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Sony HDR-UX7

Sony HDR-UX7
alaScore 83

97 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and portability are overall positive. The image quality and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-UX7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony HDR-UX7 Camcorder Review

 

The HDR-UX7 ($1,000 MSRP) is Sony's crème de la crème DVD camcorder, a 1920 x 1080i high definition powerhouse outfitted with an impressive imager and perhaps the best handling of any Sony this year. The body is hefty, despite the serious slim-down...

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Sony HDR-UX7

 

The HDR-UX7 ($1,000 MSRP) is Sony's crème de la crème DVD camcorder, a 1920 x 1080i high definition powerhouse outfitted with an impressive imager and perhaps the best handling of any Sony this year. The body is hefty, despite the serious slim-down...

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Sony HDR-UX7 AVCHD DVD Handycam Camcorder

 

As you're watching your high definition widescreen TV, have you ever wondered what you or your family and friends would look like in high-def on the big screen? Well, quit wondering and find out if you're movie star material with the Sony HDR-UX7 AVCHD...

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Sony Handycam Hdr-ux7

 

Filming in high definition has never been easier or prettier, than with the Sony HDR-UX7. It's lightweight and records some pretty amazing videos for its small size. The Sony HDR-UX7 records directly to DVD blanks, making them easy to use with other...

Filming in high definition has never been easier or prettier, than with the Sony HDR-UX7. It's lightweight and records some pretty amazing videos for its small size. The Sony HDR-UX7 records directly to DVD blanks, making them easy to use with other...

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Awesome HD MiniDVD Video Camera, but needs better Mac support!

 

I am writing this review for one reason, to let the Mac users out there know that this camera WON'T work UNLESS you have video editing software that supports AVCHD format (Sony's own, as usual). I am told that Toast 8 and Apple iLife '08 have the...

1080i video quality, 16:9 aspect ratio, Plays on Blu-Ray, Strong battery life with included battery, Excellent viewing screen, Cool touchpad navigation

5 second-ish startup time, Plays only on Blu-Ray DVD players, Bad Mac support due to AVCHD codec (as of this writing)

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Awesome HD MiniDVD Video Camera, but needs better Mac support!

 

I am writing this review for one reason, to let the Mac users out there know that this camera WON'T work UNLESS you have video editing software that supports AVCHD format (Sony's own, as usual). I am told that Toast 8 and Apple iLife '08 have the...

1080i video quality, 16:9 aspect ratio, Plays on Blu-Ray, Strong battery life with included battery, Excellent viewing screen, Cool touchpad navigation

5 second-ish startup time, Plays only on Blu-Ray DVD players, Bad Mac support due to AVCHD codec (as of this writing)

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Perform the Job for what was meant

 

I been in the market quite a while for a mini DVD high definition consumer camcorder. Price was holding me down, since I could not find a decent HD camcorder under a $1,000.oo dollars tag to justify my immediate needs. Until I get across this camera....

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Perform the Job for what was meant

 

I been in the market quite a while for a mini DVD high definition consumer camcorder. Price was holding me down, since I could not find a decent HD camcorder under a $1,000.oo dollars tag to justify my immediate needs. Until I get across this camera....

Image Quality

User Interface

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Best Value, Best Camera

 

Unbelievable Picture quality, Ease of Use, Quality Built

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Don't believe Sony's video resolution claims

 

I bought this camcorder (HDR-UX7) because I believed that it would output a full HD video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels i.e. 1920 times 1080 equals 2,073,600 pixels or 2.07 megapixels. The reason I thought this was that Sony's advertising information...

Nice manual controls & mic input

Not able to record 1920x1080 video

Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: 1080i High Definition recording on Disc (AVCHD Format); Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T; Up to 1 hour High Definition recording on a Disc with DVD+R DL (Dual Layer); ClearVid CMOS Sensor for optimum picture quality; 6 Megapixel still image recording and 4.6 Megapixel Dual Rec while recording movies.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.3in/5.6in
Height:3.2in/3.4in
Weight:1.2lbs/20.8oz
Width:2.8in/3.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in/3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm/8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Spotlight / Sunrise / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait/Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-UX7/HDR-UX7E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:51mm/54mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm/5.4mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel/3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.4Mpix/2.3Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.1Mpix/3.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.9"/1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )/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)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:20
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+R DL (8cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monochrome / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/LCD
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