Sony's shoulder-mounted HD model for the cash-strapped pro
The Sony HVR-HD1000U provides commercial videographers a budget single-chip solution.
It may look a little scary to someone who's never held anything bigger than an
Though it's unclear as to whether it uses the same lens as the HC7, the HD1000U nevertheless uses Zeiss T*-coated optics in its 10X zoom. A multipurpose ring on the barrel allows you to manually focus or zoom, as well as adjust shutter speed, iris or white balance. That, plus the shoulder mount and simultaneously visible eye-level viewfinder and LCD are the most obvious attractions for the commercial videographer.