Sony announced two new HDV camcorders, the HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U. Sony HVR-Z7U is a handheld camcorder while HVR-S270U is shoulder-mount. Both of them feature 1/3-inch 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor with the Exmor technology, a 12x high-quality, multi-purpose Carl Zeiss lens for HD video, Vario-Sonnar T* coating to reduce reflections.
The camcorders offer 1080, 24p and 30p native progressive recording. The 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system and EIP technology create true 1080p images, which can then be recorded as progressive signals by the HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U camcorders in the HDV format. The progressive HDV streams can be output from an i.LINK interface and used for progressive editing with compatible NLE software.