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5.4 out of 10

Sony HDR-HC7

The Sony HDR-HC7 is a digital camcorder that is equipped with a Read more

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Overall 10
10

great video camer and ability to hook up HDMI

mark, Amazon
16 May 2013
  • Summary: Love this video camera. Wish I had more time to tape. what the options to take photos is pretty nice. I got my Nikon for that though..
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Overall 8
8.0

One of the best cameras for video production

Bryan Gaston, Amazon
24 April 2013
  • Summary: I still have this camera after 5 years and the only issue I've had is the software is difficult to use.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Video and Still Pictures Quality. No Second Thought.

forumans, Amazon
30 September 2011
  • Summary: Video quality is excellent. 1080p video looks crystal clear on my tv. Even low light recording came out so perfect. XV colors are very vibrant and bright. Both 4MP standard photo and 3MP wide angle photo are excellent quality. In fact, I first thought of purchasing a separate still camera. But, after seeing the quality of still picts by this HD camera, I decided no extra still camera is required.
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Overall 4
4.0

Keep in mind that Sony is Proprietary!

V. Knutsen, Amazon
18 July 2011
  • Summary: I purchased my Sony HDR-HC7 in January of 2007. I loved it! Both the video and pictures turn out great. Unfortunately, I accidentally dropped my camera in October of 2010. At this point the automatic lens shutters refused to open and I while the camera would turn on, I was unable to take pictures or video. I called the local camera repair shop hoping that they could fix it only to learn that Sony is proprietary.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good general HDV camera, better deal than many others

Fernand Ray, Amazon
8 March 2011
  • Summary: I have not had the camera for very long. It's as I expected. I got it as a good deal, used. I seldom go for the latest at list price. The newer HC9 is more expensive without adding anything significant, so if you can find one of these HC7s below five hundred, it's good. What I say about the HC7 applies almost exactly to the HC9.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't buy it!

J. Gaziv "Joe", Amazon
29 December 2010
  • Summary: This was my 4th Sony camcorder. Although the Video and Photo quality improved from generation to generation the reliability got worse and worse. After less than 2 years of non intensive use, my HC7 video started to vibrate after around 20 minutes. Sony asked around $800 to fix it (change of main board). I read on the internet similar stories. I gave up and purchased this time Pana.
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Overall 10
10

Great camcorder. Highly recommend.

weirdsci, Ebay
27 September 2009
  • Summary: This is a great camcorder. It has terrific build quality. The feature set covers the gambit from beginner to advanced amateur. I would highly recommend this camcorder to just about anyone.
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Overall 10
10

Great Camcorder

Odnar, Amazon
23 September 2009
  • Summary: After numerous months of searching, it was down to this and the Canon HV20. The Canon had a higher image quality, but appeared to have issues with the rolling shutter. (Reviews can be found at camcorderinfo.com) In the end, I picked the Sony because of the discount I could redeem from Sony card's points program. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. At the time of purchase, I also considered with new entries of hard drive and flash drive HD camcorders.
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Overall 2
2.0

Purchased 12-21-07, died 07-15-09 after shooting two cassette tapes!

J. Schlie, Amazon
16 July 2009
  • Summary: I purchased the Sony HDR-HC7 on 12-21-07 from Amazon. During the time that I've had it, I've shot two cassettes with it. The rest of the time it was safely stored in a padded case behind my tv. The camera was gently used around the house. On 07-15-09 I wanted to shoot some video of my son's first steps. I knew the cassette need to be replaced, so I ejected the old cassette, inserted a new one, and pushed the "Push" marking on the cassette receiver.
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Overall 4
4.0

Xlnt video+fatal defect+arrogant company

N. Olson, Amazon
1 December 2008
  • Summary: Sony HDR-HC7 6.1MP MiniDV High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom The video quality was great! But after about 8 hours of total use the camera refused to close its cassete compartment, flashing a "no tape' symbol. This 15 month old camera is no longer under warranty, so the minimum cost to repair appears to be $461.00, but even that quote is not guaranteed by Sony.
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