The new camcorder uses Sony’s new 1/3-inch 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor™ system enhanced by the technology of Exmor™. With its 45-degree rotated pixel layout, the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system offers sufficient pixel surface area while it keeps high resolution. The technology of Exmor features a unique column-parallel analogue-to-digital conversion technique and dual noise canceling, resulting in high quality digital signals with extremely low noise, similar to the imaging technology used in the PMW-EX1 camcorder. The integration of the two new technologies allows the new camcorder to perform significantly better in low-light environments with sensitivity of 1.5 lux.* <> The camcorder’s shooting flexibility is further increased through the addition of a brand new fixed “G Lens”. This sophisticated lens incorporates Sony's unique optical design and quality control and has been optimised to complement the camcorder’s advanced image sensor and image-processing technology. This lens offers a wide 29.5mm angle lens and brand new 20x optical zoom, as well as three ND filters (1/4, 1/16, 1/64) and independent focus, zoom and iris rings. The HVR-Z5E also offers 1080/25p Native progressive recording along with the usual flexibility to switch between HDV/DVCAM and DV recording (1080/50i, 576/50i). 60Hz operation will also be available via an optional service upgrade. The camcorder can down-convert material from HD to SD, and output the video signals through its i.LINK interface and other SD output connectors. HDMI output is also available.
The HVR-Z5E is equipped with the same new XtraFine™ LCD and XtraFine EVF as seen on the HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E, which offers high-resolution and high-contrast images with remarkable colour reproduction. It can deliver more than 60 minutes of recording time on miniDV videotapes, and approximate recording times of 63 minutes** with Sony’s DigitalMaster cassettes (PHDVM-63DM).
Features1/3” 3ClearVid CMOS Sensor –1920x1080 (After interpolation) –High resolution, and wide dynamic range. –High speed recording –Lower power consumption
•Technology of “Exmor” –Column A/D Converter contributes less noise influence.