HVRA1U

C-MOS 1080i HDV Camcorder

Pricing available upon request

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 HDV camcorder leads the entry level HD market by providing a compact and low cost solution. The HVR-A1U features a 1/3 inch C-MOS imager. This 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 14 bit A/D and DXP digital Extended Processor, result in precise image acquisition with superb detail and clarity. The HVR-A1U records this exceptional imagery in HDV 1080i format onto a DVCAM™ mini cassette as well as to the optional HVR-MRC1K CompactFlash memory recording unit, offering users Hybrid recording capability and flexible archive options.

Highlights:

  • Sony's first C-MOS 1080i HDV/DVCAM/DV camcorder
  • 60i/30frame/sec, 24 frame/sec with 2:3 pulldown switchable
  • Built-in HD to SD down conversion
  • CinemaTone gamma and CineFrame functions
  • Switchable HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) format recording
  • High quality 10X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
  • Resolution of 1440x1080 with pixel shift
Features Benefits:
HDV 1080, 60i/30F/24F Recording and Playback capable
1/3" 3 Mega-pixel newly developed C-MOS Imager
High quality 10X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Lens
Stabilization system
Manual Focus Ring
Histogram
2.7" 16:9 Hybrid LCD Display with touch panel function
Simultaneous use of EVF and LCD display
Built-in Wide Range Stereo Microphone
Balanced Audio XLR input connectors (x2) w/selectable phantom power
User Assignable button
Expanded focus
Markers
Color Bars
Quick Rec Mode
Shot Transition
i.LINK® DV Interface (IEEE1394)
MPEG2 Real Time Encode System for real time processing of HD data
14 Bit DXP (Digital Extended Processor) combines 14 bit A/D converter with an advanced camera processing system
Switchable HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) Format recording
Built-in HD to SD down conversion
Precision 16:9 SD DV recording
Expanded Focus Function for easy confirmation of focus setting during manual foucsing
EVF & LCD peaking indicator
Advanced Zebra Indicator
CineFrame™ and Cinematone™ functions for cinema like recordings (30F/24F)
Tele Macro function
Still image capture to Memory Stick Duo
Night Shot
Analog/Digital conversion with Pass-Through
LCD panel mounted ZOOM/REC controls
Battery Info function allows the battery's charge level and remaining run time to be checked with the camera's power turned off
Over 5 1/2 hours of operation on a single NP-QM91D battery using the LCD and EVF simultaneously

General Specifications Detail:
Audio DV/DVCAM Rec.: 48KHz/16 bit, 32 KHz 12 bit.
HDV Rec.: MPEG-1 Audio Layer II
Connectors S-Video
A/V
Component Output
XLR IN (x2)
i.Link
LANC
Headphone stereo mini
Exposure Auto, Manual
Format HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) recording; HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) playback
Image Device 1/3-inch type C-MOS
LCD Panel Hybrid 16:9 2.7" type
Minimum Illumination 7 lux @ 18db, normal shutter
Panel Display Resolution High quality 10X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens; 41-410mm focal length; filter diameter 37mm
Picture Elements Total pixels: approx. 2.97M pixels
Power Consumption (VF/LCD/VF+LCD):5.8W/5.9W/6.4W
Provided Microphone Wide Range Stereo Microphone
Recording Time Max. 60 minutes with HDV, 40 minutes in DVCAM, & 60 minutes in DV (SP)
SD Video Signal System NTSC
Scanning System 1080.60i
Speaker Built-in dynamic
Sync System Internal (HD & SD)
Viewfinder Hybrid Precision 16:9 Color & B/W Selectable 252,000 pixel
Weight 1 lb, 10 oz.

Supplied Accessories

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Remote Commander® Unit
ECM-HV1 Directional microphone
AC Adapter
Component Video Cable
USB cable
NP-FM50 Info-Lithium® "M" Battery
Lens Hood with Integral Lens Cap
Shoulder Strap
Memory Stick Duo 16MB and adapter
A/V Cable
XLR Audio adapter

Optional Accessories

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ECM673/9X Shotgun Microphone $357.00 Get details
ACSQ950B AC Adaptor/Twin Charger Pricing available upon request Get details
VCTPG11RMB Tripod with the RM-1BP LANC Remote Controller $1,318.40 Get details
RM1BP Remote Commander $257.50 Get details
HVRMRC1K Memory Recording Unit $940.00 Get details
VCT1BP Bracket Pricing available upon request Get details
LCZA1TH Hard Thermodyne Transit Case for HVR-A1U $247.20 Get details
2NPQM91D/B InfoLithium rechargeable Battery Pack (M series) $309.00 Get details
F112 Interview Microphone $215.00 Get details

User Manual

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HVR-A1U Operating Guide pdf / 7,429K Download now

Warranty Card

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Warranty Card (BBSC).pdf pdf / 140K Download now

Family Brochure

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HDV Family Brochure 08/08/2006 pdf / 817K Download now

White Paper

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White Paper on 1080i specification 04/05/2006 pdf / 683K Download now

Product Brochure

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HVR-A1U Brochure 06/29/2006 pdf / 819K Download now
hvra1u.pdf pdf / 407K Download now
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