Specifications & Accessories


Camera section Lens Sony G Lens, 20x (optical), f = 4.1 to 82 mm, f = 29.5 to 590 mm at 16:9 mode, f = 36.1 to 722 mm at 4:3 mode, filter diameter: 72 mm
Built-in filter Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Imaging system 1/3 inch-type, progressive 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system with technology of Exmor
Picture elements Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective), approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total)
Focus Auto, manual (focus ring/one push auto/infinity/AF assist/focus macro)
White balance Auto, one-push auto (A/B positions), indoor (3200K), outdoor (selectable level -7 to +7, approx. 500K/step),
manual WB Temp (selectable 2300K to 15000K, 100K/step)
Manual shutter speed Auto 1/60–1/2000
Manual 60i/30p: 1/4–1/10000 24p: 1/3–1/10000
Gain -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB
Minimum illumination 1.5 lux (auto gain, auto iris, 1/30 shutter)
VTR section Recording format HDV1080/60i/30p/24p, DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC)
Play out/Down conversion format HDV1080/60i/30p/24p, DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC)
Playback/Recording time HDV/DV SP Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
DVCAM Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Input/Output connectors Audio/Video output 10-pin connector A/V OUT jack
(component, composite and unbalanced audio x2ch with the supplied cables)
HDV/DV input/output i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-pin)
XLR audio input XLR 3-pin female x 2ch
Headphone Stereo mini jack (ø3.5 mm)
LANC Stereo mini-mini jack (ø2.5 mm)
Digital video output HDMI connector
Built-in output devices LCD view finder 0.45 inch-type (Viewable area measured diagonally), approx. 1,226,880 dots (852 x 3[RGB] x 480), 16:9 aspect ratio
LCD monitor 3.2 inch-type (Viewable area measured diagonally), XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio
General Dimension (WxHxD) Approx.169 x 188 x 451 mm (6 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 17 7/8 inch)
(with lens hood, microphone and large eye cup)
Mass Approx. 2.2 kg (5 lb 1 oz) (w/o tape, battery)
Power requirements DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor)
Power consumption HDV Approx. 7.1 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD viewfinder ON)
DVCAM/DV Approx. 6.8 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD viewfinder ON)
Battery operating time HDV 395 min (NP-970)
DVCAM/DV 415 min (NP-970)
Operating temperature 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Storage temperature -20 to 60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)
Supplied accessories AC-VQ1050 AC adaptor/charger, NP-F770 infoLITHIUM rechargeable battery pack, A/V multi-connecting cable, Component A/V cable, lens hood with lens cover, lithium battery (CR2025), shoe adaptor, large size eye-cup, RMT-831 wireless Remote Commander, ECM-XM1 monaural electret condenser microphone, operating instructions (CD-ROM), printed operating instructions


NewRM-1000BP (Remote Commander)


Multifunction LANC remote commander
Controls main camcorder functions
Better Human User Interface (HUI) for professional applications

NewVCL-HG0872K (Wide Conversion Lens)


Equivalent to 0.8 magnification
High-resolution wide conversion lens for the HVR-Z5
Bayonet mount for quick and easy attachment
Supports large French Flag and 4x5.65 inch filter holder
Quick and convenient integrated lens shutter

NewLCS-BP1BP (Soft Carrying Case)


Custom backpack carrying case with shoulder and waist straps
Supplied storage for accessories in protective pouches
Optional “VCT-SP1BP Camcorder Support” can be attached

NewLCH-GT1BP (Hard Carrying Case)


Hard shell carrying case, custom-designed for Sony’s handheld camcorders and accessories
Integrated wheels for easy transport

NewHVL-LBPA (LED Battery Video Light)


LED reliability and low power consumption of 16W
Battery power from NP-F770/F970
Wide compatibility for flexible installation (Cold shoe/Screw bolt/ Screw hole)
Ideal for Wide-angle shooting and interviews Spot (600lx@1m) or flood-lighting (300lx@1m) with attached condensing lens ON or Off
Light diffuser attached to soften shadows and reduce contrast
Long Operating time: approximately 3 hours with the NP-F970 (at maximum brightness)
Supplied indoor/outdoor filter kit (5,500K to 3,200K)

VCT-SP1BP (Camcorder Support)


Weight support for stable/comfortable shooting
Support for several shooting styles (e.g., high-angle shooting)
Quick-release function from harness for excellent mobility
Perfect design for camcorder Monopod
Carbon shaft for light weight and rigid design
RM-1BP Remote Controller supplied as standard

AC-VQL1BP (AC Adaptor / Charger)


4 slots battery charger (A pair of parallel charge)
2 charge mode selectable (Normal/Full)
Charging information Remaining time to charge complete Current available time for shooting
Battery Log information Total charge time Total charge cycle last operation date

SH-L32WBP (LCD Hood)


LCD Hood for 3.2" LCD monitor
Adjustable shade (360° shade)
Folding structure realize transfer with camcorder

HVR-DR60 (Hard Disk Recording Unit)


An external Hard Disk Recording Unit with a 60GB capacity and 4.5 hours of recording time for HDV, DVCAM and DV. (battery is not supplied)

HVR-MRC1K (Memory Recording Unit)


A memory recording unit kit which consists of the HVR-MRC1 memory recording unit, HVRA-CR1 cradle, cold-shoe adaptors and an i.LINK (IEEE1394) cable.
The widely available standard CompactFlash (CF) card is used for HDV, DVCAM, and DV file recording.



Tripod with RM-1BP Remote Controller