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Sony HDR-FX7

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The Sony HDR-FX7E is equipped with a ClearVid CMOS sensor, a professional 62 mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens, and Wide 3.5-inch Hybrid touch screen clear photo LCD display.

The Sony HDR FX7E is a high definition compact camcorder that has the innovative 3 ClearVid CMOS sensor. These sensors have 1,120k effective pixels which control color and depth with great accuracy to provide stunning detail and clear video and still-image performance. In addition, the HDR-FX7E has a SteadyShot optical image stabi…

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The Sony HDR-FX7E is equipped with a ClearVid CMOS sensor, a professional 62 mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens, and Wide 3.5-inch Hybrid touch screen clear photo LCD display.

The Sony HDR FX7E is a high definition compact camcorder that has the innovative 3 ClearVid CMOS sensor. These sensors have 1,120k effective pixels which control color and depth with great accuracy to provide stunning detail and clear video and still-image performance. In addition, the HDR-FX7E has a SteadyShot optical image stabilizer to reduce the effects camera shake when you’re shooting. Its Carl Zeiss lens provides 20x optical zoom which maintains image clarity without the unwanted flare and ghosting effect. The HDR-FX7E offers up to 155 minutes of quality recording and playing back both high-definition and standard-definition video recorded on standard MiniDV cassettes. The HDR-FX7E is compatible with Memory Stick Duo cards and lets you transfer your images via its USB port as easy as 1-2-3.

Review Summary

The Sony HDR-FX7 is the perfect high definition camcorder for both amateurs as well as aspiring professionals. Even though it is priced high at $3,500, you will surely get your money’s worth with this model. The FX7 has a very high level of features and sophistication which are sure to live up to the expectations of even the most demanding videographer.

If you could only know about one benefit of the FX7, you would want to learn about the CMOS sensor that replaces the CCD that is used in most of the competition. This sensor allows for better color in a variety of different situations, as well as more range. While this may not be reason enough to purchase the FX7 instead of a camcorder from the competition, it is definitely a benefit that makes this model top of the line.

A 20x optical zoom is also included on the FX7. This allows the user to get good shots from far away. And in addition to getting good image shots from a distance, this high quality zoom lens ensures that you do not lose any quality while doing so.

When it comes to downfalls, the main issue is that the FX7 does not fit in with people who are simply looking for a point and shoot camcorder. This model is too big for that, and casual users will find it cumbersome to handle for long periods of time. Luckily, Sony offers other options for people who are only interested in easy to use, point and shoot camcorders.

The Sony HDR- FX7 is sure to satisfy a wide range of consumers from beginners to those looking to shoot with more precision and quality. There are many features that make this a top choice, and not too many drawbacks to speak of.

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  • Sony hdr fx7 3

    I'm an indie film maker and I just purchased as my first camera the Sony hdr fx7 3. I'm getting mixed signals regarding using this camera for full length films and I'm slightly nervous about going forward. As an indie film maker money is tight and I want to know if I made the right choice in choosing this camera for that purpose.

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