Supplied Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, 12x (optical), f = 4.4 to 52.8 mm, f = 32.0 to 384 mm* at 16:9 mode, f = 39.5 to 474 mm* at 4:3 mode, filter diameter: 72 mm
Built-in filter Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Imaging system 1/3-inch, progressive 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system with Exmor technology
Picture elements Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective), approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total)
Focus Auto,manual (focus ring/one push auto/infinity/AF assist/ focus macro)
White balance Auto, one-push auto (A/B positions), indoor (3200 K), outdoor (selectable level -7 to +7, approx. 500K/step), manual WB Temp (selectable 2300K to 15000K, 100K/step)
Manual shutter speed Auto: 1/50 – 1/1750
Manual: 50i/25p: 1/3 – 1/10000
Gain -6, -3, 0 , 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB
Minimum illumination 1.5 lux (auto gain, auto iris, 1/25 shutter)
New flexibility, new features, new opportunities
The HVR-Z7E is the world’s first HDV handheld camcorder with an interchangeable lens system, native progressive recording, and solid-state memory recording.
A variety of video lenses can be attached to the HVR-Z7E, which is equipped with a universal standard 1/3-inch bayonet mount mechanism for the quick changing of lenses.
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 new 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 new HVR-Z7E is ideal.
NEW Interchangeable Lens System
This camcorder is fitted with a new 1/3inch interchangeable lens system allowing customers either to use the supplied Carl Zeiss lens or use a whole range of other lenses available on the market.
This is the first compact camcorder to offer interchangeable lens options.
Flexible usage – the camera can be used for a myriad of different applications using different lenses, from TV work, through to budget movie making and with the use of still’s lenses, wildlife videography.
Various optional lens adaptor rings will allow conversion to 1/2inch or 2/3inch, plus an additional lens adaptor for Sony Alpha lenses.
The supplied lens features professional operation with a new manual focus ring and zoom and iris rings.
NEW 1/3inch ClearVid CMOS Processor
Newly developed 1/3inch x 3 ClearVid CMOS processor offers high resolution, high sensitivity, wide dynamic range and excellent colour reproduction.
Offers greater resolution than existing pixel-shift technologies regardless of the balance between colour elements.
Offers great low-light capabilities especially important for camera operators who cannot control their ambient lighting., e.g. wedding videographers.
Lower power consumption than traditional CCD’s.
‘Exmor’ technology employed in the the new CMOS processor reduces noise in the A/D process.
NEW Selectable 25p Progressive Modes
The HVR-Z7E offers the ability to choose between a 25p scanning mode (sames as HVR-V1E) but also a 25p ‘native’ recording mode. In this native recording mode the picture is both scanned and recorded as a progressive image.
Further improves the progressive reproduction by both scanning and recording progressively.
Provides further flexibility of use. e.g. The camera can be used for a variety of applications from budget-movie making in 25p mode to standard interlace TV productions.
Offers camera operators the use of the progressive ‘filmic look’, coupled with gamma curve correction makes the camera ideal for movie production.