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Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. Reviews about the battery and value for money are different. Many are negative about the features.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 23 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 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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91% 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"Sony HDR-SR7, HDR-SR8 - 37mm High Resolution 3-piece Filter Set (UV, Fluorescent, Polarizer) - Silver (Not Sony Brand)"

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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84% 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 ZoomSony HDR-SR7 AVCHD + Deluxe Kit

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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...

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Sony Handycam HDR-SR7

 

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.

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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

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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.

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Sony HDR-SR7

 

For all intents and purposes, the Sony HDR-SR7 is the same camera as the [[prodid: 3980]], but with a smaller 60GB hard drive. Otherwise, it shares an...

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.

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Sony Handycam HDR-SR7E review

 

The hard-drive-based version of the HDR-HC7, the Sony Handycam HDR-SR7E finally delivers a cutting-edge HD video experience, complete with great video and compatibility frustrations

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 ; Cables not ubiquitous yet for mini-HDMI connector

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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,...

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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.

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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...

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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...

Product Specifications

Experience amazing picture quality and convenience. The HDR-SR7 lets you record remarkably clear and detailed high definition video onto its convenient internal hard drive. The professional grade Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens ensures photo-realistic image quality, with a 10x optical/20x digital zoom that easily brings the action extra close, while Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization reduces blur from camcorder shake. Take command and get creative with manual control for focus, exposure, shutter speed and white balance. View your shooting on the 2.7" wide Clear Photo LCD Plus display, featuring touch panel SwivelScreen technology, so you can view from any shooting angle. And capture more than movies using the dual record function to snap still images even while shooting video.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

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

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.7in/5.9in
Height:3.2in
Weight:1.2lbs/1.3lbs
Width:3in

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/Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

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Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-SR7/HDR-SR7E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:54mm
Min Focal Length:5.4mm
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: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)/Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Video Input

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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