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Sony Handycam HDR-CX7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 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. Opinions about the price and size are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good comments, but the reliability and viewfinder get critical views.

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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. Comments about the viewfinder and price are on the whole positive. The portability and size also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the image quality.

size, portability, price, viewfinder

image quality

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

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (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. Opinions about the price and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the reliability and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

viewfinder, reliability

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

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.co.uk)

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 : 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

 

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 : Phil Ryan (cnet.com.au)

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

 

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 : 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