Sony HVR-A1U Specs

Sony HVR-A1U

Part Number: HVR-A1U

General

  • Depth
    4.1 in
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Mini DV (HDV)
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Interfaces Provided
    S-Video, composite video, composite video/audio
  • Image Stabilizer
    electronic (Super Steady Shot)
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Effective Video Resolution
    1.2 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Optical Zoom
    10x
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    2.8 MP
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    3.0 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    7 lux
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/10000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/4 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/4 sec
  • White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/10000 sec
  • White Balance Presets
    Indoor, outdoor
  • Min Illumination
    7 lux

Display

  • Display Format
    123,200 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Lens System

  • Type
    Carl Zeiss zoom lens - 10x zoom - 5.1 - 51 mm - f/1.8-2.1
  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-2.1
  • Min Focal Length
    5.1 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    51 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    40 m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual, motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    37 mm
  • Lens Brand
    Carl Zeiss

Miscellaneous

  • Included Accessories
    IR remote control, Memory Stick Duo adapter, USB cable, audio / video cable, camcorder shoulder strap, component video cable, lens cap, lens hood, microphone, microphone adapter, power adapter

Memory / Storage

  • Included Memory Card
    16 MB MS DUO
  • Image Storage
    JPEG 1920 x 1440
    JPEG 1440 x 1080
    JPEG 1920 x 1080
    JPEG 640 x 480

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.54 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    252000 pixels
  • Features
    B/W & color switchable
  • Viewfinder Type
    Built-in - electronic
  • Features
    B/W & color switchable
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.54"
  • Image Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    252,000 pixels

Additional Features

  • Features
    RGB primary color filter, analog to digital conversion with pass through, backlight compensation, built-in speaker, color bar, histogram display
  • DV input
    Yes
  • Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, backlight compensation, RGB primary color filter, analog to digital conversion with pass through, color bar, histogram display
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FM50 lithium ion - manufacturer-specific
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony
  • Model
    HVR-A1U
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    Camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    professional
  • Min Illumination
    7 lux
  • High-Definition Video Support
    1080i
  • Interfaces Provided
    S-Video, composite video, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Mini DV (HDV)
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP
  • Image Stabilizer
    electronic (Super Steady Shot)
  • Features
    RGB primary color filter, analog to digital conversion with pass through, backlight compensation, built-in speaker, color bar, histogram display

Audio Input

  • Audio input type
    microphone
  • Microphone Form Factor
    built-in

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/10000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/4 sec

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    3 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    1.2 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Photo Mode)
    2.8 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    8.5 mm (1/3")
  • Sensor Qty
    1

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.9 cm
  • Display Format
    123,200 pixels

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Form Factor
    Memory Stick Duo
  • Included Memory Card Capacity
    16 MB

Camcorder Features

  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Pro Camcorder Features

  • Features
    down-conversion playback capability, zebra pattern

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    2.8 in
  • Depth
    4.1 in
  • Height
    7.5 in
  • Weight
    1.54 lbs

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony