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Sony HVR-Z1U
4.6 out of 10

Sony HVR-Z1U

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Overall 6
6.0

Good Product

bayo52, Ebay
12 July 2010
  • Summary: Though, this is a very good product but it is very hard to understand the usage.
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Overall 6
6.0

Half HD - too good to be true

D. H. Griesinger, Amazon
17 October 2005
  • Summary: The HVR-Z1U seems too good to be true. And it is. It promises a camera with full HD resolution and outstanding features for a reasonable price. In many ways, it delivers. The video quality is superior to the JVC HDV camera.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Not all it looks

crware, Ciao
14 December 2007
  • Excerpt: This a camera that tries to be all things to all people and is not for the feint-hearted. It has been adopted as the standard kit in the UK for video-journalists in the broadcast industry and, even though it is HD capable, is largely still used in the SD DVCAM mode.
  • Pros: Good 16x9 picture
  • Cons: Heavy, too many buttons
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Picture quality 10
10

Amazed by Z1

GarethG, Ciao
21 August 2007
  • Excerpt: The Z1 is a truly amazing prosumer camera, and the definity choice for anyone interested in professional video production value. I personally shot 3 short films on this camera and am still to this day, BOLWN away by contrast range and the ability to modify absolutely everything.
  • Pros: Everything is customisable, great picture quality, ease of use
  • Cons: no progressive, HDV not HD
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

artbyte, Ciao
26 July 2007
  • Excerpt: Ive used the Z1U on a few shoots and for the money being asked, it s an ok camera... Sony is getting a little cheap with their consumer and pro-sumer cameras. this one has decent imaging, but the image breaks up easily. the audio inputs leave something to be desired...
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10

Sony Z1

crissswan, Ciao
13 June 2007
  • Excerpt: I first came across this dream piece of equipment whilst doing some filming for the BBC, similar to the Sony PD170 in terms of use its an absolute ideal piece of kit for anyone serious about film making.
  • Pros: Light, durable, easy to use
  • Cons: Expensive
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Overall 5
5.0

Pasaros a la V1 o FX7

Josué, quesabesde.com
6 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Esto no es lo que era... Esta desfasada y lo que es peor no tiene nada que hqacer con sus hermanas y primas. No lo dudes una V1 antes que un Z1. En su momento estuvo bien... Pero el tiempo pasa...
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Overall 6
6.0

SONY Z1

PINTOS, quesabesde.com
6 August 2009
  • Excerpt: bueno estube probando la panasonic hvx 200 y e eligido comprarme la z1 por varios motivos ... el primero es que si quiero grabar un social el hdv lo puedo hacer ya en estos momento con solo un par de cintas mini dv ..
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Overall 6
6.0

Discrepo: no os paseis a la V1!!!

Alex, quesabesde.com
6 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Umm Josue, discrepo con tu opinion acerca que hay que pasarse a la V1. La V1 tiene un gran problema que son esos 4 PEDAZOS DE LUX QUE NECESITA PARA FUNCIONAR. Es muchisimo menos luminosa que la z1 y eso en ENG y en reportaje social es un problema y gordo.
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