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Sony HVR-S270U HDV Shoulder Camcorder with Kata Rain Cover

The HVR-S270U features interchangeable lens systems, native progressive recording, increased sensitivity for low-light conditions, hybrid solid-state recording and other features designed for video production professionals and pro-sumers.Sonys 1/3-inch 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system enhanced by Exmor technology produces results in high-quality digital signals with extremely low noise. Both technologies combine to allow the HVR-S270U to perform significantly better in low-light environments with sensitivity of 1.5 lux. * This imaging technology is complemented by Sony's Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP) system to achieve high resolution, high sensitivity, wide dynamic range, and excellent color reproduction.The HVR-S270U is one of the first compact camcorders to offer the extra flexiblility of allowing users to attach different lenses. It comes with a universal standard 1/3-inch bayonet mount mechanism for easier lens changes. Also standard is a 12x high-quality, multi-purpose Carl Zeiss lens for HD video, with a Vario-Sonnar T* coating to reduce reflections. A specially designed 8x wide-angle lens is available as an option. These new lenses along with the new mount give you the same functionality as Sony's popular fixed-lens camcorders like the HVR-Z1U and HVR-V1U, thanks to built-in features such as auto-focus, optical stabilizer, and automatic back-focus adjustment. In addition, via a special adaptor you can attach the alpha series lenses that were designed for Sony's consumer digital SLR still cameras.The HVR-S270U offers 1080, 24p and 30p native progressive recording, using its 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system and EIP technology to create true 1080p images and recording them as progressive signals in the HDV format. The progressive HDV streams can be output from an i.LINK interface and used for progressive editing with compatible non-linear editing software. The HVR-S270U has the ability to switch between 1080p, 1080i in the HDV format, DVCAM, and DV recording, and can down-convert material from HD to SD, outputting the video signals through its i.LINK interface and other SD output connectors. The HVR-S270U has HD-SDI or SD-SDI connectivity, and also supports embedded audio and timecode.Users have the option of hybrid recording to flash memory cards via a supplied memory-recording unit that attaches directly to the side of the HVR-S270U and eliminates the need for cables. This unit captures the HDV1080i, DVCAM, or DV stream output from the camcorder and can record HDV/DVCAM/DV files to a standard CompactFlash solid-state memory card, while users are simultaneously recording to tape. Compatible with Sony's Professional 306x CompactFlash card as well as standard CompactFlash cards (2GB minimum capacity, 133x minimum speed), the unit allows you to record up to 72 minutes on a 16GB CompactFlash card in the HDV or DV format. The HVR-S270U also accepts standard-size cassettes to provide more than 4.5 hours of continuous recording, with approximate recording times of 4 hours, 36 minutes** on Sony PHDV-276DM videotapes.** In HDV or DV formatKata's RC-1 Pro Rain Cover is designed for full sized camcorders with the battery and lens installed. It is fabricated from waterproof material, water tight zippers, seam seal technology and features crystal clear TPU panels on the camera’s control side. The cover slips quickly over the camera to protect it from sudden showers. It is secured by a quick pull of drawstrings. Stiff polypropylene hood can be adjusted to fit a variety of lens sizes.Features:Native progressive recordingSwitchable recording and Playback- HDV 1080i/DVCAM/DVBuilt in Down-converter for SD Production1/3 inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS sensor systemInterchangeable lens systemHybrid solid-state recording capabilityIncludes:HVR-S270U HDV Shoulder CamcorderLens hood with lens coverKata RC-1 Pro Rain CoverLithium battery (CR2025)Large size eye-cupAdditional normal shoe kit ECM-XM1 monaural electolet condenser microphoneShoulder beltOperating instructions (CD-ROM)Printed operating instructionsHVR-MRC1 memory recording unit kit
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