The HVR-HD1000U Digital High Definition HDV camcorder features a shoulder mount design and matte black color, designed to meet the growing demand of HDV users for greater mobility and professional appearance. With premium design characteristics and high-definition 1080i recording capability, the HDR-HD1000U is ideal for weddings, corporate communications, colleges, universities, sporting events, and working videographers on a budget. A built-in down-converter creates DV material, perfect for standard DVD productions. Plus, a special still photo mode is ideal for producing DVD cases and making wedding photo albums. The HVR-HD1000U camcorder can adapt to a wide range of shooting situations and features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 10x optical zoom, similar to that found on higher end professional HDV camcorders. The T* lens coating suppresses unwanted reflection and faithfully reproduces colors for professional-looking results. The "Smooth Slow Rec" function of the HVR-HD1000U camcorder allows users to perform slow-motion playback by capturing images at four times faster than the normal field rate. while the Super SteadyShot™ (optical) feature of the HVR-HD1000U camcorder utilizes an image stabilization system using an active optical lens method that functions without any deterioration in image quality. Additionally, the Super NightShot function of the HVR-HD1000U camcorder allows the videographer to record objects in zero lux light levels for night-time monitoring and surveillance. The supplied accessories include: NP-F570 rechargeable battery pack, AC adaptor, power cord, A/V connecting cable, eye cup, lens hood, wind screen, microphone, CD-ROM manual and operating guide. Feature rich and affordably priced, the HVR-HD1000U High Definition shoulder mount HDV camcorder brings affordable HD capabilities to a broader range of pro shooters.