The Advanced Video Codec High Definition format is rapidly replacing the DV format in the consumer space
Consumer Electronics Net
23 August 2007
Excerpt: This month we've begun focusing on the future of consumer digital video; AVCHD. The Advanced Video Codec High Definition format is rapidly replacing the DV format in the consumer space, and will soon work its way up into the prosumer with forthcoming products. In this article, we're looking at the Sony HDR CX7 and its various applications in the prosumer workflow.
Excerpt: Sony is usually first to market with ground-breaking technology—Walkman, Trinitron, CD players, HDV camcorders–you know the drill. The company, along with Panasonic, created the newer AVCHD high-def camcorder format and had the first models for sale, the HDR-UX1 and HDR-SR1 . Those camcorders respectively recorded high-def video onto 3-inch DVDs and hard disk drives.
Pros: Quality HD video recording to flash memory; intuitive menu system
Cons: No card compatibility with Sony flat panel TVs; poor supplied software
Summary: When it comes to price, convenience and storage space, the memory stick format is out trumped by every other recording device on the market. Apart from this one caveat, the HDR-CX7K remains a highly impressive camera that will please anyone who cares about image quality.
Summary: Die Handycam HDR-CX7 von Sony ist die Flashspeicher-Variante der HDR-SR7. Sie bietet die gleiche gute Leistung und Qualität wie das Festplattenmodell. Allerdings ist das Handling des schlanken Camcorders etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig.