Manufacturer’s Description

The HVR-A1U 1080i HDV camcorder provides real 1080i HD acquisition, with superb image quality and comprehensive functionality for professional use, in a handy camcorder form factor. This new HDV camcorder will help to expand the adoption of HDV and lead the entry level HD market by providing a compact and low cost solution. The new HVR-A1U features a newly developed 1/3 inch C-MOS imager. This new 1920x1080 native imager is also capable of 3 mega-pixel still images. Combined with a high quality Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens and Sony's new 14 bit A/D and DXP digital Extended Processor, result in precise image acquisition with superb detail and clarity. The new HVR-A1U records this exceptional imagery using the recently adopted HDV 1080i format onto a DVCAM mini cassette.

The Specs

General Features
Additional Features Built-in Speaker|Viewfinder
Warranty Information 1 Year Limited
Image Processor
Image Sensor Size 1/3"
Image Sensor CMOS
Image Sensor Quantity 1
More Info
Merchants (Images) Electronic Imaging
Video Recording
Video Capture Format MPEG-2
Minimum Lux Rating 7 lux
Additional Specifications
Video Broadcast Standards NTSC (analog)
Max Resolution 1440 x 1080
Focus Features Manual Focus
Maximum Image Resolution 1920 x 1440
Included Components AC Adapter|Battery|Cables - Audio/Video|Cables - USB|Carrying Strap|External Microphone|Recording Media|Remote
Exposure Settings Auto Exposure|Manual Exposure
Frequency Band HDV 1080, 60i/30F/24F Recording and Playback capable Simultaneous use of EVF and LCD display User Assigna
Product Series HDV
normalized-Height 104.14
Frame Rate at Max Resolution 30 frames/s (fps)
Frame Rate 24p|30p|60i
Product Model HVR-A1U
Exposure Control Auto Manual
Total Camcorder Resolution 3 Megapixel
Interlaced Scan Yes
Audio Support MP2
Minimum Shutter Speed 10000 1/x sec.
Maximum Shutter Speed 4 1/x sec.
Maximum Video Lines 1080
Brand Name Sony
Memory Card Type Include Memory Stick Duo
Camera Type Fixed
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Max Focal Length 410 mm
Min Focal Length 41 mm
Total Pixels 2970000
Height 4.1 in
Width 2.9 in
Weight 1.48 lbs
Depth 7.6 in
Quick Glance
LCD Screen Size 2.7 in
Interface Connection 1 x Component Video Out|1 x 4-pin IEEE 1394|2 x 3-pin XLR Audio In|1 x Headphone|1 x Microphone|1 x LANC|1 x USB|1 x DC Power In
Product Type Professional Camcorder
normalized-Weight 23.68
Recording Media Tape Media|Memory Card|DVCAM
normalized-Optical Zoom 10
Maximum Video Capture Resolution 1440 x 1080
Lens Features
Filter Diameter 37 mm
Optical Zoom 10 X
Battery Life 1.50 Hour
Power Source Lithium-Ion Battery