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Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews of Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and battery. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the price, and some have doubts about the memory.

portability, usability, image quality, battery, zoom

memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and battery also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

usability, battery, price, size, design

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: HVR-V1E HDV CamcorderHVR-V1E HDV Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Sony HVR-V1/V1E / HDR-FX7/FX7E 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. People really like the battery and zoom. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the price.

portability, usability, image quality, zoom, battery

price

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HVR-V1U 3-CMOS 1080i Professional HDV Camcorder with 20x Optical ZoomSony HVR-V1U 3-CMOS 1080i Professional HDV Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):8
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NPF970
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-F570
Video recording time:60

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Shouldercam
Minimum illumination:4
Photo effects:Skin tones
Progressive Scan: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes
Material:Aluminium

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:32.2cm/43.1cm
Height:15.6cm/18.4cm
Weight:1.4kg/1.5kg
Width:14.5cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):211000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Features

Colour of product:Black

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-FX7E/HVR-V1E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony/Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.04
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.12 / 2.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:30
Filter Size:6.2
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):37.4 - 748
Focal length range (f-f):32.5 - 390
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.8
Max Focal Length:78mm
Min Focal Length:3.9mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.04Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.12Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:3 ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:3CMOS

Optical System

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

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Magnification:0.8
Manual Focus: Yes
Resolution:1920 x 1440

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, AV, Component, USB / AC, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Lens hood: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Pro Camcorder Features

Professional:Professional

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.25 - 0.0001
Camera shutter type:Mechanical

Still image

Histogram: Yes

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card / Videotape
Camcorder tape type:DVCAM, HDV / HDV / HDV, Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo
Disc types supported: No

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i / 1080p
Video formats supported:MPEG1, MPEG2
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:1.5
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV (HDV)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder:250000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/LCD monitor
Viewfinder Type:HYBRID

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.1 / 18.4
Diameter:90
Height :15.1
Length:37
Weight:1.5 / 24 / 300
Width:13.1 / 36.5

White balance

White Balance:Auto