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Sony HVR-A1 and HDR-HC Series
Sony's latest single-CMOS additions to their HDV camcorder line.


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Old August 18th, 2006, 09:04 AM   #1
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Greetings from Guatemala. I have been using both the Z1 and the A1U here, but hiking in the jungle makes the lighter weight of the A1 ideal. After a couple of days, I also dumped the tripod; the monopod works very well. Lots of humidity, but both cameras seem ok; just keep them out of air condition spaces and hour before you shoot. More later. I have also been using the manual exposure lever...a lot it is very helpful. And hope to use the Merlin shooting pyramids today.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 01:39 PM   #2
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Thanks for the post. Looking forward to updates on this project.
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 08:01 AM   #3
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I look forward to the updates too. I'm very interested in how the A1 holds up in humidity for long periods of time.
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 06:38 PM   #4
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were basically non existent. Having said that, I must tell you that the A1U was, for most of the time, in the Jungle; not going in and out of air conditioned spaces. But I have virtually no problems with it, and it looks like the footage will match very well with the Z1. (More on that later). By and large it is a very sturdy camera. I used a Sennheiser ME64 instead of the Sony issue mic and the audio is quite good.

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were basically non existent. Having said that, I must tell you that the A1U was, for most of the time, in the Jungle; not going in and out of air conditioned spaces. But I had virtually no problems with it, and it looks like the footage will match very well with the Z1. (More on that later). By and large it is a very sturdy camera. I used a Sennheiser ME64 instead of the Sony issue mic and the audio is quite good.

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