Not as perfect for the casual "press and go" user as I thought
17 December 2007
Summary: I don't think this is a bad cam by any means, but I am going to note the annoyances I found in my uses. Sort of the "FYI's" that I didn't find in the extensive research and review reading I did before purchasing this cam.
Summary: I bought this camera after owning the Sony HDR-HC3, and the Canon HV10, and when I first saw the camera I was in love. Now that I've had the camcorder for over 1 month now, here's an honest review of the camcorder from a keeper's perspective: Pros: 1. Excellent outdoor image, clarity and picture.
Summary: Just bought this Sony HDR-SR7 Camcorder and I can not believe that you can NOT plug a USB port cable into the camcorder , you can only connect and download data via USB cable, that is connected to the HandyCam Station. There is NO USB port on the camcorder it's self. Go figure??
Summary: After 2 years, I bought a new battery since it wasn't keeping much of charge. Six months after buying the new battery, it too doesn't keep a charge very well. Needless to say it is frustrating when the battery was fully charged on Good Friday but only provided 3 minutes of video recording on the big...
Summary: I am using this camera, and it is nice. However, my biggest gripe is that it is not Mac compatible. Many creative types use a Mac, which comes with very nice movie software. I have both Macs and PCs, but would have preferred to use my Mac.
Summary: The camera has shot good videos but to play them you need a powerful computer. So unless you have a dual core high speed processor you may not like to view the videos... I returned mine as i didn't want to upgrade my laptop just for the sake of AVCHD video format...
Summary: What i don't realize is in fact how you are now not relaly a lot more neatly-favored than you may be right now. You are very intelligent. You already know thus significantly on the subject of this subject, produced me individually imagine it from so many varied angles.
Summary: En mi opinios es una camara excelente, muy buena imagen, compacta y facil de manejar, en mi experiencia por lo menos el defecto es que al usarla prolongadamente el disco duro tiende a recalentarse y el lente asume creo ese calor y distorciona la imagen.
Excerpt: Meine Erfahrungen mit dem Camcorder möchte ich euch nicht vorenthalten. Unser alter war ein Canon MV700. Mit dem Gerät waren wir auch soweit ganz zufrieden. Jetzt wollten wir aber etwas intensiver in die Sportfilmerei (Leichtathletik) mit entsprechender Analyse einsteigen.
Pros: Gestochen schraf, wenn sich nichts zu schnell bewegt
Cons: Technische Daten versprechen Sache, die nicht gehalten werden