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Sony HDR-HC7 / HC7E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of Sony HDR-HC7 / HC7E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The design and image quality are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the battery. The memory and zoom get mixed comments.

usability, image quality, design, portability, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-HC7 / HC7E 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-HC7 / HC7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Sony HDR-HC7 / HC7E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and portability are generally positive. The design and image quality are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the memory. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, image quality, design, portability, size

price

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-HC7 / HC7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony HDR-HC7 / HC7E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the design.

design

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

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-HC7 review: Sony Handycam HDR-HC7

 

Sony Handycam HDR-HC7

Excellent video and performance; satisfying photo quality; a decent set of manual controls for the target audience; bundled FireWire cable.

Annoying touch screen interface.

A great HD camcorder for deep-pocketed leisure shooters, as long as you like the Sony Handycam HDR-HC7's touch screen interface.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

At the time of its release, the Sony HDR-HC7 ($1399) is a likely runner up for Camcorder of the Year. It has superb video quality in bright light, stellar handling, and a broad gamut of automatic and manual controls. Then along came the Canon HV20 with...

Bright light video performance, - Ease of Use, - Manual Controls

Low light performance, - Touch screen dependence, - Cam control dial

May, 2007

Expert review by : John Neely (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony HDR-HC7 Camcorder Review

 

Sony's HDR-HC7 ($1399 MSRP) was to be one of the best, if not

It's impossible for us to conclude our review of the HDR-HC7 without thinking about what could have been. This is an excellent consumer camcorder that has the performance and features to make it a reasonable option as a backup for pros who need an...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Matt Culler (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony HDR-HC7 First Impressions Review

 

The Sony HDR-HC7 now leads Sony's new, relatively affordable HD camcorder line. This HDV camcorder records to tape, like the HDR-HC3, and features an important upgrade in imager size that could make it Sony's best consumer HD camcorder of 2007, based...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : About.com (about.com)

Sony HDR-HC7 Video Demo

 

This is a short video recorded with the Sony HDR-HC7.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Brian Peterson (videomaker.com)

Sony HD Camcorder Review: Sony HDR-HC7 HDV Camcorder

 

Compact, capable and affordable. The new Sony HD HDR-HC7 is bound to spark interest among beginning or casual shooters looking for their first HDV camcorder and even serious hobbyists looking for an unobtrusive second camcorder. But don't let the size...

Good image quality Reliable automatic modes Manual control options

Most functions accessed through touchscreen menus

Sony's HDR-HC7 HDV Camcorder is a feature-rich but user-friendly HDV camcorder that produces good-quality images at a reasonable price.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Michael Perlman (washingtonpost.com)

Sony HDR-HC7

 

At the time of its release, the Sony HDR-HC7 ($1399) is a likely runner-up for Camcorder of the Year. It has superb video quality in bright light, stellar handling, and a broad gamut of automatic and manual controls. Then along came the Canon HV20 with...

May, 2007

Expert review by : John Neely (reviewed.com)

Sony HDR-HC7

 

The HDR-HC7, as Sony's top truly consumer HDV camcorder (we're dismissing the HDR-FX7 as a contender in that category), comes equipped with only the best bits and pieces. Most of the top-end Sonys in each format offer a new imager, a 1/2.9" ClearVID...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Ben Russell (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-HC7E

 

With so many competing formats in the world of digital video recording, it becomes difficult for most consumers to decide what it is exactly that they...

Great image quality, extensive manual controls, fantastic still image functionality

Limited zoom, expensive

The HDR-HC7E is pricey, but its impressive image quality makes it an attractive choice for those who can afford it.

May, 2007

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony HDR-HC7 review

 

A versatile all-rounder that's pleasantly easy to use

Great connectivity ; Impressive HD quality

Lacks 25P

Excels in most areas, but the lack of 25P support is a real let-down when it comes to high-def functionality

Jun, 2007

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