Sony Professional HVR-Z1U 3CCD High Definition Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom

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      Anonymous
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      A friend is offering a used Sony Professional HVR-Z1U 3CCD High Definition Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom, how much should I pay for it? Thanks for your input!

    • #205850
      Mike Wilhelm
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      I'd pay about $1000. 3CCD cameras are kind of going the way of the dodo, and HDV isn't the best format (it's actually 1440×1080 interlaced footage), but you'll get a lot of functionality out of that camera. Built in ND filters are nice. XLR in is nice.

       

      What would you be using it for?

    • #205855
      Woody
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      I've seen them used going for 1,400-1,600, so 1,000-1,600 depending on condition and what came with it. That camera is getting to be older tech but the Z1U was a workhorse. Great outdoor camera and very tough.

    • #205927
      billmecca
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      check ebay for completed auctions where similar models sold, that will give you a ball park. 3CCDs are nice, no rolling shutter issues.and the camera has some body to it which is nice.

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