals, while maintaining the quality of the 1080p image.
- A streamlined nonlinear editing workflow for HDV
HDV signals can be recorded as a file on non-tape media.