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SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E. 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. Views about the price and zoom are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but views are divided on the size. There are some less positive comments about the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, price

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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. People are impressed by the viewfinder and portability. The control panel and durability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the battery.

usability, durability, control panel, portability, viewfinder

battery

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

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (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. Comments about the zoom and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good opinions. Many are negative about the reliability and battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

battery, reliability

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

Sep, 2020

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

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

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 : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

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

Price comparison for SONY HDR-FX7 / HDR-FX7E

  Store     Price
Sony HDR-FX7 3-CMOS Sensor HDV High-Definition...
Record and play back HDV 1080i video; switchable recording in standard definition
£330.00 TO SHOP
Sony NPF970.CE Rechargable Battery InfoLITHIUM f L Seri
STAMINA super long-life battery, efficient, compact and light, 6600mAh capacity, 225g
£139.00 TO SHOP
Sony STRDN1080.CEK 7.2 CH 4K UHD AV Receiver with...
Supporting the latest audio and video format: Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X support, High-Resolution Audio compatible
£429.00 TO SHOP
Sony DSC-HX99 Compact Digital 18.2 MP Camera with 24...
The world's smallest camera with wide zoom range
£429.00 TO SHOP
Sony ICD-TX650 Slim Digital PCM/MP3 Stereo Voice...
Ultra slim and lightweight, instant recording, even when turned off, 360-angle sound recording, OLED bright...
£80.00 TO SHOP
Sony HDR-CX625 Full HD Compact Camcorder (5-Axis...
Balanced optical steadyshot with five axis intelligent active mode.Minimum Focus Distance approx. 13/32...
£379.00 TO SHOP
Sony RX100 III | Advanced Premium Compact Camera (1...
BREATHTAKING IMAGE QUALITY: The large 1.0-type image sensor has a resolution of 20.1 megapixels,with back-illuminated technology a
£429.00 TO SHOP
Sony RX100 IV | Advanced Premium Compact Camera (1.0...
BREATHTAKING IMAGE QUALITY: The large 1.0-type image sensor has a resolution of 20.1 megapixels,with back-illuminated technology a
£581.00 TO SHOP
Sony RX10 III | Advanced Premium Compact Camera (1.0...
SUPER WIDE ZOOM RANGE: ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm F2.4-4 Large Aperture, High Magnification Zoom Lens
£1099.00 TO SHOP
Sony SEL200600G High-Resolution Full Frame Super...
Outstanding corner-to-corner g lens resolution throughout the zoom range and beautiful g lens bokeh
£1699.00 TO SHOP

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