first HD camera... got a question

this is my first time handling an HD cam and i recently bought a z1u. i know that in HDV its automatically set to shoot 16:9 and SD is set to 4:3. is there a way to get SD to be recorded widescreen?


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Yes, there should be a menu setting for switching between 4X3 and 16X9 SD. It's in the manual for sure, so that will point you in the right direction. Also, there is a large Z1u forum over at if you wanted to learn more about picture profiles and camera tweaks and all that jazz.

zac love

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Welcome to HD. The Z1 has a special place in my heart as the first tiny camera that I never wanted to throw through a window.

While I still prefer a full size camera, the Z1 is a really nice tool for the size & price. Although it needs a lot of light which really stinks if you've been using a newer 2/3" SD camera.