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Sony HDR-UX7

Sony HDR-UX7
alaScore 82

103 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and portability. The image quality and value for money also get good feedback.

usability, value for money, image quality, portability, design

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-UX7

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Sony HDR-UX7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, image quality, portability, design, resolution

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-UX7 High Definition Camcorder With 3.5'' LCD ScreenSony HDR-UX7 High Definition Camcorder With 3.5'' LCD Screen

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-UX7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Sony HDR-UX7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, image quality, build quality

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-UX7 6MP AVCHD DVD High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSony HDR-UX7 6MP AVCHD DVD High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSony HDR-UX7 Camcorder + Deluxe Kit

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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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Sony's HDR-UX7

 

Sony's HDR-UX7 is one of the latest camcorders featuring the AVCHD standard, which allows 1080i HD recordings to be made to DVDs. With the standard ex...

Handles a wide variety of scenes respectably, 1080i delivers sharp and clear images

Some problems with colour reproduction, limited optical zoom

If you're looking for a high definition DVD camcorder, and don't mind having to occasionally work around colour reproduction issues, then the HDR-UX7 is a solid choice.

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Stuff magazine

 

Primed to compete with Panasonic's AVCHD clan, the UX7 records straight to DVD for instant viewing on its sidekick, the PS3

A capable cam that'll take the knocks and matches it rival, the Panasonic HDC-SD1. It can’t quite better Canon's HV20 on sheer performance though

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Sony Handycam HDR-UX7

 

In replacing the HDR-UX1, the HDR-UX7's big news is the higher megapixel count and AU$200 price cut.

Outlook The improvements, it seems, with the HDR-UX7 are incremental with the big news being a price chop of AU$200. If you're in the market for a DVD high-def camera but can't stretch to AU$2,099, Sony offers an alternative at AU$1,799 with the...

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Sony HDR-UX7E Camcorder Review

 

Small, lightweight and relatively inexpensive, this AVCHD DVD Handycam features innovative High Definition technology for outstanding video footage that brings your memories to life.

By storing your High Definition pictures on readily-available 8cm DVD discs, it is easy to share and watch your footage over and over again using any AVCHD-compatible Blu-ray player (such as the Playstation 3). In addition, the HDR-UX7E can be...

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Sony HDR-UX7

 

A capable cam that'll take the knocks and matches it rival, the Panasonic HDC-SD1. It can't quite better Canon's HV20 on sheer performance though

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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)

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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