megvexpo07.jpg I had an opportunity to photograph the menus on a working HVR-S270U (preliminary US model). I’ve exported these as a movie so you can go through each frame, back and forth, and reference different menus.

Today, we’ll look at the CAMERA menu and the various settings users will have access to on these new camcorders. The HVR-S270U and the HVR-Z7U are very, very similar camcorders so almost all of the menus will be identical.

However, these images are of the S270U…

Because this is a preliminary model, the menus are sure to change.

Not all menus were active because there was no tape in the camcorder at the time. Also, the menu settings will vary depending on the mode and recording format of the camcorder. There was not enough time to change to every mode, every setting to see every menu- and some menus may not yet have been finalized. Again, by the time this camcorder is due to ship in February, these menus are likely to change.

I will be publishing the rest of the menus, including:

Others (that’s Sony’s name for the last menu)

in the coming week

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9 thoughts on “The HVR-S270U HVR-Z7U CAMERA Menu

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  1. Hi Anthony,
    I don’t know how I found your site, I was just surfing because I’m
    somewhat interested in the Sony S270. Say, I’m going to want to
    record out of that camera into a BetacamSP deck (standard def.
    of course) did you see any outputs that would accommodate that??
    -Todd in NH

  2. I’m intrested in the HVR-Z7U, what do you think of Transcend 32GB CF card? or do you know/recommend waiting if prices will fall or even better are new faster cards to be released in the next few months?

  3. Hello:
    I am considering the purchase of this camera. Could you tell me if I can use my battery belt (14.4v) via a 4 pin XLR on the camera? Can’t find this information anywhere.

    Thanks for your time, regard,

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