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Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 320 reviews of Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are mixed views on the viewfinder and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and price. The image quality and portability also get good views. Reviews are divided on the color, while some have doubts about the reliability and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

viewfinder, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR7E 60GB High Definition CamcorderSony HDR-SR7E 60GB High Definition Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E 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. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the price, and many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, design, size

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR7 AVCHD 6.1MP 60GB High Definition Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSony HDR-SR7 AVCHD 6.1MP 60GB High Definition Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony HDR-SR7E Camcorder Review

 

A light and compact high-definition camcorder, with a 60GB hard disk drive and all the latest sony technology to deliver footage of exceptional quality and clarity.

The Sony HDR-SR7E has been designed to make it easy to transfer your videos onto a PC or DVD. The Handycam Station includes ‘One Touch Disc Burn’ – simply press one button and your footage will automatically be transferred to a connected PC. The ‘Easy...

May, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sony HDR-SR7E Camcorder

 

Sony HRD-SR7 is best for every occasion and could capture memories to last a lifetime. With a 60GB built-in hard drive to store quality images and excellent videos, this handy cam does everything. The SR7 delivers 8 hours of HD video. It has a 6.8 cm...

Full HD camcorders have finally matured. If you’ve been waiting for the dust to settle before leaping into a whole new world of sharp video, bright colours and crisp sound, wait no longer and snaffle up this little beauty. Sony HDR-SR7E Camcorder is...

Sep, 2008

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

Expert Review

 

As a standalone product, the HDR-SR7E is nearly impossible to fault. However, most users would be better off getting the HDR-SR8E, which offers a much larger hard drive for a slightly higher premium.

Vibrant picture quality, excellent stills mode, user-friendly touch interface

It's practically the same price as the superior HDR-SR8E

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Charlie White (maximumpc.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7 Hard Drive Recorder

 

This Handycam felt rock solid and provided the best optical image stabilization. Its stop/start button is in the perfect place, but the zoom control is positioned right where your middle finger rests—bad idea. We like the “easy” mode, which, with the...

Rock-solid; good optical image stabilization; "easy" mode; great video quality

Awkwardly placed zoom button; stop button delay. Very slight artifacting

Getting past that, the camcorder’s performance with our video test shots was strong, with brightly lit situations displaying lifelike color and tack-sharp resolution. It did well with low and medium room light, too, and showed us the best contrast...

Dec, 2007

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

Sony HDR-SR7E

 

Vibrant picture quality, excellent stills mode, user-friendly touch interface

It's practically the same price as the superior HDR-SR8E

As a standalone product, the HDR-SR7E is nearly impossible to fault. However, most users would be better off getting the HDR-SR8E, which offers a much larger hard drive for a slightly higher premium.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7 review:

 

Sharing a perch at the top of Sony's HD prosumer camcorder line, the Handycam HDR-SR7 manages to combine a raft of cutting-edge capabilities without forgetting that its primary function is capturing high-quality HD video. This facility still doesn't...

Excellent video and performance; satisfying photo quality; a decent set of manual controls for the target audience; bundled dock.

No wind filter; no USB port on camcorder, just on bundled dock; annoying touch screen interface; cables not ubiquitous yet for mini-HDMI connector.

The hard-drive-based analog of the HDR-HC7, the Sony Handycam HDR-SR7 finally delivers a cutting-edge HD video experience, complete with great video and compatibility frustrations.

Jul, 2007

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Expert review by: Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7 Review - Camcorders

 

Sony handycam hdr-sr7 review: If you've got the prerequisite high-def hardware in your lounge room and are in the market for a camcorder, this is the one to get.

Plenty of output and input options, Easy to hold steady, Sharp and vivid video ...

But you'll need an HD TV and Blu-ray/PS3 to truly get the best, Manual settings require diving through touchscreen menus, Mini-HDMI cable not included -- screams of penny pinching

If you've got the prerequisite high-def hardware in your lounge room and are in the market for a camcorder, this is the one to get.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7

 

If you've got the prerequisite high-def hardware in your lounge room and are in the market for a camcorder, this is the one to get.

Plenty of output and input options ; Easy to hold steady ; Sharp and vivid video

but you'll need an HD TV and Blu-ray/PS3 to truly get the best ; Manual settings require diving through touchscreen menus ; Mini-HDMI cable not included -- screams of penny pinching

Compared to the tape and mini-DVD based high-def camcorders Sony launched earlier this year, there are only a few minor detail improvements. But we feel that the addition of a high capacity hard-disk to the existing combination of high-def recording,...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

Sony HDR SR7 Review: First Look

 

Sony's HDR-SR7 records high definition video onto a built-in 60GB hard drive. This first look review takes a look at the specs for this hard drive camcorder.

May, 2008

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony Handycam Hdr-sr7

 

The Sony Handycam HDR-SR7 is a hard drive camcorder that offers much in the way of quality, with little in the way of complexity. This hard drive camcorder comes with a 60GB hard drive, allowing for up to nearly 25 hours of HD footage. With SuperSteady...

The Sony HDR-SR7 is a very impressive, easy-to-use hard drive camcorder with loads of professional-grade features. All in all, this is hard bargain to pass up

Product Specifications

HDR-SR7E is the ultra-compact, stylishly designed AVCHD HDD Handycam with ClearVid CMOS Sensor, x.v.Color and Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens. Featuring 60GB HDD, it records 1080i HD movie for up to 22 hours.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):5.8
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:2

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.4cm
Height:8.1cm
Weight:0.53kg
Width:7.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-SR7E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.9
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:6.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:20
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):49 - 490
Focal length range (f-f):5.4 - 54
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:54mm
Min Focal Length:5.4mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.3Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.9"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.8 mm ( 1/2.9" ) / 8.8 mm ( 1/2.9 )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Manual Focus: Yes
Sports: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: No
HDMI: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2-1/800

Storage

Internal storage capacity:60

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:640 x 480

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:20
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123200
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.4
Height :8.1
Weight:530
Width:7.5