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Overall 7

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD7E

2 weeks ago
  • Summary: DVD camcorders are, for the moment at least, not capable of matching the output of a cheap MiniDV camcorder. None the less, the convenience of shooting your footage straight to a DVD that can be played back in a normal DVD player makes the 7E an attractive proposition
  • Pros: Utter simplicity of use; intriguing design; solid build.
  • Cons: The fact that your footage is trapped on a DVD and not easily edited.
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Expert Review

16 December 2005
  • Excerpt: The Sony Handycam DCR-DVD7 DVD Camcorder provides exceptional video and still images with stunning detail and clarity all wit the help of the advanced CCD. The powerful zoom helps you to take close up pictures and helps you get clearer and more professional looking pictures without distortion. This camcorder has an advanced coating that offers less glare and flare, but more contrast with the help of Carl Zeiss® lenses.
  • Pros: Quality, features, performance and lightweight.
  • Cons: DVDs are expensive.
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Sony DCR-DVD7 DVD Camcorder Review

26 October 2005
  • Conclusion: Battery Life With the included battery (NP-FA50) you will be able to record around 40 minutes before you will need to switch batteries. The battery can last up to 90 minutes on a full charge, but it is always good to gauge your recording on the low end of your potential battery power. With the optional long-life battery (NP-FA70) you can expect to get somewhere between 80 and 170 minutes of record time.
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Overall 6

Sony DCR-DVD7 DVD Handycam Camcorder

PC Magazine
23 October 2005
  • Conclusion: It's cool and hip, but the DCR-DVD7's great-looking design isn't so practical for actual use.
  • Pros: Cool design. Good menu structure.
  • Cons: Somewhat difficult to hold. Poor quality in low light.
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Overall 5

Expert Review

Easy Camcorder
18 July 2005
  • Excerpt: With style to spare, the Sony DCR-DVD7 will certainly make a splash at picnics this summer. But does it perform as well as it looks? We’re afraid not. The 1/6” CCD imager, with only 340K effective pixels, renders most of its video rather lifeless, with dull colors and disappointing sharpness. Even for a DVD camcorder, which generally performs worse than a MiniDV, this had a bad showing.
  • Pros: -Automatic control
  • Cons: -Handling, -Button placement, -Design
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Overall 7

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
10 December 2005
  • Summary: The Sony DVD7E would appeal to anyone wanting quick and easy video for fun or family entertaining.
  • Pros: Stylish design, LCD screen viewable even in bright sunlight, excellent lens cap protection
  • Cons: Poor low-light performance, disc open switch too close to record switch, black casing easily scratched, disappointing still quality
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Overall 8

Sony DCR-DVD7E Handycam camcorder

Pocket Lint
19 July 2005
  • Pros: Small and compact, plays straight out of the box
  • Cons: Discs have to be finalised before playing them
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Expert Review

21 April 2007
  • Excerpt: La videocamera Sony DCR-DVD7 dispone di uno zoom integrato in grado di ingrandire fino a 10 volte il soggetto inquadrato, con una buona definizione dell’immagine. Sony DCR-DVD7 consente una risoluzione di 0.8 Megapixel, mentre la registrazione avviene direttamente su supporto DVD-RW. Questo modello di casa Sony dispone di collegamento USB, che consente il trasferimento veloce dei filmati realizzati su Personal Computer.
  • Pros: Lo zoom
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Потребитель. Экспертиза и Тесты.
11 December 2005
  • Excerpt: : самая необычная dvd-камера этого сезона. выглядит модным аксессуаром. по дизайну напоминает cd-аудиоплеер. обтекаемые формы, отсутствие выступающих частей и встроенная защитная шторка объектива делают ее удобной для переноски, как на ремешке, так и в небольшой сумке или в кармане куртки.
  • Pros: : дизайн в молодежном стиле. Хорошее качество изображения при нормальном уровне освещения. Приличный набор функций. Возможность записи видео с другого устройства.
  • Cons: : невысокое качество записи звука. Высокая для модели базового уровня цена. Ужасно долгий процесс финализации диска.
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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD7E

9 November 2005
  • Conclusion: Le DCR-DVD7E filme et enregistre les vidéos directement sur un DVD, ce qui limite bien sûr les possibilités de montage. Mais ce caméscope gagne en commodité ce qu’il perd en fonctionnalités.
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