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Sony HVR-Z5

A professional Sony video camera with a great lens. Please note that the camera records to a CF card. Thus you will need a firewire port on your computer, or a card reader capable of reading compact flash. A battery charger is NOT included, but we supply two large Sony batteries which should cover most shooting scenarios. Chat with staff before borrowing this camera.

Kit Items

Sony HVR-Z5

Sony NP Series Battery

Pelican 1600 Hard Case

Sony Compact Flash 8GB

Sony HVR-MRC1 Memory Card Recorder

Firewire 4-pin to 6-pin

This equipment is available to the following groups




Masters students studying video subjects


Undergraduate Students (after training and via special request)

of these are owned by the production office.

Please visit to booking system here to see how many are currently available to borrow.

Other Details


You can view the product manual here.

Product Page

You can view the product page here.

Also consider borrowing:

  • Tripod
  • Lighting Kit
  • Reflector

This item has a replacement value of:


Special Notes

This camera can record to mini DV tape or to CF card. Only a card is included. You will need firewire (6pin) or a CF card reader to ingest the footage to your computer.

Videos & Tutorials


Sony HVR-Z7P Video Camera – An Overview

Please note that this video was originally shot for the HVR-Z7P, Not the HVR-Z5P. There are some small differences, but there cameras are almost identical and thus most of the content of the video is relevant to the Z5 as well.