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Sony Handycam HDR-CX7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX7. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the reliability and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

viewfinder, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-CX7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-CX7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the viewfinder and usability. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably.

image quality, design, portability, usability, viewfinder

57% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRCX700VEBDI Handycam Camcorder - Black (x10 Optical Zoom, 12.3MP, 3 inch Touch LCD)Sony HDRCX700VEBDI Handycam Camcorder - Black (x10 Optical Zoom, 12.3MP, 3 inch Touch LCD)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-CX7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, design

reliability, viewfinder

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX7 AVCHD 6.1MP High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSony HDR-CX7 AVCHD 6.1MP High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Akihabara News (akihabaranews.com)

[Review] Sony CX700V Camcorder

 

Let me first start this review by stating that my background mostly lies in photography and that the usage I have of video cameras is limited to the Canon 5D mark 2.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX7 review: Sony Handycam HDR-CX7

 

Excellent video and performance; impressive still photos for a camcorder; adequate manual controls; docking station included.

No wind filter; USB on dock only, not on camcorder; doesn't include Mini HDMI cable; no viewfinder.

As the flash-memory-based equivalent of the HDR-SR7, the Sony Handycam HDR-CX7 serves up the same pleasing performance and quality as its hard-drive cousin.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony HDR-CX700V Camcorder Review

 

Sony's newest high-end camcorder—the Handycam HDR-CX700V—offers Full HD 60p and 24p recording, as well as a traditional 60i record mode. These new frame rate options, along with the camcorder's 96GB of internal flash memory, make it one of the more...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony HDR-CX7 Camcorder Review

 

Of the multitude of high definition camcorders Sony has released this year, the HDR-CX7 is undoubtedly the most fetching to the eye. Gone are cumbersome, bulky elements like a tape deck, DVD bay, or a lot of on-board ports and jacks. The problem with...

If Sharper Image or SkyMall suddenly decided to sell decent-quality merchandise instead of its normal garbage, the Sony HDR-CX7 would be a front-page feature. And if the brand association wasn't so detrimental, Sony would probably love that. It's a...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX760V

 

The Sony HDR-CX760V: 2012 Camcorder of the Year and Prosumer Camcorder of the Year.

Sony's 2012 flagship camcorder is pricy, but it's worth it.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Brandon Pinard (videomaker.com)

Camcorder Review: Sony Handycam HDR-CX7 AVCHD Camcorder

 

The HDR-CX7 is the first Sony camcorder to record AVCHD video directly to Sony's Memory Stick PRO Duo. The CX7 is very small and fits in one hand easily. With a collection of other features, like its 1/2.9" ClearVid CMOS sensor and dual record mode,...

Record AVCHD to memory stick ; Capture stills while recording video ; Smooth Slow Record mode ; Compact and lightweight ; High-quality HD video with accurate color

No viewfinder ; Manual controls embedded in touch screen navigation system

A sleek and compact AVCHD camera that records great-looking video/still images directly to Memory Stick, is relatively easy to use and includes features that will appeal to the consumer-level videographer.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: David Kender (reviewed.com)

Sony HDR-CX7

 

Of the multitude of high definition camcorders Sony has released this year, the HDR-CX7 is undoubtedly the most fetching to the eye. Gone are cumbersome, bulky elements like a tape deck, DVD bay, or a lot of on-board ports and jacks. The problem with...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Douglas Spotted Eagle (digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com)

AVCHD and the Sony HDR CX7

 

This month we've begun focusing on the future of consumer digital video; AVCHD. The Advanced Video Codec High Definition format is rapidly replacing the DV format in the consumer space, and will soon work its way up into the prosumer with forthcoming...

The Advanced Video Codec High Definition format is rapidly replacing the DV format in the consumer space

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

The Advanced Video Codec High Definition format is rapidly replacing the DV format in the consumer space

 

This month we've begun focusing on the future of consumer digital video; AVCHD. The Advanced Video Codec High Definition format is rapidly replacing the DV format in the consumer space, and will soon work its way up into the prosumer with forthcoming...

Aug, 2007

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Sony HDR-CX760V

 

When you are looking for an HDV camcorder that comes with a plethora of features, look no further than the Sony HDR-CX760V. Not only does it come with an embedded GPS so that you can tag exactly where you were when you took the video or photos; the...

The still camera megapixel resolution for this camera is 24.1 and it has an internal memory of 96GB

The digital zoom is only 120x while other cameras have more than three times that much

The combination of high resolution and gobs of memory give this camera an edge when it comes to recording in HD.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Type:NP-FV50
Charging source:AC
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Geotagging: No
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:3

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Touchscreen: Yes

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):24.1
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.88
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:5.2
Focal length range (f-f):3.8 - 38
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):31.8
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.6
Optical Zoom:10
Wide angle lens system: Yes

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset, Twilight

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, HDMI, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0001 - 0.125

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:6544 x 3680
Still image resolution(s):4912 x 3680

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 576,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.8
Height :7.35
Weight:545
Width:6.75

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Outdoor