3CMOS 1080p HDV Camcorder

Pricing available upon request

Sony is pleased to introduce the new HVR-V1U HDV™ camcorder, the world's first 1080p24 HDV acquisition tool. The HVR-V1U camcorder, along with the companion HVR-DR60 HDV Hard Drive Recorder, represents the latest addition to Sony's tremendously popular line of professional HDV products, and does NOT replace any of our existing camcorders. The HVR-V1U camcorder provides affordable HD acquisition by offering true 1080p image capture in a small camcorder form factor. Three ClearVid® CMOS Sensors, combined with Sony's 14-bit Enhanced Image Processor, create an exceptional camcorder capable of capturing images at 1080p24, 1080p30, and 1080 60i. All video is processed at 1920x1080 at 60p in full 4:2: 2, for optimum picture quality. In the 1080 24p mode, the images are scanned at the full 1080 lines, and 2:3 pull down is added and recorded to the 60i HDV tape. From SD to HD, and 24p to 60i, Sony's HVR-V1U and HVR-DR60 offer an extremely versatile, high-quality production package for video professionals. Combining affordable and reliable tape archiving with file-based, edit-friendly clip recording in the field, the HVR-V1U and HVR-DR60 come together to provide a truly practical solution for independent cinematographers, corporate producers, educational users, small-market broadcasters, and wedding videographers, to name just a few.


  • HDV 1080p24, 1080p30, and 1080 60i video capture, recorded as 60i (24p recorded with 2:3 pull down)
  • 3 ClearVid CMOS Imagers, 1.12M Pixels Gross
  • 14-bit Enhanced Imaging Processor, outputting a 1920x1080/60p 4:2:2 video signal
  • High quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens with Extra-low Dispersion, Fluorite Glass
  • 20X Optical Zoom with built-in Digital Extender for 30x Effective Zoom (Approx.)
  • Super SteadyShot® Optical Stabilization System
  • USB port and i.LINK® DV Interface (IEEE1394)
  • MPEG2 Real Time Encode System for real time processing of HD data
  • HDMI Output
  • Switchable HDV/DVCAM/DV Format Recording
  • Built-in HD to SD down conversion via i.LINK interface and Component Analog output
  • 3.5" (viewable area, measured diagonally) 16:9 Clear Photo LCD Display (211K Pixels)
  • Large 16:9 Color & B/W switchable EVF, with Simultaneous LCD Display Output
  • Wide range of Manual Shutter Speeds, from ¼ to 1/10,000 second, including 1/48
  • Shutter Display Readout in Seconds or Degrees
  • Manual Iris Control, with New Exposure modes
  • 6 User Assignable Buttons for quick access to frequently used camera/VTR functions
  • Enhanced EVF/LCD Marker function, for Center, Aspect Ratio, Safety Zone, and Guide Frame
  • Expanded Focus Function in Black & White or Color, for easy confirmation of focus setting during manual focusing
  • EVF & LCD Peaking Indicator
  • Infinite Manual Zoom Ring
  • Manual Focus Ring, with Focus Distance Displayed in Feet or Meters
  • Histogram and Zebra Pattern in EVF/LCD
  • Exposure dial on Optical Axis of the Lens
  • Balanced Audio XLR input connectors (x2) w/Selectable Phantom Power
  • Time code Synchronization via i.LINK interface
  • Shot Transition Function offers automatic transition of various shooting parameters between shots
  • Hypergain Function
  • Handle mounted ZOOM / REC control
  • 3 position ND filter switch
  • Up to 8 hours of normal operation on a single NPF970 battery
Features Benefits:
Cinema Applications 24p Capture; Cinematone Gamma™ and Cinematone™ Color, with 3D-LUT (Lookup Table), to Match Film Stock; 1/48 Shutter; Focus Feet Display;
Creative Features 8-level Skin Tone Detail Feature; Knee Point and Black Compensation Settings, for Precise Gamma Level Customization; 12-Character Picture Profile Filing System on MemoryStick Duo™ Media; One-Button "Last Scene Review" Function Without Leaving Camera Mode; Contrast Enhancer in EIP Separates image signal into "Picture Pattern" and "Brightness" Information, to increase Detail in Dark Areas; Manual White Balance Adjustment; Still Image Capture to MemoryStick DUO; Smooth Slow Recording, in 3/6/12 Second Intervals, for Dramatic Effect and Motion Analysis; Interval Recording, for Time Lapse Effects; Picture Profile™ feature offers 6 memory locations for storing important camera settings such as: color phase, skintone detail, auto iris limit, AWB sensitivity, cinematone setting

General Specifications Detail:
Audio DV/DVCAM Rec. 48KHz/16 bit, 32KHz 12 bit
HDV Rec.: MPEG-1 Audio Layer II
Built-in Filters ND1: ¼ and ND2: 1/16
Connectors A/V
Component Output
XLR IN (x2)
Headphone stereo mini
USB port
MemoryStick DUO port
Dimensions 131mm x 184mm x 323mm
Exposure Auto, Manual
Format HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) recording; HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) playback
Image Device 1/4-inch type x3, ClearVid CMOS Sensors
LCD Panel Hard-Coat Anti-Reflection 16:9 3.5" type, 211K pixels (approx.)
Minimum Illumination 4 lux @ 18db, F1.6, normal shutter
Panel Display Resolution High quality 20X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens Extra-low dispersion Glass 37.4mm to 748mm (35mm equivalent) Filter diameter 62mm
Picture Elements Total pixels: approx. 1.12M pixels
Effective pixels: approx. 1.04M pixels
Power Consumption 6.8W with VF or LCD on
Provided Microphone ECM-NV1 Microphone
Recording Time Max. 60 min with HDV, 40 minutes in DVCAM, & 60 min. in DV (SP)
Scanning System 1080/60p 4:2:2
Shutter Speed 1/4 to 1/10000 sec
Speaker 16mm built-in dynamic
Video Signal System NTSC color system
Viewfinder Hybrid Precision 16:9 Color & B/W Selectable Approx. 250,000 pixel
Weight 1.5 Kg (3 lbs., 6 oz.)

Supplied Accessories

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Remote Commander® Unit RMT-851
A/V Cable
Component Video Cable
USB Cable
Lens Hood With Integral Lens Cap
Operation Manual
ECM-NV1 Microphone
AC Adapter with Power Cord
Large Eyecup
NPF-570 InfoLithium® "L" Battery

Optional Accessories

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RM1BP Remote Commander $257.50 Get details
ECM673/9X Shotgun Microphone $357.00 Get details
2NPF970/B InfoLithium L Series Rechargeable (2) Battery Package $250.00 Get details
VCT1BP Bracket Pricing available upon request Get details
HVRMRC1K Memory Recording Unit $940.00 Get details
VCLHG0862K Wide Conversion Lens for HVR-V1U $638.60 Get details
F112 Interview Microphone $215.00 Get details
ACCL1BP Power supply & fast dual charger for HDV and NXCAM camcorders using L series batteries. $280.00 Get details
ECM678/9X Shotgun Microphone $854.00 Get details
VCTPG11RMB Tripod with the RM-1BP LANC Remote Controller $1,318.40 Get details
ACVQL1BP Quad Battery Charger Pricing available upon request Get details
SHL35WBP LCD Hood For 3.5" LCD Panel of HVR-V1U $63.86 Get details


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User Manual

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Warranty Card

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