Sony announced an entry-level professional HDV camcorder with a shoulder-mount design.
The HVR-HD1000U model supports both the HDV and the standard-definition DV formats.
The HDV format allows users to shoot approximately 60 minutes of HD video on a 6mm cassette tape.
Other features of the Sony HVR-HD1000U include Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonner T* 10x optical zoom lens, Super SteadyShot, 1/2.9-inch ClearVid CMOS sensor system, 6.1MP still images, electronic view finder (EVF) and Super NightShot. The new HVR-HD1000U model is targeted toward wedding videographers, freelancers and educational video creators, offering them more versatility and more opportunities for generating business with a moderately priced camera.
The HVR-HD1000U camcorder is planned to be available in December, at a suggested list price of less than $1,900.
Via this Sony press-release.
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