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Sony HDR-SR7

The HDR-SR7 captures clear videos with its 3.2-megapixel CMOS se Read more

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Overall 8

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7

19 January 2008
  • Summary: The hard-drive-based analog of the HDR-HC7, the Sony Handycam HDR-SR7 finally delivers a cutting-edge HD video experience, complete with great video and compatibility frustrations.
  • Pros: Excellent video and performance; satisfying photo quality; a decent set of manual controls for the target audience; bundled dock.
  • Cons: No wind filter; no USB port on camcorder, just on bundled dock; annoying touch screen interface; cables not ubiquitous yet for mini-HDMI connector.
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Overall 8

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7 Hard Drive Recorder

maximum pc
18 December 2007
  • Excerpt: This Handycam felt rock solid and provided the best optical image stabilization. Its stop/start button is in the perfect place, but the zoom control is positioned right where your middle finger rests—bad idea. We like the “easy” mode, which, with the push of a button, takes care of exposure and focus for most situations. The SR7’s stop button seemed to be on a half-second delay, resulting in swish pans at the end of a few shots—an annoyance we got used to after a while.
  • Pros: Rock-solid; good optical image stabilization; "easy" mode; great video quality.
  • Cons: Awkwardly placed zoom button; stop button delay. Very slight artifacting.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
26 January 2008
  • Summary: As a standalone product, the HDR-SR7E is nearly impossible to fault. However, most users would be better off getting the HDR-SR8E, which offers a much larger hard drive for a slightly higher premium.
  • Pros: Vibrant picture quality, excellent stills mode, user-friendly touch interface
  • Cons: It's practically the same price as the superior HDR-SR8E
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Overall 8

Zukunftsorientierter Festplatten-Camcorder: Sony Handycam HDR-SR7E

14 November 2007
  • Summary: Als festplattenbasierte Version der HDR-HC7 bietet die Sony Handycam HDR-SR7E endlich eine hervorragende HD-Videoqualität. Doch leider gibt es auch ein paar frustrierende Probleme mit dem Videoformat und der Kompatibilität.
  • Pros: passable Fotoqualität, ausreichend manuelle Einstellmöglichkeiten für die angepeilte Zielgruppe, Dockingstation im Lieferumfang
  • Cons: kein Windfilter, kein USB-Anschluss direkt am Camcorder, Kabel für Mini-HDMI-Anschluss sind selten erhältlich
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