Summary: Always buy your camcorder from trust sites. Don't buy from those sites linked buy NexTag such as AJRichies, buyherephoto, certifieddigital etc... The cheap price was bet for your personal and your credit card information only, they don't even have the product. I ordered from three different sites but the same customer service spoke me and told me the same thing. If I want, they can order the overseas' model for me which will take 3-4 weeks. That's phony...
Pros: I had a S300 and like todays trend was hopeless out doors in the sun. So, I scrapped that camcorder and bought the CX700VE because it does have that simple device which made all the difference for outdoor use. The low light aspect is good, focus is quic
Cons: The method of displaying playback groups seems pointless. I would prefer that the simple pages of thumbnails be displayed instead of the strange little groups . I would have liked to be able to have both the monitor screen and viewfinder on at the same t
Great camera......... if you can buy at a discounted price.
3 August 2011
Summary: I was able to purchase my brand new HDR-CX700VE on Ebay for a greatly discounted price. It was new in a sealed box for $1075. Don't ask me how it sold for such a discount but that price is a fair price for this camcoder in my view. The CX700 is a great camera and I would rate it a 5 star if not for the normal price on it of $1295. That is too much money, so it gets a star subtracted. My camera has worked without a single flaw....except one.
Summary: Bought this camcorder to replace HDR-SR11. Had to have viewfinder. Camcorder excellent overall but viewfinder is borderline useless. It has a micro wheel for diopter adjustment (viewfinder focus). This wheel moves anytime you open the viewfinder or move the camera. Result is you must use your shooting hand to manually refocus viewfinder EVERY time you use it. I spoke to Sony and they said I had to mail in camcorder for their techs to look at it.
Summary: I love this camera and the video quality. I just received this camera last week -- upgrading from a Sony SD camera that recorded SD/stereo to this one which I can now record in 1080/60p with 5.1 dolby digital sound! I just wanted people to be aware that if they purchase the 37mm lens protector Sony VF37CPKB Polarizing Filter Kit the included lens hood that came with the camera will no longer attach (there are not many pictures of this camcorder showing the included lens...
Summary: This is not a comprehensive review, but rather some first impressions. I have edited this review a couple times, since editing and playback support has been improved since my initial review. I am not an expert with video; I'm just a geeky dad that wants to get the best possible video of my kid being cute. I was upgrading from a 4 year old Sony HDR-SR1. The HDR-CX700V is a really nice upgrade, but it didn't blow me away. Perhaps my expectations were too high.
Summary: Leider gehen die Farben vor allem in den Schatten sehr schnell ins Bläuliche oder Petrolfarbene über, was ein leichter, aber trotzdem wahrnehmbarer Farbstich ist. Für den Preis müsste die Farbabstimmung eigentlich besser sein.
Summary: Gostei muito de trabalhar com essa filmadora pela qualidade da imagem tanto de dia como de noite ela lida muito bem com as sombras que é o grande problema das handycam, eu tonha tambem uma HXR-NX5 e não consegui uma imagem tão boa quanto dessa HDR-CX700, alem da bateria segurar bastante tempo.
Pros: A grande vantagem é a qualidade da imagem, o foco manual e a entrada para microfone que é muito raro nesses equipamento de mão são umuito úteis, alem do gps e da bateria de longa duração.
Cons: Procurei mais não encontrei, nessa categoria é a melhor que vi até hoje.