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SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E

We have collected and analysed 26 expert reviews and 179 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 77/100 and users rate it 83/100. The average review date is 13-02-2009. We have compared these reviews to 356267 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: 07-12-2016.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the viewfinder and portability are generally positive. The control panel and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the battery.

usability, durability, control panel, portability, viewfinder

battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-FX7E Handycam HDV 1080iSony HDR-FX7E Handycam HDV 1080i

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good comments, but the reliability and battery get less positive opinions.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

battery, reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-FX7 3-CMOS Sensor HDV High-Definition Handycam Camcorder with 20x Optical ZoomSony HDR-FX7 3-CMOS Sensor HDV High-Definition Handycam Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony HDR-FX7 review

 

Sony tried to fill the boots of its 'forbears'

Refined and simple to pick up and use ; Slow motion feature

Poor menu ; Disappointing 1/4in CCD

The FX7 offers impressive HDV recording, a good quality built-in lens and a raft of manual facilities. However, professional users hoping for a worthy successor to the VX series need to wait a while longer. The FX7 is good, just not great

Aug, 2007

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Sony HDR-FX7E

 

Here's a camcorder that should interest the serious video-maker on a limited budget.

The HDR-FX7E is a beast of a camcorder, and its price will be well beyond most people's budgets. However, if you're serious about your videomaking it could make a wise investment. Note that the price for this camcorder varies widely depending on the...

Dec, 2007

TIPA Award!

Expert review by: TIPA (tipa.com)

Best Pro Camcorder: Sony HVR-V1E / HDR-FX7E

 

These Sony camcorders extend the benefits of 1080-line full HD shooting to a wide range of applications and users. Its HDMI interface allows digital connection of uncompressed High Definition video and audio signals to HD-ready televisions and other...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony HDR-FX7E Camcorder Review

 

Capture and enjoy exceptional quality videos with Sony's HDV camcorder, featuring a new 3clearVid CMOS Sensor system for higher resolution shots and enhanced colour reproduction. Teamed with an Enhanced Imaging Processor and the incredible Carl Zeiss...

The high-resolution (211,200 dots) 3.5-inch LCD screen includes Clear Photo LCD plus technology to provide wonderful contrast and accurate colour reproduction. The widescreen can be tilted and swivelled allowing the user to easily view the screen in...

May, 2012

Expert review by: (camuser.co.uk)

Sony HDR-FX7

 

The Sony VX1000 was among the first 'prosumer' camcorders to be employed professionally. Sony followed it with the VX2000 series. The secret to success was a handheld camera that, although expensive in consumer terms, cost peanuts to professional outfits

Refined and simple to pick up and use, Slow motion feature

Poor menu, Disappointing 1/4in CCD

The FX7 offers impressive HDV recording, a good quality built-in lens and a raft of manual facilities. However, professional users hoping for a worthy successor to the VX series need to wait a while longer. The FX7 is good, just not great

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

If you're an indie filmmaker with a medium-sized budget on your hands, you could do a lot worse than this consumer/professional hybrid camera.

Exceptional image quality, Plenty of modes and functions, Professional components and design

Daunting for first-time users, Mediocre stills mode, Prohibitive asking price

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Jager (PC World) (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-FX7E

 

Exceptional image quality, Plenty of modes and functions, Professional components and design

Daunting for first-time users, Mediocre stills mode, Prohibitive asking price.

If you're an indie filmmaker with a medium-sized budget on your hands, you could do a lot worse than this consumer/professional hybrid camera.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-FX7 review:

 

Sony Handycam HDR-FX7

Excellent overall video quality; responsive focus and zoom.

Menu navigation doesn't circle back; useless manual; anemic audio support.

The Sony Handycam HDR-FX7 is an excellent high-definition camcorder from a video perspective, but it's less satisfying if you're an audio control freak.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Sony HDRFX7 Preview - Camcorders

 

Sony's HDRFX7 is a fully-featured, high-definition camcorder which will appeal to amateurs and semi-professionals alike due to its mix of sophistication and ease-of-use.

Good-quality HD video, Records in 5.1 Dolby surround sound, HDMI-out port, Excellent touchscreen menu and GUI, Professional manual adjustable ring, External mic and earpiece ports, Can store both video and pictures on harddisk

Premium price, New AVC format lacks editing software, Needs PC to archive footage when out of space, Grainy pictures in low light, Bulky

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony HDR-FX7 Camcorder Review

 

Sony has categorized the HDR-FX7 as a consumer camcorder, despite the very un-consumer MSRP of $3500 and a very prosumer design and manual control suite. Ah, were it only so that people shopped by imposed categories. Instead, of course, they shop by...

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:3x 1/4''

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Duo / Pro Duo
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/3
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Recording

HD Video Format:HDV
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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