Summary: This camera has performed superbly! It is EVERYTHING the critics said and more! We have used it on one documentary shoot and one TV Sitcom shoot (with a 2nd rented Sony HVR-Z1U) with excellent results.
Summary: the HVR-Z1U becomes an exciting acquisition tool for a variety of applications today and future and digital movie-making, up to broadcast newsgathering.Offered at a price tag comparable to Sony DVCAM camcorders,
Summary: I have filmed and edited with this camera for 3 years and it is still the top of the line and current professional standard for HDV cameras. Its professional XLR sound capabilities set it apart from all the other camera in its price range. The versatile aspect ratios and shooting abilities in any condition make this camera a must have for any professional and amateur indie filmmaker.
Summary: I bought this item for $3115 based on the picture as it is on this review page. When I received the item, it was supplied without the shotgun microphone. When I called the seller, I was informed that the item is sold without the shotgun microphone. I insisted that it was a wrong item advertised. The blame was passed on to Amazon.com who put up the picture as it appeared. You are therefore misleading prospective buyers by putting up wrong pictures on your website.