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Sony HDR-HC7 / HC7E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of Sony HDR-HC7 / HC7E. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the memory and zoom.

usability, image quality, portability, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-HC7 / HC7E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-HC7 / HC7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Sony HDR-HC7 / HC7E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The design and image quality are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the memory. Some have doubts about the price.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-HC7 High Definition Camcorder With 2.7'' LCD ScreenSony HDR-HC7 High Definition Camcorder With 2.7'' LCD Screen

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-HC7 / HC7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony HDR-HC7 / HC7E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-HC7 6.1MP MiniDV High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSony HDR-HC7 6.1MP MiniDV High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:2
Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.8cm
Height:8.2cm
Weight:0.55kg
Width:8.2cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:68.6

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Spotlight / Sunrise / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-HC7E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:1/0.114
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:6

Lens System

Digital Zoom:20
Filter Size:37
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):49 - 490
Focal length range (f-f):5.4 - 54
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:54mm
Min Focal Length:5.4mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.9"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.8 mm ( 1/2.9" ) / 8.8 mm ( 1/2.9 )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Fader:Black / White / Mosaic / Monotone
Focus:1.8-2.9
I/O ports:Audio In\nAudio Out\nVideo Out\nUSB In\nUSB Out\nComponent Video Out\nHDMI Out\nExternal Microphone Input \nHeadphone Jack
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T

Ports & interfaces

DV port:Y
HDMI:Y
S-Video In:N
S-Video Out:Y

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2-1/800

Storage

Camcorder tape type:HDV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:20
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV (HDV)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Cinematic / Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Skintone / Solarisation / Still / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder:123.2
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:123.2
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:138
Height :82
Weight:550
Width:82