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Old September 4th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #1
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Sony Unveils HDR-FX1000 , HVR-Z5J

PC World - Business Center: Sony Unveils Two High-def Camcorders

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can't waiting for the HVR-MRC1K compact flash unit for my XH-A1.

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Is the Z5 a fixed-lens version of the Z7? If so, it seems priced a bit high...

I'm assuming the memory recorder is the same one used on the Z7/270. It would be nice if Sony came out with one that would record JVC ProHD 720 24p as well. Probably too much to hope for.
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Here's the official Sony Japan product page for the Z5J:

HVR-Z5J | •i• | HDV | ‰f‘œ‹@ | •‘—E‹–—p | ƒ\ƒj[ (fancy URL!)

The Z5 seems squarely aimed at the Canon XH series... dedicated iris, zoom and focus rings and a 20x lens.

I guess this means another we're going to add another forum to our Sony HDV lineup. How am I going to organize this thing? There's the HVR-A1, the V1 / FX7, the Z1 / FX1, the Z7 / S270, and now the Z5 / FX1000. D'oh!
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Old September 4th, 2008, 04:17 PM   #5
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Chris, maybe you should just call it the "Sony HDV Super Section" ...

At least this is a clear indication HDV is here to stay for quite some time ...
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Looks like z1 and fx1, with a few additions.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 04:33 PM   #7
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Still trying to hunt down some *good* Z5 photos and product lit...

Meanwhile here's the full brochure for the FX1000 (in Japanese):

http://www.ecat.sony.co.jp/products/...HDR-FX1000.pdf

And here's a photo of the HDR-FX1000.

Update: added a photo of the HVR-Z5.
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What's astonishing to me is that Sony is not only coming out with more and more prosumer HDV gear, but that they're not retiring the older models, like the Z1, A1 or the V1. How many slices are they going to cut this particular market segment into?

Must be rough on their service centers and parts distributors, to keep track of all the different models!
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I sure hope they don't retire the Z1 since it is CCD and that equals no rolling shutter artifacts.
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screw buying the new cameras, I'll take two CF recorders please! available later this month, whoooohooooo!
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screw buying the new cameras, I'll take two CF recorders please! available later this month, whoooohooooo!
I agree with you 100% Scott, bring on the CF recorder.

While I would like the 24P available in the FX1000, I still would prefer my FX1 to the newFX1000, because it uses CCD's and not CMOS sensors.

But the CF recorder, will help things out a ton. No dropped frames (not that I ever got any major ones), fast transfers, and longer record times to card without having to switch tapes.
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screw buying the new cameras, I'll take two CF recorders please! available later this month, whoooohooooo!
Amen to that.
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Sony is rolling out cameras faster than lightning! The price of the Z5 is too close to Z7 if they are looking at beating Canon XH-A1. Yeah, I think Z1 is still quite a treasure as it is the last CCD cam left from Sony!
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are you guys talking about the cineform hdmi recorder ?
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How many slices are they going to cut this particular market segment into?
All of them.

If you're interested. Check out this link to get an insight into their business strategy: Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce | Video on TED.com

Basically, Sony isn't trying to build the perfect camera, instead they are trying to build the perfect variety of cameras.
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