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Sony DCR-IP7BT Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of Sony DCR-IP7BT Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but the memory and connectivity get critical opinions.

size, portability, usability, image quality, design

price, reliability, connectivity, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-IP7BT Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-IP7BT Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony DCR-IP7BT Camcorder from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and design. The portability and size also get good opinions, but there are some less positive comments about the memory and reliability. Opinions about the price and image quality are different.

usability, size, portability, design, zoom

reliability, memory

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-IP7 Network HandycamSony DCR-IP7 Network Handycam

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-IP7BT Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Sony DCR-IP7BT Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity.

size, portability, usability, price, reliability

connectivity

53% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRIP7BT MicroMV Digital Camcorder w/ 2.5" Hybrid LCD, 8MB Memory Stick, MPEG Movie, & Network CapabilitySony DCRIP7BT MicroMV Digital Camcorder w/ 2.5" Hybrid LCD, 8MB Memory Stick, MPEG Movie, & Network Capability

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-IP7BT Camcorder Review - Sony MicroMV Camcorders

 

Sony has decided that supporting two digital consumer formats (MiniDV and Digital8), one more than any other camcorder manufacturer, isn't enough. Sony's latest entries into the camcorder market are the IP series is the MicroMV format. Sony's $1,699...

Jul, 2002

Expert review by: PC Authority (pcauthority.com.au)

Sony DCR-IP7

 

Expensive, but ideal for people on the go with its Bluetooth facility.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: D. Eric Franks (videomaker.com)

Product Preview: Sony DCR-IP7BT Camcorder

 

Digital camcorders have been small from day one, especially when compared to their analog peers. And incremental decreases in size seemed to have reached a lower limit. The new Sony DCR-IP7BT breaks through this size barrier, with a camcorder that can...

We also did not receive the special output cables necessary to send a video signal either to a television monitor or out to a computer. The analog out cable apparently has both RCA (composite) video out and S-video out, in addition to stereo RCA plugs....

Apr, 2002

Expert review by: (dansdata.com)

Sony DCR-IP7 Network Handycam IP

 

OK. Who wants to bet on how long it'll be before camcorders, like mobile phones, start to get so small that you can't push the buttons? Super-miniaturisation is, at some point, going to transition over into "wearable" technology, and you'll be able to...

Thanks, but no thanks

Oct, 2001

Consumer review by: danhunt (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-IP7: Small and flexible, a wonderful travel camera!

 

When I purchased a Sony IP7 in 2002 this was the smallest video camera in the world. 3 years later and its still one of the tiniest consumer video cameras available. Back then the MicroMV format that this camera uses was just starting out and it looked...

Pocket sized and extremely lightweight, a great travel camcorder

Compatability can sometimes be a problem

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: danhunt (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR IP7 : Small and flexible, a wonderful travel camera!

 

When I purchased a Sony IP7 in 2002 this was the smallest video camera in the world. 3 years later and its still one of the tiniest consumer video cameras available. Back then the MicroMV format that this camera uses was just starting out and it looked...

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: seppetoni (shopzilla.com)

so cool a must read

 

cool

ccool

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: mcl (shopzilla.com)

Bluetooth makes the camera

 
Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Excellent Product.

 

Excellent Dig Camcorder. Very light weight and compact.

Those with large hands can get hand craps due to tiny size

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: Peter Hwu (shopzilla.com)

Most Innovative Camcorder in the Market

 

excellent, sleek, innovative, compact, elegant, stylish

no nightshot, pricey

Apr, 2002

Product Specifications

The Sony DCR-IP7 employs a newly developed recording format MICROMV that records MPREG2 with a high data transfer rate. It achieves 60 minutes of continuous recording with DV equivalent image quality while reduces the media size to 30% of miniDV tape. Additionally, it employs a high capacity IC that enables users to search and edit video clips easily. The Sony DCR-IP7 comes equipped with Bluetooth functionality and users can access the Internet through either a Bluetooth compatible modem adaptor, BTA-NW1 (sold separately) or a Bluetooth compatible mobile phone. It also allows users to exchange data stored in a Memory Stick via email software or edit and browse a digital album posted on a web site without using a PC. By using the DCR IP7 users can send and receive pictures (JPEG), video clips (MPEG1) and text based emails stored on the Memory Stick wherever they are: anytime anywhere. A maximum of 50 names and addresses can be stored and up to 50 messages can be saved on Memory Stick (sold separately). Web sites can be browsed via the DCR-IP7 2.5" monitor. There are two "Viewing Modes" to display web pages. Normal view shows a part of a web page at its real size. Shrunk view shows the whole web page by reducing its size. Up to 30 bookmarks can be registered on the camera. Sony's original web site, ImageStation is pre-registered in the camera so that users can enjoy editing and sharing pictures with the others.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:7

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8cm
Height:10.3cm
Weight:0.3kg
Width:4.7cm

Display

Display:LCD

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:IP7/IP7E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.3
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader
Media Type:Micro MV tape
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Negative Art / Old Movie / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Stretch / Trail
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.3
Height :8
Weight:310
Width:4.7