Summary: I had waited two weeks for this camera on Back order from Sony. Couldn't take it anymore and purchased from Amazon. VERY Quick delivery of ONE excellent product. I believe there is a newer version of this camera out now, but this one is ABSOLUTELY the perfect match for my small hands.
Summary: I've had this camera for a few months now after upgrading from a tape based Sony pistol-grip style camcorder. Aside from the wacky avchd codec that is not particularly standard, this is a nearly perfect fusion of form and function.
Summary: I bought this about two weeks ago and couldn't be happier. My first experience, I took it to my daughter's dance and took some outstanding HD videos. Playing it on my 50" HD plasma you can't believe your eyes. It is as you are watching a broadcast sports event.
Summary: I will start by saying I am not an expert with camcorders, so this review will be from the perspective of a typical electronics challenged father, who by no means is an expert in video or audio quality. Please accept my apology now for not being "technical" in my evaluation.
Summary: Having spent the last few weeks using the CX7 both on vacation and at home I can honestly say I'm quite impressed! I was previously using a Sony PC5 MiniDV camcorder and the difference in video quality is quite impressive.
Summary: This is my first camcorder purchase and I am extremely surprised how simple this camera is to use! I got an 8gb mem stick as well as the NPH70 battery as recommended by previous reviewers. If you have a Mac, Imovie works great. You don't need the camcorder attached to the laptop.
Summary: When I was shopping around for hi-def-capable video cameras, I wanted to avoid the pitfalls that plagued previous video cameras I had purchased. Ergonomics, picture quality, ease of use, storage and especially weight were all important factors.
Summary: I was torn on getting either the Panasonic SD5 or the Sony cx7 but ended up with the cx7 because I love the fact I can use it with the Sony VRDMC5 Directdvd which will make playable HD discs from normal cheap blank dvd's! they will playback on PS3 or bluray player...