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Sharp VL-Z7U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Sharp VL-Z7U. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the price and design are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the battery.

portability, image quality, usability, design, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sharp VL-Z7U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sharp VL-Z7U


alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Sharp VL-Z7U from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the size and price. The usability and image quality are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the design.

portability, image quality, usability, price, size

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Digital Trends Staff (

Sharp VL-Z7U Review


With adequate lighting, colors were rendered accurately and with very good contrast.

The VL-Z7U is a very interesting digital camcorder. The video quality under most circumstances is quite good, the LCD is clear in daylight as well as with the backlight on for indoor use. However, the overall perception is compromised by the execution...

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : Jan Ozer (

Sharp VL-Z7U Viewcam


The Sharp VL-Z7U Viewcam is an ergonomic wonder, with a unique construction that makes shooting comfortable in any position and an LCD panel that's always crystal-clear, even in sunlight.

On our quality tests, virtually none of the shots were sharp. Under studio conditions, images looked as though a very light blur filter had been applied, which reduced artifacts but softened details. Most colors were a bit faint, and there was slight...

Oct, 2003

Expert review by : Lee Mitchell (ecoustics)

Sharp VL-Z7U MiniDV Camcorder Review -


The picture and audio quality of the Sharp VL-Z7U is comparable to other DV cameras that I've seen and used. Great audio and video aside, if your camera

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : anyone 13th-repeat (

Test Bench: Sharp VL-Z7U Mini DV Camcorder


A no-nonsense point-and-shoot camcorder for casual shooters.

Easy to use and hold ; Excellent Macro functionality ; Great digital still performance ; Flash

Manual focus, Battery options

A no-nonsense point-and-shoot camcorder for casual shooters.

Oct, 2004

Consumer review (

sharp product


compact, ease of use, small battery, reasonably priced

battery to be recharged through camcorder only, no separate battery charger

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

Very Satisfied

Dec, 2003

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Review: Sharp VL-Z7U

Sep, 2003

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Sharp VL-Z7U

Sep, 2003