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

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

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