Sony HVR-A1P HDV Camcorder PAL

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Sony HVR-A1P HDV Camcorder PAL
The Sony HVR-A1P is an ultra-compact professional camcorder capable of providing HDV in full 1080 line resolution. PAL version.

The Sony HVR-A1P provides users a migration path from Standard Definition whilst retaining the qualities of the popular DVCAM range such as ease of use and i.LINK (IEEE1394) connectivity.

Ideal for situations where space is at a premium, the Sony HVR-A1P further broadens the range of HDV tools available to support professional users - it really delivers "HD for Everyone".

See also: Sony PXW-X70 XDCAM HD Camcorder

Features

* 1/2.9-inch ClearVid CMOS Sensor
* Optical 10x zoom by Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonner T lens
* 2-channel XLR Audio Input and Phantom power
* 10x Optical
* Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens

Specifications

General

Dimemsions (W x H x D): 71 x 103 x 191 mm (excluding lens hood and microphone)
Continuous recording time: 320 min (with NP-QM91D, LCD off, HDV recording)
LCD Monitor: 2.7-inch type 16:9 hybrid colour (123,200 dots)
Viewfinder: 0.54-inch type LCD (252,000 dots), B&W / Colour
Power requirement (AC Adaptor / Battery): 8.4 V / 7.2 V
Power consumption (VF On / LCD On / VF & LCD On): 5.6 W / 5.8 W / 6.2 W (HDV recording)
Mass: 670 g (without tape, battery)

Inputs / Outputs

Component Video Out: 1080i / 576p / 576i
Multi AV Out: Composite, S-Video, Audio
i.LINK (IEEE1394): 4-pin (HDV/DV)
External Audio Inputs: XLR (x2)
Headphone Jack: Stereo Mini
LANC: Yes
USB: Yes
DC IN: Yes

In the Box

Microphone (ECM-NV1)
Microphone Unit
Adaptor (AC-L15)
Power Cable and Battery (NP-FM50)
Remote Controller RMT-831
Component Video Cable (VMC-15VC)
AV Cable
Memory Stick Duo 16MB
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor
USB Cable
Sony HVR-A1E/P Manual

Reviews

Reviewed by 3 Customers
Rating: 4.5
Compact but still does the job!!
Rating: 4.0
By from Christchurch on
I have had this camera since June 2007. I have had absolutely no problems with it. It has travelled to several countries with me and filmed several weddings over the past three and a half years.

It is very small which helps when travelling but if you want ease of access to manual adjustments you do have to access the menu on the LCD (eg manual audio levels). This may discourage some people. For the increase in price, at the time I purchased, to the bigger models that have adjustment knobs it wasn't worth it. (Almost double the price).

There is one assign button that you can select for white balances/bars etc that saves you needing to access the menu. I use it for bars. The audio shoe is a good option for XLR inputs and I also add a radio mic receiver to the top. It can make the camera a bit top heavy but compared to the cameras I use at work this little guy is still very very light even with all the add ons.

IN CONCLUSION:
It will do the same job as the bigger Sony HDV cameras its just a little less user friendly... but that is where its great for travelling and on the wallet.
Nice...
Rating: 5.0
By from nîmes on
Specialy for travelers and report, small camera....very good !!
BEST CAMCODER
Rating: 5.0
By from South Africa on
WOW THIS IT THE BEST CAMCODER WITH ALL THE RECORDING FORMATS & ITS
HIGHYLY PROFERSIONAL, i LOVE IT WHAT MORE CAN i SAY.

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