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…