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HVR-Z5N

1/3-inch type 3 ClearVid CMOS sensor HDV camcorder recording HD / SD

The HVR-Z5N 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, colour and contrast, for breathtaking images.

3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor ™ system utilising the technology of Exmor™ provides excellent low-light sensitivity. This compact camcorder is ideal when high performance in available 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.

The HVR-Z5N's standard features include 1080/24p/30p*1 HDV native progressive recording modes. (*1: Here “24p” means “23.98p” video signal and “30p” means “29.97p” video signal.)

Sony's cutting-edge HYBRID recording system offers use of an optional HVR-DR60 or HVR-MRC1K. This allows simultaneous recording of HDV and/or standard DV/DVCAM to dual media for improved NLE and archive workflow efficiency.

  • Sony's exclusive high-performance "G Lens"

    The HVR-Z5N benefits from the exceptional optical performance of Sony's "G Lens". This sophisticated lens incorporates Sony's unique optical technology and unparalleled quality control. Moreover, it's been optimized to perfectly complement the advanced image sensor and image-processing technology, thus expanding your shooting possibilities.

  • 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.

  • Selectable 24p/30p Progressive Modes

    The HVR-Z5N offers the ability to choose between a 24p/30p scanning mode (sames as HVR-V1E) but also a 24p/30p '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 24p/30p 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.

  • HYBRID Solution for Media, Format & Workflow

    The HVR-Z5N is ready for HYBRID operation with the optional HVR-MRC1K Memory Recording Unit. In HYBRID operation you can simultaneously record video footage and audio to tape and to a standard CompactFlash (CF) card. This will allow an operator to shoot HD on tape and CF card, SD on tape and CF card or HD on tape and SD on CF card - depending on their requirements.

    The HVR-Z5N has a special shoe connector* for direct attachment of the HVR-MRC1K without the use of a cable. This smart combination never interferes with shooting operations. The ergonomically integrated design provides easier handling in any shooting situation. The HVR-MRC1K automatically synchronises with the recording commands of the HVR-Z5N.

    Various recording options are available when using the HVR-MRC1K in HYBRID operation. These include Synchronous recording, Relay recording or HVR-MRC1K only recording.

    Furthermore, the HVR-Z5N can display HVR-MRC1K status information on its LCD for convenient reference. The display data includes Connection status, REC status and the remaining CF recording time. It is very convenient to be able to monitor the HVR-MRC1K's operation without having to check the rear display panel.

    * The intelligent shoe connector inputs and outputs an HDV/DV stream and supplies power to the Memory Recording Unit HVR-MRC1K. The i.LINK connector is not available when the unit is attached to the camcorder.

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