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Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 320 reviews of Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E. 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. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Views about the viewfinder and price are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E 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-SR7 / SR7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the color. Some have doubts about the reliability and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

viewfinder, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR7E 60GB High Definition CamcorderSony HDR-SR7E 60GB High Definition Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR7 / SR7E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability, and there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, portability, image quality, design, size

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR7 AVCHD 6.1MP 60GB High Definition Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSony HDR-SR7 AVCHD 6.1MP 60GB High Definition Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

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.

Vibrant picture quality, excellent stills mode, user-friendly touch interface

It's practically the same price as the superior HDR-SR8E

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-SR7E

 

Vibrant picture quality, excellent stills mode, user-friendly touch interface

It's practically the same price as the superior HDR-SR8E

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.

Sep, 2007

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Expert review by: Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7 Review - Camcorders

 

Sony handycam hdr-sr7 review: If you've got the prerequisite high-def hardware in your lounge room and are in the market for a camcorder, this is the one to get.

Plenty of output and input options, Easy to hold steady, Sharp and vivid video ...

But you'll need an HD TV and Blu-ray/PS3 to truly get the best, Manual settings require diving through touchscreen menus, Mini-HDMI cable not included -- screams of penny pinching

If you've got the prerequisite high-def hardware in your lounge room and are in the market for a camcorder, this is the one to get.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7

 

If you've got the prerequisite high-def hardware in your lounge room and are in the market for a camcorder, this is the one to get.

Plenty of output and input options ; Easy to hold steady ; Sharp and vivid video

but you'll need an HD TV and Blu-ray/PS3 to truly get the best ; Manual settings require diving through touchscreen menus ; Mini-HDMI cable not included -- screams of penny pinching

Compared to the tape and mini-DVD based high-def camcorders Sony launched earlier this year, there are only a few minor detail improvements. But we feel that the addition of a high capacity hard-disk to the existing combination of high-def recording,...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: alirio (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7

 

Great Cam. Easy and fast to transfer AVCHD. Nero 8 and Pinnacle Studio 11 Plus easy editing and burn. Good colours and sound. Excelent quality in DVD (HD ready LCD 32).

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Brendan S (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7

 

Took a 60 gig one to Egypt for a 3 week trip, no complaints at all. Picture quality was excellent. I took footage in varying qualities and now i can't tell what was the best quality and what wasn't. Well i can tell the lowest quality. In practice on my...

Excellent Quality, Easy to Use, Easy to transfer to PC. Small. Great Low light recording when on the right settings

Lack of AVCHD format Support. lack of decent editing software

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Brendan S (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7   

 

Took a 60 gig one to Egypt for a 3 week trip, no complaints at all. Picture quality was excellent. I took footage in varying qualities and now i can't tell what was the best quality and what wasn't. Well i can tell the lowest quality. In practice on my...

Excellent Quality, Easy to Use, Easy to transfer to PC. Small. Great Low light recording when on the right settings.

Lack of AVCHD format Support. lack of decent editing software.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: peterk@walkonwheels.com.au (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7   

 

Good in most ways but cannot burn DVds and show on my standard DVD Is there some software available to allow this?

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: peterk@walkonwheels.com.au (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7

 

Good in most ways but cannot burn DVds and show on my standard DVD

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: 70-293 (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR7

 

Charles ! bundled browser did work to capture video fine with my PC. Are you using the correct version. Well i am using the Handycam HDR-SR7 and very much satisfied.

Apr, 2008
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Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):5.8
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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

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

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.4cm
Height:8.1cm
Weight:0.53kg
Width:7.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-SR7E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.9
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:6.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:20
Filter Size:3.7
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:2.3Mpix
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

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Manual Focus: Yes
Sports: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: No
HDMI: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2-1/800

Storage

Internal storage capacity:60

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:640 x 480

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:20
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123200
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.4
Height :8.1
Weight:530
Width:7.5