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Sony Handycam HDR-TG7

We have collected and analyzed 19 expert reviews and 184 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 82/100. The average review date is Jun 2, 2010. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-TG7 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the price and memory. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability, and there are some critical comments about the image quality and durability.

usability, portability, size, memory, price

durability, image quality

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam HDR-TG7VE High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder with 16GB Internal MemorySony Handycam HDR-TG7VE High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory

Dec, 2018

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Sony Handycam HDR-TG7VE


It may be pricey, but the GPS-enabled TG7VE is a highly pocketable camcorder, capable of very impressive video quality for its size.

May, 2011

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Sony HDR-TG7E review


Stylish and slinky, this Full HD cam packs GPS for video geotagging. Is it the world's best pocket camcorder?

Pricey, but superior movies, stills and styling make this the pocket camcorder to beat

Jun, 2009

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Stuff magazine


Stylish and slinky, this Full HD cam packs GPS for video geotagging. Is it the world's best pocket camcorder?

Pricey, but superior movies, stills and styling make this the pocket camcorder to beat

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Rob Hull (

Sony HDR-TG7 review


Sony adds built-in GPS to a slim and stylish Full HD camcorder

Superbly detailed movies ; Impressive hybrid memory ; GPS features and potential

Touchscreen unresponsive ; Only 4MP stills ; High-end price

Jul, 2009

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Sony HDR-TG7VE review


Consumer video cameras tend to fall into two camps: barrel-shaped ones with advanced features and high prices, and mobile phone-shaped ones with basic features and low prices. The TG7 is a hybrid, with a flat, compact design but a proper zoom lens,...

Geo-tagging is fun and the slim design is great for slipping into a pocket, but it’s not enough to excuse the disappointing picture quality at this price

May, 2010

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Sony HDR-TG7VE Camcorder


One advantage of it's size is that the TG7VE can easily fit in any small bag or pocket and as such be with you at all times. Once again Sony are claiming that the new Handycam HDR-TG7VE is the world's smallest, lightest Full HD camcorder.

SONY pitch themselves as a quality company – unforntualtely their postsales customer service is not what you would expect.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Will Head (



Review The HDR-TG7VE could be seen as Sony's answer to cheap and cheerful camcorders like the Flip Mino HD [1]. However, whereas the latter could be viewed as a bit of a toy, the TG7 is more of a proper camcorder - both when it comes to features and...

If you're shopping for a proper camcorder - and have got a budget to match - then the Sony HDR-TG7VE is an excellent choice. It's quick to fire up, ensuring you won't miss the shot, and incredibly easy to use. The extras such as GPS and Smile Shutter...

Oct, 2009

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The Sony HDR-TG7VE is a 16GB Flash memory Full-HD (1080i) camcorder with a 2.3-megapixel sensor, 10x zoom and optical stabilisation. It's controlled by a 2.7-inch touchscreen and includes GPS location for video geo-tagging. It measures 62x117x30mm and...

Is this the best consumer camcorder on the market? It’s hard to argue with generous Flash storage, stunning video, surround sound, finger-friendly control, designer build quality and playback that’s smarter and easier than a Flip. Full marks. Sony...

Jul, 2009

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This camcorder comes with a Carl Zeiss lens with a flash unit built around for lighting in all weather conditions.

Jun, 2009

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Sony HDR-TG7 camera


Okay, I just upgraded to the sony hdr-tg7 from the previous model hdr-tg3 (tg1 and tg5 respectivly in the USA), and I gotta say I wasn't very impressed especially since it costed around 800 euro. The video quality on a full HD screen is practically the...

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio dubbing: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery life (max):1.4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH50


Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:5
Playback zoom:Y / Y\n
Playback zoom (max):Y / Y\n


Color of product:Silver


Display:Hybrid LCD / LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: Yes


Face detection: Yes

Image Sensor

Total megapixels:4

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.69 - 20
Digital Zoom:120
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.69 - 20
Focal length range (f-f):0.126 - 1.26
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10

Other Features

Audio Output:1 / Y
Auto focus: Yes
Fader:Black / White
Focus:Full Range Auto
Internal memory:16 / 16384
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessa / Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Noise reduction: Yes
Pastel: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.1
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:1 / Y

Ports & interfaces

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


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/5
Shutter speed (photo):1/2-1/1000 (including Scene Selection)

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):2304 x 1296


Compatible memory cards:MS Duo


Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes