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Sony-hdr-cx7.32679617
5.3 out of 10

Sony HDR-CX7

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Reviews and Problems with Sony HDR-CX7

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Overall 6
6.0

Proprietary formatting makes this worthless!

M. Jennings, Amazon
5 January 2010
  • Summary: In this day and age, when everyone (except Sony, of course) is moving toward universal standards, I am disgusted to find Sony's camera produces video based on a proprietary formatting. In order to retrieve the video, you must use THEIR software... which SURPRISE!... is only provided in a Windows format. Therefore, as a Mac user I am unable to download the videos to my computer for movie creation. Sure...
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Overall 6
6.0

CMOS Sensor Not Good on Camera

Sharon Warren, Amazon
8 October 2009
  • Summary: I had the camera for about 6 months of it working excellent. The quality is good, the navigation is good, and the touch focus was especially good. But after about 6 months of having the camera, the CMOS sensor started to cause the camera to have a distorted image. It was as if it had a wavy or shaky image. And it was very noticeable. It does not stay, but the only way to make it stop is by letting the camera rest. At first this only happened occasionally.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Terrible on hand shake"

Doloma, CNET
25 June 2009
  • Pros: Its HD or is it, nothing more to say really.
  • Cons: Tried it on a bike and when i reviewed the video it was absolutely terrible. The hand shake is almost non existing am afraid. Compared to a Canon FS100 on this matter, the Canon is miles ahead. Holding is not that convenient.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Compatible wih Mac

DC Guy, Amazon
1 June 2008
  • Summary: The camera works great, but it does not work very well with a Mac. Sony's software is only for PC, which is hard to believe in this day and age. There is a way to make it work in iMovie, but I hope you have a few hours to download your video. Anyway, like I said, I'm not complaining about the camera itself (which is great), but I am very frustrated that this is even an issue.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony HDR-CX7 Camcorder

DCGuy7250, Rate it all!
1 June 2008
  • Summary: The camera works great, but it does not work very well with a Mac. Sony's software is only for PC, which is hard to believe in this day and age. There is a way to make it work in iMovie, but I hope you have a few hours to download your video. Anyway, like I said, I'm not complaining about the camera itself (which is great), but I am very frustrated that this is even an issue.
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Overall 6
6.0

How to watch and edit

Izzet Nommaz "INOM", Amazon
10 March 2008
  • Summary: This camera will most probably satisfy any amateur cameramen who is buying it for the very nice occasions ahead of them. This was my case. For me it was totally satisfactory until I wanted convert them to .avi files and try to watch them in Windows Media Player or my divx player. I have found a converter software that is taking a century to convert and the file sizes are increadibly big. 1,7 GB for a 15 min.
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Overall 6
6.0

great camcorder, but...

killer, Amazon
9 October 2007
  • Summary: great pictures. narrow latitude. it's almost impossible to keep correctly exposed both highlights and shadows under the sunshine. but still excellent for the price. the slow motion features really attracted me, but it turned out to be unusable. image quality is really poor and a sharp focus is impossible. if you count on this feature, just forget this camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

not compatible with mac

progressiveparenting "samou", Amazon
8 September 2007
  • Summary: the image quality is amazing, the audio is not great , it is not meant to be used with Mac computer which is very surprising with today's technology!!
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Overall 6
6.0

Don't expect perfect quality and you'll probably be happy...

Patrick Niemeyer, Amazon
31 August 2007
  • Summary: Having not seen any HD video from a camcorder I was expecting something more than I got... In the right lighting it is very sharp and nice, but in anything other than perfect lighting the video is *very* grainy... This is not HD video of the kind you see on t.v... it's sharp, but has extremely poor color depth. The "X.V Color" that they advertise seems to mean "crank up the saturation artificially to a ridiculous level"...
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Overall 6
6.0

Dmutro Mural

Dmytro Mural, Amazon
12 August 2007
  • Summary: Everything is great about this item except two major features: focus and recording in the highest quality which Sony was proud of, announcing this camcorder. So, auto focus works terribly and it is not only quick off focus moment during recording - when it goes unfocused it will take it up to 8-10 seconds to bring itself back too focus.
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