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Sony HDR-CX700VE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Sony HDR-CX700VE. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The size and image quality also get good feedback, but many are negative about the durability and zoom.

usability, image quality, size, portability, battery

viewfinder, zoom, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX700VE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX700VEB


An excellent camcorder, good picture and sound quality.

Zooming and out could be smoother. Not so sure about the nightshot quality.

Oct, 2012

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX700VEB


Great camcorder - great functions. Viewfinder VERY useful

Screen still too shiny - had to buy anti glare cover

May, 2012

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX700VEB


Compact Excellent HD picture quality

When it comes to deleting the pictures, there should be an option with one click to delete all rather than having to go through the entire file selecting all the images to be deleted

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX700VEB


Inadequate battery supplied as standard. Why not the 100?

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX700VEB


for my hobbie this is the best ever camcorder I have had,

The lens cover does not like the cold

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX700VEB


No audio input

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX700VEB


Compact in size for a product delivering such excellent image and sound quality. Also the eye viewer is a bonus in very bright conditions.

Nothing really serious as I have experienced movie filming from cine 8mm in the early 60`s and this is by far the best product yet. The zoom control is quick and sometimes difficult to operate smoothly when filming, also pressing the off button results...

Jan, 2012

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX700VEB


Just replaced a big and heavy 1080i hdv camcorder with this fantastic small Sony HDR CX700 which is far lighter, superior in image quality for both video and photos. Excellent accessory range also. Very easy to use, superb internal memory size. The...

Battery power could be better hence because of the extra accessories used i.e. Sony external microphone with wind sock, hand trigger etc its best to buy larger batteries to match usage. Shame that optical zoom is not a little more in line with the...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX700VEB


viewfinder, picture quality

yet to be determined!

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX700VEB


Quality of Photos and movies very good

Weight of add on's (wide angle lens and Telephoto lens) + having to make changes on settings for the conversion lenses.

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV50


Minimum illumination:11 / 3


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:7.62
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash:Y / Yes


Face detection: Yes

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.88
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:12.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):26.3 - 263
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 3.4 / 3.8 - 38
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.4
Auto Focus: Yes
Internal Memory:98304
Lens focal range:3.8 - 38 mm
Lens system:Sony G Lens
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):HD:3, STD:2.9
Power requirements:AC 100- 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports: No
Headphone outputs:2
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/1250
Shutter speed (photo):1/6 - 1/1250

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4672 x 2628
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,3072 x 1728


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS Pro Duo, SD


Analog signal format system:PAL
Capture modes:FH, HQ, LP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD


Viewfinder Type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.25

White balance

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