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Sony HDR-CX7
5.2 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!...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Overall 6
6.0

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

Patrick Niemeyer, Amazon
22 September 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...
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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

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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Small & Cool but Video is a bit Grainy

Online Shopper, Amazon
15 July 2007
  • Summary: I own both this and the Panasonic HDC-SD1. While this is a very cool and small camcorder, it just falls short for the price. Overall I love the size, weight and look, but it takes somewhat grainy movies and the user interface is confusing.
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