Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V
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Nice pocket camera but seems to have fatal
mrbasicshark "KDM", Amazon
21 January 2012
Summary: I had the HX5V first and return for this one (HX7V) Not used much yet, but so far I think the HX5V had better battery life, held GPS signal better, and took more accurate pictures (explain later), but poor picture quality....The HX7V has good picture quailty for a pocket camera, bad battery life - need a spare or two, has a harder time and longer time getting a gps signal, and fianlly the fatal flaw seems like it has a bad delay, you miss the picture you are taking and...
Summary: This camera charges the battery in the camera via a proprietary cable. If you are in a remote area and you lose the cable you are out of luck. First they make you charge the battery in the camera and then to add insult to injury they make you use a proprietary cable. So instead of using one of your standard micro or mini USB cables, you have to carry around this special cable and I would recommend buying and extra one in case you lose it like I did.
Summary: I owned this camera for about two weeks before returning it. It was a fun camera and I was happy with the output. I think the feature set is pretty incredible. So why did I return it? I returned it because the camera is terribly sluggish in terms of all of the controls. The shooting performance is actually quite good. What is bad is things like simply pressing menu buttons and zooming.
Excerpt: Incredible features and they are executed well - the movies are spectacular except for low light (as with stills). WARNING - everything is very slow - more like using a computer than a consumer device: 1. Takes about 10 seconds blinking "stand by" before recording starts - you miss everything unless you are planning way ahead. 2. To view a picture when in record mode takes an average of 8 seconds as "Accessing" is on the screen. 3.
Summary: Disappointing distortion at wide end. Google it and you'll find a few complaints. At some of the pictures taken by my girlfriend my face was as long as camels face or my body was misshaped completely making me appear shorter but wider. If you really care about a true image avoid this camera. I'm returning it and trying to find a better camera now - only after 3 months of using it. Don't waste your time.
Summary: I am wondering why almost new new camera is offering an optical viewfinder? It has stopped me from upgrading from my old DSC-V1 which still takes excellent pictures, but is lacking somewhat in resolution. I would like to buy a small, high quality camera like the DSC-HX7V, but without optical viewfinder it is pretty useless for the serious amateur.
Excerpt: Una mia amica l'ha comprata sulla base delle specifiche e di alcune recensioni positive, in occasione di un viaggio di tre settimane nei paesi scandinavi. Da quello che ho capito ha fatto un grosso errore, perché questa fotocamera ha alcuni importanti dif ...
Summary: A primo impatto le foto sono molto belle e vivide ma ... una volta visualizzate sul monitor del PC si scopre che i dettagli sono insufficienti e che le immagini appaiono pastose, simili ad un quadro ad olio. In compenso i video sono ottimi e devo dire che in questo segmento non esistono rivali. La stabilizzazione dell'immagine é ottima: camminando sembra quasi di riprendere con una steady.
Summary: Leider ist die Bildqualitaet dieser Kamera ungenuegend. Bei Aufnahmen in der Sonne mit Zwangsblitz zur Aufhellung von Subjekten in Gegenlicht erscheint dauerhaft ein roter Stich auf den Photos. Scharfstellung bei Teleaufnahmen ebenfalls problematisch. Farben werden nicht treu widergegeben. Leider ein Fehlschuss von Sony. Sie geht an Amazon zurueck. Schade!!