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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 February 22nd, 2010, 01:28 AM   #16
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Just to clear up a couple things...

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How much better is the focusing? Comparable to the Z1U or a CCD Camera?
CMOS vs CCD has nothing to do with focusing. Only the lens will control who the focusing is.

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How is the zoom? I know it has a 14X compared to the Z5's 20x, is there a ton of difference, and how about where the zoom starts, on the Z5 its very wide.
Z7 only has a 12x zoom. But you can get a MTF adapter & get some Nikon SLR lenses if you really want some super telephoto shots.


I think it is easier to shoot with a shoulder mounted camera, but I find that I can shoot for good amounts of time with my Z7 handheld. I just push it up against my shoulder & use the LCD which is just far enough out to make this possible. Something that the LCD placement on a HVX doesn't make possible. My Z7 rigged out it close to 10lbs, which has some heft to it, but half of what the Betacams I used to used weighed. It all comes down to how well you're trained to shoot handheld.
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