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Sony HVR-Z7 / HVR-S270
Handheld and shoulder mount versions of this Sony 3-CMOS HDV camcorder.


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Old June 30th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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Is it time to move this forum.

These cameras have been out for a while now and I'm sure many browsers through these forums just visit the Professional High Def. area and miss this forum.

Do you think it's time to move them Chris?

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Old July 1st, 2008, 09:01 AM   #2
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I'd support a move of this section.

I'm also a little concerned that the Z7 isn't being recognised enough and is in the shadow of the EX1. But maybe that's a bigger issue...
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Old July 1st, 2008, 10:02 AM   #3
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... and is in the shadow of the EX1. But maybe that's a bigger issue...
As much as I like the Z7 - isn't there a good reason for this long shadow...? (-:
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Old July 1st, 2008, 10:05 AM   #4
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It was a struggle to buy a Z7. Similar price to the EX1, but I just couldn't afford the SxS Media. Crazy price.

When I'm on location, I just couldn't afford to have pockets of these things like tapes. I prefer shooting on tape and CF at the same time.

I'd love to under and over crank though...
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Old July 1st, 2008, 10:24 AM   #5
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As much as I like the Z7 - isn't there a good reason for this long shadow...? (-:
I feel that people are missing the fact that the Z7 and EX1 are in 2 different leagues. I have 3 Z7s and love them, but the EX1 is a huge jump up from the Z7. Maybe I am off here, but that is the way I feel.

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Old July 1st, 2008, 10:31 AM   #6
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I feel that people are missing the fact that the Z7 and EX1 are in 2 different leagues. I have 3 Z7s and love them, but the EX1 is a huge jump up from the Z7. Maybe I am off here, but that is the way I feel.

Bruce

I feel exactly like you on this. Quite amazing that the new EX3 costs almost as much as what I have paid for my Z7 not that long ago....
I am going to buy the EX3 and use the Z7 as a back-up and in situations where I will need the extra reach. (the x7 crop factor of the Z7 as opposed to the X4 or so of the EX3 is quite significant for my needs - wildlife).
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Old July 1st, 2008, 10:32 AM   #7
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Can't really comment on the differences. I only have a Z7.

Just can't help thinking that the EX1 has completely overshadowed the Z7.

Maybe I should send mine back...
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Old July 1st, 2008, 11:09 AM   #8
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I also chose the Z7 over the ex-1 for several reasons.

1: Card costs
2: DVcam compatibility
3: Back-up on tape
4: Interchangeable lens

There is too much bull**** about HD formats and cameras at the moment and a great need to still be compatible with formats such as Dvcam that are still around. Also HDV suits my application which is IPTV that also may be broadcast so I have a M35 deck that will interface with HD/SD-SDI.
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Old July 1st, 2008, 12:46 PM   #9
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I hope you're right and I haven't bought a lemon.
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Old July 1st, 2008, 04:22 PM   #10
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I hope you're right and I haven't bought a lemon.
Jonathan be assured you have a very good camera. I now have 3 of them.

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Old July 1st, 2008, 05:28 PM   #11
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I'm with Gary on this.

I was on a shoot for the Horse & County Channel the other week and I was asked to shoot in DVCAM...
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