Summary: Greta camera!!!! A real work horse. I will be using the Z1U as a secondary camera on my shoots! I search many sights for the same product and the prices were over the top for used cameras. I'm glad I checked here on ebay. I always find great deals.
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've used my Sony HVR-Z1U HDV camcorder in some very extreme conditions, and it it comes through on a regular basis. I shot Hurricane Katrina video footage during the storm (for StormStock) in driving 100 mph rain. At that time, I had purchased and was using a rain coat for the camera. It never failed. Previously, in Hurricane Dennis, the unit failed in the rain, without the coat. The screen went black.