Summary: Ok I've had this two years also, it's still working, but I haven't used it so very much yet. It's now been on a cruise and to a couple air shows. It does take good video, I've not tried it in still picture mode because I have a way better kodak camera for that kind of thing.
Sony DCR-DVD7 - Nice size but missing a few features
Jake Zinn, Amazon
16 May 2005
Summary: Review for the Sony DCR-DVD7. Last week I found myself about 2000 miles from home and needed an easy to use, lightweight, and small camcorder. I found the DCR-DVD7 and decided to try it. It worked well for my needs except in the area of digital stills.
Excerpt: This camacorder I have found one of the most easiest that I have ever used. Being a novice at the DVD world of cameras, I was unsure, but as soon as I practiced using it, I found it very useful indeed.
Pros: easy to carry, easy to work, a most excellent picture
Cons: hard to see screen in bright sun, noisey zoom