Back from GV Expo. Reports to come…

Yes… Hands on the brand new Sony HVR-S270u…



It feels very nice on the shoulder. The Viewfinder doesn’t disappoint.
However, I was wrong in speculating you can record to CF, Tape and out Firewire to the hard disk drive too. The CF module covers the Firewire port… so it’s CF or HDD, not both. These are the things you find out only by putting your hands on the camcorder.

Let me just sum up by saying that I filled a 1g card with images of the new Sony camcorders. I filled up a tape with video of the new Panasonic DVC70 on the show floor,
the Sony presentation on the new camcorders, and other very useful tidbits.

It will take some time to process, edit and make ready for you.
But it will be worth it.

For instance… how big is the new Z7U?
Well here’s what the Z7 looks like when shooting Sony’s own Juan Martinez:


That’s a pretty nifty little camcorder- eh?
Not to mention that it has a removable lens,
solid-state recording to inexpensive compact flash cards,
and simultaneous recording to very inexpensive tape.

More to come…

4 thoughts on “Back from GV Expo. Reports to come…

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  1. Hello Anthony Burokas. I find it in that your reviews are very informative and usefull and your blogsite confirms that. I’m a Panasonic user and shoot with DVX100 and looking forward for HD.In my sight is HVX200 but after I read your review about new SONY cams I’d like them. I’ll wait for your new reviews.
    And…You have second name which sounds like you’re Lithuanian.

  2. I look forward to providing detailed, hands-on reviews of these exciting new camcorders.

    In reference to the HVX200, P2 is nice, and the sizes are getting bigger, but the Z7U offers considerably higher resolution native chips, removable lens, flash media recording AND internal tape recording at the same time. I really think this camcorder raises the bar… and not by just a few inches!


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