This HVR-Z7E is the world's first HDV handheld camcorder with an interchangeable lens system, native progressive recording, and solid-state memory recording. Added to this a streamlined nonlinear editing workflow can be achieved using the supplied memory-recording unit, which provides HDV/DVCAM/DV file recording on a standard CompactFlash solid-state memory card. This offers customers varying levels of flexibility and hybrid operation which is becoming an important requirement in video production. The HVR-Z7E also features 25p HDV native progressive recording mode and HDMI output. This handheld camcorder further enhances the operational versatility of the Sony professional HDV lineup, and opens up a world of possibilities for high-definition digital video production.