Excerpt: The Sharp VL-Z7U Viewcam is an ergonomic wonder, with a unique construction that makes shooting comfortable in any position and an LCD panel that's always crystal-clear, even in sunlight. But its clever design doesn't compensate for the image quality issues that Sharp needs to address; the unit performed below average on all of our quality tests. The Viewcam comprises two modules, each the size of a deck of cards, which are attached and swivel in the middle.
Conclusion: The VL-Z7U is a very interesting digital camcorder. The video quality under most circumstances is quite good, the LCD is clear in daylight as well as with the backlight on for indoor use. However, the overall perception is compromised by the execution of several features. The menu structure is confusing, low light video performance is only fair, and the still camera feature is quite poor. The size of the VL-Z7U’s and its unique swivel body are it’s strongest attributes.
Pros: Good digital video quality
Cons: Digital Still Camera picture quality is poor
Excerpt: Sharp Vl Z7s è un apparecchio che utilizza lo standard digitale Mini-DV, dal peso di neanche mezzo kg, dalle dimensioni estremamente compatte, che la rendono comodamente trasportabile e facilmente maneggevole. Ma una delle molte doti della Sharp serie Z è, senza ombra di dubbio, l'ergonomia, a cui è stata dedicata molta attenzione e cura.