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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 May 14th, 2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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Wish list for next generation Z7

If there's a next generation Z7, this is what I would like to see improved:

- coloured peaking, such as on the Z5 and the EX3
- a folding loupe (such as on older 6x6 cameras) on the LCD-monitor
- an small adjustable shoulder pad at the back of the camera
- the LANC-plug on the same place as on the Z5
- sturdy power plug instead of the sled

How about you guys?
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Old May 16th, 2009, 06:00 AM   #2
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If there's a next generation Z7, this is what I would like to see improved:

- coloured peaking, such as on the Z5 and the EX3
- a folding loupe (such as on older 6x6 cameras) on the LCD-monitor
- an small adjustable shoulder pad at the back of the camera
- the LANC-plug on the same place as on the Z5
- sturdy power plug instead of the sled

How about you guys?
No suggestions? No desires? No Z7-dreams? Anyone?
Sony must have made the perfect camera, then!
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Old May 16th, 2009, 07:20 AM   #3
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A couple of good improvements for me would be better low light performance and a slightly wider angle of view on the supplied lens.
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Old May 17th, 2009, 05:00 AM   #4
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For me the biggest improvement would be a matt anti-reflective finish to the lcd - as on the Z1. Don't the designers ever try using these things outdoors?

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Old May 18th, 2009, 03:18 AM   #5
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Id like to see:

Dual compact flash card slots - and the ability to seamlessly go from one to another

A proper broadcast style lens. dump the prosumer lens filled with electronics. I want a real lens with manual backfocus and macro rings please.

Super slo mo at full resolution

When recording to CF card, would be nice to have a choice of recording formats- like recording straight into .mov files, like the new JVCs do. Hell- would be great if you could record at a higher bitrate, and full raster, but that would be treading on EX1/3's toes.

Id like to see the jello vision cmos sensor 'feature' resolved.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 06:13 AM   #6
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oh, and BNC connectors. I know theres not much room on the camera body, but those min-display port style connectors are just too weedy for repeated plugging and unplugging
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Old May 18th, 2009, 11:09 AM   #7
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oh, and BNC connectors. I know theres not much room on the camera body, but those min-display port style connectors are just too weedy for repeated plugging and unplugging
yeah, I forgot these too. I don't even care if the camera has to become bigger and heavier to realise these improvements.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 05:27 PM   #8
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It would be great if it came in different colours Red, Blue, Green, Yellow would be cool :)
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Old May 19th, 2009, 01:32 PM   #9
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I'd like to see an option ship w/o a lens. Now with JVC, Panasonic & SOny all using the same 1/3" mount, there should be more & more options for glass in the future.

I have a lot of things that I would really like, but pretty much all that I want is a camera that shoots on CF or SD w/ under & over crank on a better codec than HDV. (Most of that is in the HPX300, minus the cheap flash cards.)



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yeah, I forgot these too. I don't even care if the camera has to become bigger and heavier to realise these improvements.
Just add 4 audio inputs & HD-SDI and you've got the S270! :-)
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Old May 19th, 2009, 04:22 PM   #10
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Just add 4 audio inputs & HD-SDI and you've got the S270! :-)
I know, but I would like that at a price close to the Z7 ;-)
Should be possible, as I don't need the external timecode sync, the big tapes and the pro batteries....
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