The HVR-Z5E is designed to enhance creativity and deliver the highest standard of optical and audio quality. Sonys newly designed G Lens is incorporated into the camcorder, boasting excellent resolution, colour and contrast, for breathtaking images. 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system utilising the technology of Exmor provides excellent low-light sensitivity. This new compact camcorder is ideal when high performance in available light conditions is a requirement. The ergonomically designed body allows flexible shooting under any conditions, while maintaining Sonys worldwide reputation for quality and high performance. The HVR-Z5Es standard features include 1080/25p HDV native progressive recording modes. Sonys new cutting-edge HYBRID recording system offers use of an optional HVR-DR60 or HVR-MRC1K. This allows simultaneous recording of HDV and/or standard DV/DVCAM to dual media for improved NLE and archive workflow efficiency. Sony is continuously developing and expanding its HDV line-up in response to professional user feedback.