Sony HDV V1U Camcorder - Black
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Sony HDV V1U Camcorder - Black

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  • Media Format: Mini DV (HDV) Mini DV
  • Recording System: NTSC
  • Resolution: 1.1 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 2x
  • Type: Professional
  • Optical Zoom: 20x
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Sony HDV V1U Camcorder - Black

The compact professional camcorders manufactured by Sony have introduced a new level of mobility for ENG and documentary-making worldwide with their superior quality and compact dimensions. These camcorders have dramatically revolutionized the traditional methods of capturing video footage. With the new Sony HVR-V1U camcorder, now you can enjoy the same mobility with the breathtaking beauty of HD picture quality. Have the freedom to create video material with much greater creativity and visual impact. The HVR-V1U will pave the way into a new world of HD video productions.

Consumer Reviews


Great Outdoor Camera, but Poor Low Light and Audio

bymarqwyce Jul 23, 2007
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Pros Good zoom lens, high exposure latitude, lots of controls, picture profiles, great color.
Cons Terrible audio frequency response, HDV artifacts, poor picture quality in anything but...
Recommended it? Yes

This camera is a mixed-bag in terms of performance. It needs a lot of light to produce its best picture. Shooting outdoors, with sunlight, it can produce nearly spectacular images. Indoors, even with natural light from windows, supplemented by artificial light from PAR floods, the picture can be... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Night Mode Yes
Color Black

Other Features

High Definition Video Support 1080p
Widescreen Video Capture Yes


Effective Video Resolution 1.0 MP

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C


Battery Description 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 2200 mAh ( included )
Battery Manufacturer Sony NP-F570
Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific


Connector Types 1 x component video output
HDMI Output Yes


Microphone Technology Electret condenser
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Microphone Type Microphone - detachable - electret condenser - stereo


Display Type With LCD Screen
Display Rotation Rotating
Screen Details LCD display - 3.5" - color


Depth 16.97 in.
Width 5.71 in.
Height 7.24 in.


Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.44"
Viewfinder Type LCD

Memory / Storage

Recording Speed SP
Supported Flash Memory Memory Stick Duo


Min Illumination 4 lux
Max Shutter Speed 1/10000 sec
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Aperture-Priority

Lens System

Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Lens Manufacturer Carl Zeiss
Lens Filter Size 62 mm
Focal Length Range 3.9mm - 78mm
Lens System Features ED Glass
Focus Adjustment Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Type 3 ClearVid CMOS • CMOS
Optical Sensor Qty 3
Sensor Size 1/4"

Key Features

Media Format Mini DV (HDV) • Mini DV
Recording System NTSC
Resolution 1.1 MP
Digital Zoom 2x
Type Professional
Optical Zoom 20x
Storage Type Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Weight 64 Oz.

Product Identifiers

Model V1U

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