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Sony Z7U Camcorder

7 Days
Retail: $3,999.00
No Damage Waiver
You are liable for any damage or loss to the rental equipment.
GearGuard Damage Waiver
Protects you from liability due to unintentional damage, after paying a deductible.
Theft and water damage not covered.
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Verification Required: This item requires an existing 3rd party insurance policy or a deposit on file.
The Sony Z7U Camcorder accepts miniDV cassette tapes, which provide over 60 minutes recording time for HDV and DV formats and over 40 minutes for DVCAM format. It includes a CompactFlash recording unit that records up to 72 minutes (on a 16GB CF card, which is not included) of HDV ready-to-edit footage. This system incorporates the convenience of a handheld camcorder with the flexibility of larger ENG cameras with an ergonomically designed body-weight balance and a well-planned layout of buttons. Uncompressed digital HD video and audio signals can be output over HDMI and HDV format allows high definition recording on standard MiniDV tapes. The HVR-Z7U is a great camcorder for almost any production, including documentaries, news, low-budget movies, and music videos.
Verification Required: This item requires an existing 3rd party insurance policy or a deposit on file.
  • • Sony Z7U Camcorder Body
  • • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 32.0-384mm (16:9) / 39.5-474mm (4:3) f/4.4-52.8 Lens
  • • Sony NP-F770 Battery
  • • ECM-XM1 Microphone & Windscreen
  • • HVR-MRC1 Memory Recording Unit
  • • Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries
  • • 10' FireWire Cable 9-Pin–6-Pin
  • • Sony DK-415 DC Battery-Style Adapter with Cable
  • • AC Power Cable
  • • Lens Cap
  • • Lens Hood
  • • Carrying Case
  • Verification Required: This item requires an existing 3rd party insurance policy or a deposit on file.
  • • This camcorder records to standard MiniDV tapes. HDV/DVCAM/DV file recording to a CF card can be done with the included Sony HVR-MRC1 Memory Recording Unit. CF cards are rentable separately. A MiniDV tape is not included. CF cards 133x or faster are recommended.
  • • A 1/3" bayonet mount Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens is included. See the Specs tab for more info on focal range. It accepts a 72mm filter, which is not included.
  • • We make every attempt to have a fully charged battery for you but we can’t guarantee it 100%. If you need a fully charged battery, please request it via the order notes.
  • • Video clip length up to 60 minutes for HDV and DV formats and over 40 minutes for DVCAM format.
  • • Sensor: 1/3" Exmor 3CMOS
  • • Recording Format: HDV1080/60i, DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC)
  • • File Format with HVR-MRC1: M2T (HDV), AVI – DV-AVI Type 1 / DV – Raw-DV (DVCAM/DV)
  • • Ports: 10-Pin A/V Out Jack, Component Out Jack, 6-Pin IEEE 1394, (1) 3-Pin Female XLR, 3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack, LANC (2.5mm), HDMI, (2) Accessories Shoes
  • • Lens Compatibility: 1/3" Bayonet Mount
  • • Memory: HVR-MRC1 Memory Recording Unit with CF Card Slot (Card Not Included)
  • • ISO: N/A, Minimum Illumination 1.5 Lux
  • • 3.2" XtraFine LCD Screen
  • • Monaural Condenser Microphone
  • • Built-In Filters: Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
  • • Weight: 5.3 lbs