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Sony Handycam HDR-TG7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-TG7. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and battery, and views are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

price, battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-TG7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-TG7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-TG7 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the price and memory. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability. The image quality and durability get negative reviews.

usability, portability, size, memory, price

durability, image quality

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam HDR-TG7VE High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder with 16GB Internal MemorySony Handycam HDR-TG7VE High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH50
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH50

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:5
Playback zoom (max):Y / Y\n

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display:Hybrid LCD / LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Touchscreen: Yes

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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


Built-in Flash: Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB


Face detection: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:4

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43 - 507
Focal length range (f-f):3.2 - 32
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.3
Max Focal Length:32mm
Min Focal Length:3.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.99Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.43Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.36Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5" ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5 )
Optical Sensor Type:Exmor CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:1 / Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Black / White
Focus:Full Range Auto
Internal Memory:16 / 16384
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessa / Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Noise Reduction: Yes
Pastel: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.1
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/5
Shutter speed (photo):1/2-1/1000 (including Scene Selection)

Still image

Still image resolution(s):2304 x 1296


Compatible memory cards:MS Duo

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:120
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.7

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes